This little chap appeared a few days ago on the patio. He (or she?) was a maximum of about two and a half inches in length, and a very light stone colour. We’ve had sandy coloured and deep brown toads visit before but not one of this colour. What I found most fascinating was his … Continue reading New Toad in the Garden
A corner is a turning point full of tension and potential! There are many types of corners, some are especially loved by bikers! Following my hubby, I had the GoPro mounted on my bike, and the shot is a video clip. Weekly Photo Challenge Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner
A surprise in the garden yesterday when my hubby called me and said a praying mantis had just killed something. I grabbed my camera. The female mantis, hanging on a rock wall, had very recently killed a grasshopper which was bigger than she was. The poor old grasshopper’s head and other bits were on the … Continue reading Praying Mantis Having Dinner
The Praying Mantis : Mantis religiosa Invertebrate Carnivore Female praying mantises often decapitate and eat their partners during mating Praying mantises skewer their victims with lightning speed Many ancient cultures held special beliefs about the praying mantis Praying mantises have bulging eyes and heads that can swivel 180 degrees The praying mantis eats nothing but … Continue reading It’s the P.M, (Praying Mantis) not Theresa May!
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A while back the photo challenge was ‘Collage’. I had no idea how to create one and have since looked up how to do it with GIMP (my free photo-editing program). GIMP has a great support system and you can learn everything you need to learn about it online, plus there are many tutorials on … Continue reading Learning Collage Creation!
So many textures to choose from, especially in nature, but what could be more beautiful than a pure white feather! This was a macro shot of a very small feather. Weekly Photo Challenge Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture
I get an indescribable sense of satisfaction knowing I’m just about to eat this! Without a shred of guilt! Heavenly French pastry from our local patisserie For the Weekly Photo Challenge: satisfaction Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction
The sunflowers are quite often enormous, just look how these blooms dwarf the honey bees that come to feast on them. I love the way the bees are coated with speckles of yellow pollen! Continue reading At the Heart of the Sunflower
I am a Sunflower … a small one at the edge of the field This is my little friend, she’s been dropping her pollen This is our BIG sister, she’s way taller than us, and she’s been collecting bees! Another of our sisters is very beautiful This is Grandpa! He’s getting … Continue reading I am a Sunflower
With our horses tied up under some shady trees our wrangler makes us some good cowboy-style coffee – not in a pot! My sister and my best friend were on a week’s holiday at ‘Homeplace’, a ranch in the foothills of the Rockies, in Alberta, Canada. The Weekly Photo Challenge Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual (coffee)