Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #207 – Seeing Double

This week Jez at Photos by Jez is hosting LAPC – Seeing Double. I too like reflections, and it is always fun trying to get a good frog reflection when the frogs return to our pond in the spring. I still haven’t managed the perfect photo – but I will keep trying.

frog

But I have added another “double” from our recent trip to Wales – this sign hung above a shop and I thought it pretty cool.

double hare

Six on Saturday – 9th July 2022

So we have just returned from a trip to Wales to see family and friends. When in Wales it is always a joy to visit the botanic garden. We spent a lovely day there with family and friends and so I dedicate this Six on Saturday post to those special people. You know who you are.

The only problem is it is very hard to chose just six images. There was a beautiful display of numerous day lilies in many wonderful shades of yellow, orange and reds.

Day lily

Next a calendula – almost metalic copper in colour found in the herb garden.

Calendula

There were some stunning roses – I wish I could share the scent of this one.

Rose

In the tropical greenhouse there were some amazing pitcher plants.

Pitcher plants

I didn’t actually go into the domed greenhouse – too hot for me. But it looks amazing even from the outside.

Doomed greenhouse

And finally for now, I am not sure what this was – but I am guessing maybe some kind of salvia.

Botanic garden

Thoroughly recommend a visit if you have not been. Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204 Doors/Doorways

I used to have a bit of a fascination for old abandoned buildings, of which there are quite a few in the rural areas of Ireland. Here an old cottage.

abandoned cottage

Here an old shed, possibly still used for some sort of agricultural storage.

Old shed

And another; the door frame remains but there isn’t much left of the building itself.

old door

There is a certainly melancholy about these places, a history lost and forgotten.

Thank you to Syvia at My Colorful Expressions for hosting this week’s Lens artist challenge – door /doorways