Tag Archives: Portreath

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

Ken

 

Cats not dogs for me #NationalPetParentsDay – Sunday Stills – #A Dog’s Life.

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Did you know the last Sunday of April is National Pet Parents Day? Hooray, because I am one and I bet you are, too…or maybe so in the pawst!
For this week’s Sunday Stills photography challenge, let’s celebrate the pets that make our lives so much richer!

We were having a hot chocolate at the beach cafe Portreath, I am not a dog person, definitely a cat person, however I had to take a photo of him, just look at the love in those eyes!

‘In the eyes’, Portreath, 2017.In the eyes

We do however have two cats of our own, the adorable, but here looking moody as he had just woken up:

‘Falco’, 2014.Falco

And the lovely inquisitive:

‘Roswell’, 2015.Roswell

We rescued these two lovely boys from a cattery as someone had abandoned them!  Beautiful brothers who enrich our lives with their companionship.

I have always had cats, before we had, well actually as they are cats they own us . . . any way, before these two called on us to be their slaves, we were honoured to share our lives with the very special ‘Darkle’.  Mad as a hatter and lived to be a grand old lady, it was a very sad day when we had to say goodbye to her,  the vet called her a ‘miracle cat’ in the last few years of her life, we did all we could for her and our love was rewarded with her love.  So a slightly blurry photo, and not just from tears of happy memories, but this was taken when she was still able to get about on the prowl for a bit.

‘Darkle’, 2005.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Proud to be a Pet Parent.
#NationalPetParentsDay

Ken

Portreath: but not as we know it! – Friday Foto Fun – Ocean Views

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

Post a photo or get creative about seaside scenes … try some humour!

This 5 photo stitch immediately came to mind,  we were having a trip to Portreath, a reminder of memories of holidays long gone for my wife, her brother and mother, and we would be meeting one of here cousins there.  It was early in the morning and we expected to find the beach quiet, and that we would be able to take a stroll along the sand.  Instead we found a RNLI sports event going on and had to be content to take our view of the ocean from the cafe!

‘Portreath: but not as we know it!’, Portreath, Cornwall, 2017.FFOcean

Ken

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

Treat – Beach ice cream

I thought that for this weeks entry into the Daily Post photo challenge, that of ‘Treat’, I would post the following photo.

A double treat:

Ice cream – an indulgence we succumb to while on holiday, often one a day, trying to find the oddest flavours.

Portreath beach – a treat for Karen, who loves it here as it brings back childhood memories.

Ice Cream

I can’t remember what the flavours were – only that they were good.

You can view other entries to this weeks challenge here.