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Woodland: Tree Silhouettes

Tree branches and half moon, Alice Springs Desert Park

Tree branches and half moon, Alice Springs Desert Park

November’s garden challenge theme is woodland — individual trees or leaves or woodland/forest views, fungi, wildlife or wildflowers. For my first post this month, I’ve gone with the striking shapes of tree silhouettes, whether snow-covered in winter, defiantly clinging to life with a few leaves, or undeniably dead.

Tree branches and cliff face in the mist, Grand Canyon

Tree branches and cliff face in the mist, Grand Canyon

Olive tree, Sicily

Olive tree, Sicily

Tree branches, Sydney

Tree (or deadly tentacled creature lying in wait for the unwary??), Sydney


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May: Wild Flowers – Grand Canyon

Nameless purple flower

Nameless purple flower

May’s theme for Jude’s Garden Challenge is wild flowers. I spotted all these flowers while walking along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Nameless red flower

Nameless red flower, lost against the immensity of the canyon

Another nameless red flower

Another nameless red flower. This is a wider view of the feature photo.

I actually do know the name of these white flowers: cliff rose.


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Monochrome: suspended raindrops on green branches

Grand Canyon - suspended raindrops.

Grand Canyon – suspended raindrops.

There is one thing to be said for heavy rain: it does present some interesting photo opportunities. These monochrome green photos were taken at the Grand Canyon on a dripping, fog-filled morning when the vibrant new growth was washed clean by the downpour. For a very different monochrome photo of the “view” on that day, click here.

Grand Canyon - suspended raindrops.

Grand Canyon – suspended raindrops.