After a short ferry ride from mainland Tasmania to Maria Island, we hopped on our rented bicycles and headed for the cliffs. I had heard about their colors and striations and was looking forward to visiting with my camera. My husband, Mike, did his best to steady me while I stood on slippery rocks to get the shot. A team effort!
The first image is a red rose blossom and buds captured at the Fullerton Arboretum in California. The second is a yellow dahlia in blossom at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
Dahlias were in the peak of bloom during a recent visit to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
Areas left uncovered by retreating tides are strewn with seaweed, shells, feathers and rocks worn into interesting shapes by the sea. To see more of this week’s Monochrome Madness images go to Leanne Cole Photography.
A mollusk’s former home was left upside down on the sand as the tide receded.
We have a double theme this week – Close Up and Two, to celebrate the second year of the challenge. To see the all the other entries from photographers around the world, go to Leanne Cole Photography.