A Virginia Spiderwort flower after rain. Wort used in the names of plants and herbs can mean that the species was traditionally used medicinally or as food.
The plant is native to eastern North America. It is commonly grown in gardens and this flower was photographed in Cheshire, England.
A pair of Silver-studded Blue Butterflies mating on a grass seed head. The species gets its name from the pale blue, reflective spots on the underside of the wings. The spots (or studs) can be seen on the female in this shot which is the lower butterfly.
Photographed on Prees Heath, Shropshire, England in the mid 1990s. The butterflies on Prees Heath are isolated, the nearest other colony being some distance away in North Wales. In fact this population is the only one found in central and northern England. The species is not found in Scotland.
Sunday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise before checking out the hay fields on the way home. There was thick fog over some of the fields compared to the fog over the water of the bay.
One field in particular caught my eye so I stopped for some shots. I picked this shot because I like the layered effect of the different trees in the fog.
A florescent green kayak appears out of the fog on Lake Huron.
Saturday morning of week 28 saw me down at the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. The lake was shrouded in fog, I heard and just managed to spot two Common Terns over the water when I spotted the kayak.
This is a colour photo, not manipulated. I was considering it for Monochrome Monday but decided that was cheating so it’s my pick for week 28. A few minutes later the fog had rolled in and the kayak was barely visible.
A young Common Merganser hitches a ride on its mothers back.
Taken on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario soon after the sunrise I had gone down there for.
A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon.
Taken close to the flagpole at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario in the early 2000s. The water level has risen since the photo was taken and this stony spit is now under water.