Embellished Ordinary

What could be more ordinary than a wall, a fence, a boardwalk, a shed or path? And yet, the ordinary can be made extraordinary…

A paving slab decorated with butterflies:

Tortoiseshell Butterflies sunbathing
Tortoiseshell butterfly sunbathing

A shed, similarly adorned:

Tortoiseshell butterfly on shed

What about the path you are walking on? Watch your step, there are beauties beneath your feet!

Oak Eggar moth caterpillar
Large Red Damselfly (m)

Fences provide a place to perch or somewhere to peek out of:

Common Darter (f)
First Daffodils

Walls may be more solid than fences, but still you can find wonders in the ordinary:

Interesting fern growing in wall
Interesting plant growing in wall
Wall Screw-moss (Tortula muralis)

Even a simple twig can be a place to explore

A whole world in a twig
A whole world in a twig

Inspired by the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: the ordinary.

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


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