Ramadan Mubarak 2014/1435

Ramadan Mubarak to Muslims around the world who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and this year in England the days will be quite long as Ramadan is over summer, but I will try to make the most of it and take things a little slower than my usual hectic pace. I hope that everyone fasting during this special month makes the most of the days ahead to shake bad habits, create new ones and purify heart, body and soul

Dandelion seeds

dandelion seeds
I’ve seen some amazing photos of dandelions seeds and have tried a number of times to try and capture them on my camera. I quite like this attempt but I will keep trying as I’m confident I can get better and much closer. The tricky part is making the sure the seeds are mostly intact and that it’s not too windy as the big head of seeds on a thin stalk makes the whole thing wave about!

Glass bottles

I recently went to a fair where many of the stalls were selling lovely things. Among them I found these slim glass bottles with a blue-green hue. They contain perfume oils, also known as attar, which is a traditional Arabic scent that is concentrated so you only need to apply small amounts. I didn’t buy any but I thought they would make for an interesting photo

Sprouting seeds


sprouting seeds
I like how each of these striped seeds are working together to push out from the ‘skin’ that encloses them.

Can anyone guess what plant these are from?

Update (11/06/14): These seeds are from spring onions plants. The onion bulbs grows beneath the ground but the seeds develop at the top.
Well done for those who guessed correctly and good try to others who had a go!