Thank you to Patti for this interesting challenge. My colour choice is blue.
These photographs were taken last autumn on the Mullet Peninsula here in County Mayo as the wild Atlantic was churned up by strong winds.
One of my favourite places to be is in gardens – if I am not in my own garden, I love to explore other people’s gardens. Gardening allows me to switch off, relax and become engrossed in my own little world. If I did not have to work for a living I think I would happily spend all my day pottering in the garden.
The garden is not just the flowers.
But also the wildlife the garden attracts.
And the fresh food it produces.
This week’s lens artist photo challenge is all about focusing on details. There is nothing like seeing the close up detail of flowers to really appreciate their beauty.
The photo below was taken by a lovely old stone building. But what caught my eye was the dandelion catching the sun.
And the intricate details of a dandelion clock or seed-head always fascinates me.
Last summer, a number of chicks hatched from the incubator. As the chicks grow, you really get to know their characters.
There are the cute ones.
The cheeky ones.
The shy ones.
The bossy ones.
Now we have new chicks and the getting to know you will start all over again.
In memory of Mac – who was one of the shy ones.
In celebration of World Earth Day, a gallery of some of our wonderful pollinators taking flight.