A few elements

Challenge Your Camera #12: Elemental

“Today, another guest theme from Marie at Hops Skips and Jumps, a challenge with some choices. Marie’s theme Elemental is based on the 4 classical elements from Ancient Greece in which it was believed that the universe was made up of Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

So, make your choice, choose one element and post any number of photos, or decide on all elements and post one photo of each. Try to be creative with your camera, close up or distant, creative with the image the element alone or combined with other elements.”

Earth

Wind

Fire

Water

Add Summer to a bit of Winter

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

It is difficult when the Northern hemisphere is experiencing Winter while I am here on a 35C day staying inside keeping cool. I don’t really have a Winter either so I don’t really have any wintery photos but I do have a bit of Summer to make good use of the first part of Debbies quote

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  – John Steinbeck

Something for some of you to look forward to

Just paddling

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds in or near the water or snow

A trio, a Silver Gull, A Cormorant and a Pelican

A Great Cormorant and lunch

Two Darters chilling

A Pelican and reflection

Crested Tern makes a landing

Plumed Whistling Duck examining the shallows

A Black-necked Stork sneaks around a wetland hoping something will move and a quick stab with that bill and down the hatch

A White-faced Heron and Sooty Oystercatcher on the rocks

A Pied Oystercatcher patrols the beach

An Egret for every post and two on a gate – tonights roosting sorted

and a slideshow of some of the best of the birdbath