‘Tis the season to be rutting: October 2017

I went out into the field to try to catch some action shots of the Red deer and Fallow deer in Calke park, Derbyshire, as the males begin to demonstrate sexual fitness in autumn, select mates/mate and defend harems.

LR Crazy

“So I started editing a bit to give my macro plant images a bit more character and unique quality. I liked the idea of toning everything down into moody blues and greys.”

Dahlia Dreaming

“I never liked dahlias when I was studying horticulture at Royal Horticultural Society levels and learning all the plant names. I found them blousy and showy and over-the-top – not subtle in any way, unlike my favoured hardy geraniums.”

Carcassonne, Sud de France

We took a few days time out to Carcassonne in the south of France.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend.