A set of close-up photos from Jackie Matthews

23 September 2020

Last week I was clearing up after we’d been working in the garden, when Jackie Matthews, a local photographer, came in to photograph some of the flowers there. She specialises in close-ups of flowers and wildlife; you can find more of her photos on Instagram (@jackiematthews.photography) or her   website (jackiematthewsphotography.co.uk)

She’s sent me some of the photos she took that day – they make me see the flowers in a different way, bringing out the essence of the flower without the distraction of its surroundings. Thank you!

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Here’s a very different ‘bee on a flower’ photo of the last of our lavender:








and a ladybird on a teasel seedhead:

And here are a couple of our dahlias. The first one was grown from seed last year, from the ‘Bishop’s Children’ seed mix, descended from the well-known cultivar ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ – they come with dark foliage, in orange, apricot, crimson, terracotta and bright vermillion.

I’ll put more up later on. Thanks, Jackie!