Choosing some of my favourite photographs of the year is not that easy. Where to start?
This image is from January 2019, from the west coast of Ireland. The light on the west coast is pretty special.
Then daffodils – what is there not to like as they herald the start of spring. I was particularly pleased with this image, which I darkened a little from the original.
Spring also brings blossom – against the blue sky, it just says happiness to me.
And springs brings with it one of my favourite animals, our beautiful bumblebees. I take lots of photos of bees and it is hard to choose one. Here the common carder bee on a vetch flower.
We were lucky to visit two wonderful places this year. First The Burren in County Clare in late August. I just loved all the wildflowers and limestone landscape and walls.
The second place was Inishbiggle, a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland.
And at the end of the summer my favourite butterfly image.
With the return of autumn and winter we again get that wonderful light along the coast.
And two photos to finish – an abstract.
And a black and white
A huge thank you to the four lens artists (Ann-Christine, Amy, Tina and Patti) who give us the lens artist challenge each week.