I'm beginning to wonder when summer is going to start.....with regard to the weather, that is. We had hail showers today and the temperature is now 3℃. But, on the upside, the sun was shining between bouts of hailstones and I took advantage of that out in the garden.
A dandelion brightly dominates the bluebells behind.
The laburnum tree flowers despite the weather. Nature beating nature.
My faithful friends always keen to get out with me in the garden whatever the weather.
My nephew, Gordon Siegel, who is an amazing photographer himself, took me to a part of Shetland, called Spiggie, to catch the sunset. Here are a few images including one of Gordon taking a slow shutter image of the sunset foreground.
We had the dubious pleasure of the company of Arctic Terns (called Tirricks in Shetland). These little fellows are quite vicious if you go too near their nesting area.
Creativity in nature is quite astounding sometimes. When a bright yellow dandelion decays, it then forms a ball of seed spores. The ball is strong and only when the wind and rain beat at it does it start to disintegrate. There is hardly a stage of this flower's life that cannot produce lovely images when photographed, especially when rain has fallen.
Although I have one of my favourites blogs, My Shetland, to the right of this page, I recommend looking at her latest blog post. The foal with the big eyes, the gorgeous cat, more wonderful horses and sunny weather. Here's the link to the specific post:
You'll love it!
.....taking photos of these photogenic woolly models especially when they are just behind my garden wall.
I hope you like what I bring here from the Shetland Islands. It will not only be landscapes but other images I hope you will find enjoyable. Thank you!
Some images I have so far made available to purchase on