Tag Archives: Sunday Stills

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

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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

Spring blossom – Sunday Stills – #Spring Has Sprung

This week Teri has challenged us with:

“spring” is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills.

So what could be more spring like than the return of blossom to the trees and new leaf buds.  Well I suppose I could have gone with lambs frolicking in the fields or new shoots thrusting from the earth.  But in the end I chose to use this photo.

‘Spring blossom’, Stokesay castle, 2017.Spring blossom

And as an additional photo, because I I almost used something similar for a challenge a few weeks ago, and I did say it might make an appearance.

‘Sprung’, 2019.Sprung

And other than it being some sort of clip, I have no idea what it is either!

Ken

Un-Green Man- Sunday Stills – Green.

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Tis the season for showing us something green, if you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Even if you don’t, the color green is all around us. If you want to get creative, you can use and interpret green idioms as in “green with envy,” “going green” (environmental), “sure as God made little green apples,” “giving something/someone the green light,” or “green thumb.” You get the idea!

Since I am all about my favorite color green, my images for this week’s Sunday Stills theme focus on things that are green.

Well my first thought when I had read that the challenge was to be green was to take a picture of my wife’s thumb, she is good with plants, then I thought maybe one of the nearby wind turbines, or maybe a piece of green Lego sat next to me on the desk.

So what I wanted to find in my archives was a photo of a Green Man, a foliate figure carving in wood or stone, however I could not find any at first glance, this is something I will have to add to my list to rectify.

This cheeky face at Dyrham Park was the nearest I could get!

‘Green face’, Dyrham Park, 2014.Green face

And just for another splash of green a fern near Zennor Quoit.

‘Hillside fern’, Zennor, 2016.Hillside fern

And then finally I found him, although he is the least green in colour, he is providing the water, which is the life of the garden in which he is situated, and thus providing for the luscious green foliage that is around him.

‘Life giving Green Man’, Colby Woodland Garden, 2016:Life giving Green Man

Ken

Good morning sunshine – Sunday Stills – Daylight.

This week Teri has challenged us with:

DAYLIGHT is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills.

Each winter solstice we go out and greet the rising sun, we make the transition from almost darkness to daylight, passing through that liminal space in-between.

Some years we feel, rather than see the Daylight.

‘Solstice mist’, Brynna common, 2017.SSDaylight

And some years we see Daylight arrive in all its glory.

‘Morning has broken’, Brynna common, 2016.SSDaylight2

Ken

The next big thing – Sunday Stills – Walk on the #Wildlife Side

This week Teri has challenged us with:

The Sunday Stills theme this week is Wildlife.

Here is a photo taken in West Penwith, Cornwall, on one of our many visits. Titled, because if a wild rock band could be made of horses, this would be their photo, that horse has attitude!

‘The next big thing’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2014.SSWild

Ken

Spread your wings – Sunday Stills – High #Flight

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Flight has a variety of meanings, whether it is the obvious where something has wings and flies, or a flight of stairs, or fleeing from danger (flight or fight), or how about a flight of beer samples?

So here is a photo taken at a medieval fair in Caerphilly where there was a bird of prey show.

‘Spread your wings’, Caerphilly, 2015.SSCBird

Ken

Bubbles – Sunday Stills – A #Fresh Look

Teri has challenged us with:

For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge, show us a fresh perspective on something, some fresh food or flowers, even fresh snow! In the middle of February, show us the promise of spring.

So here are a few photos from the archives that I thought I would take a fresh look at editing, all from the old Fuji HS20exr.

The first is Lemonade not quite fresh as it is out of a bottle – but still refreshing!

‘Fresh Lemonade”, 2014.Freshlemonade

The second a close up of those refreshing bubbles, in a different glass.

‘Bubbles’, 2013.Freshlemonade2

And the third, a fresh build up Cuckoo spit,  the blobs of white frothy liquid caused by froghopper nymphs.

‘Fresh spit!’, 2013.Freshspit

And finally a freshly grown Strawberry.

‘Berry there’, 2013.Freshberry

Ken