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LBJ – Little brown jobs

In birding circles, there is a grouping of birds called LBJ’s – small brown jobs, and it generally refers to small brown birds that fly way before you have time to identify them properly. Some butterflies could also be lumped into this category.

Inspired by Travel Words “Life in colour – brown” and Lens artist challenge – It is a small world

Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favourite Images of 2020

So Tina from Travels and Trifles has set the first Lens Artist challenge this year of looking back at some favourites photographs from 2020. It is always hard to pick one or two, so here are a selection.

On a walk early in the year we saw this handsome fellow.

Throughout the year, we have been enjoying the friendship of Robin – friend. Here a photograph from early spring, in his favourite apple tree, it’s leaves just bursting.

An hour spent taking raindrop photographs was fun – this was the one I was most pleased with.

I just liked the light in this image.

You can never have enough flower images.

Or bees for that matter, but this one got a few comments because it reminded me of Winnie the Pooh getting his head stuck in the honey pot.

As well as garden plants and insects, I have also enjoyed capturing images of our garden birds this year too.

A big thank you to all the Len-Artists for their inspiring challenges in 2020, I look forward to this year’s too.

Happy Winter Solstice

Winter has finally come to it’s shortest day. From here things will start to get lighter.

I always find these dark winter days tough going but now with days of festive cheer ahead, I can see brightness ahead.

For a little while, let us forget all the uncertainty that lays before us. And enjoy this coming Holiday Season. The sun will rise tomorrow and for that I am grateful.

Tree of Life

I was actually going to write this post for last week’s Lens artist challenge but as I didn’t get time to post, I thought as Tina was offering “you pick it” it seemed a good opportunity to do anyway. This post is about our crab apple tree. In the spring it never fails to blossom and it is packed full of flowers. The closed buds are pink which open into white blossoms with flushes of pink.

The blossom attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

By Autumn the tiny fruit have developed.

And now the blackbirds are visiting and are enjoying what is left of the apples.

And on top of all this pleasure the tree gives us, it is also our robin’s friend favourite tree.

Dedicated to David, who left this earth on the 27th November 2020, and always loved his garden and his garden birds.

Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What A Treat!

Here in Ireland, we find ourselves in lockdown again. So we have to stay within 5km of our homes. So for this week’s lens artist challenge it was a case of heading back over the year’s photos and seeing what types of treats there were.

Seeing and being able to photograph wildlife is always a treat for me.