About me

ruth beachHi I’m Ruth and this is a pic of me on my local beach having a picnic a couple of years ago.

I love spotting wildflowers, and go for a 30 minute walk a few times a week for exercise. Visiting the same spots regularly on my walks, I soon started to notice new flowers along the route (mostly in the pavement or on verges), and became interested in identifying as many as possible. I photograph them too, although often only using my smartphone. I recently joined Sussex Wildlife Trust, BSBI and the Wildflower Society.

But the title Photographing Wildflowers really refers to the idea of taking time to stop and look around. So this blog contains posts on more than just wildflowers – I’m also interested in art, the countryside, food, gardening, and how to get more relaxation generally!

Workwise, I’m director of Daisy Gifts Ltd, an internet dried flower company which I started in 2002. It keeps me very busy, but I do like to try and get out and about as much as possible so it doesn’t take over my life!

I live in Seaford in sunny Sussex on the South coast of England, between Eastbourne and Brighton.

My husband is called Mike (also a director), and we have two teenage kids.

Visit our shop at daisyshop.co.uk and my dried flowers blog at driedflowercraft.co.uk
(experimenting with drying flowers from my garden is another favourite pastime).

Contact me by commenting on any post, via my shop, or via the social media links shown right.