​The following illustrations have been resized from their originals to expedite quicker uploading for internet purposes. As such, there will be a drop in the picture or text quality. I hope that the posters will inspire or arouse the observer to reflect over matters that concern life and living.

​The Picture Poster blog series have been separated into pictures with flowers, bees, birds, insects and others. Each blog post will contain about six to eight pictures in each series; and there will be more than a blog post for each section.

We were at sea having left Venice the night before, and en route to the scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon (Olympia), on the Adriatic Sea. Taken on 1st October at 11.45 am. on board the MS Queen Elizabeth.  

A close-up of the moon. Picture taken from my driveway.

Numerous kinds of snail can also be found in fresh water. … Many snails are herbivorous, eating plants or rasping algae from surfaces with their radulae, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores. Typical garden snails aren’t inherently poisonous, and are usually safe to handle and eventually eat if your tastes lean toward escargot. The marine cone snail, however, has one of the most powerful poisons in nature.

Dr Doughlittle | Observatory at Mt Haleakala, Maui USA

Observatory at Mt Haleakala, Maui.USA

Because of the remarkable clarity, dryness, and stillness of the air, and its location above one-third of Earth’s atmosphere, as well as the limited light pollution, the summit of Haleakala is one of the most sought-after locations in the world for ground-based telescopes.

As a result of the geographic importance of this observational platform, experts come from all over the world to take part in research at “Haleakala Observatory” shown here, 10,013 feet above sea level.It is owned by the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawai’i, which operates some of the facilities on the site and leases portions to other organizations.

Shot in March 2011 in Langkawi, Malaysia, where beautiful sunsets can be seen. It was a very warm day, but the ending was awesome!

Green crested lizard.Total length to 57cm. A slender body with small, bumpy (keeled) scales. It has a spiny crest on the back of its neck and a very long tail. Generally a plain bright bluish green although it may change to dark brown or grey. It has a dark ring around the eyes, and dark brown patch on the ears and the tip of the tail. It eats insects such as beetles, flies and ants. It has been displaced by the more aggressive Changeable lizard (Calotes versicolor). Picture taken at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

We were up at Mt Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii, about half an hour prior to the sun setting and I caught this beautiful above-the-clouds picture while waiting for the sun to set. Temperatures here at 10,000 feet above sea level was 10C at that time, and much lower with the winds blowing. “I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.” ― John Henry Newman.

This picture ( and the one above) was taken one night at home. Snail seen crawling on my glass door!