Wednesday 14 May 2014

Header Challenge Nature

This weeks Header Challenge is 'NATURE' picked by myself. I am looking forward to what turns up this week... so much to go at and so many different ways to interpret the subject.

Please visit all the other Head Bangers taking part, a list of their names and links to their Blogs can be found top right.

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This old rotting tree, while it is in the process of decaying and 'going back to nature' it seems to have taken on the shape of a pterodactyl.

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These birds are Jays, part of the Crow family here in the UK... nature in all it's wisdom give this Crow a complete make-over... and man took one look at it and wanted the blue/black wing feathers to decorate hats... this bird was very nearly wiped out because nature of man is take what it 'wants not needs'.

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The Beauty of nature can be found in the strangest of places, the two pictures above are Lichens and Mosses which I came across in between discarded rocks... little soil for flowers, but natures is slowly making a come back.

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Natures beauty in the dark dull days of winter

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It doesn't look much, a small woodland close to my childhood home,  I have spent hour after hour in this place since I was a small boy.... this place taught me so much about nature, it awoke my senses to the sounds, smells and sights of nature... my pictures are not awe inspiring, they are just small glimpses of nature that I have been lucky to come across and find inspiring.  By the way can you see a trick of nature in this last picture?   


Craver Vii said...

Pteradactyls were fascinating creatures. Did you know that their prey couldn't hear them "use the bathroom?" That's because... the "p" is silent.

Great nature pics, Tom! The jelly ear fungus looks like something from Shrek.

I'm with you on the smells of nature. That is a fun dimension of experiencing God's creation. I like the smells after a good rain.

Tom said...

Craver.... so glad to see your sense of humour in my comments...

Katney said...

Nature in big bits or little bits -- no matter -- we have just to take a look around to be amazed.

We often, when we visit our mountain, must look to the near and small because local clouds hide the peak. But when the clouds disperse, we have nature's majesty.

heritagemom said...

Your header is most interesting! I've never seen anything like it. And your childhood forest looks like a great place to grow up in!

imac said...

I see a cats face and its Paws there Tom-Ass, in the last shot. Lovely Header - wot a great find my friend

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tom: Beautiful nature captures, wished I had been able to play.

Dancin Fool said...

Lovely shots Tom!