They also serve who only stand and wait.
I could be wrong but I think this is a Red Admiral…
Tom very kindly corrected me. This is not a bee, it’s a hover fly!
A slight optical illusion I think.
This one went missing. Back again now.
I’m an ex-smoker and I so remember the pleasure a smoke break brings!
Now surely this must have come straight out of the the film Alien by Ridley Scott
Sue looking out for the elusive woodpecker.
I apologise deeply for sweeping away centuries of botanic and taxonomic research when I rename these flowers with my own (silly) name. But you do have to admit, they look a little bit like lightbulbs!
No other way to describe it!
Oh to be young again…
Lincolnshire – my home county
Or is it Hogwarts?
Best to build at night in the Middle East – daytime temperatures 40C+
A mixture of soft and delicate flowers and fearsome spikes! Armoured flowers!
I have no idea what these flowers (plants?) are called but I call them Witches Fingers
Not sure what makes them fluffy…
This is our dog Katy. I’m sure she’s almost smiling – and no Photoshop skullduggery, I promise!
Not sure if they’re leaves at all – but, close enough for Government work!
People who know me know that I used to be a ‘Tug Man’ and worked on a number of deep sea salvage tugs – a long time ago. I’ve always had a soft spot for tugs! Here’s one that has just arrived in Monnickendam.
My first ship!
I know, the flower petals should really be in focus but I like the way that (by accident) the little antenna things in the middle of the flower break through and are in focus whilst the petals aren’t. The best kinds of rules are no rules!
On a warm summer’s day, the Hortus Botanicus (Botanical Gardens) Amsterdam is such an oasis of peace and tranquility. Somewhere to catch your breath…
A peaceful day in the gardens yesterday
I’m sure that the graffiti artist never realised his ‘artwork’ would be paraded through Amsterdam Central Station at rush hour…….oops…
Watch your step!
Just caught the sun as it was going down…
No idea what it is, but nice.
As usual, no idea what it is but a nice flower
Theresa May might feel like this today…flattened!!!
Probably one of the best ways to spend an afternoon in the woods…
Never let seagulls sit on your bike seat!
Not what you expect in the backstreets of Amsterdam (Chinatown)
Who would be a tourist on a rainy day?
What did we do before we had smart phones (or, indeed, phones at all!)?