photos of wild flowers, a few trees and flowering bushes that catch my eye with the occasional pet photo.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

'Reflections' by Ken Farrar (Kamloops, B.C., Canada)


          I shall be away for a couple of weeks, stay safe and well!
                   Ken's portfolio can be seen at the link above...enjoy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Carpocoris Purpurepennis-Punaise à pattes rouges-are found in Europe and central Asia, 5 species in this genus are in France.. 

'sheild bug' in English

We found a sudden change yesterday, Nature preparing for Winter, the leaves have begun to change colour, there was a hint of Fall floating in the air, with the impression that the shadows are getting longer.  

long wild grasses were drying,the Queen Anne's Lace flower is closing up on herself..
the cattle corn has suddenly taken on an adult size..

with one unusual Poppy tucked in a band of the wild grass...

and this beauty, that Mr O. and I think is a Falcon, we've never been so close to one nor had one sit so still, we weren't that far from him but I don't have a great zoom which I cursed a bit yesterday. The only reason we'd seen him was that he'd ruffled his feathers as we passed, the noise caught Mr O.'s attention..and there he was big and O! so beautiful....sleek, shiny and still.      

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

trees full of bursting figs

une guêpe /  yellow jacket in english?