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Lens-Artist Weekly #PhotoChallenge #108 ~ Sanctuary #Nature #Photography #LensArtist

Lens Artist Weekly is guest hosted by Xenia Tran from Whippet Wisdom and Tranature, with the theme of sanctuary. 

A sanctuary is a place of refuge, for people and animals. For me it means a place to feel comfortable, peaceful and safe. Especially appropriate at the moment. 

Spending time in nature brings a sense of calm, healing and peacefulness. 

Watching the birds and insects, listening to the sounds of nature 

 A favourite place to curl up and read

Being on a deserted beach with the sound of the ocean. All these things instill feelings of tranquility, renewal and peace.

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#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Hebe #Flowers #Nature #Photography

My entry for Cee’s flower of the day challenge (14th June) is hebe. We have several of these shrubs which are great for attracting bees and butterflies. At the moment they’re swarmimg with bees and a lone butterfly.

Hebe flowers with bees and butterfly
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#FOTD ~ Flower of the Day #Nature #Photography #Floral

My choice for June 2nd is another flower that was already in situ, but I do know what it is (with the help of Google) Erigeron ‘Sea Breeze’, great for attracting pollinators.

Check out Cee’s flower choice click here.

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#SundayStills ~ All About the Florals #Nature, #Photography #Flowers

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

Today’s theme is Fantastic Florals.

The hedgerows are becoming a riot of colour with flowers beginning to bloom, makes my early morning dog walk more of a pleasure.

The lovely display below was from our visit to Warkworth last year.

Butterflies and bees love the hebe, daisies and buddleia and we had more last year than ever before. It would be nice if this year was as good, adding a little more interest in the garden.

Above a Blue Himalayan Poppy found at Bodnant Gardens and Hibiscus flower below

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.