A Virginia Spiderwort flower after rain. Wort used in the names of plants and herbs can mean that the species was traditionally used medicinally or as food.
The plant is native to eastern North America. It is commonly grown in gardens and this flower was photographed in Cheshire, England.
A shot from last weekend that I almost overlooked. I was down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was some mist over the water but I noticed that there was thicker fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay. Despite being taken around sunrise it’s an almost monochromatic shot. This is as it came out of the camera.
The Niagara Escarpment is very long, it loops through Ontario, Canada after starting and ending in the U.S. A lot of people will be familiar with it where the Niagara River flows over it at Niagara Falls but it also forms the spine of the Bruce Peninsula. I was standing at the base of it when I took the photo as it circles Colpoy’s Bay.
A pair of Silver-studded Blue Butterflies mating on a grass seed head. The species gets its name from the pale blue, reflective spots on the underside of the wings. The spots (or studs) can be seen on the female in this shot which is the lower butterfly.
Photographed on Prees Heath, Shropshire, England in the mid 1990s. The butterflies on Prees Heath are isolated, the nearest other colony being some distance away in North Wales. In fact this population is the only one found in central and northern England. The species is not found in Scotland.
I spent part of the summer of 1985 in Ontario, Canada shooting stock for a couple of photo libraries. So Throwback Thursday takes me back 33 years. In a strange coincidence, having moved around Britain and Canada in the intervening years I currently live about 20 minutes from where the photo was taken.
A shot of a wave breaking on the shoreline of Georgian Bay at sunrise using a slow shutter speed to get some movement in the water.
Sunday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise before checking out the hay fields on the way home. There was thick fog over some of the fields compared to the fog over the water of the bay.
One field in particular caught my eye so I stopped for some shots. I picked this shot because I like the layered effect of the different trees in the fog.
Monochrome Monday goes all the way back to last Saturday morning and a visit to a fog shrouded Lake Huron. There was some nice ripples on what water was visible in the fog.
This is a monochrome conversion although there was hardly any colour in the original.