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Shush! Shadows. – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Hands, Feet or Paws

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Hands, Feet or Paws‘.

‘Shush’, 2019.CBWCPaw

‘Shadows’, Men-an-tol, 2016.CBWCPaw2

And just to complete the set – one I have used before.

‘Mandals’, Portreath, 2015.CBWCPaw3



Hello human – Weekly Photo Challenge : Unexpected Beauty

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

This week the challenge is to….
Photograph Unexpected Beauty
It doesn’t matter what sort of beauty. Any beauty will do!
The best is when I find beauty when I’m not expecting it. Finding a ray of sun on a weed or a splash of color in a dingy building.

When we visited Lynmouth and Lynton in March this year, I finished my meal in the small cafe at the top of the railway before anyone else.  I decided to nip out and take a few shots from the top looking across the waters to Wales.  As I walked up the path I encountered this ‘Unexpected Beauty’, (s)he saw me coming and ran toward me, leaping up onto what must be a favourite fussing spot when encountering passing travellers, purrs, strokes, rubs and tickles were the order of the day.

‘Hello human’, Lynton, 2019.Hello human


Smiles – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: April 25, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

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.

This week Falco refused to sit still for his smiley portrait, instead he wanted to lick my fingers and the piece of paper.

‘Smiles’, 2019.Smiles


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

Tables and Basses – Weekly Prompts – Best Buy

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

We all have something at home that we regard as our ‘Best Buy’, so what’s yours, what is your best purchase? Perhaps you have more than one, or maybe the best buy turned out to be your best gift. Whatever they may be, we are looking forward to viewing your photographs and reading all about them.

So what to choose?

This was actually very easy as last week we bought a new table, it was just the style that we had been looking for, and an absolute bargain to boot!  Oh and the cats seem to approve, so that has to be a good thing.

‘Table for hippies’, 2019.WPBestbuy

And I thought I also better post a shot of one of my upright basses, as she has been one of my best buys of the previous decade, bringing joy to both me, and hopefully others.

‘Tallulah’, 2019.WPBestbuy2

And just to round things of a photo I used last week, my camera, although only sporting the kit lens here rather than the usual 18-200mm.  Unlike both of my upright basses (the other one is called Audrey), I have never named my cameras, do any of you do that? I would be intrigued to find out if you do.

‘Photographer’, 2014.VJName


My Garden! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Out of Place

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ challenges us to:

This week is one of those odd-ball challenges: Photograph Something that Doesn’t Belong.  I think I’m tapping back into my childhood and remembering a bit from the children’s show Sesame Street where they show a series of objects and challenges the children to find the thing that doesn’t belong. I can even hear the song in my head “One of this things doesn’t belong…”

Well what an interesting challenge, Jenn said she did not want to give us an easy time, no keyword searching through our archives, but rather a new photo, or looking at our archives with new eyes.

So I duly started looking through my archives for something out of place.  Well the first few things I saw were out of place in the archives, but taken as stand alone items would not look out of place to you at all.  I suppose I could have uploaded the photos to either side to illustrate maybe.  So back to looking.

Then I found a few things that were sort of out of place but actually entirely natural.  For example fungus on a tree, not out of place from our perspective as that is where we might expect to find it, but what does the tree think about it?

Then I saw this photo, to the observer perhaps nothing is out of place, but to one of our cats, the white statute of a cat was definitely out of place in his garden.  I had previously edited this photo, but took a look again for this challenge.  I would like to be able to say that the weeds are out of place, but more often than not they are in place.

‘My garden!’, Brynna, 2014.WPCPlace

And there I was all set to leave it at that one photo,  but I occasionally like a browse through the archives, and only a little further on was this one.  A red painted circle on a stone in the middle of a wood.  Out of place to the observer, but in place I suspect to the person who left it there.

‘Red Circle’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2014.WPCPlace2


Light paws – One word Sunday Challenge – Movement

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own movement post.

So one of those rare occasions where I knew which photo I wanted to use, as I had seen it when answering another recent challenge. And serendipity struck as the photo next to it in the archive also fit the bill, and I had been looking for an excuse to use it.

‘Light Movement’, 2014.OWLight

‘Get of my plastic’, 2014.OWCat


The cat, the imp and Bela Lugosi – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up

This week Ann-Christine challenges us to get closer.

Your own home is an endless source of motifs – and maybe a look into new worlds. So, this week’s challenge is Close-ups.

So here are a couple of odd shots that were taken around the house.

‘DVD Guardian’LACat

‘Devilish Imp’LAImp

Not applying the quote below to my own shots, but I am sure that it will apply to many of this weeks entrants.  And the inclusion of the quote below made for an interesting title for this post!

My close-up was magnificent! – Bela Lugosi


Cat + Bird table = Food – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Food

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer us  prompts to consider as their latest challenge, this week it is ‘Food’. This could be seen as slightly of tangent but cats always want food, and this one appears to want to take a shortcut directly to a perceived food source.




Cats and Quilts – Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfortable and Cozy

For this weeks challenge Jenn asks:

Photograph Something Comfortable & Cozy

The first photo is of one of our cats seeking out a warm place to curl up cozy and sleep.  I am not sure how comfortable my camera bag would be though, and it might be a little too cozy!

‘Falco hunting a hot spot’, Brynna, S.Wales, 2014.Inquisitive

And the second photo is of a quilt we made for friends as a gift for this Christmas, we hope that it is warm, comfortable and cozy.

‘Friendship quilt’, Brynna, S.Wales, 2018.CosyQuilt