Carmi couldn't have come up with a more appropriate theme in the circumstances. I have a lot of my brother's WWII photographs which show grounded aircraft like this one in the desert (probably Egypt).
|Grounded in the desert|
I hope it landed intentionally; this one with a military connection certainly did.
|Chalk-Fronted Corporal Dragonfly|
This is the time of year in the UK for conkers, a lot of which you find on on the ground.
|Horse Chestnuts (Conkers)|
OK, so I cheated by throwing them on the grass.
Others though like the dragonfly can choose where they land.
|Brown Butterfly and a Bee on Greater Knapweed|
I'm sure you'll agree that this one has every right to show off.
Mind you this one from America is a contender in the grounded beauty stakes.
|Red-spotted Purple Butterfly|
It seems to have the wrong name as the spots on its wings are orange.
I'm pleased to take part this week and to be able to select subjects that can choose when to be grounded. Not all will have that honour on Carmi's thematic-photographic-214 as you can see.