Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunday Morning Shadows



Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?
~ Frank Moore Colby ~

For Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Friday My Town: Motion


Swimming (all right for some!)

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Walking (for the rest of us)


Driving (taken from the passenger seat!)


A passing train


Summer Triathlon: Swimming


Summer Triathlon: Cycling


Summer Triathlon: Running


Friday My Town Shoot Out

Monday, 20 February 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Red Bottles



Display at a florist’s shop.
I did not ask, but I assume the bottles are for putting flower shoots in to take root.

For Ruby Tuesday

Saturday, 18 February 2012

SSS: Casting Light On the Shadows


For Shadow Shot Sunday 2

The windows reflect the sunlight and cast “reversed” shadows

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday My Town: ♥ Hearts ♥

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How can it be Friday again already? And what was the FMTSO theme of the week again? Something to do with Valentine’s day, wasn’t it… Ah, hearts. Hearts?! The only hearts that keep popping to mind are the old Valentines cards I already published on my TWO other blogs this week. I can’t use those cards AGAIN – or can I? Oops, I just did! One of those playing-around things that only works on black blog background… (A Picasa collage also using black background.)

However, on this blog that’s cheating (I’m rather strict with myself) because those cards were scanned, not photographed. So I had to come up with something else. Grabbed my camera when I went out to slip slide myself over to the grocery shop… hoping for a miracle…


Sorry to disappoint you. No miracle turned up. I had to create it myself, using my own two feet.

Later, at home, going into my study to do this blog post, and thinking that I don’t seem to have a single heart-shaped object in my home… my eyes fell on my desk:


Actually … (What is this, honesty week?!) … I confess to a bit of styling for the photo, though. Putting the pile of paperwork out of sight, removing a bunch of boring receipts collected in this thing, and putting in some nice postcards that I just bought yesterday instead…

♥ Cordial Greetings to you all! ♥


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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday


Here’s a photo I first contemplated for the FMTSO scavenger hunt this week, until I decided to go with the graveyard theme there. So now presenting this one for Shadow Shot Sunday instead!

I’m afraid I have no idea what they intend to use the pipe for. To quote my blogging friend Sandra, a.k.a the Mad Snapper, this is a shot I took “just because I could”!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Friday My Town – Wood, Metal, Stone


Scavenger Hunt: Wood, Metal, Stone.

I did not have to go far for this scavenger hunt, only to the nearby cemetery. Plenty of big old trees (wood). Metal fences and gates. Grave stones, and a stone wall.




Friday My Town Shoot Out – Scavenger Hunt – Wood, Metal, Stone

Click on the link to see what other FMTSO members have found!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Watery Wednesday: Freezing Waterfall


For Watery Wednesday # 172

(If you’d like to see the context of this picture, visit my other blog here)

Monday, 6 February 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Amaryllis


This Amaryllis gave up its last flower today;
the photo is from two weeks ago.

Ruby Tuesday 2

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Winter Shadows


No use looking for water reflections today!
The river is hiding under a cover of ice and snow.
But hey - that’s my shadow out there!!!

Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday My Town: Macro

… Show case your town up close and personal! …

Oh, this theme gave me quite a headache! I’ve got lots of macro and close-up photos… The problem is my lack of or inconsistent tagging! To have something to go by, I chose one photo per month from 2011.


January – hoar frost on fence


February – bookmark from the Textile Museum,
the sheep shears is our town’s ‘coat of arms’


March – window star made from horse shoe nails,
in my window. Still snowy outside.


April - Wood Anemones, wild spring flowers.


May - Lilacs


June – (sweet water) clam shells on the beach by the lake


July – Red Currants


August – Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)


(1) September – Mating Damselflies


(21) October – First frost


November – Rose hips


December (New Year’s Eve) – ex-rosehip!

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