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#SundayStills ~ The Amazing #Sky #Nature #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

This week’s theme is SKY. It’s incredible how the sky changes, sometimes from one minute to the next.

This was an unusual cloud formation that I hadn’t seen before, reminding me of ripples in the sand as the tide recedes.

Colourful clouds followed by an angry looking sky

I love the clouds here. We were driving along a country lane and I had to stop and take a photo. Luckily there was a handy lay-by. 

This is a fairly familiar sight in the skies above and around us.

Everyone’s eyes were turned skyward for this display by the Red Arrows

The rainclouds had blown over to give us this pretty rainbow.

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

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

Back in January my daughter bought me a sunflower seed kit and now I’m reaping the rewards. They’re brightening up the dreary weather we’re having at the moment.

So this is my choice for Cee’s flower of the day (10th July)

Birds · Nature · Photography · Robin · Wordless Wednesday

#WordlessWednesday ~ A garden visitor #Birds #Robin #Nature #Photography

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#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Musk Mallow #WildFlower #Nature #Photography

As we weren’t able to buy bedding plants this year I ordered some wildflower plugs online. The mallow was one variety and is my choice for Cee’s flower of the day challenge (5th July)

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

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

I’ve chosen geranium for Cee’s flower of the day challenge (3rd July) They’re very productive plants and great value.  

Birds · Nature · Photography · Wildlife

Entertained by Blackbirds #Nature #Birds #Photography #Blackbird

I’ve been watching the male blackbird run around feeding two juveniles that almost look bigger than he does. It’s left to the male to feed the young while the female sees to the preparation for the next possible brood.

I’ve only seen two together so I’m not sure how many young there are. They keep venturing out of the bushes then dashing back under cover.

Although they are able to feed themselves, they’re always ready with beaks open

Does this seem like a ‘give me a break, kids’ kind of look

Come on then, where’s the food…

Maybe I’ll have a root around myself then

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

#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Buddleia with #Butterfly #Nature #Photography

My choice for Cee’s flower of the day challenge (29th June) is buddleia, or butterfly bush, as it’s also known.

Buddleia with butterfly
Landscape · Nature · Pets · Photo Challenge · Scenery · Sunday Stills

#SundayStills ~ What does Freedom mean to you? #Landscape #Nature #Pets #Wildlife

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

This week’s theme is Freedom.

At the moment, freedom to me would mean getting out and about and going wherever I please. Won’t be possible for a while.

Freedom of the skies

A herd of Kashmiri goats are free to roam on the Great Orme

During lockdown they took advantage of the lack of people in town and decided to pay several visits en masse.

Finn loves being free to run off lead, especially on the beach.

And I love being free to spend time in this place without a voice following me around saying ‘haven’t you got enough books!’

Barter Books is a fantasic second hand bookshop housed in what used to be a railway station, with many, many shelves of all kinds of books, real fires, a cafe and seating areas scattered around. I really hope they can keep trading.