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One Word Sunday

Closed

One Word Sunday: Closed

An Oriental Poppy flower bud in a garden at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

An early experiment with motion blur from my archives taken in the mid 1980s. Part of a submission to greetings card and calendar publishers.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Closed prompt.

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Photo Challenges

Renewal

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Renewal prompt.

I thought of spring as a time of renewal, possibly because we’re a few days from having had four months of snow.

As Ontario was under the first lockdown last spring I was going for walks around the neighborhood. As a result I documented the growth of some Maple leaves by simply walking past them on a regular basis.

Wordless Wednesday: 13th May 2020

The first buds of spring. The unusual loop made the twig easy to remember.

Wordless Wednesday: 20th May 2020

The buds are starting to open.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer

Backlit leaves soon after they were fully open.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Backlit leaves in monochrome.

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Weekly Topics

Borage flower and buds

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a Borage (Borago officinalis) flower and buds. An alternative common English name is Starflower.

A popular cottage garden plant it is now being grown commercially to produce Borage Seed Oil. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Borage flower and buds

 

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Six Word Saturday

New Buds and Last Year’s Leaves

Taken on a walk last Wednesday.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: New Buds and Last Year's Leaves

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 13th May 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 13th May 2020

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Close

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Close.

A close up of a mostly closed Oriental Poppy flower bud with deliberate motion blur and a selective colour treatment.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Close.

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CFFC

CFFC: Gardens

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gardens.

A selection of nature subjects taken in a variety of gardens over the years.

 

A Redwing eating a Holly berry photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1980s.

A Redwing in a Holly tree.

 

Orange Daylily photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a couple of years ago.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.

 

An Eastern Chipmunk photographed in a garden in Ontario, Canada a decade or so ago.

An Eastern Chipmunk posing for a photo.

 

Borage flower buds photographed in Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

 

A leucistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the late 1980s.

Leucistic Woodpecker on a suet feeder.

 

A Coneflower photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a year or two ago.

Echinacea or Coneflower.