Butterfly Privilege

This is a wasp (Vespula vulgaris): Wasps can sting. What do you usually do if you see one? Run away? Swat at it with a rolled up magazine? Panic? But what are the chances of the wasp actually stinging you? Quite low, unless it perceives you as a threat. But still, many of us areContinue reading “Butterfly Privilege”

Red

If you look in my Nature Guide, you’ll find there are a number of flowers with Red in their name. Sometimes they look pink to me, but if their name is red, then they count! We have: Red Campion: Red Clover: Red Dead-nettle Redshank With insects, red seems to be more literal and things definitelyContinue reading “Red”

Delicate Primrose Yellow

Primrose yellow is such a gentle, delicate kind of yellow. While the Daffodils, Dandelions and Forsythia are proclaiming the start of spring with their bright sunshine yellow, the primrose is more subtle with its approach. And when adorned with shining raindrops, the picture is complete. These Primroses are in my garden. I’m hoping to haveContinue reading “Delicate Primrose Yellow”

Beech Transformation

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Transmogrify’. What a word! This is what it means: transmogrify /tranzˈmɒɡrɪfʌɪ,trɑːnz-,-ns-/ verb humorous transform in a surprising or magical manner. “his home was transmogrified into a hippy crash pad” Well, in nature things shouldn’t be that surprising as they happen on a regular basis, but it still thrillsContinue reading “Beech Transformation”

Fairy Light

The Christmas tree was decorated yesterday, so of course I got the camera out and got a few shots with the lights twinkling. I was trying to get shots of baubles reflecting the lights, which was great, but every photo has me and my tripod’s reflection in it which I don’t like! How does anyoneContinue reading “Fairy Light”