This Friday, ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ and ‘Something to Ponder About’ have challenged us with:
For this week’s Friendly Friday photo challenge, the theme is Design
So just two small photos of the riot of design that is on show at Blackwell, the arts and crafts house in the lake district, it really is worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
‘Space helmets and Peacocks’, Blackwell, 2017.
‘Flowers and berries’, Blackwell, 2017.
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday Parul at Happiness and Food, asks that we share pictures of Trees.
A photo from last years visit to the Lake district, this tree was full of crows about 5 seconds before I pressed the shutter button!
‘Up above the lakes’, Cumbria, 2018.
This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:
Welcome to One Word Sunday. Now, over to all of you to dazzle me with your image for this theme.
So a photo taken on Lake Windermere, while the reflected sun was not quite enough to dazzle so much that I could not look, or take a photo, I feel it still fits the bill.
‘House of Mirrors?’, Lake Windermere, 2017.
Each week Hadd Hai Yaar challenges us to:
create a post having monochrome photos
So here is my submission for this week – an unedited photo that caught my attention in the not too distant archives. The focus was slightly off which is probably why it remained unedited, however I felt it still had a little potential.
‘Quack’, Fell foot, Lake District, 2017.
This weekend the challenge GC and Sue W have set is Sky:
What about you, what do you see when your attention turns toward the sky?
As usual, this challenge is open to your own unique interpretation.
Sometimes the sky is enough. ‘Light’ at Castlerigg Stone circle, Lake district, 2018.
And at other times the sky harmonises perfectly with the shapes in the foreground. ‘Formations’, Cairnholy II, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.
I wish I could say I waited for the clouds above to take that formation, but it was just one of those happy accidents that they accentuate the shape of Cairnholy II.
This week V.J. challenges us to:
When the world feels like it is crashing down on me, I recognize the invitation. It is time. This week, I challenge myself to practice stillness, through meditation, breathing, yoga – however I find myself there.
Won’t you join me?
So before I find a place to settle down and find my own moment of stillness, here is a photo of Karen finding a moment of stillness within the stones at Castlerigg stone circle, October 2018.
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.
The second a photo of what is probably my favorite circle with the liner pathway that dissects her. Long Meg and her daughters.
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.
Pathways can take you in both directions though so be wary. Rail track in Copenhagen.
But I hope they deliver you to a place of peace. St. Michaels mount, Cornwall.
And bring you back safely to your friends and family. Karen at Greenway.
In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:
After a week filled with the most gentle of contributions, it’s time to open ourselves to that gentlest of winds: the Breeze! Of course, you are not surprised by this selection, although you may find that this theme can lead into various directions… It could be a breeze to come up with a creative entry for this week, or you could unfurl a sail and float propelled by that breeze!
So let’s see, what comes from all of your creative minds this week, as we wind through their various passages. I hope you have some fun with this theme and look forward to what you’ll generate!
So here is a picture taken during Octobers visit to the Lake District – and a visit to Long Meg and her daughters, it was oddly still on this day, Meg was breathing shallowly, with hardly a breeze to blow the clouds away. But when the clouds parted the sunlight took my breath away. So following on from last weeks challenge this photo contains only a most gentle breeze, certainly not the breeze that at times shapes the trees at this site in the most dramatic of ways.
This week Tina at Travels and Trifles, one of the curators of the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge asks:
How about you; how are you dealing with life’s little curveballs? Think about it as you’re putting together your response to this week’s challenge.
So here is my take on Curves – The curves of Castlerigg stone circle, set against the curves of the Lake district landscape. How am I currently dealing with life’s little curveballs? By occasionally escaping into the past, and editing photos of nature. As good as being there? No, but still relaxing.
For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are the photos that I have been working on over the last month or so, taken on our trip earlier in the year to the Lake District.
So here is a link to the Photos:
Lake District April 2017