Nature has some wonderful delicate colours. Below the delicate pink of Shining Cranesbill, Geranium lucidum.
Next, collection of daisy, speedwell and pignut flowers
And here the speedwell in more detail.
And finally the delicate green and whites of cow parsley.
Today is earth day – a day for celebrating our wonderful planet.
There are many digital events happening world wide – https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/
But perhaps it is just a day to go for a walk in your own area.
And enjoy all the wonders mother earth shows us.
Choosing some of my favourite photographs of the year is not that easy. Where to start?
This image is from January 2019, from the west coast of Ireland. The light on the west coast is pretty special.
Then daffodils – what is there not to like as they herald the start of spring. I was particularly pleased with this image, which I darkened a little from the original.
Spring also brings blossom – against the blue sky, it just says happiness to me.
And springs brings with it one of my favourite animals, our beautiful bumblebees. I take lots of photos of bees and it is hard to choose one. Here the common carder bee on a vetch flower.
We were lucky to visit two wonderful places this year. First The Burren in County Clare in late August. I just loved all the wildflowers and limestone landscape and walls.
The second place was Inishbiggle, a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland.
And at the end of the summer my favourite butterfly image.
With the return of autumn and winter we again get that wonderful light along the coast.
And two photos to finish – an abstract.
And a black and white
A huge thank you to the four lens artists (Ann-Christine, Amy, Tina and Patti) who give us the lens artist challenge each week.
The latest Lens artist photo challenge is silhouettes – here’s some from the garden this week.
There is certainly a feel of autumn to this collection:)
The wildflower meadow is just coming into it’s own. One of my favourites parts of the garden.
I did say in a comment that I would post some of my yellow alliums this week. I just love flowers.
And these alliums are one of my favourites, they remind me of fireworks going off.
And of course I cannot post about my favourite things without including a photo of a bumblebee……………
And growing my own food is another love – broad beans with another bee!
And this year I am loving vetch, because there seems to be so much of it and the bees are loving it too.
Cee’s black and white photo challenge on small subjects got me thinking I could share some more bee photos. Even in black and white bees look amazing.