Posts tagged ‘Canon Powershot Pro1’

October 24, 2012

At Red Strand

We were walking back having spent some time exploring the rock pools when four horses and their riders came down to the sea.  The sun was low in the sky and so as they came towards us they were silhouetted, with the headland and lighthouse behind them.  They took it in turns to canter through the surf from one end of the beach to the other, it was a wonderful thing to watch…

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September 25, 2012

Garden life and colour

Some recent pictures from the garden…

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…

(Genesis 1:31a)

August 21, 2012

Emerging

Sometime in the middle of last month we had an unexpected visitor at breakfast.  As we sat together, one of us noticed a caterpillar crawling up the outside of the window, we watched as it got to about half way and then it stopped.  We soon got bored and carried on with breakfast and forgot about the caterpillar.  later on in the day however we noticed that it was still there but it had sort of deflated a bit and dulled in colour.  Tiny silken fibres had begun to surround the caterpillar, anchoring it to the window.  Slowly over the next few days a chrysalis formed around it.

We went away on holiday and came back and ‘he’ was still there, unchanged, though perhaps a little darker in colour.  Then a couple of days later, (once again at breakfast), we noticed some movement.  The butterfly was emerging, head and legs and the first part of the wings, still all tucked in and neatly folded.  We watched for a while but he didn’t seem to progress any further.  Perhaps he was waiting for the sun to shine, but the sun didn’t shine much and it was an unseasonably cold and wet day.

Sadly, he didn’t make it.  All those weeks of waiting for the moment to arrive and when it did it all went wrong.  So near and yet so far…

(See photo on Flickr here.)