Tag Archives: Sunday Stills

Eggs and Onions – Sunday Stills: Unusual

This week in Teri’s absence Huw has challenged us with:

Here’s what you need to do to join this week’s Sunday Stills challenge.
Write a brand new post and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about unusual things. What do you see or feel when in an unusual situation? Describe what’s there and tell us your thoughts when you discovered or experienced something that was unusual.

Perhaps I to have been time travelling in order to collect this shot!  Well I am not sure the dates are accurate, but even with my love of pickles, I am not sure I would risk it!

‘Eggs and onions’, Coleton Fishacre, 2015.Eggs and onions

Ken

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Love and Friendship – Sunday Stills: Why you should never look over the edge.

This week in Teri’s absence Huw has challenged us with:

Write a brand new post and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about being on or looking over an/the edge. What do you see when looking or being on the edge of something? Describe what’s there and tell us if it’s friendly, a foe, or if it makes you feel excited.

Ok – well it has been one of those years so far, it all started at Christmas time, I am not going to go into the details, but it has been hard.  The photo below is of a safety rail atop a high tower at Llansteffan Castle, it stops you accidentally falling over, though you could climb.  The padlock is a symbol of someone’s love.  Just like this safety rail the love and friendship I have received this year help me from falling over the edge.

‘Love and Friendship’, Llansteffan Castle, 2019.Love and Friendship

Ken

Ancient Danger – Sunday Stills: #Danger

This week Teri has challenged us with:

This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “danger.”

Beware of the hidden dangers!  Ok folks so my use of this sign this may seem a little tongue in cheek, especially after a previous post that used one of the symbols, however we should take care of ourselves each and every day, be aware of the dangers that may be around us, and above all use a little common sense.

‘Ancient Danger’, Talley abbey, 2019.Ancient Danger

Ken

Joyful swings and things – Sunday Stills: #Playground

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Show us your version of your favourite playground for Sunday Stills!

Maybe not my favourite playground, but for this moment it was theirs!

‘Merriment’, Mumbles, Swansea, 2015.SSPlayground

My own favourite playground probably looks a bit more like this,

‘Stone dancers’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2017.SSPlayground2

Ken

Warm when it is cold – Sunday Stills – #Warmth

This week Teri has challenged us with:

The theme “warmth” for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge conjures a variety of ideas.

Whenever we visit gardens I enjoy visiting the greenhouses, and looking at what my wife refers to as the ‘Ken plants’, that would be succulents and cacti.  I am always amazed that we can grow them in the UK!  The difference in temperature outside a greenhouse to that inside can sometimes be a shock, especially in early spring, when we might have been walking around gazing at new shoots, buds, and early flowers wearing our warm coats.

‘Warm when it is cold’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Warm when it is cold

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

Set in stone – Sunday Stills – #Spirit

This week Teri has challenged us with:

There is much we can do with this week’s Sunday Stills theme: SPIRIT. . . Whether you believe in a higher being, a natural Earth, follow an organized religion, or simply just believe, show us something that moves YOUR spirit.

In another post ‘#49‘, I posted a picture of the Druids circle, at Penmaenmawr, where we had visited this weekend.  Not only did visiting this  sacred megalithic landscape raise my spirits, but one of the stones there is very interesting to me.  Perhaps it is the ‘spirit’ of the place, It certainly reminds me of a hooded figure watching over the circle.

‘Druids circle’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Set in stone

Ken

Woodland gate – Sunday Stills – #Gates to Fun

This week Teri has challenged us with ‘Gates’.

So I chose this gate in the woodland at Colby Woodland Gardens, I liked the way the sunlight was filtering through the trees and catching the post.  Gateways are often the liminal spaces of transition between one experience and another, but in this case we pass from woodland – to woodland, did we feel a change of place?

‘Woodland gate’, Colby Woodland Gardens, 2016.Woodland gate

Ken

Home is where the books are – Sunday Stills – For the Love of #Reading and #Books

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Today, April 7 marks the beginning of National Library Week! This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “For the Love of Reading and Books.”

So it is fair to say that we are a household full of books, can you have too many? Well maybe not enough self space.  Below is a photo of some of the many bookcases in our house.  As you can see it is not just books that we hoard!

‘Home is where the books are’, 2019.Home is where the books are

Ken

Humid Tropical Biome – Sunday Stills – #tropical

This week Teri has challenged us with:

this week’s Sunday Stills theme is “tropical.”

I have not visited any tropical countries, in fact for someone of my age, my travel outside the UK has been very limited.  So initially I wondered what I could do with this challenge, maybe a plant, a can of ‘Lilt’ (if any one remembers that!) – it was supposed to be the totally tropical taste after all!

And then I remembered I had a number of photos from inside the Humid Tropical Biome at the Eden project, and so went of looking for one of these.

‘Humid Tropical Biome’, Eden project, Cornwall, 2017.Humid Tropical Biome

Ken