Lest We Forget…

Silhouetted Red Poppies at Dusk

Coming up to 100 years since the start of World War One, sadly renamed after losing its uniqueness as “The Great War” to end all Wars. So here is one more poppy image, offered humbly to commemorate and with a little prayer that someday we may start to see fewer conflicts in the world…

Silhouetted Red Poppies at Dusk
Silhouetted Red Poppies at Dusk

Feeling Summery

Essex skipper on corn marigold

Its high summer the bees are buzzing and the butterflies fluttering. Our newly planted wildflower meadow has undergone a  transformation into a thing of beauty, enabling me to have a spot of just for fun macro photography in my back garden…

Essex skipper on corn marigold

Hoverfly on cornflowerRed Poppy and beetle

Poppies at Sunset

Wild red common poppies silhouetted at sunset

Poppies are one of Britain’s most iconic flowers. One evening I visited a poppy field near my village. Right at the end of twilight after a cloudy sunset the sky suddenly flooded for a brief few moments in vivid pinks and purples.

The vivid  colours were so fleeting I only managed to grab three or four shots before the sky faded into twilight.

Wild red common poppies silhouetted at sunset
Red poppies silhouetted at sunset

 

Photo Of The Month July 2011 -Poppy Field At Dusk
Taken: Letcombe Basset  Oxfordshire