Mr Geoffrey Cat likes to bring me dead mice and birds. My kitten, Hex, brings me leaves. I definitely prefer the leaves. This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is anything beginning with the letters K or L. It’s been a while since I last joined in with a challenge … More CB&W: The Kitten and the Leaf
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.
“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
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.
poised before an expansive ocean of stilted maturity presenting youthful enthusiasm whilst all outdated dictates constraining adulthood are deposited abandoned on the shoreline far below a life of graft replaced by a fun-filled existence happiness becoming the prime objective These pictures (which were taken at Tintagel, in Cornwall, UK) were nearly posted a few days ago for the … More On the Edge
time flows with the shifting tides tumbling over castle walls to drown in watery obscurity This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is edge. The photograph was taken on the battlements of the castle at St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, UK.
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
During August I’ve again been photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. As usual I have far more pictures in my galleries than we’re asked to share, but I couldn’t bear to cut anything else out! With many of the flowers having withered away over the summer, leaving … More August 2016
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
spirals progressing life’s moments shifting outwards embodying change This post is for Susan’s Macro Moments challenge. This week’s picture was taken in the gardens at St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. The camera used was my Canon EOS 1100D, with the 18-55mm lens: ISO 200 f/9, 1/40 sec, handheld.
swift cloudburst tumbles droplets weighing fragile wings time to find shelter This post is for Susan’s Macro Moments challenge. This week’s photograph was taken at the wildflower meadow back in June. It was taken on my Canon EOS 1100D, with the 18-55mm lens: ISO 800 f/8, 1/200 sec, handheld.
If you listen carefully, you might hear them on the steps, their laughter echoing in the summer air. They climb ever higher, curiosity drawing them onwards. Look. There. Can you see them – twisting in the sunbeams? This post is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge. I’ve really missed this challenge – paths, staircases and signposts are some of my … More Cee’s Which Way: Stairways and Sunbeams
sunburst bathed in rain dispelling night’s toxic fears newborn day washed clean This post is for the Macro Moments challenge run by Susan over at the blog Musin’ With Susan. This is the first time I’ve joined in with this challenge, but seeing as I take a lot of macro photographs I thought it was about time … More Macro Moments Week Seven: Sunburst
Last month I again spent many pleasant hours photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons photography challenge. As you may know by now, this is my favourite place in the village, and where I like to go to write. In June the main feature of the meadow had been the daisies. During July these … More Changing Seasons 2016: July
Blame Maddie stomped and banged, making her displeasure as clear as she could as she wielded her broom, dust motes swarming around her. It wasn’t fair! None of it was her fault. Not really. She couldn’t have known what would happen. And besides, things probably wouldn’t have been any different even if the ladder hadn’t been there. All that damned girl had had to do was … More CFFC: Stairs, Steps, Ladders
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
Over Gilded landscape Beneath watchful Moon’s gaze Take to the sky with vibrant wing And soar This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Cherry on Top, and we’re asked to share a picture with a feature that makes a good shot even better. Last week I was out for a walk during the … More Soar
Gathering storm clouds Ominous shadows spreading Time to seek shelter This post is for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Look Up.
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 – … More Cee’s B&W Challenge: Store Front Signs
It’s time for June’s Changing Seasons post, a challenge that asks you to photograph the same place over the course of a year and to share a monthly gallery of pictures. Yet again I’m afraid I have a few more photos than the Cardinal asks us to share. Oops! You probably wouldn’t believe just how long it took … More Changing Season 2016: June
Protective arms reach Offering shelter from storms Open seas cry home This post is for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Curve. The pictures were taken in Newlyn, the fishing village in Cornwall that we stayed in during our recent holiday. Newlyn harbour has been in use since at least 1435, … More WPC: Curve
This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons photography challenge. This year I’m sharing a selection of pictures taken around my favourite place in the village – the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream. I was determined to get this month’s galleries up before the end of the month! Don’t forget to click on the galleries … More Changing Seasons 2016: May
This post is for Jacqueline’s Echoes of my Neighbourhood challenge. Unfortunately it’s a day late as today was the first day I’ve had free where the weather was actually nice enough to leave the house! This week I decided to wander around the village and photograph a few of the views that I haven’t captured in a while. … More Echoes of my Neighbourhood – The Village
This post is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week Cee is asking us to share a picture or two that we think the viewer might not be able to recognise. Here are my two pictures: Can anyone guess what they are? Leave your answers in the comments.
This post is for Jacqueline’s Echoes of my Neighbourhood, a photography challenge that asks you to share a selection of photographs from around your neighbourhood. This is the first time I’ve joined in with this challenge and I’d originally intended to share pictures from the village. Last Sunday, however, having a rare weekend day free … More Echoes of my Neighbourhood: English Civil War Re-enactment
This post is for Cee’s Oddball Challenge, a photography challenge that asks for you to share pictures that don’t seem to fit any particular category. I’ve been looking at these shots for a while now, trying to decide what I could use them with – oddball seems appropriate. Flames dancing skywards Challenging encroaching night Bright … More Beltane Fires
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
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is harmony. Exultant voice trills Joining triumphant chorus Harmony embraced I encountered this incredibly tame robin when I was down at the stream last week. He flew from branch to branch in the tree above the bench where I like to stop to write, singing … More WPC: Harmony
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is State of Mind and we’re asked to share pictures that reflect our emotions at the time we took the photograph. I often take pictures of reflections on water – I love to look at them as you do clouds, finding images in the play … More Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind
This post is for week four of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. This is a quarterly photo editing challenge that asks us to edit one photo in four ways over a month, posting a different version to our blog each week. I would have liked to spend a little more time working on this final edit but, as today is the … More One Four: February Week Four
This post is for week three of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. This is a quarterly photo editing challenge that asks us to edit one photo in four ways over a month, posting a different version to our blog each week. . I know I said I’d try to remember what I did to achieve the final edit this … More One Four: February Week Three
This post is for Jude’s Garden Photo Challenge. For February we’re asked to share monochrome photographs from around the garden. I took all of these pictures around our garden earlier today. I’d intended to share photographs from my sister’s garden as I did for January’s Garden Photo Challenge – she has lots of nooks and crannies … More GPC: February’s Monochrome Garden
Robyn’s One Four Challenge is back! Yay! This challenge has always been one of my favourites so it’s great to see it return. For this challenge we’re asked to edit one photo in four ways over a month, posting a different version to our blog each week. I’m a little late joining in so rather than posting … More One Four: February Weeks 1 & 2
This post is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week’s theme is Things that are Cold. I have to admit that I got a little muddled this week. I had it in my head that ‘things that are cold’ was the theme for the Black and White Challenge. I dug out a selection of cold pictures from my … More CFFC: Things that are Cold
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s prompt is time. Sunlight caressing A stark landscape awakens Vibrant leaves unfurl Days advance onwards Dancing on the turning wheel New growth supplants old Yesterday, for the first time in over a week, the weather was pleasant enough for me to venture out for a walk. It was nice … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Time
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
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s prompt is vibrant. Take flight, embracing each bright possibility, vibrant wings unfurled in joyous wonder.
This is my entry into Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Lines and Angles. I hope you like them.