Natural magic 2

Fabulous flora and fauna

‘Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent
God breaks through everywhere’
Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience’
Henry Skolimowski

Sunflower head against vivid blue skyLily pool, Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, WiltshireTulip field detail with Alps and sunset behindPink dahlia head in full sunLotuses on River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, ThailandPale pink rhododendron flowersDreamy rose in mauve shadesPink gladiolusClouds of white cherry blossomCottage garden, East Hagbourne, OxfordshireDreamy rose in coral shadesTeasel head 2Red and yellow dahlias against dark greenish skyDetail of very vivid green spruce shootsLotus pads in circle around tall budVivid red maple leavesWhite and puce orchid flowersBright yellow dahlia against deep blue skyWhite dahlia detail with sunlight shining through petalsVivid rose bay willow herbDetail of pink dahlias and bud in dappled sunlightWhite shaggy toadstools, Botanic garden, Kolkata, IndiaSpruce viewed from belowOrange lilies against greenish skyRed maple leavesPerfect English garden, Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, WiltshireSharp petalled white and puce dahliasCow parsley seedheads against maize field and green skyLotus pads with water dropletsRed dogwood berries against cool blue skyToad, seen in Kyaiktiyo, MyanmarCows in shelter, Hampi, Karnataka, IndiaMacaque, Hampi, Karnataka, India70Butterfly 1Butterfly detail of body

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