Weekly Photo Challenge: (Not Quite) Gone, And Not Forgotten

So I’ve tinkered with the challenge’s title to suit myself!

A while ago I posted on Macro Monday about a strange yet sturdy flower that had appeared in my garden from nowhere!

I had some helpful suggestions as to what it was and I think it is an Echinacea Purpurea as mentioned by Mr. Bennett and Jen!

Here is her (Edith Echinacea’s) progress….

Here she is looking quite dewy and sparkly!

Here she is looking quite dewy and sparkly!

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And her she is after a heavy frost…..

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Poor Edith drooped somewhat what with the cold and all!

Poor Edith drooped somewhat what with the cold and all!

And here she is a little later the same morning….

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As I said in the title….”not quite gone”!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten 2

It was quite a bright but cold day today which always pleases me in terms of photography!

Now all the trees are bare, there is not much in the way of hiding places for the birds……excellent!

Cheryl Chaffinch fluffed up her feathers against the wind and said, "Oooh I remember when all the leaves were on the trees and I could hide from camera women like 'er down there!…….."

Cheryl Chaffinch fluffed up her feathers against the wind and said, “Oooh I remember when all the leaves were on the trees and I could hide from camera women like ‘er down there!……..”

"……mmmm those leaves….'gone but not forgotten I'd say!"

“……mmmm those leaves….’gone but not forgotten’ I’d say!”

 

Then there’s Stevie Starling feeling all exposed in the tree…..

"Whilst I like the way the winter sun catches the fabulous colours in my feathers, it ain't half cold without those dear 'gone but not forgotten' leaves! postured Stevie!

“Whilst I like the way the winter sun catches the fabulous colours in my feathers, it ain’t half cold without those dear ‘gone but not forgotten’ leaves!” postured Stevie!

 

And as for McFarlane Pheasant (not the brightest of birds I fear!)….

"I'm sure there was wheat in this field the last time I came here….where can it be?" Mcfarlane Pheasant clucked in the field where once indeed, there was wheat…long gone but not forgotten by him!

“I’m sure there was wheat in this field the last time I came here….where can it be?” Mcfarlane Pheasant clucked in the field where once indeed there was wheat…long ‘gone but not forgotten’ by him!

And I just wanted to pop this slightly odd photo in…..I was trying to take a sort of silhouette of a skylark in a wild rose tree against a rather dramatic backdrop (well done sun!), when he decided to fly off at the exact moment I pressed the shutter…..what do you think?

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For other ‘Gone, but not forgotten moments’ visit here

That’s All!

See Ya xx