Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Summer Lovin’

Yesterday was Scarlett, my granddaughter’s first birthday.She had a lovely party with lots of family and friends the day before, all very exciting! I was very lucky to be able to stay for the actual day and after a morning opening presents we had a seaside stroll.

Scarlett tries out her new Smart Trike
Scarlett tries out her new Smart Trike

Ice cream was spread around nicely

Look at my ice cream beard.
Look at my ice cream beard.

Then back home for some rainbow birthday cake.

Yummy thanks mummy!
Yummy thanks mummy!

A year ago I announced Scarlett’s arrival for a photo challenge, http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-masterpiece/

This post is also for a challenge, ‘Summer Lovin’

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Gratitude Jar and Lotus Leaves

From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.

Says Ben Huberman, at the Daily Post.

I love containers, who doesn’t? They are full of feminine symbolism.   I decided to snap a few of my favourite containers.

A wooden vessel from Malaysia, very smooth and curvy.
A wooden vessel from Malaysia, very smooth and curvy.

My Terramundi, a gift from my friends when I left a job
My Terramundi, a gift from my friends when I left a job

A bowl by my favourite ceramic artist Laurel Keeley
A bowl by my favourite ceramic artist Laurel Keeley

Driftwood sticks, shells and beach stones from all over
Driftwood sticks, shells and beach stones from all over

The gratitude jar that I began on January 1st
The gratitude jar that I began on January 1st

My last photo, the only one in colour, is a painting contained in a frame. It was painted for me by Stuart Whitelaw, and brought all the way from Australia when he and Christine visited last month. It is of the beautiful lotus leaves on the dam at Dadirri, Christine’s favourite plants.

Lotus leaves
Lotus leaves

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A Truck with a Past

In the 19th century, granite was quarried at Haytor on Dartmoor and was taken along a tramway  to the Stover Canal. From there it went by barge to Teignmouth, then by sea around Great Britain and further.  The tramway was opened on 1820, by George Templar of Stover, a long distance footpath , the Templar Way is named after him.

Granite from Haytor was used in the building of London Bridge, the British Museum and the National Gallery.

Trains of up to twelve trucks descended from Haytor, with a horse behind to slow them down.  Remains of the tramway can still be seen on Haytor Down. The ‘Relic’ of a truck below is similar to the ones used on the tramway. This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge of Relic.

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A Banksy Contrast

Bristol museum has a couple of Banksy’s in it’s collection and I remembered this one when I thought about contrasts.

This isn’t how I tend to see an angel, the statue beneath may be, but Banksy has added a little something to make us think as usual.

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The trashy paint pan is in complete contrast to the angel. Here is what the Museum has to say about it.
banksy

and another look.
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What are your thoughts, are you aware of Banksy’s work?
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In Between

Chichester cathedral has a beautiful metal screen ,between it and the  vaults, the treasure awaits, some of the Cathedral’s silver!

vault

Caught between two worlds, almost as if an invisible sci-fi force field is wrapped around the people inside.

A flower for two bees to share between them.

bees

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Extra Dreamy

It took me a while to think of an answer to this weeks photo challenge, I kept going back to this pic that I took on Saturday at Penshurst Place in Kent. Eventually I got it, the ‘extra’ isn’t an object, but rather the dreamlike quality of the image, what do you think?

extra

 

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Room, to roam

Today I’ve had the most lovely day out with my very dear blogging sister Christine, of Dadirri Dreaming, as well as her husband S, who coped well with a crazy Devon Gypsy driving them up the narrow lanes. If you have been following Christine you’ll know that she has been travelling around southern Spain for a few days, quite a bit warmer than here but it stayed dry for us and I’m thrilled to bits that she came all this way!
I took them to one of my favourite places on Dartmoor, Scorhill. We went inside the shelter of the stone circle, plenty of room there and with a view.

Scorhill

 

Next we went on over the hill and far away where these ladies had plenty of room to roam.

roam

This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge . . . Room! As always , click for a bigger view.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

For this week’s photo challenge, share your interpretation of “on the move.” You can be the subject of your image, or you might want to experiment with movement or transportation in a different way.

Says Cheri Lucas Rowlands over at the Daily Post. So for this weeks challenge I decided I would focus on the coast. except that in the first photo you will just have to believe that I was heading for the coast!

Heading to the Isola Bella at Taormina
Heading to the Isola Bella at Taormina

And here are a few more shots on the move.

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Bikaner sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Sara Rosso at the Daily Post says that ‘On top can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location’ and asks us to share photos that express On Top this week for the photo challenge.

My photos were taken On Top in Bikaner, Rajasthan,

from the roof of a temple.

This is a photo that I’ve posted before. O don’t what it is about it but it’s one of my all time favourite photos, so I’m sharing it again. It’s the same place as the gallery facing a different direction.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold and Bastets Pixelventures

Krista at the Daily Post has picked the theme of THRESHOLD for the weekly photo challenge this week. She says,

A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.

I find thresholds exciting, that strange space or feeling when things could be vastly different depending on a choice, so it inspired a poem.

threshold

Threshold

the threshold of disintegration

crumbling shattered overgrown

with vine tendrils both living and lost

where Capulet fingers perhaps lingered

 

flakes of rust eating into metal that

rests precariously no support for any arm

that dares to lean to stretch towards

the golden light still dawning

 

balcony of decay and neglect

standing on pillars of sustenance

destined to fall or rise from

the threshold of disintegration

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/photo-challenge-threshold/

Bastets pixelventures challenge is looking for pictures that inspire a poem so I’d like to add this post, I think it fits

http://wedrinkbecausewerepoets.com/2014/03/31/bastets-pixelventures-april-1-2014/