Dunnock · Nature · Photography · Sunday Stills

#SundayStills ~ #Straight Lines Created by Man and #Nature #Bird #Ocean #Photography #Church #Scenery

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt 

The theme for Sunday Stills this week is ‘straight’. The first thing that came to mind was the horizon and, although we know it’s not actually straight, it looks that way to us.

Pebbles on the beach

 The church steeple seeming to reach up to the sky.

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The angle of the sun is casting shadows in straight lines across this wooden walkway.

The Red Arrows display team are leaving perfectly straight smoke trails.

A suspended bridge looks fairly straight…until you walk on it! Especially if someone behind you starts making it sway!

The back of the bench provides a handy perch for a little dunnock.

A well tended grassy pathway to a covered seating area.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

  • Please create a new post for the theme.

  • Title your post a little differently than mine.

  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to Terri’s post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.

  • Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.

Birds · Goldfinch · Nature · Photography · Wildlife

Goldfinches in the Sunshine #GardenBirds #Nature #Photography

There are lots of goldfinches about this year and they seem to like spending time at the very top of the conifer tree in the garden of a house at the back of ours.

Am I getting the what are you doing look…

Goldfinch in a tree

Can you just make out the little insect that might be meeting its end very soon

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Floral Friday · Flower · Nature · Photography

#FOTD Flower of the Day #FF20 Floral Friday ~ #Wildflower #Nature #Photography #Pretty

Posted for Bren’s Floral Friday and Cee’s Flower of the Day (May 29th) I noticed this pretty wildflower in the hedgerow on my walk this morning. 

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · Nature · Photo Challenge · Photography

#FOTD #Flower of the Day ~ Clematis #Nature #Photography #Springflowers

For Cee’s flower of the day challenge today (26th May) I’ve chosen the first two clematis flowers of the year.

Check out Cee’s post here.

Clematis flowers, macro image.
Coast · Landscape · Nature · Photography · River · Scenery · Sunday Stills

#SundayStills ~ WaterWorld: The Beauty of Our Planet #Nature #Landscape #Scenery #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt

This week’s theme is WaterWorld, which I took literally and chose to show the beauty of water in our world. From the vast and mighty oceans…

to rivers winding their way through the countryside

to bodies of inland water, be they lakes or reservoirs

and waterfalls…

Waterfalls, river, lakes and ocean

And even a moat around a castle

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Floral Friday · Flower · Nature · Photography

#FF19 #FOTD ~ Viola ~ Floral Friday + Flower of the Day #Flower #Nature #Photography

Posted for Bren’s Floral Friday and Cee’s Flower of the Day (May 22nd) This cute little viola was grown from one of the Little Garden pots that M&S were giving away. We were collecting them for our grandson but were unable to pass them on because of lockdown. Rather than waste them we grew them ourselves.

Nature · Photography · Robin

The Robin ~ The Nation’s Favourite Little Bird ~ #Nature #Robin #Photography #GardenBirds

What is it about our national bird, the robin, that captures the imagination? It has a friendly human name, although the original name was just redbreast or Ruddock. It’s become a symbol of Christmas and we love to see them in the garden.

The robin has many connections to folklore and has ecclesiastical links dating back to the 6th century AD. One explanation for the red breast originated with the idea that a bird tried to pull thorns out of the crown of thorns during the Passion of Christ. In reality it’s a warning…stay out of my territory.

A surprising fact (at least to me) is that the association with Christmas began with Victorian postmen who were known as Robin Redbreasts because their uniform included red waistcoats, and are thought to be the inspiration for robins appearing on Christmas cards.

Robins are likely to stay around the nesting area where they hatched. I hope that’s true as there are some of the next generation in the garden.

Singing robin with young birds