Monochrome Monday could have been a Throwback Thursday as it’s a shot from way back in my archives. Taken in Cheshire, England in the early 1980s when I used to keep a camera loaded with black and white film in my bag.
The upper leaf of this Hart’s Tongue Fern is lying upside down. It’s showing the sori that produce the spores used for reproduction.
It’s known as Hart’s Tongue Fern because the shape of the leaves resembles the tongue of a Hart, a male Red Deer.
One from the archives taken in Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s. I think this is Cotoneaster horizontalis, commonly grown in gardens and popular with some species of birds in the winter due to the berries. It is native to western China but is well established in the U.K. where some consider it my be becoming invasive.
I have two copies of the original slide. The first, done several years ago has a much warmer colour than this version edited last winter. I normally prefer a warmer colour balance to a shot but for this post went with the cooler colour balance.
The Daily Post one-word prompt is Frigid.
A male Common Pheasant in a hoarfrost covered meadow. I find it interesting that the bird has hoarfrost on its back. An example of how well insulated some species are by their feathers.
Often simply called a Pheasant in the UK the species is known as the Ring-necked Pheasant in North America.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Radiant.
A hoarfrost covered backlit branch. Taken in Cheshire, England while on a nature walk with a local Natural History Society.
Snow covered prairie and hoarfrost covered trees at sunrise in Saskatchewan.
Hoarfrost on Privet leaves.
A monochrome shot from the 1980s when you had to decide which camera to grab, the one loaded with Kodachrome or the one loaded with black and white film.