Counting down

Day 350

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.
Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears ©Helen Keller

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You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds. ©Henry David Thoreau

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November’s selection box

Nature reserves some of her choice rewards for days when her mood may appear to be somber.
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) – The Sense of Wonder, (1956)

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My penultimate month of this 365 day project. I have chosen a selection of unusual photos I found in the garden. I found this a difficult month as there is no vibrancy of pretty flowers, or butterflies to chase! I was going to choose the beautiful hues of falling keaves but decided to share some quirky photographs which really did make me use my imagination! I hope you can see the things I saw……I will be starting my final month tomorrow and contemplating how much taking a photo a day has taught me. Please call back to see my final month and possibly a few extra posts as the month passes. Thank you to all who encourage me via wordpress and Twitter I really appreciate your feedback and support. Beverley

October’s selection box

The unexpected colours of Autumn.
How many years have I always considered autumnal hues to be the beautiful shades of golden brown, red and bronze?
This year while taking my photo a day I have discovered autumn has hidden colours in our garden which I have missed every year to date! My ōlloclip has been my companion to finding yet more beauty in nature.

I don’t think anyone would want to hear me singing but when I think about Autumn five words of an old hymn come alive in my mind. The hymn: “Loved with everlasting love”: “something lives in every hue

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I hope someone will see what I mean…..Beverley

September’s selection box

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better ©Albert Einstein

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The months are passing by. I really didn’t think I would reach the end of September still taking my photo a day.

Once again nature has been my friend and I have amazed myself by getting close to insects and moths! I have always had a fear of moths but when I spotted a photo opportunity with this Twenty-plume moth I put my fears aside to take this photo. The detail in the wing patterns is simply amazing!
I didn’t think 365 would help me to appreciate moths!

Thank you for keeping up with me throughout this project, only a few more months to go. Please call back to see what I have learned and if I enjoyed this challenge. Beverley

Butterfly days

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly © Buckminster Fuller

Our garden is full of butterflies, the pink flowers of the sedums being the main attraction. The beauty of nature, respite from a busy world. Beverley

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Selection box for August

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience ©Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s been a month of bugs! My Ōlloclip macro lens opened my eyes to the intricate detail of insects, hoverflies, butterflies and bees enjoying a feast in our ‘bug friendly’ garden. I surprised myself as I admit I’m not too keen on insects with wings if they fly at me! I found a munch bunch of caterpillars yet given time they appear as nature’s beautiful butterflies.
I have struggled with my health and confidence this month but with quietly spoken words of encouragement and the realisation I need to take things slower, perhaps adopting the pace of nature…….someday I may be able to finish this sentence, looking back what will I see…..B

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yesterday my friend Del @Ysabeluna tweeted a quote which must have been written for me “nothing would be the same if you didn’t exist……” Via @BestEarthPix