Fawns and Fables - which I set up for the sole purpose of sharing our pictures and little adventures.
My absolute favourite subject to capture on camera is my family, but nature and especially beautiful flowers comes a very close second. I'm blessed to live in a place which offers so many beautiful wild flowers to view and photograph - the hedgerows are full of blooms, the grass is dotted with daisies and buttercups and there are some stunning locations and places very close to my home that have gorgeous gardens full of different flowers, plants and trees.
People used to comment that from my photographs of Ireland it looked as though I lived in some sort of fairytale place and I think this description is just perfect for Ireland, I find myself being both inspired and in awe of the beautiful nature that surrounds me on a daily basis and I feel very lucky to live in such a green and blooming place.
As a child I loved foxgloves, I thought they were very pretty, but that didn't stop me from catching them by their stem and running my hand all the way up them to pop all the petals off - it was great fun at the time! I also used to pick the petals off and wear them on my fingers, taking the approach that if they were good enough for the foxes they were good enough for me too (I've since found out that they're poisonous and I really shouldn't have been doing that). Foxgloves will always remind me of my childhood summers and brushes with nature and for that reason they'll always have a fond place in my life.
On the way into our town there is a bank full of wild foxgloves and it's amazing to look at, we just had to capture them all on camera. They are surrounded by a carpet of bright yellow buttercups, lush green grasses and other wild flowers too and I think it's such a beautiful welcome in to where we live. Witnessing a sight like this everyday with the green fields in the background I can see why people are so charmed by Ireland and are always wanting to visit here.
I will always be a nature lover, how could I not be when mother nature keeps blessing us with beautiful flowers and awe-inspiring views.