Monthly Archives: March 2022
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191 – Curves
Silent Sunday – 20th March 2022
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #190: Close and Closer
This week Patti reminds us of the Robert Capa quote – “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” I have delved back into last summer archives to find some examples.
Bees always look better up close.
As do butterflies.
Silent Sunday – 13th March 2022
Silent Sunday – 6th March 2022
Six on Saturday – 5th March 2022
A mixed week but the last couple of days have been frosty and then bright. Feeling very like spring, and first pollinators are emerging so bit of a pollinator theme going on this week. Many thanks for our host “The Propagator” for hosting Six on Saturday. Check out the participation guide.
My first this week is a dandelion with the first of the pollinators, a hoverfly, which I think is Eristalis pertinax. It is really important that we leave dandelions to bloom as they are a very important food source for these early emerging pollinators.
Crocuses are another great food source for queen bumblebees that are emerging from hibernation at this time of year.
Willow catkins, again here being used by hoverflies, and they will also be used by bumblebees.
As will Hellebores.
I love daffodils – and the larger ones are also flowering now – bees will use them but only if they are really hungry and can’t find anything more appealing.
And finally this week the frogs have pretty much finished spawning in the garden pond (this photo is from earlier in the week). I hope the spawn won’t get too frosted.
Wishing everyone a great gardening week.
World Wildlife Day – 3 March2022
A little celebration of Irish Wildlife