Fluffy Rhino – Wordless Wednesday



Fold – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – In the Distance

For this weeks challenge Cee asks us:

This week the topic is In the Distance.    Stretch yourself a little with this one.

Well I only just made it, as there will soon be a new B&W challenge from Cee – but here are two shots taken at Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle last year.

‘Standing’, Mitchell’s Fold, Shropshire, 2018.distance1

‘Preparing to paint’, Mitchell’s Fold, Shropshire, 2018.distance2

Ice cream and rainbows – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Rainbow Color

This week for her challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Rainbow Colors (must have at least 4 different colors in your photo) and there is no specific topic.

As soon as I saw the challenge I thought that I must use a photo of my lovely wife wearing rainbow colours, and I expect most of our friends would think the same when presented with the topic of rainbow.

‘Ice Cream on a Friday’, Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum, 2013.rainbow

Roses are . . . – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rose

This week Jansen challenges with the topic Rose:

You nearly broke the bank with all your fantastic entries on the theme of Bank! Time for something a little different for this week, as all of you Rose to the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a Rose for your effort! Yes, I can hear your groans…the puns won’t stop 🙂

So here are a couple of my photographic interpretations:

‘Ceiling Rose’, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Lake District, 2017.rose1

‘Rose Hips’, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, 2016.rose2

‘Into the Rose’, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, 2016.rose3

‘Rose in Bloom’, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, 2016.rose4

Ceasar – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge 1/24/19

Kammie says:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.  If you have any of those type of photos, this challenge is for you.

So here is my entrant for this weeks challenge:

‘Ceasar’, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.ceaser

This is a monument to Ceasar, the Town Cat of Kirkcudbright, erected in one of his favourite spots, right next to the Tourist Information Centre.

Tulips from the Lakes – Friendly Friday – Coral-ish colors

In this weeks Friendly Friday Challenge we were asked:

When I saw that Living Coral was chosen as the Pantone color of the year 2019, I thought: perfect, let’s make “living coral” this week’s prompt! (And I like the eco-friendly, discreetly critical emphasis on living.) . . . But wait, there’s more! In case you’re having as much difficulty as I am finding coral, you can also use orange, and – let’s be generous here – red coral, like I decided to use.

Well it was certainly hard to find Coral in my archives – however I think the Photo below has coral shades in there somewhere.

‘Tulips from the Lakes’, Sizergh Castle, Cumbria, 2017.coraltulips

Downside-Up – V.J.’S Weekly Challenge #33: Upside-Down

For this weeks challenge V.J. asks us to:

turn things upside-down, reach for a new understanding or perspective.

On our recent trip to the Lake district I took this shot, I am looking up at the underside of the ultralight helicopter passing over head.  Perhaps not really Upside-Down, but certainly Downside-Up from me.

‘Downside-Up’, Lake district, 2018.upsidedown

Nash Point Mist – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #30 – Unexpected

This week Ann-Christine, Leya hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, and she asks us to post based on the following:

Did something totally unexpected happen today? Did you meet someone unexpected at the grocery store, or did you find something in an unexpected place …or, maybe You are up to something unexpected?

In August 2018 we took an unexpected visit to Nash Point, its actually not far from where we live but we had never been before. It turned out to be an unexpected magical place, and that was before the unexpected, well for us anyway, sea mist started to roll in.

‘Nash Point Mist’, Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, 2018. (6 photo panoramic stitch)nashmist

‘Sailing around Nash Point’ – Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, 2018.nashmist2

Moonlight over Porthminster and Carbis – Sunday Stills – Night

This week, while Terri Webster Schrandt continues her blogging break. Hugh is once again, hosting Sunday Stills.  This week he asks:

Write a brand new post and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about the night.

So here is a photo from a recent trip to Cornwall, walking home after an evening in St. Ives.


Bones, Vikings and Landlocked – One Word Sunday – Voyage or Voyager.

This week Debbie at Travel With Intent Chose Voyage or Voyager for here theme.  Her picture was of a stainless steel sculpture sits on the waterfront in Reykjavik.  Therefore my first photo inspired by this theme had to be:

A Longship that can no longer make its voyage – ‘Bones’, Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, 2017voyage3

And the second photo of some modern day ‘Vikings’ making a voyage, Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, 2017voyage2

And finally a ship that cannot make its own voyage, but encourages the voyager to start their journey. ‘Landlocked’, Eden project, Cornwall, 2017.voyage1