Macro in the meadow

fox and cubs seed heads

I took the macro lens out for a walk yesterday and spent a lot of time lost in the grass! I love these 'Fox and Cubs' seed heads.

Fox and cubs flowers

These are the Fox and Cubs (Pilosella aurantiaca) that they belong to and I just read they are also called Tawny Hawkweed, Devils Paintbrush and Grim-the-collier after those tiny black hairs on the stems. Those look really scary up close in the macro lens I can tell you!

I told my friend Sarah they were called Fox and Cubs and the next year she remembered them as Cubs and now we call them that!

yellow hawkweed

I also loved getting close to this Hawkweed ( I don't know it's particular name, do you?)' Look at those curls!


I will never tire of meadow grasses in all their delicate beauty. The blue in the background is a little cloud of harebells in the meadow.


The meadow was jumping with grasshoppers and I managed to catch one one my phone camera. It wasn't long before he hopped off but I thanked him for letting me get so close!

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I'm Hannah Nunn, designer/maker of papercut lamps, wallpaper, window film and laser cut 'treasures' all inspired by the beautiful details of nature. Find out what inspires me and join me for walks in the woods and other adventures...


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