I really can’t believe that this is the last challenge in Photo101. Its been such an excellent way of meeting new bloggers, improving my photo skills and has certainly made me think very hard about some of the topics.
This is the final challenge ” Triumph”. I was completely stuck until Rob asked if there was a particular plant in the garden which was rare or hard to grow. This photo is of a plant called a “Molland Lily”. Many of the remote hedgerows within the parish contain isolated clumps of Lilium Pyrenaicum which is native to the Pyrenees Mountains. The plant is thought by some to have been introduced by members of a religious community, possibly when local monks brought back seeds from Spain in medieval times. This year I managed to grow just the one plant and here it is .
Rare wild lily from the Pyrenees, found naturalised in remote parts of Devon
You can’t live on Exmoor without seeing sheep everywhere. Here are a pair of twins, double trouble for their mum, but she looks calm enough !
Hardy Exmoor sheep
Lots of agricultural machinery and metals round where I live. I liked the look of this, lots of edges and patterns
This was taken at Greenway which is a National Trust property in Devon. Greenway was once the home of the famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie. I would love to think she sat here and was inspired by the view through the window.
The house of Agatha Christie
I think this white Bulgarian rose is the most perfect flower , a real treasure
Taken in Varna, Bulgaria
Glorious Welsh landscape!
Just outside Towyn
I really really struggled with today’s challenge “swarm”. So I resorted to being very obvious!
Not exactly a swarm, but quite a few!
Today’s Photo101 challenge is “moment”. In France earlier in the year, I was about to take a photo of my brother in law in front of the gite. This curious chicken hopped up onto the seat and definitely had a “moment” with him 🙂
I always think that Cathedrals are the epitome of the best architecture of their time. This fabulous interior is in Prague
Fantastic Vaulted ceiling
One of my favourite National Trust properties, Knightshayes near Tiverton in Devon
Entrance to old stable block at Knightshayes in Devon