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Lens-Artists Challenge #163 – Keep walking

I love going for a walk, especially if exploring new places. This summer, we had a chance to visit Annagh Head near French Port (Portnafrankagh) on the Mullet Peninsula, Co. Mayo. There were stunning views of the Atlantic.

And wild rocky coastlines.

The area has many amazing ancient Gneiss metamorphic rock formations.

Out at sea a blue fishing boat.

And then to top it all off – a whole pop of beautiful dolphins.

Six on Saturday – 3rd July 2021

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday. Hard to believe it is July already. The delphiniums are now at their best.

This rose grews in our hedge……………..

Along with native honeysuckle which is flowering really well this year and being enjoyed by the bees.

I generally prefer pink foxgloves but I do like the markings on this white one.

The lavender is also being enjoyed by the bees in this case an early bumblebee male.

And finally this week – a newish arrival – little chick “Dream” with his mum “Miranda”.

Six on Saturday- 3rd April 2021

We have been enjoying lots of lovely spring sunshine today. Does the soul good.

Also doing the soul good is seeing the first of our solitary bees – these are Ashy mining bees. Beautiful bees that need a bare soil bank to nest it.

Tulips have also opened – adding splashes of red.

The tadpoles are growing.

The comfrey is flowering in the polytunnel and not far off outside.

We don’t have much spouting broccoli, but at least there is some.

And finally a lovely present of a flowering currant, just need to find a spot for it now.

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

Have a lovely Easter everyone.

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.