wildflowers

Wild Garlic

Going for a walk around the grounds of Turlough House and the Country Life Museum (County Mayo, Ireland), I saw all these wonderful wild garlic leaves. The flowers are yet to open, but I loved the pattern created by all the lines of leaves.

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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Structure

This week’s photo challenge is structure.

Hoverfly on ragworth

Hoverfly on ragworth

I chose this photo for two reasons. Firstly, I like the detailed structure of the ragworth flowers, in particular the difference between those fully open and those just beginning to unfurl their petals. Secondly, I enjoy watching pollinators and the colours of this little hoverfly mean you really notice the structure of it’s abdomen.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Muse

This weeks Photo Challenge asks ‘what is your muse’? Nature is what makes my camera click. Taking photographs of insects is a great way of getting up close and then having a record of what you’ve seen that you can go and identify it later at your own leisure. The same is true for wild flowers. And the added advantage of flowers is they don’t fly away!