Mono Monday: Secret

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Lots of people have secrets in their lofts: Chippendale chairs, old family photos, gold ingots, collections of vinyl albums from the 1970s, the odd Vermeer that doesn’t match the current sitting room decor… I’m sure you have all of these and … Continued

Stigma

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When I photographed this yesterday there was a drop of clear, viscous fluid hanging from the tip of the stigma, which the lily uses to capture pollen grains from visiting insects. I wanted the drop in perfect focus, but it … Continued

Bumblebee and bokeh

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I know I’ve said it before, but I love being a part of the Blipfoto community – thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my news yesterday. Having basked in them myself, I will pass on … Continued

Sunflahr

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Firstly, another thank you: boosted by its HM from osuzanna in this week’s Tiny Tuesday results, the little honey bee made it to the front page, and I’m absolutely chuffed. If I haven’t thanked you personally already, please accept my thanks … Continued

Small – or maybe Large

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Apologies that this isn’t more inspired, but I didn’t take many photos today, and all of them were of white butterflies. These seemed to be the only things flying, on a blustery day of sunshine and showers. I think this … Continued

Flahrs

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Because I’m worth it. Although, if you could ask him, I doubt that this would be Arthur’s opinion. We managed to get him to the vet at the appointed time this morning, though we didn’t make our lives any easier … Continued

Mohawk

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I had a good session stalking bugs this morning, using the nifty fifty with a 21mm extension tube. I photographed a hoverfly which I think was Eupeodes corollae (a first “capture” of that one, if my identification is correct), this … Continued

Mono Monday: Balance

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I got up this morning, conducted an inventory of my aches and pains various, and was pretty satisfied with the result: Cold: almost gone; Shoulder: twinging a little, but functioning; Face: tanned rather than burnt. Today, I felt, was going … Continued

Drenched

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After last night’s rain it was dry and fairly bright first thing this morning; but by the time R and I took the dogs for a pack walk at about 11am the sky was starting to look threatening. We did … Continued

Reward

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Although it was only about 23° this morning, the humidity was up near 80%, and the overall effect was sweltering. I’m aware of course that this is as nothing to many of you in the less temperate bits of the … Continued

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