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The untamed beauty of Isle of mull, Staffa and Ardalanish Scotland

Glorious Puffins

I never thought such nature still existed…
It is raw, foreboding, gentle, soothing, dramatic, cleansing…
Happiness is surrounding ourselves with such beauty at a moment’s notice and/or at every opportunity presenting itself to us.
The Highland cattle is quite a sight when arriving at Isle of Mull.
One can quickly become addicted to capturing the perfect shot. But in reality the setting is so right every angle is perfect.
A glimpse of Mull, #Iona, Staffa, Loch na Lathaich, #Oban and #Ardalanish is a glimpse in heaven.
Mull clenches your thirst for wildlife/#sealife beauty in an environment that has stayed intact and hopefully will go on so.
It is living nature in its true essence.


Happy new year!


Happy new year everyone!

Best wishes to all.
The middle photo is my very recent firework painting and the shots are some of my favorite flower photoshoots.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being there for every post, for the likes comments and support since the opening of this account.

Purple rose. A new addition!



I have so little time to post with all the painting, that today I’m going to post as much as possible ­čÖé
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

This is another addition to the Zen flower collection.
Including close ups of brush strokes & tones

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Painting still wet! ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!

My top four B&W beauties!



Today, I have selected out of my whole collection the top four B&Ws!
The first one you might be familiar with, it’s been used once to thank all of you followers for your kindness & patience whenever I was in a pickle with my blog or computer.
The second one is actually from my handbag strap which I believe would make a nice close up & out of the five I took this one was the best.
Having said that I find B&W pure fun & should probably explore a bit more that avenue…
Which one is your favorite? Do you like the monochrome with a blue tint to it too?

My handbag strap ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

My handbag strap

Monochrome with blue tint ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

Monochrome with blue tint

And the classical B&W beauty! ┬ęcopyright2015owpp

And the classical B&W beauty!

Dedicated to a world of mums!

To the world of mums... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

To the world of mums…

In the unusual warmth of February we went out for a stroll & met
a very early spring in full bloom where we were encircled
in a bubble of innocence, fragrance & crushed petals,
offering a bouquet to a world of dedication & mums

Getting ready for the kill ;) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Getting ready for the kill ­čśë ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Crushing & plucking... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Crushing & plucking…

Bruised flowers :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Bruised flowers ­čÖé

Elegance & generosity ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Elegance & generosity

A bumblebee in our balcony! Un bourdon dans notre balcon…

A bumblebee in our balcony! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

A bumblebee in our balcony!

A bumblebee in our balcony…
So rare a sight I thought it was reserved to the eye of the privileged, those living among completely natural environments.
To my astonishment it was there, hanging so still on the flower of my plant I was sure it was dying & had accidentally landed in our small haven of peace, all I could see was its hairy tail moving rhythmically.
I ran to fetch my camera wondering how it would all end, if I could eventually be of any help… came back to find it still hanging on, quickly took all the shots possible & to my delight saw it fly healthily away a second later!

Un bourdon dans notre balcon …
Un spectacle si rare, je pensais qu’il ├ętait r├ęserv├ę ├á l’┼ôil des privil├ęgi├ęs, ceux qui vivent parmi un environnement compl├Ętement naturel.
├Ç mon grand ├ętonnement, il ├ętait l├á, suspendu si immobile sur la fleur de ma plante, J’├ętais s├╗r qu’il allait mourir & avait accidentellement atterri dans notre petit havre de paix, tout ce que je pouvais voir, c’├ętait sa queue poilue faire un mouvement rythmique.
J’ai couru chercher mon appareil photo me demandant comment tout cela finirait, si je pouvais ├¬tre d’une aide quelconque ├ęventuellement … je revint le trouvant toujours suspendu, rapidement pris tous les shoots possibles et ├á ma grande joie l’ai vu s’envoler sainement au loin une seconde plus tard!

Stepping closer... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Stepping closer…

And more so... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

And more so…

Only too happy to go on :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Only too happy to go on ­čÖé

Last but not least... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Last but not least…

Nature’s display of perfection

Can you guess?┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Can you guess?┬ęcopyright2014owpp

This time round I tried to pique your curiosity by posting first the close up & wonder if you have recognized what it is.
I received this arrangement & was fascinated by the shape of that one… see next picture to understand ­čśë so I took a few close-ups in the hope that you’ll identify it & enlighten me with its name.
Enjoy the next ones too!

P.S suggested below in the comment section that it might be a Waratah which I Googled for images & searched for info in Wikipedia.
Here’s what they say…

Waratah (Telopea) is an endemic, Australian genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima, which has bright red flowers and is the NSW state emblem. The waratah is a member of the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The key diagnostic feature of Proteaceae is the inflorescence, which is often very large, brightly coloured and showy, consisting of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. Species of waratah boast such inflorescences ranging from 6ÔÇô15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10ÔÇô20 cm long and 2ÔÇô3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Thank you Lisa for the effort, it’s very much appreciated ­čÖé

Yes! It's a flower arrangement... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Yes! It’s a flower arrangement… ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite ­čÖé ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?  ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?

One last glimpse... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

One last glimpse…