Admittedly these may not be the obvious things that spring to mind for most people when thinking about the topic of ‘a good match’, but as I glanced through recent photos these leapt out at me.
At this time of year, if there is sunshine after the rain, there’s a good chance of capturing some beautiful droplets as they rest on the Willow catkins in my garden. They look so good together. Fluffy white catkins, and sparkling jewelled droplets. The droplets seem to defy gravity. Perhaps the hairs on the catkins help them stay put.
I think they are a very good match 🙂
Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: a good match
I’m looking forward to spring and the arrival of insects and flowers. In the meantime I’m remembering the summer and some beautiful graceful flowers I saw down in Compton Acres in Dorset.
Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful
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’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!
Yesterday in a break in the weather I had a potter around to see what I could see. There were dragonflies out and about (more of that another day) but also something much smaller and less showy – these little Common Green Shieldbugs. If you’re familiar with Shieldbugs you might think these look a little odd, and that’s because they’re not the adult version – these are nymphs. I think these ones are 3rd instar nymphs. Basically what happens is they hatch out of their eggs as 1st instar nymphs and go through several moults, getting larger and more Shieldbug-shaped though 5 instars, then become adults.
Anyway, when I was thinking about this week’s photo challenge (narrow), I immediately thought of this first shot that I took yesterday of this little Shieldbug nymph on a rather narrow perch, watching the world go by.
Here it is from another angle. Quite dramatic lighting completely by accident here.
And here’s a different nymph on a less narrow perch.