In a reflective moment, when the birds are absent, a bird bath frames a small circle of calm. ★
Posted by Carol at letting nature back in
Weekly Photo Challenge – Frame
Sharing insights and celebrating the creatures and plants that inhabit and enrich suburban spaces, with images from my own garden in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa.
Bird bath, Frame, Nature, Suburban garden, Weekly photo challenge, Wildlife garden
August 31, 2016 at 7:54 am
This is beautiful. Very creative.
August 31, 2016 at 9:25 am
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