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Monthly Squares

Two and a Half Of A Kind

Two and a half Dandelion seed heads, or clocks as we called them when I was a child.

This is my day 12 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Two and a half of a Kind
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Splendour in the Grass

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge and decided to keep it simple and local with two very different photos of grass taken a few yards apart on my walks around the neighborhood.

Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass
Remains of grass in the snow in winter.
Friendly Friday Challenge: Splendour in the Grass
First light on some grass seed heads in early summer.
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Close-ups in Monochrome

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros.

A couple of recent close-ups from my walks around the neighborhood this summer.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

 

Monochrome Monday: 8th June 2020

Dandelions in monochrome.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 28th June 2020

 

Silent Sunday: 28th June 2020

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

First Light on Grass Seed Heads

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: First Light on Grass Seed Heads

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What is it?

Having been digitising my slide archives this winter I had a few photos suitable for the challenge.

In the 1980s BBC Wildlife magazine used to hold a monthly photo competition. Each month they would publish a photo of a mystery nature subject and the first person drawn from the entries to correctly identify the species would win a years subscription to the magazine.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? No one correctly identified this photo so the magazine didn’t have to give away a subscription that month. The answer is below.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? This is the inspiration for Velcro, or hook and loop fastener as it is more correctly known according to the company that makes Velcro. These are the burrs, or hooks, on a Lesser Burdock seed head. The burrs/hooks are what cause the seed heads to attach themselves to clothing and animal hair.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

The first photo is a close-up of the clumps of hair on the body of a Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar. Possibly the caterpillar in this photo although the captions on the slide mounts don’t include a date so I can’t be sure.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

The Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro prompt was rather well timed. I have spent part of the winter digitising my slide archives that include hundreds of macro images.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A Ruby-tailed Wasp. Given that the ruby red tail is usually covered by the wings a more appropriate name would be an Emerald-bodied Wasp.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.