Signs of Spring

Although this winter has been very mild (so far at least), it’s still too early to say that Spring has arrived, so here is a bud emerging from the soil in years gone by

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring

The recycled bicycle

This old bicycle which has been repurposed as a sort of window-box was just crying out for the sepia treatment.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: 1, 2 or 3 wheels

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

The seed head of the variety of grass known as Queen Ann’s Lace is naturally fuzzy, but is rendered even more so after a heavy frost.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

The confused grasshopper

This grasshopper must have got blown off course, as it finds itself in the middle of an orange poppy in our garden.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close-up of flowers

Poppy

Last year, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a selection of wild flowers in a couple of raised beds in our garden. This year we have a colourful swathe of bright orange poppies, which have obviously self-seeded.

Monochrome, however, helps to bring out the detail of the heart of the flower.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flower

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

Frank’s theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is ‘Growth’, so flowers seems like a logical place to go to find an appropriate image, notwithstanding that I posted a picture of some roses last time.

I saw this tightly packed group of lily buds in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney a few years ago. There’s plenty of potential growth here and perhaps the tight crop lifts the shot a little out of the ordinary.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rose

Frank’s chosen the topic of ‘Rose’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge. I have no shortage of images of roses in my library, so the only problem was selecting one previously unposted. I think this fits the bill. It’s a French rose called ‘Pierre de Ronsard’ and I saw it last year at the annual festival of roses at Doué-La-Fontaine

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rose