CB&W: 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.

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CB&W: 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... Continue Reading →

WPC & CB&W: 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... Continue Reading →

CB&W: 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.

CB&W: 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... Continue Reading →

CB&W: 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... Continue Reading →

CB&W: 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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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