September 2016 and we are on a Cornish beach taking a day off from walking. We discovered a small beach call Kingsand and decided this would be the perfect spot to just sit and watch the waves for the day.
Then we discovered that the beach is regularly washed with tiny pieces of glass – all smooth from their time in the sea. Brown, green, blue and white. They are our shiny treasures and this is a photo of Tim hunting them! Meantime I found my own treasure – a small stone (fairly shiny) with a heart shape on one side.
It was Tims birthday and seemed like the perfect present.
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Mid summer and our garden is still looking good. Time to sit back and enjoy it.
One particular plant the Stachys Byzantina has flowers which have ‘gone over’ for this year. Long stalks with tiny pale pink flowers that the bees loved have now been cut back.
It’s the leaves that are more impressive. Woolly, thick, soft and fluffy in texture. It’s easy to see why it’s common name is ‘Lambs Ears’.
It’s great to find something just a little bit different isn’t it? On a walking holiday just recently we passed a house which had several pieces of alternative art made from things found on the beach or in the sea.
I thought this – a framed collection of cigarette lighters pulled out of the sea a little bit unusual.
Transient is used to describe a situation that lasts only a short time or is constantly changing.
I took this photo earlier this year and hope it represents the word we have been challenged with this week.
These shy (rare breed I think) sheep were quickly moving along a dusty track away from us. They had spotted us before we spotted them.
It was a fleeting glimpse. The adults had unusually long horns giving the whole scene the feeling of an African savannah not heathland in Suffolk, England.
We continued along our separate paths hidden from their view.
I set the camera to full zoom and sneaked through rough ground to try and photograph them while hiding behind a tree. I only managed to get this one of the adult male. If anyone knows what breed of sheep they may be please let me know.
A bit of fun with this weeks challenge.
I’m trying to keep track of bees visiting our garden. From what I’ve managed to see so far there’s a good variety, including the all important Honey Bee.
This keeping track was inspired by a television programme encouraging people to record their sightings. So, in an attempt to study them, and find out a bit more about them, I’ve been photographing theses busy creatures.
Here are a couple of ‘out of focus’ shots. Shared with you before I delete them….
However I’m pleased with this one (below) even if it’s not quite what I was hoping for it makes me grin. The bee, having visited this flower is heading just out of shot! It seems to be in focus though.
For this weeks challenge an orderly row of beach huts. A common sight right around our coastline.
These are in Southwold, Suffolk and are among the most expensive in the country.
For a split second, between waves on a stoney beach I spotted this starfish. It took me by surprise, the wave and the starfish, but as I had the camera in hand I took the photograph you see below.
Strange thing is I’ve seen a 12 legged (or is it 12 armed?) starfish before – only once and used it in a previous challenge.
My camera was at the ready because I’d just taken a photograph of Southwold Pier. A seaside town we love to visit as often as we can.