This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: April letter E at the beginning or ending of a word prompt.
When I read the prompt I came up with a good word that started and ended with E. I didn’t make a note of it and can’t remember what it was so this is my fall back post.
Looking down Eastgate Street in the city of Chester. In the distance is the Eastgate with the Eastgate Clock on top of the gate. The east gate was the original eastern entrance to the Roman fortress Deva Victrix that became Chester.
The gate has been rebuilt multiple times, the current gate dates from 1768.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Size Comparison of Objects prompt.
Large and small caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly.
Large and small Maple leaves on snow.
My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a follow-up of sorts to last week’s post, Bluebells.
This is a male Orange Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
Found throughout Europe and temperate Asia, in the U.K. it is another sign of spring. The female does not have the orange tip on the forewing.
This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Vertiginous.
I had a couple of ideas for the prompt before remembering this photo. Taken approximately 30 years ago, I’m looking over a sandstone escarpment down on the Cheshire plain below. The slope is so steep it used to form the defensive edge of an Iron Age hill fort.
My Saturday Bird this week is the European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).
Originally considered a member of the Thrush family genetic testing has shown it is a member of the Old World Flycatcher family.
This individual is a male photographed at Hurleston in southern Cheshire, England in late winter. The birds head and back will soon start turning darker as it changes to summer plumage to attract a mate.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: First Hints of Spring prompt.
It was snowing hard when Dale posted the prompt so my contribution is from my archives.
Two hints of spring, a male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in Cheshire, England.
A hint of spring, ice on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada breaking up during the spring thaw.
A hint of spring, a recently arrived male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in Saskatchewan, Canada.
A hint of spring, a male Common Merganser swimming amongst ice on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario, Canada during the spring thaw. The Common Merganser is known as the Goosander in Europe.