For the past few years I’ve been making my own calendars, as a Christmas present. As best I can I use photos taken in the stated month. This year half of them are taken by Mrs SomeBeans and half by me.
The cover image – A Caiman Lizard, living at Chester Zoo
January – our house in the snow, and the dark – a small amount of white balance fiddling required to reduce the orange cast from the sodium street lights.
February – ski-ing in Westendorf in the Austrian Tyrol
March – A hellebore, Mrs SomeBeans will have taken this one
April – some sandstone from the Sandstone trail, this will be from close to Frodsham.
May – Allium and a bee, bees are difficult to photo because they move around so much
June – The bark of the Strawberry tree
July – A lilac-breasted roller at Chester Zoo, a photograph from a works day out
August – A building at Trentham Gardens – for some reason this makes me think of India
September – Helenium, Mrs SomeBeans making good use of the macro lens she allowed me to buy!
October – A gilded water-buffalo at Biddulph Grange, every garden needs one
November – Witch hazel leaves taking their autumn colour
December – Frost, fog and weak sun by the Shropshire Union Canal