Structure of thistledown

I had been thinking about the idea of insignificance and how thistledown is blown around looking insignificant, when something blew in through the open window. It had already shed its seed. I placed the delicate 3-dimensional piece of plant on a dark blue plastic folder.

As usual I took the photo using my phone.


The challenge from the Daily Post is Structure.


A visit to Nymans

On a fairly sunny Saturday in August I was fortunate to be able to visit a National Trust Property in Sussex. It was one of the most enjoyable days I have spent at a National Trust property. The road signs to Nymans read, ‘Nymans Gardens’, but the property is much more than gardens. There is woodland, farmland, a wildflower meadow, a house with an interesting history and views over rural Sussex.

My opportunities for photography were limited as hubby and I were accompanying an elderly lady on buggy rides around the woodland and gardens. The drivers were very knowledgeable and made the day most worthwhile.

Here are some photos of the gardens.

Countless corners

I cropped this photo to remove a car (automobile), which had found its way into the corner of the photo. There are still plenty of corners left. I don’t intend to count them myself, but I have spotted the following things with corners: buildings, doors and doorsteps, windows and window frames, roofs, slates, railings, sandstone blocks, kerbstones, chimney stacks and the corner where the wall meets the road. There are also the angles of the telephone wires around the pole. It is a good thing that the local volunteer gardeners have softened the view with their hanging baskets!

A pretty corner
A pretty corner

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Corner.