Saturday, 5 May 2018

5 in 5 - May 2018 - Down by the Pond

Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of

each month I post 5 photos that I have 
taken in 5 minutes.

With my mother in hospital it has been a stressful couple of weeks and so today I took the opportunity to visit a local garden. Spring has finally sprung, with splashes of colour and the trees a vibrant green. It has been a long wait. 

Down by the pond, I took up my camera. A reflection is always hard to resist. 

And as I stood there, camera poised, the air was filled with bird song. I looked around and spotted a blackbird high in the branches of a nearby tree. The song of a bird always gladdens my heart and capturing a photo made the moment even more special.

Then, as I started along the path, I came across huge pots of beautiful ragged tulips. The bright pink and purple petals were a feast for the eyes; a splash of cheer after weeks of cold, grey weather. 

And at the waters edge I came across a pair of geese with their newly hatched young. Like me, they were enjoying the sunshine, only I didn't have time to sit and bathe in the warmth as my timer was set!  

Meanwhile the parents kept a beady eye on me, but I kept my distance as I didn't want to disturb them more than necessary.

It's always good to have a zoom for times like this!

Thank you for popping by, and to everyone who took part last month. I love to see your themes and photos, so if you are inspired to get out your camera and join me in this monthly photo challenge here is the plan:

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a mobile timer for 5 minutes.

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool.
   You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos.  

If you want to know more there are details here.

And one more thing - when you use the link tool, please click on your post title.  This will show the web address. Please right click, copy and paste this as your link.  This will take readers directly to your '5 in 5' blog page and be easier for them to find.


  1. Fabulous photos. Loved the blackbird

  2. These are exceptional; especially the ones of the birds! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your five are so spring inspired - lovely. What a reflection shot!

  4. Oh those tulips are so pretty, I've never seen that kind before. Lovely to see those little baby geese enjoying the sunshine!

  5. Fabulous photos!
    Good luck!


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