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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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New Growth – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: The beauty of Spring.

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

The beauty of Spring.

So another couple of photos from a recent trip to Dyffryn Gardens on a lovely spring day.

‘Laden’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Laden

‘Pom pom’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Pom pom

And because this is a Cosmic challenge – a quick composite image.

‘Dyffryn dreams’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Dyffryn dreams

Ken

The Magnificent Flying Machine – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: State of the Art: Yesterday, Today, or Why Not Tomorrow?

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

This week, I take on the task of coming up with a fresh new challenge for you to consider. I think I’ve got just the one:  State of the Art: Yesterday, Today, or Why Not Tomorrow?

I am sure that this machine would be considered ‘State of the Art’ in its imagined time frame.

‘The Magnificent Flying Machine’, 2019.The Magnificent Flying Machine

‘Up, up, and away’, 2019.Up, up, and away

I had great fun building this kit, a gift from friends.  It is a paper and card  automaton from http://www.totallyglueless.co.uk, and as the name suggests requires no glue to assemble. You turn the handle the wings flap and the gentleman cycles the machine.

Ken

Dreaming of Summer – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Fun in the sun.

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

choosing the optimistic prompt of Fun in the sun,

A photo from the archives this week, reworked for this challenge.  A summers day out on the Gower in Wales, as even though spring has just arrived I am dreaming of summer days out.

‘Dreaming of Summer’, Gower peninsula, 2014.Dreaming of Summer

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ” – Walt Whitman

Ken

Reaching toward reflection – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Written in stone.

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

Written in stone, stonework and structures old and new.

My first choice is the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, if you look closely at the lower half of the photo, you can just make out some of the text on the stone in this picture.  Potentially a prehistoric stone that was later inscribed in the 6th to 8th century, it is amzing to think that this stone can still speak to us.

‘Rialobranus son of Cunovalus’, Mên Scryfa, Cornwall, 2014.KADWritten

And I’m Going to follow this up with the Ruthwell cross that we went to visit last year when we were in Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Reaching skyward’, Ruthwell, 2018.Reaching skyward

And finally another photo taken on our visit to Dumfries and Galloway, this time taken at Anwoth Old Kirk – for those that are interested this was the church yard used in the film ‘The Wickerman’.

‘Reflection’, Anwoth, 2018.Reflection

Ken

Binary meaning – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Technology.

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

Technology

In our modern lives we seem to have an obsession with getting the latest bit of technology, acquiring the newest bit of kit, this has become the meaning of life for some people.  Obsolescence is now built in, but many outdated pieces of technology still work, don’t panic, they can still contain the meaning of life if you look.

‘Just analogue numbers?’, 2019.Just analogue numbers

Ken

Cosmic Castlerigg – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – In the realm of the otherworldly.

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

In the realm of the otherworldly.

So most of you by now know how fond I am of visiting ancient sites, stone circles in particular.  So I thought I would treat you to a cosmic circle, given they are otherworldly places, and maybe even gateways to the otherworld.

‘Cosmic Castlerigg’, Cumbria, 2018.KADOtherworldly

And because woodlands are otherworldly spaces.

‘Under the boughs’, Brynna woods, 2015.KADOtherworldly2

Ken

Buds – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – A hint of Spring.

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

A hint of Spring

So here is my offering, I did consider using a small metal spring, but then opted for this picture, with just a little touch of cosmic dusting.

‘Buds at Stokesay’, Stokesay castle, 2017.KDSpring2

Ken

Hardly moving contrasts – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Move the clouds, a heavenly perspective.

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

MOVE THE CLOUDS, A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE

Right. So the secret here is… well, there actually are no secrets and no particular way you’re suppose to define this or any of our challenges. We, Dale and I, prefer you define it and them in any way you choose.

So here are my offerings, last year we took a holiday in Dumfries and Galoway, and the skies were sublime.  Upon editing the photos I hardly had to move the clouds to get nice contrasts in the skies.  However they can be pushed quite a bit.

‘Field with hay-bales’, Glenquicken stone circle, 2018.Cosmic skys 1

‘Once more along the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Cosmic skys 2

Ken

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.

‘Hopeful’, Brynna, 2009.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Ken