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

#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Rhododendron #Nature #Photography

Looking back to spring and a rhododendron just about to flower is my choice for Cee’s flower of the day (29th July).

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#SilentSunday ~ Peacock #Butterfly enjoying Buddleia Flowers #Nature #Photography #Floral

Peacock butterfly on buddleia flowers
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#BirdWeekly ~ Photo Challenge ~ Black & White #Photography #Birds #Nature

Week 7 of Lisa Coleman’s Bird Weekly challenge is for any bird in black and white or sepia

This was taken a while ago when it was warm enough fro the female blackbird to do a spot of sunbathing.

I’d never seen a turnstone before I spied this little fellow

The raven was quite happy to pose for the camera

Not sure what the blackbird was hiding from…

This moorhen was enjoying a solitary swim without the brood.

Keeping a watchful eye on the cygnets

And two youngsters to finish off with, a robin and a dunnock.

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#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Japanese Anemone #Nature Flowers #Photography

Today’s choice for Cee’s flower of the day (24th July) is a Japanese Anemone


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

The vibrant red salvia is my contribution to Cee’s flower of the day (July 20th)

Animals · Photo Challenge · Sunday Stills

#SundayStills ~ All Things Wild and Weird #Photography

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

This week’s theme is Wild and Weird

This unusual lighthouse is know as The Lighthouse on Legs for obvious reasons. It’s situated on the beach at Burnham on Sea on the Bristol Channel and was built in 1832 and is Grade II Heritage listed and as far as I know, still active.

I wonder how long this passenger has been waiting for the driver!

Although these are technically wild Welsh ponies, they’re used to people as long as they don’t get too close.

This exotic looking bird was on display in Cragside, a Victorian Manor House, when we visited last year. Could be a lesser bird of paradise. 

Time to exercise the pony…

The smallest house in Great Britain is just 122 inches high and 72 inches wide and occupies a tiny space on Conwy quay. It was lived in by a local fisherman, who was 6 foot 3inches in height, until 1900. I hope he didn’t try to navigate the tiny doorway after a few pints in the pub. The house had just enough space for a single bed, fireplace and coal bunker and apparently an elderly couple lived there before the fisherman.

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#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Hydrangea #nature #flowers #photography

There are several hydrangeas in the garden, all different varieties. I think this is a lace cap and my choice for Cee’s flower of the day