A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.
Having only just realised how many birds there are with blue in their common English name it then occurred to me that there’s also a family of butterflies known as the Blues.
So here’s a pair of Silver-studded Blue Butterflies mating on a grass seed head. Photographed on Prees Heath, Shropshire, England.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Twisted.
An Eastern Garter Snake twisted in the grass eating a Northern Leopard Frog on Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, Canada.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Twins.
I started thinking about some of the pairs and doubles I have photographed over the years. After a while I started writing them down as the list was getting quite long and I didn’t want to overlook any when making my selection for the challenge.
Two Maple leaves.
Two Great Crested Grebes.
Two Oxeye Daisies.
Two Sandhill Cranes.
Two Fly Agaric fungi.
Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars.
Two pieces of grass sticking out of the snow.
My contribution to the Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge Simplicity.
A raindrop in the rain.
Wood piles in Colpoy’s Bay.
Grass sticking out of the snow.
Saturday morning of week 27 saw me lying in the yard with some nice dappled sunlight on the grass.
An American Red Squirrel poses in a patch of sunlight.
A male Eurasian Bullfinch feeds on fresh grass seed heads in a hay meadow.
One from the archives, taken in Cheshire, England in the late 1980s. There wasn’t much land being used for hay even in those days but I suspect that there’s much less now.