Elemental Nature

This week in the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge, the challenge is “Five Elements”. This week you have an opportunity to interpret metal, wood, water, fire, and/or earth with your favorite photos to express “…the only home we’ve ever known”. Feel free to choose one, two… or all five elements. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements I’veContinue reading “Elemental Nature”

Top Fives

To mark the end of the Weekly Photo Challenge, I’m looking at various top fives of my photos. In the last year the featured images on my top 5 (most viewed) posts here on the blog were: For some reason my top 5 photos on Flickr in terms of views are mostly ducks. I haveContinue reading “Top Fives”

On being a biology nerd

Over the last week or two I have been indulging my inner biology nerd, by categorising and identifying many of my photographs of plants and animals. It gives me a lot of pleasure to identify something and find its Latin name and learn for the future to recognise it again. I can spend hours tryingContinue reading “On being a biology nerd”

Droplets of Joy

On Saturday the garden was covered in beautiful water droplets! So of course I spent some time crouching and taking photos from different angles of the bejewelled leaves and flowers 🙂 Droplets can look like they’re defying the laws of gravity, but it’s all about surface tension. So they’re good for science geeks as wellContinue reading “Droplets of Joy”

Belonging

I’ve struggled with fitting in my whole life. I’ve tried to be the person I felt others expected me to be, I’ve tried to make myself the person I thought I should be. I’ve never felt enough. I’m quiet, I’m introverted, my favourite activities are solitary, I’m not “normal”, whatever that is. Out in theContinue reading “Belonging”

Flying lines

Most insects like bees and hoverflies look like little flying dots from a distance. A little roundish splodge. But Damselflies are quite different. The first time you see them flying by it’s a little disconcerting as they are like little straight lines fluttering about! Colourful straight lines too. But of course I like to getContinue reading “Flying lines”

A Proliferation of Blooms

Spring is really making its mark now, and yesterday was all that is wonderful about spring. Warmth, sunshine, and new life… Wherever you look there are spring flowers bursting forth. Dandelions, often dismissed as weeds, provide a source of nectar for Bees and Butterflies (and many other insects) and bring a splash of lovely brightContinue reading “A Proliferation of Blooms”

Down in the woods

In the woods right now, there is a carpet of colour. Mostly Celandines, but now they are joined by the beautiful delicate Wood Anemones. Next will come the Bluebells, but not quite yet. And then once the trees all leaf up, the colours will fade. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening.