January at Hilltop Farm

Guest post by Emma Davies

Shooting the images for The British Flowers Book is a fabulous way to spend my time, but now and then I get the opportunity to take photographs that will never be used in the book. They are of dead stuff, or the light is beautiful but wrong, or the flowers are the wrong colour, or they are just not flowering yet.

I don't want to let these photos sit on my hard drive and never see the light of day. From time to time I'll share them here. Just beautiful photos; maybe behind the scenes, maybe the wrong thing at the wrong time.

The images in this post give a flavour of what Claire's field looks like in the middle of January. First, some beautiful dead stuff:

Contrast this with the signs of life appearing: