Looks Like Summer — Lens-Artists Challenge #208

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this week’s challenge, set by AndrΓ© of Solaner: Summer Vibes.

Looks like summer, but looks can be deceiving; these following shots were all taken a few years ago when my wife & I were staying in Malibu & Santa Monica. We were there in February, although it looks like summer.

Summer here means lots of green…

As well as lots of flowers for the butterflies & bees.

Summer is bright blue skies & yellow sands; we’re fortunate to have much quieter beaches 😁

For us, it’s getting out & about on our bikes…

…in all weathers β˜”οΈ

Auchinstarry Marina in the rain
Auchinstarry Marina in the rain

Sunday Stills: Getting Closer

Hi all 😁. My entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills challenge: Close-up. This was a fun one; I never knew butterflies were so fluffy!!!

Small tortoiseshell by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Painted Lady by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Painted Lady by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Bee by Jez Braithwaite
Bee

This last one is my favourite, you can see the sky reflected in his eye.

Bee by Jez Braithwaite
Bee