Macro Monday

I visited my aunt today and in her garden pond were some very beautiful water lilies…..

Look!

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In addition to these my aunt had an uninvited visitor that had just appeared!

It is quite large but very pretty!

It’s called Borage and….

The borage herb is an old fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet or more. It is native to the Middle East and has an ancient history in war as an enhancement for bravery and courage. Growing borage provides the gardener with cucumber-flavored leaves for tea and other beverages as well as bright starry blue flowers for decorating salads. All parts of the plant, except the roots, are flavorful and have culinary or medicinal uses.

I think my aunt may well just look at it rather than make beautiful salads and brew tasty teas though! She’s also brave and courageous enough anyway!

Here it is….

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Today I’m going to zoom in on snails, revealing their ‘Details’!

Following are some rather acrobatic snails I have found on my many and various country walks…..

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Steve Snail felt like he was losing his grip on life!

 

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Sally Snail wondered why she had ever started this journey!

 

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Simon Snail realised he had come to the end of the road!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

The challenge is to do what I do most of the time anyway, and get up close and zoom in on the ‘Details’

So I wanted to take a photo of a beautiful wheat field and the soft looking ears of wheat….when what should I see but these two Soldier Beetles getting a little cheeky!

Upside down too!!

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So here we are with the details! In fact one might say that it’s all in ‘De Tails’ for these two! Geddit???

Click on the link above to see how other people have interpreted this challenge!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

The challenge this week is to show how opposites can tell a story…..I think I have just the photo!!

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So….a little information as well?

Yes….

A mating pair of damsel flies form a shape known as a “heart” or “wheel”, the male clasping the female at the back of the head, the female curling her abdomen down to pick up sperm from secondary genitalia at the base of the male’s abdomen (secondary genitalia??? I say!!!).

And there you have it!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Macro Moments Week 2

A new challenge called Macro Moments has been started by Susan at

https://musinwithsusan.com/2016/06/29/macro-moments-week-2/

and I’m joining in!

This is a rather cute little hover fly I saw on my walk today and he’s joined by lots of teeny weeny beetles that are everywhere at the moment!

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I used my trusty Canon PowerShot SX50 HS on the macro setting….not too complicated!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

So this week we have been asked to find photos where ‘Partners’  is the topic…..subjects that are in tune with one another……I have 4 photos where there is a natural and vital partnership between creatures and plants and the 5th is what I might call ‘a little saucy’!

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Female Chiltern Blue Butterfly

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The Male Chiltern Blue Butterfly-slightly more colourful than the female!!! Sigh!

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And finally……

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Yes….that is his tongue!

That’s All!

See Ya xx