I realised I never finished posting my photos from our visit to Bournemouth last month, and this set fit will with this week’s Photo Challenge: Quest. While walking around Compton Acres, and Bournemouth Gardens I was always on a quest for something interesting to photograph. As you’ll know I did take a lot of photos of flowers and sculptures, but what I was really looking for were things with wings! With quite a lot of water about in the form of ponds and streams I was hoping for Damselflies and Dragonflies, and I wasn’t disappointed🙂
Questing for Wings in Bournemouth
Reflections at Cors Caron
Through the Hedge
Becoming a Rare Sight
The Foot-High Club
In among the flowers
You may interpret my title in more than one way… Literally speaking I am thinking about insects perched on the edge of things, but without the ‘the’ it suddenly means something else entirely. Something else that I am pretty familiar with these days with the anxiety when it hits. But I think photos of Dragonflies are nicer than photos of me looking anxious, so enjoy these instead🙂
No perfect mirror images, but there were lots of reflections of sky, trees, plants and a passing swan at Cors Caron last weekend. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror.
I was thinking about the Weekly Photo Challenge while having a wander round the village earlier and when I saw some Rhododendron flowers through the hedge I thought they’d be good for a picture with a frame of leaves. I did also wonder to myself, why are these Rhododendrons flowering now – they usually flower in May! Then I started peering through all the gaps in the various hedgerows to see what I could see … First the church: Then a mother cow having a rest: Mother and calf this time – you can’t see very well but this was also…
I would appear To be nothing more Than a list Of ailments Existing In frown lines Yearning for slumber
It seems that butterflies are are becoming a rarer sight around my garden this summer. But last weekend I was pleased to see a nice variety of butterflies for a change. No Small Tortoiseshells though. This weekend the weather has gone downhill again, with wind and rain, so no chance of butterflies today I think.
Taking a break from finishing off the photos from Compton Acres today to bring you a pair of Dragonflies mating in mid-air. Quite tricky to photograph but I’m pleased to have got some half-decent shots. Rather than joining the mile-high club as is the phrase with such activities on an aeroplane, these guys are joining the foot-high club as they stayed near the water’s surface.
While at Compton Acres (what now seems like a long time ago), it wasn’t just flowers we saw. In amongst the flowers, in various locations around the gardens were various sculptures. I didn’t photograph them all, but here are a selection of fun things found among the flowers.
I’m back to my normal life of work etc after holidaying down in Bournemouth with my sister. So I’m cheering myself up by remembering these lovely fiery blooms from Compton Acres last week:
As well as the Waterlilies there were a whole bunch of non-water Lilies … if you see what I mean. I particularly love the light on the yellow Lily which I think is a Tiger Lily.
How about some waterlilies? These photos, and some of yesterday’s, were taken at Compton Acres, some lovely gardens in Poole. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area and you enjoy a nice walk among lovely flowers. They also sell delicious quiche in the cafe :)
I’ve been taking a lot of photos of flowers over the last few days in Bournemouth. Here are some Anemones for you. More flowers and assorted other things to come!