CFFC: Fashion.

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.

CFFC: Fashion.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

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 Day-Lily 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.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: If You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.

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.

If You Could See Into The Heart Of Me.

 

Continuing the theme, the centre of a Coneflower.

Coneflower detail.

 

Mating Common Pond Skaters.

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.

Mating Pond Skaters.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban.

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.

A sign of spring.

An Eastern Chipmunk in an urban garden, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

An Eastern Chipmunk posing for a photo.

Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.

Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries.

A male Eurasian Siskin eating peanuts in an urban garden, Cheshire, England.

Eurasian Siskin on peanuts.

A Red Fox trotting along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Trotting Red Fox.

A Borage flower photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.

Borage plant.