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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204 Doors/Doorways

I used to have a bit of a fascination for old abandoned buildings, of which there are quite a few in the rural areas of Ireland. Here an old cottage.

abandoned cottage

Here an old shed, possibly still used for some sort of agricultural storage.

Old shed

And another; the door frame remains but there isn’t much left of the building itself.

old door

There is a certainly melancholy about these places, a history lost and forgotten.

Thank you to Syvia at My Colorful Expressions for hosting this week’s Lens artist challenge – door /doorways

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #200 — Every Little Thing

This week, Amy asks us to share little things that makes us smile. Well anyone that follows me will probably guess that I would share a bee photo. They always make me smile.

Common carder bee

Nature is amazing and there are so many tiny creatures to wonder at. Here is one I have shared before. Ladybirds always make me smile.

Ladybird

The other things that makes me smile are chickens. Here is one of my daughter’s silkies. A double smile, because they make her smile too.

Silkie chick

Lens-Artists Challenge #197 – The Rule of Thirds

This week Tina challenges us to the Rule of Thirds.

This morning we were blessed to be visited by this gorgeous Irish hare, one of my favourite animals. Admittedly I had to take the photograph through the window!

Irish hare

Earlier in the week, while exploring a new walk to us we came across an old abandoned house. This old bottle sitting on a dresser caught my attention.

Old bottle

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #196 – Humour

A very late addition to last week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #196 – Humour. Apologies to JohnRH of John’s Space for my tardiness.

This little fellow has appeared in our neighbour’s field. His long legs and long ears seem so much out of proportion with the rest of his body, it brings a smile to my face every time I see him. He likes to hide behind the trees.

Donkey foal

Here he is with his mum, and possibly aunty.

Donkeys

Lens-Artist Challenge #195: Colourful Expressions

Today we enjoyed a beautiful walk in Brackloon woods near Westport, Co Mayo. The wood is a Special Area Conservation due to the presence of old oak woodland. It was full of the colours of spring. The woodland floor covered in flowers. Mossy greens , the pink stems of Herb Robert, yellow Lesser Celandine and white Wood Sorrel.

Woodland floor

Here the Wood Sorrel in more detail, and below that the Celandine.

Wood sorrel
Lesser Celandine

Also the delicate white of Greater Stitchwort.

Greater Stitchwort

Among the flower butterflies added further colour and beauty. First the aptly named Peacock and below the Holly Blue butterfly, tiny but like a little bit of sky fliting about.

Peacock butterfly
Holly Blue Butterfly

It does the soul good to immerse oneself in nature for a little while.

Thank you to Anne at Slow Shutter Speed for this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge.