Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213 – Here Comes the Sun

This week Amy asks is to explore the sun.

I love the sun on water, the way it makes it shimmer and shine.

Achill island from Doohoma, Co Mayo

Without the sun we would not have plants. This one is a native Irish plant called the perennial sow-thistle. But I like to think of it as our own sunflower. They are tall plants – from 80 cm up to 150 cm with these glorious yellow heads and they are loved by bees and other pollinators.

Perennial sow-thistle

With the sun, comes shadows and butterflies too of course.

Wall brown butterfly

And without the sun we wouldn’t have sunsets.

Sunset

Many thanks to Amy for this week’s lovely challenge.

22 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213 – Here Comes the Sun

  1. margaret21

    I agree about sun on the water. And I love how all your posts reflect your feelings about the land you live in. I don’t know Ireland well, but every time I read one of your posts, I want to know it better.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Yes the butterfly is on a stone. It’s called wall brown and they often rest on old stones like this one

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