All posts by tallulahbass

Assistant collections management services manager (I buy books), Double bass player, songsmith and keen photographer. I play a bass called Tallulah in a band called Kantref (www.kantref.co.uk) that plays French and Breton music for dancing. Occasional Roleplayer, Wargamer and boardgamer

Sacred space and a special cat – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Rebirth and remembrance.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer  prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it is:

Rebirth and remembrance

Well my first photo is of a barrow near the stone circle, the Druids circle near Penmaenmawr.  These places must have been a place of remembrance for the ancient people of this land, and perhaps to a place of rebirth.

‘Long gone?’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Long gone?

And for my second photo, a picture of our lovely cat Darkle snoozing in the sun, she lived a long life, and is missed and remembered fondly.

‘Darkle’, 2006.DarkleKen

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The wedding day – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #42 – Creativity

This week Laya challenges us with:

This week’s challenge is all about Creativity – hobbies, crafts, creative spaces at home or places you have visited – show us your creative post…unlimited

Well last week I mentioned my wife was delicious to me, so I thought I would continue with that theme.

I mentioned in another post that I enjoy sewing, and have mentioned a fair few times my love of playing and writing music and song.  So this week I thought I would use a photo from the archives (not my own photo, but a friends), that is full of creativity.

I was our wedding day, a creative moment in its own right, however in this photo we see my wife’s lovely dress, crafted for her by a good friend, we are marching to a tune lovingly written by another friend, surrounded by other friends who are creatively weaving the tune into more than the ‘dots’ can convey.  And finally you get to see a bit of my creativity as I am wearing a suit which I made myself, in a semi regency style.

‘The wedding day’, Rudry, 2011.The wedding day

Ken

Spheres within spheres – Weekly Prompts: Sphere

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Sphere’ as the theme for their challenge.

Gerry and I would like you to undertake a photographic shape-walk, and we’re pretty certain that during your shape-walk, the sphere will be a little more obvious to you than it was to the five and six-year-olds. Try it, it’s fun!

Well I didn’t get very far with my walk, I stepped out of the back door of the house and into the garden, where I had been stationed most of the morning doing the ‘bank holiday garden tidy’, a dance I am sure a fair few of you have also been doing!.  There before me on the wall were four glass balls, here is one of them.

‘Spheres within spheres’, 2019.Spheres within spheres

Ken

Keys to a lost library – Friday Foto Fun: Libraries

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

Please share something about your local library or one you’ve visited?
Whether through your lens or by creative writing …
Post a photo or get creative … we all write so libraries are places we should know!

I had no idea what to use for this challenge, even though I work in a library!  However as I was tidying some things today, I found some keys, they used to open the doors to a library that is no longer there, happily in this case it was replaced by a new build, but that is not always the way these times.

‘Keys to a lost library’, 2019.Keys to a lost library

Ken

Making and recollecting – One word Sunday Challenge: Memory

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday. Now, over to all of you to share a memory for this theme. Share an image or some words, or even some music – allcomers welcome.

Well I have shared two pictures of this space in previous posts this weekend, so no reason to change that pattern!  The below is a 3 photo stitch of the Druids circle in Penmaenmawr.

This day will, or perhaps I should correct that to has already become a memory, a two day old memory, but already a memory.  It is now filed under the day we visited number 49 of 50.

The previous time I was here was with friends when we were spending a week long holiday in Snowdonia, very happy memories, vibrant energised days, walking, talking, eating and drinking, some 16 years ago I think.

And the first time I came here was 20, now nearly 21 years ago.  How had I not know this circle was there!  I had lived most of my life nearby at that point.  A friend that now lives the other side of the world took me to visit it, my memories of our friendship are full of joy.

‘A place of memory’, Druids circle, Penmaenmawr, 2019.A place of memory

Ken

Set in stone – Sunday Stills – #Spirit

This week Teri has challenged us with:

There is much we can do with this week’s Sunday Stills theme: SPIRIT. . . Whether you believe in a higher being, a natural Earth, follow an organized religion, or simply just believe, show us something that moves YOUR spirit.

In another post ‘#49‘, I posted a picture of the Druids circle, at Penmaenmawr, where we had visited this weekend.  Not only did visiting this  sacred megalithic landscape raise my spirits, but one of the stones there is very interesting to me.  Perhaps it is the ‘spirit’ of the place, It certainly reminds me of a hooded figure watching over the circle.

‘Druids circle’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Set in stone

Ken

#49 – Friendly Friday: Mood

This Friday Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

What’s your mood?
That’s the theme for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge.

Well on Thursday night we had travelled up to visit my father, and on Good Friday we had travelled further north to take both him and my wife’s mother out for lunch.  We had a great day and the weather was lovely, my mood was ‘loving and loved’.  On the Saturday I knew we had planned a visit to a stone circle, this would be number 49 of 50 that my wife is attempting to visit before her 50th birthday in June this year.  So my mood was ‘excited’, as I have only visited this circle twice before and it is probably about 16 years since the last visit.  So a 9 photo stitch of this grand circle in its magnificent surroundings.

‘#49’, Druids circle, Penmaenmawr, 2019.#49

Ken

Orange illuminated- Weekly Photo Challenge : Orange

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks:

It’s a color challenge this week. I don’t do these very often, but I seem to have brought back a whole lot of orange from India and it’s got me seeing the color everywhere. This week the challenge is to….
Photograph the Color Orange

Well as I entitled last weeks submission ‘Banana’ the idea of orange made me chuckle, should I continue with the fruit theme, however it was one of those rare occasions when we do not have an orange, satsuma, or clementine in the house.  So instead here are some lovely tulips for you.

‘Orange illuminated’, Sizergh Castle, 2017.WPCOrange

Ken