Some of my favourite photos (and a video) of my parents in recent years, blackberry and apple picking in fields near their home. This blog is more of a personal journal of daytrips and adventures and gets very little traffic – and that’s just fine – but on the off chance that you stumble upon this post having found my blog through one of my tutorials, please let this set of photos act as a reminder to capture moments with your own family. We tend to only photograph and video the high days and holidays, the highlights reel of our lives, but to me the everyday moments are the ones I treasure the most.
It was a simple afternoon of blackberry and apple picking, but it was such a lovely way to spend time together.
After many months of being out of bounds, glasshouses around the UK reopened on 17th May. In my book this is cause for celebration, I really missed spending time under glass, especially over winter when everything else was grey, cold and miserable. Ed and I made the trip down to London on Friday to visit Kew Gardens for the first time in two years, as he had the week off school for half term. It rained, all day, but nothing could dampen our spirits.
On Friday Ed afternoon and I visited Sutton Park for the first time this year. Sutton Park is a little bit too far out of the city to be considered ‘local’ and so we hadn’t been since December when Birmingham was put in Tier 4 and then a national lockdown. I took my long lens with me, hoping I might see the ponies, and when we arrived at Little Bracebridge Pool found two of them bathing in the water. It has been a dream of mine to see the horses bathing in the lake, but I didn’t think it’d be something I witnessed as the times of day I am there are usually quite busy, and to access the lake the ponies need to cross the main footpath from the heathland. I was surprised to see that they still have their winter coats, but then again it’s been quite a cold start to spring this year.