Insects and Flowers
This Dragonfly was found resting on the reeds, overlooking a natural lake situated on the grounds of the Oare Gunpowder Works which after many years of being abandoned has now been opened as a tourist attraction. Many fascinating species of insects and birds can be found here all year round
A single bouganvillea flowering with a softened backdrop, bouganvillea is a suprisingly hardy climbing plant and can survive in very high temperatures. This one was taken in Crete
3 Limes growing on a tree, The green of the fruit really stands out on the black and white background
This is the dead flower bloom of an Agave plant, closely related to Aloe Vera the plants have similar appearances although Agaves are monocarpic meaning that they die after flowering once. This can take up to 30-40 years to happen.
The twisted weaving patterns of an old olive tree, As olive trees age and grow they spin to twist the trunk of the tree, this is to improve water retention but mainly it helps to strengthen the tree against breakage
These delicate flowers known as African Daisies are actually considered a weed in many parts of the world but make a superb addition to any garden/display. They are also very good for attracting Bee's into your garden.
Cosmos are a beautifully delicate flower and are a very popular choice due to how easy they are to grow from seed, with 100's of varieties they can be spotted growing in gardens and quite often in the wild. Some varieties have fluted petals and all are very good for attracting bee's.