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.
bask in memories of sun-filled days aglow with joy there amidst the cornflowers and the daisies breathing deep of nectar laden air whilst insects hum at peace with nature This post is for Cee's Black and White challenge. This week's prompt is the letter C or D. The pictures were both taken last summer in... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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 →
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... Continue Reading →
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 →
"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... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The New Store Edith's footsteps halted as she caught sight of the shop front with its jumbled array of items. How strange, she thought. She'd strolled down this road with her beau just last Sunday and was sure that no such establishment had been in existence then. Nor had she heard that a new shop was opening -... Continue Reading →
This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is: steps - inside or out. The steps stretch before you in a seemingly endless trail up the cliffside and you curse your decision to make the trip, your legs aching from the strain. The steep drop alongside the path is enough to make you grip the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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,... Continue Reading →
This is my entry into Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is Lines and Angles. I hope you like them.
This is my entry into Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is Anything that Starts with the Letter S. All of today's pictures were taken around Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln, UK, back in November. I hope you all like them. Do you have a favourite?
This is my second entry into Cee's Black and White Challenge for the theme buildings. I decided that I may as well post the rest of the pictures I'd originally intended to include in my last post seeing as they were all ready to go. These ones are a little less 'vintage' than the last set.
This is my entry into Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is buildings. As I'm sure you can tell, I spent a little longer playing around with the editing of these this week. I thought a vintage effect would fit the subject matter quite nicely. I'd love to know what everyone else thinks.... Continue Reading →
This is my entry into Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is Any Kind of Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads. I had to go with my favourite types of stone walls for this - those of historical sites! The photos were all taken at either Warwick Castle or Fountains Abbey last year. My... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
This post is in response to Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is, Perspective. And here are my photos: A little while ago I was wandering along the lanes around the village when I discovered a piece of farm equipment, unhitched at the edge of a field. I think it might be a... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is flowers. This post was going to go up last night. I had a photograph (the first dahlia shot above) all ready to go. Then I thought I'd have a wander around the garden and see if there was anything else that might... Continue Reading →
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 →
You gaze upon the sun-kissed waters from the shoreline's shaded nook, bare toes caressed by liquid chill. One by one you gather each angry thought, each nagging frustration that claws at mind and spirit, and you cast them into the depths. With a heart embracing serenity, you let the water wash away all cares. This is... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
How many people have sat there, upon the old wood of the bench on the green, watching the slow life of the village pass by? For many years it has provided a place to stop and rest; now it’s old and worn, wearied from its long labour. Moss and lichen mottle the surface like age... Continue Reading →
For long years the pair have stood guardian over the sacred space, their presence conceived to repel what evil spirits might wish to venture within. Their features, once finely carved, are worn and weathered now with the passage of time. One sleeps in peaceful repose, free of all cares. The other watches the world. And... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →