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

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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

On the edge

Sometimes when we feel insignificant or just feel alone in what seems to be the ever growing list of social networks are out there, it’s not easy to recognise the fact that something we do will be significant and it is very important that we do it.

The photo I have chosen today may not be the most welcomed guest in your house or buzzing in your ear! We probably don’t see the actual beauty and fragility shown in the fine wings.
We can stop to admire beautiful flowers but without nature providing a tiny carrier to support the eco-system in the garden we wouldn’t have such pretty flowers adorning our garden.

Insignificant and unwanted yet look at the flowers and remember nature doesn’t cherry pick its friends……yet with care, beauty grows abundantly.
Thank you for reading today…..Beverley

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a tweet from my friend added extra details to my photo today…..Also called flower fly/syrphid fly. ‘Pryf hofran’ in Welsh Thank you Sion