Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The World in Supermacronation!!!


I love that word and I don't even know if it exists. It's like Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds and their "Supermarionation", only for taking close ups of pretty flowers instead of filming Brains struggling to come through a door on his strings.

The world has been frozen in time, as I go through my four day shift. It all happens outside the window, and by the time I get to leave at this time of year, though it may be light, buzzers and flutterers have gone home for the day. So I spend my on shift wondering what I shall do on the off, and ultimately overdoing it so I always end up slightly disappointed with efforts when I'm not working.

Now I have a bit more time off, so what to do now? The forty mile Robin Hood Byway loop on my bicycle? Whisby nature reserve? Leicester Space Centre? I'm waffling, I'm sure I've said all this before, but hey, I can do that on my own blog, surely.

One thing I intend to do is sketch, I think. Impressionistic sketching, working quickly as not to mess anything up. My artistic inability shames me, yet artists say there is one of them, in all of us. In my case I doubt it, but I will try.

Oh, I'm also going to read more. Outside. At night. With a head torch on.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 13.04.16

Bluebell in the oak wood

On the inside

Lesser celandine, Devon Pastures

Daffodil and bug

Forget me nots

White hyacinth

Candy coated hyacinth

Seven spotter spotted

Not speedwell, found growing in a doorstep

Pussy willow


  1. Supermacronation! Great word ...
    Your photo's are lovely, great colours in those blooms, and the ladybird.

    All the best Jan

  2. Love the little ladybird....and the sound of reading outside, with a head torch, it will have to warm up a bit though :)

  3. Well it's a word now! You've come up with some very effective and attractive shots of the springtime. I do the same thing - always making elaborate plans for days off, then spending too long in bed and doing other chores. Ho hum.

  4. A brilliant set of supermacronation.

  5. Lovely macro shots Simon and I love the word Supermacronation :) I like the idea of reading outside at night with a headtorch and how I wish I could paint!

  6. Lovely set of photos, like you I make big plans for my day of then end up doing nothing.
    Flower ( not Not speedwell, found growing in a doorstep) is Ivy-leaved toadflax, lovely little plant.
    Amanda xx

    1. Ivy leaved toadflax! THat's the one, I'd forgotten! Thanks Amanda.

      So glad you enjoyed this set, dear readers.