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Friends – Weekly Prompts: Grin

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge from GC and me is GRIN.

Animals, babies, unfortunate gaffs and even partners are just a few of the things that make GC and me grin. So, what gets your giggle juices flowing? Whatever it is we’d love to hear about them and see your photos.

As usual this is a flexible challenge and anything goes, so grin and bear it and have fun!

Well first of all thanks to my wife for this photo from the archives, it makes me smile, yes it is blurry, but you can see the warmth, happiness, friendship, and grins!

Two old friends meet up in a foreign land after a good number of years of not seeing each other, the meeting a fairly random chance encounter that they happen to be in Vienna on the same day!  If you don’t know, I am the one on the right.

‘Friends’, Vienna, 2013.
Friends Ken

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How time flies – A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgia.

This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:

Nostalgia

Sifting through old photos makes me nostalgic, this weekend it was a friends 40th Birthday party, 10 years ago we had all been to the Outer Hebrides when he was 30 – how time flies!

‘Callanish’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Callanish

‘Stones’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Stones

‘Catalogue pose’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Catalogue pose

‘Determined to Party’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Determined to Party

Thanks to my wife for the last photo, as I am in it 🙂 and she is not 😦

Ken

Her smile – Weekly Prompts: Give us a Smile

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Smile and we all smile back it’s contagious so spread it around. It’s Weekly Prompts’ Give us a Smile Day!
What makes people happy, what brings a smile to their faces? Why not show us what you see.
This weekend GC and I would like you to show us your smile, or even someone else’s. Tell us about it, write a poem or share your photographs.

I have to say this challenge made me smile as soon as I saw it, and I am looking forward to seeing all the other photos.  A big thank you to GC and SueW for starting my Saturday off with a smile, and what is more the sun is shining.

So what should I choose that makes me smile, my wife of course and a lovely photo of her smile. The joy of friendship shared in a lovely place.

‘Her Smile’, Tintagel, 2017.Her smile

Ken

Stone gathering – Weekly Photo Challenge – Gatherings

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Gatherings

Well it is fair to say I am not a keen fan of large gatherings, a few friends at most, around a table, sharing fine food and conversation, although some of the dances we go to to are a different matter all together, and these are also fine.  In general I just do not like crowds,  most of you who follow my blog will notice a lot of my photos are of wide open spaces, away from the crowds, and away from other people, lost in the wilds, or at least as wild as the UK has to offer.

The heritage industry has seen a rise in interest over the past few years, though it may be declining again, and very often we find ourselves sharing once empty spaces with others.  I general this I do not mind, we gather with a shared purpose, to explore, discover, understand, and ultimately to walk in and out of each others shots as we attempt to achieve the bast photograph.

So here is a photograph of Stonehenge, featuring a gathering of heritage tourists which stretches all the way around the monument, it had been years since my previous visit, and on this day the shear number of people there came as quite a shock.  A gathering of stones where I can feel calm, with a gathering of people to set my heart racing!

‘Gathered stones’, Stonehenge, 2017.WPCCrowd

And a photo of another gathering where I feel at home, a crowd of dancers working their way around the dance-floor.

‘Gathering dance’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Gathering dance

Ken

Looking for food! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Feathered Friends

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph our Feathered Friends

Having a look through the archives there were a few that I could choose from, but I decided on these two feathered friends who look like they are hungry.

‘Making new friends’, Caerphilly, 2015.WPCFriends

And also this cheeky chap.

‘Give us a chip’, St Ives, 2014.WPCFriends2

Ken

There and Back again – Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Pathways

This week Amanda of Something to Ponder About hosts the ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge‘ and asks us:

Share your ‘Pathways’ photos on Friendly Friday.

The first photo is of a pathway I have been using a lot in these challenges recently, the pathway to Sunkenkirk/Swinside stone circle. And a reminder of the value of friendship.

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The second a photo of what is probably my favorite circle with the liner pathway that dissects her.  Long Meg and her daughters.

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The third a pathway that leads nowhere, but remember that if you are patient you will get to where you want to go. Pier at Brockhole, Lake Windermere.

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Pathways can take you in both directions though so be wary.  Rail track in Copenhagen.

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But I hope they deliver you to a place of peace.  St. Michaels mount, Cornwall.

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And bring you back safely to your friends and family. Karen at Greenway.

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Up to Swinside – Photo Challenge Walking.

This week SueW & GC  of Weekly Prompts say:

The Photo Challenge GC and I have chosen for you this weekend is ‘Walking‘ . . . What about you, are you the type to enjoy a brisk walk in the great outdoors, or are you a sedentary person whose idea of exercise is similar to my friend’s?

At the end of October we took a trip up to the Lake district, so here is a picture of walking to, and arrival at our destination on one of the days, Swinside Stone Circle (Sunkenkirk).

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