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Photo Gallery: RHS Harlow Carr

Last week we returned to RHS Harlow Carr on another glorious day. I adore the place as I get the opportunity to observe the details on a huge range of flowers. Unfortunately, the bird feeding station was unavailable in an attempt to reduce the amount of vermin, meaning I couldn’t take many wildlife images this time around. However, I did spot a couple of dragonflies and damselflies which I managed to capture.

 

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Photos: RHS Harlow Carr – Good Friday (30th March 2018)

This Good Friday, we visited RHS Harlow Carr once more. We love seeing the changes in the gardens as the seasons pass by. In the bird hide, we saw a jackdaw, a nuthatch and a rat!

 

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Photos: RHS Harlow Carr – Glow Winter Illuminations event

This evening, we visited a regular place for us, RHS Harlow Carr. For the first time, they have illuminated sections of the garden for a nighttime walk. It was a lovely new take on a place we know so well, as the photos below show.

I managed to get a couple of lovely photos of the Moon as well – the first time I’ve tried to do this. A tripod might have made it a little easier – unfortunately, there is some blurring of the zoomed-in image.

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What is it like at Harlow Carr in January?

In an opportunity to try out my new camera bag, we found ourselves back at Harlow Carr. The squirrels were on good form!

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366: What have I learnt from doing this?

To be honest, not a lot.

I’ve considered how to sum up each day as a question, and that absolutely nobody reads it. But I don’t mind. Part of the reason for that is that I purposely decided not to publicise each post on Facebook – when I did my 365 a few years ago, each post was placed on there and that generated more post views than I ever expected. The difference is stark and shows the power of a post on there.

Still, if I were to take anything from this year, it would be the number of photos that I am really happy with. I’ve chosen my favourite from each month below.

January: Day 17: What is Cleckheaton like in the snow?

I chose this because it seems such a long time ago – but also I love the geometry the telephone wires provide in this image.

February: Day 45: What is it like at Brimham Rocks in February?

This photo of Mrs Pitts is dramatic and joyful at the same time. I chose it because I had totally forgotten it existed!

March: Day 90: What is it like in Whitby?

March was a tough choice because of a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Spring, which generated some lovely snowdrop photos. But in the end, I couldn’t resist these seagulls.

April: Day 113: How do you know you’ve nailed a printing technique?

April was also a difficult choice but because there were so few photos to choose from. This one came from quite an ironically titled post as I really don’t have 3D printing nailed at all. I do love the Heath Robinson style printer we have at work, inherited from another school, and this encapsulates that well.

3D Printing: in process

May: Day 149: What are the animals like at Greenland Farm Village?

Cuteness!

May also saw our first visit to RHS Harlow Carr, causing me a problem as there were so many photos to choose from there. Like this from Day 128: What is it like at RHS Harlow Carr in May?:

There there was this photo of Kit too (Day 152: Why would a cat stick its tongue out at you?):

Kit sticking her tongue out

Kit sticking her tongue out

June: Day 176: What is it like in Knaresborough?

This photo just feels very well framed for me. I love the way the train is crossing the bridge and is nicely centred.

July: Day 204: What is it like at Bradford Industrial Museum?

Machinery and cogs have always been fascinating for me. I adore the detail in this photo, but marvel at the whole machine.

July was another month with a lot going on. I couldn’t resist this one either from our second visit to RHS Harlow Carr (Day 197):

But there’s also this one from Ilkley Moor (Day 213):

August: Lyveden – Photo Gallery

There were plenty from August, given that we went on holiday and it contained a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, but I couldn’t resist this dragonfly image. One of the photos I’m most proud of.

September: Day 247: What is it like at RHS Harlow Carr in early September?

As well as having many wonderful flower photos, I manage to capture this flapping mallard too at RHS Harlow Carr.

October: Day 283: What is it like at Sheffield’s Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre?

This hard working ant was the product of a decent wait until I captured it at just the right time. Awesome.

There was also this wonderfully autumnal photo from Day 299: What is it like at Hardcastle Crags?

November: Day 308: How would you describe this person?

From another little project, Things Kids Write, this is an extra old adult.

December: Day 338: What is it like at RHS Harlow Carr in December?

An easy choice. I simply adore this inquisitive robin.

But then, I also love the lit up Fountains Abbey from Day 362: