We’ve noticed quite a few trees up here in the Cairngorms that appear to be dying. Disease? Polution? We’re not sure but a pity to see trees dying off…
….it just turned out the way it did…
They are here to get you! Be afraid!
Still having fun with the new Texture Slider in Adobe Camera RAW. It’s a fun tool and it worked well on the flower below. I love taking photographs of flowers with a very narrow depth of field – it makes the flower pop out of the background. The new texture slider gives the image a bit of extra pop!
The veins (?) in the leaf look like a city roadmap.
Sue tells me that, whilst the plant/weed shown in the first image below looks like a stinging nettle, it isn’t and you would not be stung if you touched it. I will not be testing this hypothesis. If it looks like a stinging nettle, then it will sting you. I apply the same logic to snakes. If it is a snake, it is poisonous!
For comparison purposes, the image at the bottom of this post is a stinging nettle.
A big chicken seen lurking in the reeds today…
I am sure somebody will know what kind of plant (weed?) this is. Spotted near Monnickendam (Netherlands) today. Almost like some kind of alien creature!
A slightly more fragrant post than the last one!
The rabbit who lives in the hedge next to our boat…
Even more fooling around with Reflector. I should really be doing something more useful!
More fun with Reflector.
I don’t know the name of this one either. Many things but not a botanist!
Another flower I don’t know the name of:
Must try to turn over a new one!
Do you ever get that feeling you’re hanging on by a thread?
When you go down to the woods today…..
I didn’t notice the ants when taking the photography. Not sure what they’re doing!
More insect pornography!
Promiscuous beetles seen today having open air sex. Even threesome sex! What little tinkers they are!
One I haven’t seen before:
They are not bananas but look a bit like them…
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!
Now surely this must have come straight out of the the film Alien by Ridley Scott
Sue looking out for the elusive woodpecker.
No other way to describe it!
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…
We hardly ever notice leaves but they are wonderfully engineered structures.
Just a humble dandelion..
A good friend in the US tells me they are called Ladybugs over there.
As usual, no idea what kind of flower it is – just new to me.
Only a couple of millimetres across…