Two open Oriental Poppies in a Cheshire garden.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees.
I decided to keep it simple and go with the prompt by using a small selection of photos taken in various gardens around the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
Birds. A pair of House Sparrows making more House Sparrows in a Cheshire garden.
Bird and Bee. Not really but as close as I could get. The insect in the bill of this male Common Kingfisher appears to have an ovipositor so could be a sawfly or solitary wasp.
Bees. Well, a singular Honey Bee gathering pollen in a Cheshire garden.
This is my day five contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
Quick note. We have lost our internet connection again and I’m using the cell phone as a WiFi hotspot to post and let people know.
I went with this for day five after using a group of Mallard ducks resting on ice for day four. I thought a pair of Pond Skaters mating on the surface of the water was a nice contrast to ducks resting on ice.
A pair of Pond Skaters mating on the surface of a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches.
An Eastern Garter Snake curves in the grass while eating a Northern Leopard Frog.
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.
An Eastern Garter Snake eating a Northern Leopard Frog.
Taken at Big Bay, Ontario. I was photographing a Cedar Waxwing when I heard a noise and discovered the snake slowly swallowing the frog. One of the photos was a runner-up in a photo contest about the preservation of nature which I found a little ironic.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Twisted.