Why certain things catch my eye.
It was probably the way the light hit it. I was fascinated by this seed head in a field near the hotel. It reminded me a bit of pasque flower seed pods. Surely its nickname has beard in it somewhere. I don’t have enough of the language to ask anyone what it is.
Today it’s raining.
Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Earlier this week we had some haze from wildfires in the upper atmosphere. It gave a kind of eerie, other-world feel.
But the weather shifted and the past couple of days we’ve had some interesting rather choppy clouds.
Hammad Rais’s Weekend Sky and the Lens Artist Challenge: Skyscapes or Cloudscapes.
These aren’t what you normally think of when you think of spring flowers, but, if you look very close, you can see that these alder catkins are clusters of little dark pink flowers.
From a distance the alders have a pink/orange patina due to the color of the catkins (they are the deciduous trees with the light trunks).
Cee’s Flower of the Day and Denzil Nature Photo Challenge: Pink.
This little gull must be thinking that.
Jez Baithwaite’s Water, Water Everywhere.
The seasons the spin around again…the years keep rolling by.
I captured a few photos of winter edging toward spring while walking the dog yesterday.
The Changing Seasons and Cee’s Flower of the Day.
In a deep and dark December.
Today is mid-winter. Here is a gallery from this, the shortest day of the year. It’s being a chilly one!
Hope you are all able to stay safe and warm this winter.
Hammad Rais’s Weekend Sky.
Some photos I took last week of my dad’s dog, Max. In a rare period where she was holding still enough to take a picture.
Max is a girl. Dad likes short easy to spell names, his last dog, also female, was Sam. I guess we kids were lucky that he wasn’t tasked with naming us.
The Barmy Codger himself. He never looks happy, I think it’s the mustache.
I used Topaz Studio 2 Impression and Texture filters on Max, Dad is beyond help.
Many shades of green in the forest this spring.
More forest greens.
A literal interpretation of
Cee’s Mid-week Madness Challenge: forest or dark green.