Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Take a New Photo

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Good morning from another very cold and frosty Hastings day.  The birds are very vocal and the sun is just starting to rise, while the grass is very white again.  At least we will have a nice day with it.  I am heading to Cornwall Park this morning with my social snappers group.  We are going to focus on birds and ducks.  In other words moving objects.  We do have a lot of fun taking photos, which is what it is all about.

Anyway this morning Cee from Cee’s Photography has asked us for photos that we have taken within the past couple of weeks.  This photo was taken just after the sun had actually risen and the rays had highlighted the leaves of this ivy that is climbing this tree.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Take a New Photo


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Friday’s FLorals: Vriesea


Vriesea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. The genus name is for Willem Hendrik de Vriese, Dutch botanist, physician (1806–1862).[2] Its species are widespread over Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies.[1]

Containing some of the largest bromeliad species, these tropical plants harbor a wide variety of insect fauna, unlike the smaller Catopsis species. In the wild, frogs may go through their whole life cycle in a bromeliad. This genus is closely related to Guzmania. Both Guzmania and Vriesea have dry capsules that split open to release parachute like seeds similar to the Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.). Most Vriesea are epiphytes and grow soil-less on trees. they have no roots but have special hold fasts that do not take in any nutrients. All nutrients are taken in through the center “tank” made by a rosette of leaves.


I am not sure if I have posted these photos but I love the colours of these unusual plants.

Here is some more information about this brightly coloured flower:


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