Red, Red Rose

This dark red rose also has a wonderful scent.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Reds

The Hungry Grasshopper

This little grasshopper helps the natural order of things by feeding from an orange poppy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 90% One Colour

A Single Flower

Cee’s Fun Challenge for this week wants images of a single flower. This was one that emerged from a scattering of mixed wild flowers that we sowed in our garden last year.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

Heady

Who can resist the heady scent of roses?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of smell

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 11 – Fill The Frame

For week 11 of the Smartphone Challenge hosted by Khürt, we’re invited to fill the frame with a single colour.

Spring seems to have come earlier than usual this year and there are plenty of the usual harbingers already in evidence – like this narcissus.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge

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