Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Today’s photos under the title of Time feature Old Man’s Beard which is from the Clematis family.

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And a little closer……

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Apparently….Old man’s beard or ‘traveller’s joy’ or Clematis vitalba is a vigorous climber. The French name for old man’s beard is ‘herbe aux gueux’ – the beggar’s or rascal’s herb. This is a reference to its use by beggars; they used its acrid sap to irritate the skin to give it a sore and ulcerated look – in order to induce sympathy in, and perhaps a donation from, passers by!

Extreme!

And just because I can, here’s a seed head sending its young forth!!

"Fly seeds, fly....Be free and put you tender roots down and grow.....grow....grow!" said the Seed Head dramatically and poetically!

“Fly seeds, fly….Be free and put you tender roots down and grow…..grow….grow!” said the Seed Head dramatically and somewhat poetically!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

This week’s challenge is all to do with time.…….

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These next 2 photos are of a sort of a reflection of the sun called a fire rainbow….

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There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant 2

“Let me, O’ let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.” ― Khalil Gibran

Each of these photos has a certain vibrancy about them….I think!

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Chalk hill Blue

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Hope you like my choices.

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

This week we have been asked to share a photo of something vibrant.

This I will do……

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This little beauty is called the Blue Morpho for possibly obvious reasons but just look at his underside colouring……

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Still vibrant but in another way!

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The obligatory close up!

I was really surprised when I saw the Blue Morpho’s underside which

“is a dull brown color with many eyespots, providing camouflage against predators such as birds and insects when its wings are closed.”

I’m not sure I can agree that it is dull though!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic 2

The challenge this week is to portray something that gives you a feeling of optimism!

On studying this set of photos I was left with a very optimistic feeling….if the butterflies are just getting on with it, then all’s right with the world!

Meet Nanette the Large Tree Nymph Butterfly!

Meet Nanette the Large Tree Nymph Butterfly!

 

Nanette is having a lovely time sitting upon flowers that enhance her beauty!

Nanette is having a lovely time sitting upon flowers that enhance her beauty!

 

Yep....I always do an extra close up!

Yep….I always do an extra close up!

 

Now it’s time to meet Neville the Large Tree Nymph Butterfly!

Lovely Neville stretching out on some rather pretty green leaves!

Lovely Neville stretching out on some rather pretty green leaves!

 

Obligatory close up......

Obligatory close up……

 

....followed by an even closer close up!

….followed by an even closer close up!

 

What’s happening here….Oh they have met each other and…….

I think they like each other....Nanette and Neville!

I think they like each other….Nanette and Neville!

 

Oh what a lovely pattern they are making!!!!

Oh what a lovely pattern they are making!!!!

 

Saucy Nanette and Neville!

Saucy Nanette and Neville!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

“This week show us something that helps you stay positive, hopeful and optimistic regardless of what life (and the weather!) throws your way.”

So there’s the challenge!

Watching wildlife definitely keeps my humour good and my optimism about life high!

I’d like you to meet Peyton Pelican and his family!

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Peyton Pelican’s the one at the back
The one with slightly strange hair!
He and his family are all a bit bored
They want to go out, but where?

They soon decide to go for a swim

Over on the lake

Peyton goes first and off he flies

Oh it’s frozen….for goodness sake!

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Peyton’s alarmed and steadies himself

And sits for a moment in thought

How the heck can he tackle this

When it’s almost impossible to walk

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He inches himself towards the water

Whilst feeling a bit of a fool

Then the wind begins to blow

His hair-oh life can be cruel!

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Using the wind’s momentum

And forgetting his very strange look

Peyton hauls himself up to his feet

To the water by hook or by crook!

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And when he gets back he puffs out his chest

 He fluffles and fluffles himself

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And then he begins to tell everyone

About the terrible ice shelf!

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‘Listen’ said Payton, “It’s not safe out there

And I’m a very brave pelican!

Every bird both fair and fowl

Must do just what the hell he can!’

Don’t let Peyton know that I got this back shot of him!!…..

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

The Case of the Mysterious Floating Moorhens!

Today I have some photos that I took this week on Marsworth reservoir. They are a little strange to my eyes but I rather like them!

These waterfowl (always sounds a bit unpleasant…..’waterfowl’ eh?) are called Moorhens but we used to call them dabchicks-however I can find no reference to dabchicks being another name for moorhens on the internet!

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What do you think?

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

This week it’s all about the letters in the alphabet for the photo challenge. Today I have chosen the letter ‘O’ and it goes like this……

O what a beautiful morning

O what a beautiful day”

These photos are the fields at the back of my house-not a bad place to live!

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And just to prove I'm there.....voila....my shadow!

And just to prove I’m there…..voila….my shadow!

The light in the last two photos was amazing-it felt sort of magical! I haven’t played with the light or colour in any of these!

Click on the link at the top to see more ‘Alphabet’ shots!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet 2

So it’s all about the Alphabet in the Photo Challenge this week!

So my letter today is ‘R’ for Robin…or should that be ‘Ahhhhh!”

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There are lots more Alphabet entries if you follow the ‘Photo Challenge’ link at the top!

That’s All!

See Ya xx