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Petals in Pink – A Photo a Week Challenge – Pink

This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Pink’.

So here are a couple of photos, the first of that great pink and white cat ‘Bagpuss’, originally destined to be ginger and white, but we are all so glad he ended up pink.  A very fond childhood memory, rendered here in flower petals by the 1st Bakewell brownies.

‘Saggy old cloth cat’, Bakewell, 2014.Pinkbagpuss.jpg

And the second of a lovely pink lily that grabbed my attention in the garden of the house where we recorded our album for Kantref.

‘Lily Pink’, Hay-on-Wye, 2014.Pinklilly.jpg

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.  – Audrey Hepburn



Sidestreet – Monochrome Monday Challenge XXI

Each week Hadd Hai Yaar challenges us to:

create a post having monochrome photos

So here is my submission for this week – just because it caught my attention while looking through my archives.

‘Sidestreet’, Bakewell, 2014.Monostreet


Dancing boats and trees – V.J.’S Weekly Challenge #34 – Reaching.

For this weeks challenge V.J. asks us:

What is it you are reaching for? Maybe it’s a lens drawn (as mine often is) to line that stretches… or is it something stirring behind your words?

This week, let’s follow our instincts, or impulses, and try to capture that for which we are reaching.

Well I reached out to the archives for this one.  My first picture of A boat in Portreath harbor, with chains reaching out to seemingly constrain, but only to keep it safe.  This is the way we so often treat ourselves, we just need to remember that sometimes it is safe to be without our chains holding us back.

“Held”, Portreath, Cornwall, 2015.ReachingBoat

And the second photo, taken at Bakewell day of dance, of dancers who have definitely let go of their constraints for the day and are reaching out to each other and to us.

‘Come join us’, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 2014.ReachingDance

And finally to complement V.J.’s post, this tree at Knightshayes Court, majestic reaching to the sky.

‘Touching the sky’, Knightshayes Court, Devon, 2016.ReachingTree