The Old Cottage

think of the stories that could be told if the voices of the long gone could be heard within those aged walls but their tales have been forgotten as our own too shall someday be This post is for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is buildings.

Boundaries

boundary lines marked containing Earth’s wild spaces guardianship claimed This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Letters A or B, and I decided to show pictures of some of the boundaries of the meadow and wooded area. Both the first and last pictures show newly erected boundaries, as management of the wooded … More Boundaries

Silent Guardian

embodied in resolute metal, he watches from the rocky heights, forever awaiting his call to arms, a silent guardian poised in enigmatic grandeur, the once and future mingling of legend and history This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is things made by human beings.  The pictures were taken at Tintagel Castle … More Silent Guardian

Sign

here, amidst the overgrown tranquility, let’s hope to see no discarded packets or rusting cans: the only litter allowed is nature’s own This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is signs of any kind. The picture, in case anyone is curious, was taken on the lane near to the meadow I … More Sign

All About Nature

In amongst the minutiae, the everyday, the hither and thither of life rushing by, there’s no time to talk, no time to rest, no time… Stop. Breathe deep. Tilt your face to the sun; feel the warmth on your skin. The world will wait. Listen to the harmonies of nature’s music as wind strummed trees join in chorus with buzzing … More All About Nature

Droplets

fragile gems draped in elegant purity amidst an array of elusive dreams interlaced with droplets of shimmering starlight in celebration of the morning This post is for both the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, with the theme H2O, and Cee’s Black and White challenge, with the theme liquid. The pictures were taken on a very misty morning … More Droplets

Two Different Things

“Silly Little Bear, what are you doing in there?” ◊ Mummy Bear smiles at her cheeky boy. ◊ “I’m playing hide and seek of course.” ◊ Laughing, Little Bear runs away. ◊ “You’ll never find me,” he says. This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is two different things or the number two.  The … More Two Different Things

Isolated Subject

poised mid-air avoiding the squabble of voracious opportunists swooping with raucous cries patiently he awaits his chance to dive This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is isolated subjects. The picture is another one that I took on holiday in Cornwall earlier this year – this time on the beach near St Michael’s Mount.

Sunlit Leaves

They hide amongst the sunlit leaves, with only hints of movement to betray their presence. If you watch carefully you might see a darting shape, there and gone in the blink of an eye. But listen. You can hear them: the swish of fluttering wings; the pattering of tiny footsteps on branches. And there – the tinkling of … More Sunlit Leaves

The Lovers

she leans into his strength knowing he’ll support her knowing the roots of their love are secure This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. The theme is still trees as Cee is currently taking a well-deserved blogging break. The pictures are of a pair of trees that have grown together beside the stream, leaning out … More The Lovers

Trees

They huddle beneath the sheltering branches, hidden from view by tangled growth. Soon they’ll have to move – their pursuers won’t have given up so easily – but for now they sleep in restless slumber, recovering their strength for the struggle ahead. Their dreams are haunted by dark figures who laugh as blood cascades over a … More Trees

Cee’s B&W: Older than 50 Years

Proudly they stand, ancient stones steeped in mystery, weathered and windblown on the lonely roadside, sheltering stories of times long past. Name carved in stone, black feathers bathed in blood,  warrior fallen in battle, legend unforgotten. Crawling on hands and knees, scrabbling and squeezing, hoping and praying that aches and pains are drawn away by weathered stone during undignified rebirth. … More Cee’s B&W: Older than 50 Years

Cee’s B&W Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

This is my entry into Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Crooked and Squiggly Lines which immediately brought to mind the many pictures of curious tree roots I have in my archives . I hope you like them. Writhing,  coiling, serpentine formations slithering  out of the darkness of concealing earth, tendrils stretching into sunlight in search of nourishment,  longing for … More Cee’s B&W Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Food and Beverage

This is my entry into Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Food and Beverage. This is another of those themes that I didn’t think I’d be able to find much for at first. I don’t usually take pictures of food, other than the fruit growing in the garden. Once I started flicking through my archives, though, … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Food and Beverage

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Things Made From Wood

It’s time for another post for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is, Things Made From Wood. All of today’s pictures are of a wooden statue that my grandfather brought back from Africa in the 1970s. She’s probably quite basic tourist wear, not to mention she’s rather battered nowadays, but she’s been a part … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Things Made From Wood

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Cameras or Photographers

This post is in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is, Cameras or Photos of Photographers. I wasn’t sure for a while whether I was going to be joining in with this week’s challenge because, as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t generally take many pictures of people. The exception, of course, is my … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Cameras or Photographers

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Backs of Things

This post is in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is, Backs of Things. I considered taking some photos of the backs of random items for this one but then I thought about all the pictures I’ve taken of my family that only show their backs . In the end I decided to create the … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Backs of Things

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: What is Beautiful to You

This post is in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is, What is Beautiful to You, so I thought I’d post a few galleries. I hope you all like them. I find beauty in roses, blooming gloriously throughout the summer months, their velvet soft petals curling in intricate layers. I find beauty … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: What is Beautiful to You

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Older Than 50 Years

The Lady of the Ossington Stairs creak, footsteps of a ghostly presence creeping ever closer. She watches through the veil as workmen transform her dream into her direst nightmare. As alcohol swirls in glasses, voices rising in drunken excitement, her ire grows. This was not what she wanted! How dare they defy her will? Fury crackles … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Older Than 50 Years

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Signs

Whilst fashions change and technology takes flight on wings of wonder, still men and women continue to gather, summoned by the haunting cry of the train’s whistle. Eyes wide, captivated by the remembrance of a simpler time; ashes are brushed off shoulders, as darker truths are brushed from minds. This is my entry into Cee’s Black and … More Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Signs

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Roadscapes

The lanes twist and turn across the countryside, crossing, merging and dividing as they skirt around fields and farmyards, winding in leisurely meanders in an intricate tarmacked maze. Muddied verges, puddled from recent rainfall, are torn and frayed by the tires of vehicles forced to pull aside on the narrow route. In the chill of … More Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Roadscapes