Friday, July 22, 2016

My Love Of Nature ♥

It's no secret that I love flowers, being outside and being surrounded by nature. It seems the older I get, the more I enjoy spending time outside and I particularly love photographing flowers - I can never resist stopping to snap a picture of a pretty bloom. I think it's so important to get some fresh air every day, especially for the little ones and as I'm now a mother of two, having a lovely garden space for the little ones to enjoy and getting them to love nature just as much as I do is something that's very important to me.

I've loved nature ever since I was a child and was always adamant that I would one day live in a cottage in the countryside, with a lovely garden full of wild flowers and ivy growing up the wall. I haven't gotten my dream cottage yet but I still hold that love for wild flowers and if I'm ever out in the car or for a walk, I can't help flower spotting and remembering where the most beautiful ones are so I can go back and photograph them - I must have thousands of pictures of wild roses but I can never help taking some more. I even began a new blog, Fawns and Fables, to share all my nature photography. I also have an Instagram to go with this too which is full of my flower captures.

I like gardens with a bit of chaos to them and love seeing a carpet of wild flowers with splashes of different colours in flowerbeds is just awe-inspiring to me. My dream garden would have lots of poppies, giant daisies, lavender, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths, all of which make for perfect photo opportunities as well as being pretty to look at. I think this is why I love meadows too, so many beautiful wildflowers in one place and they always make the perfect backdrop for photos.

I'd really love to begin gardening more and creating some nature of my own. It's been on my 'to-do' list to plant some window boxes, pots outside the front door and a hanging basket ever since we moved to our house over three years ago, yet I still haven't gotten round to it, disgraceful really.

If we ever did move to our cottage in the country though I could totally envision myself being one of those women with the big straw hats, who has all the gardening tools - these shabby chic ones would be perfect for me, with her gardening clothes - such as the workwear from Engelbert Strauss, lovingly tending to her garden and then being able to photograph all the pretty blooms - a girl can dream, right?

I'd really love a seating area in my garden, with potted plants in my pastel coloured pots and some hanging bird feeders would be lovely too, after all, it's no use loving nature if you don't look after the wildlife and I love the ones I found not long ago that resemble teacups and teapots, they're very sweet and so whimsical, perfect for a cottage inspired garden. It'd be the perfect place to sit outside and just enjoy some fresh air. Also, anytime I'm out in the garden butterflies flutter by and they're another part of nature that I love capturing on camera.

For now we'll have to enjoy the delights of my parents garden, which is pictured above. Isn't it beautiful? All of those purple flowers make for a lot of butterflies in the summer and I think it's this garden that sparked my love of flowers. I'll keep loving the nature around me though, I'm always looking for new places to explore, new flowers to discover and new moments to capture in the great outdoors. I just hope my boys will love nature just as much as I do. A family of nature lovers, that's my dream.

Do you love nature too?



  1. I am obsessed with flowers, especially wild flowers, they are so interesting to photograph and look just amazing x

  2. These pictures are amazing! I'm lucky that we have a garden but my kids seem to like picking the heads off nice ones so we've now decided against anything that isn't strawberries! Kids! Hopefully in the next ten years when there bigger we can go back to having a nice one again!

  3. Oh my goodness, your parents' garden is a dream! Would love to have a garden like that too. Our garden still needs a lot of work, hopefully in a year or so, it will look a bit like that ;)

  4. Beautiful place, I love nature too and am so lucky we are surrounded by green fields and lots of lovely wildlife.

  5. My parents have the most beautiful garden and hanging baskets but sadly I haven't inherited their green fingers

  6. I love flowers too and I would really like to have a garden where I can grow a million different type of flowers. Unfortunately I live in a flat with no balcony.

  7. Your parents garden looks beautiful! We love flowers as well and our favourites are the rose gardens at Mottisfont, National Trust xx

  8. What fantastic pictures. I do love nature - there's no better way to spend a sunday than going for a long walk in the fresh air.

  9. I really enjoy being in nature. I think it has a calming effect on me

  10. We all love nature in our family my little ones would rather be outside than anywhere else :) Marie

  11. The garden is absolutely gorgeous! Can't imagine anything better


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