Julia said ‘the blackness just enveloped me’, and the challenge requires another 100 words, here are mine.
‘We’ll turn the lights off just for one minute’ the guide said. I was scared of the dark, but I’d be okay wouldn’t I? Mark was here. A flick of a switch and the darkness just enveloped me. Every sound was amplified. I tried to reach Mark’s hand, but instead felt something scuttling on the handrail. The single cockroach I’d seen became a thousand in my imagination, and the sweet, sleeping bats were suddenly a murmuration. A silent scream got stuck in my throat and my knees began to crumple.
‘Imagine sleeping here in Gomantong caves?’ said the guide.
Get me out of here.
Ailsa has the most amazing photo on her site as part of her Sky theme. The one of Bonneville Salt Flats, have a look, I’m sure you’ll like it too. While you’re there, think about joining her challenge this week, everyone has good sky photos!
This is a local one taken on Dartmoor a few years ago.
The sun going down over Tunku Abdul Raman Park - the islands off of Kota Kinabalu.
Looking through the sky down to the Alps somewhere over northern Italy.
This one is on Borneo, I think the cloud is ascending through a hole in the sky.
To join in visit Ailsa, http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
I missed Ailsa’s Distant theme last week, but I’ve just found this photo of Haldon Belvedere in Devon that I quite like so I thought better late than never.
And for this week I’ve chosen the not quite hidden . . .
You can join in at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/09/06/travel-theme-hidden/
I’ve chosen three photos this week, very different ones but all of the sea.
The first was taken at Cape Coast, in Ghana. I’ve chosen it simply because it was taken on an unspoilt beach, that had just a small hotel with hut rooms looking at the ocean.
The next was taken here in England. I think I might have posted it before but I still love it and hope you will. I call it ‘Mermaids’.
This one isn’t a very good quality image but I’ve chosen it because it reminds me of a time when I did somethingthat was very brave for me. You see, I’m not a very good swimmer, I’m scared to put my head under or to go out of my depth. I think it’s because when I was a child someone pushed me under in a swimming pool. But when I went to Borneo a few years ago I had the chance to snorkel on a coral reef and I knew it was a once in a lifetime time chance. I forced myself to have a go and even though I was tense all the time, it is one of the best things I have ever done.
Do you have Sea photos to share? Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/weekly-photo-challenge-sea/
If you just take my hand . . . no wait a minute, if you just take my leg . . . we might get the right motion here!
Ailsa has picked motion for her theme this week, join in at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/
I just wanted to highlight Isobel’s post that I re-blogged this morning, it’s something that I feel passionate about so if you could just take a look at these beautiful creatures and go over to sign on the link from earlier it would be wonderful. http://isobelandcat.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/save-the-orangutans/
We like it here, but it would be better if there was enough food and nice trees deep in the forest.
Here is our forest
My cousin is hiding up there, he has darker fur than I do because he chooses all his own food!
This is a friend
Will you help to make sure that the baby grows up to have babies too?
Can you see all those rows of trees? They are taking over our habitat and we need help so that we can survive.
With credit to Ross and Lori Hall and Lindy Campbell who took some of these photos while I was too ill to hold my camera!
Sara Rosso says,
‘Do you have a photo which invites the viewer to look beyond? Are there hidden depths in the background? Is the focal point just a framing for the rest of the picture? If it’s not clear why we should look beyond, tell us! Lead us through the story in your photo.’ for this weeks challenge. I’ve chosen three photos and I hope its clear why you should look!
Bergamo terrace cafe
If you would like to join in http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/weekly-photo-challenge-beyond/
Ailsa has chosen Animals to mark World Animal Day on Thursday, 2 days ago. I was very privileged to be able to visit Sepilok, Borneo to see the orang-utans, really high on my ‘do before I die’ list. I hope you like this beauty!
I love silhouettes but don’t really have a true one. This is as close as I can get. A picture of my friends taken in Kota Kinabalu looking towards Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands.
There will be more to see over at Ailsa’s place, http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/24/silhouette/ her own are superb.
A really difficult one this week because I usually delete photos like this as being too bleached out!