This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fashion.
It hadn’t really registered with me until last weekend but there seems to be a new fashion in this part of Ontario, decorating the sides of sheds.
I spotted this shed when out for a walk with the camera on Saturday morning and went back yesterday morning when the light was better. The sun seems to be wondering why it’s sitting in a flotation ring.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.
Having photographed some Black-eyed Susan’s a short time before the challenge was posted I decided that yellow flowers would be to obvious.
As yellow is associated with warmth I thought a winter photo would be interesting. I briefly considered a winter sunrise or sunset before deciding that was also to obvious.
Then I remembered the giant butterfly garden ornaments I photographed on some of my walks last winter. I was surprised that this giant Yellow Butterfly sitting in a patch of sunlight hadn’t headed south for the winter.
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.
Orange Day-Lily photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a couple of years ago.
An Eastern Chipmunk photographed in a garden in Ontario, Canada a decade or so ago.
Borage flower buds photographed in Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1990s.
A leucistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the late 1980s.
A Coneflower photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a year or two ago.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: lf You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.
I thought of some of my close up photos looking into the centre of part of various plant species. More studies in shape and form than botanical records.
The centre of a Bromeliad, I find the arrangement of the leaves interesting. I played around with the photo in Snapseed before adding a border.
Continuing the theme, the centre of a Coneflower.
A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue challenge.
Spotted on a walk last winter. I’m surprised it hadn’t headed south for the winter.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.
I had put in a garden pond specifically for wildlife and the photographic opportunities it would provide. One of the first species to colonise the pond was the Common Pond Skater (Gerris lacustris). I photographed this mating pair as they rested on the edge of a water lily leaf.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban.
My initial thought was that I don’t do urban before thinking of urban Red Foxes. At that point I started thinking about some of the flora and fauna I have photographed in urban areas.
An American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Canada.
An Eastern Chipmunk in an urban garden, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.
A male Eurasian Siskin eating peanuts in an urban garden, Cheshire, England.
A Red Fox trotting along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.
A Borage flower photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.