It’s Thursday ….. just….

This post was planned for earlier, to link to Just Thursday, even though the picture is not actually linked in any way at all….. However, this and that happened, and I’m just posting now.

This was the view that greeted us this morning.


Is it any wonder that I needed my coffee? How did your day begin?

Hope you will join in with the real Just Thursday? More details here.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fray


This photograph is of an unusual textile technique. One thing that is definitely not required is fraying! However…….

Look to the left! – Yes, it’s starting to happen ……


Full details of the challenge is here and Just Snaps  has one for you and so too has Unblipped

100 Steps – March

The weather has been better, but there is till a lot of water lying around. I haven’t been able to go out much as I have been performing ‘nursly’ duties, however, it looks as though those won’t be needed for much longer. Yesterday I had to go out to make sure there was something in the larder! I opted to walk because I really needed a little extra time – and the fresh air was good. Although only March the weather seemed to be offering April showers – thankfully I avoided the heaviest, but I kept my eyes firmly on the ground so as not to step in too many of the currently ever-present puddles!

The sun is shining today – but those puddles will still be there. Hopefully they won’t feature in another 100 steps, though ;)

Weekly Photo Challenge – Juxtaposition

Coincidence? Well, whether it is or not the title fits perfectly with a creative endeavour that is happening this weekend. I wrote about it earlier and anyone is welcome to join in there too.

During the recent stormy weather I have been documenting certain views. These have mostly been to record the rise and fall of the water. The one I have chosen to show you today is quite difficult to capture as, for most of the day at this time of year, the sun is too low for a good shot. I have taken to hiding in the shadow of a tree so that I can fool the camera. On this particular day I wasn’t the only one behind a tree. The cyclists emerged just as I pressed the trigger!


I hope that at least some of you will choose to be creative with us over the weekend. This is a monthly ‘happening’. Full details of the Weekly Photo Challenge can be found here and one from Just Snaps is here..

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning

Not much imagination in this entry, but it was taken only seconds into the beginning of this year


No apologies for the quirky angle – it was deliberate.

Full details of the challenge can be found here and one from Just Snaps is a little more imaginative!

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning of Lotus
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Rooktopia
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Flickr Comments
  4. Beginning (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Ese’ s Voice
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: beginning | MyBlog – solaner
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Ambitious Drifter
  10. WPC: Beginning | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning | Just Snaps
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning – Joy and Woe
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | A mom’s blog
  15. Photoworld 3-1-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  16. In the Beginning There is Love….(WP weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  17. Fear of Pontius Pilate Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Hope* the happy hugger
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning | Joe’s Musings
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | scillagrace
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Stephen Chapman
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning. | Maybe a Post a Day 2014
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | This, that and the other thing
  24. Beginning- Weekly Photo Challenge | The Rider
  25. Graffiti 0452 | artishorseshit
  26. Beginning | de Wets Wild

Weekly Photo Challenge – One


I took this photograph this morning. I couldn’t see if it was Howard or Hilda, but I’m sure it was one of our resident wood pigeons. They nest at the bottom of the garden.

Full details of the weekly challenge can be found here, Just Snaps has an interesting rare species, and  there are more below.

  1. One (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Flickr Comments
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Ese’ s Voice
  4. Weekly photo challenge: One | An Enchanted Eye
  5. Week Photo Challenge: One | nancy merrill photography
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | autopict
  7. Weekly photo challenge: one | MyBlog – solaner
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge – One | Chittle Chattle
  9. Photo Project “52 Bolivian Sundays” [‘One’] | 3rdculturechildren
  10. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: One
  11. Just One | The Ambitious Drifter
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Single Yellow Blossom | puncta lucis
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Stephen Chapman
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | yarnwuseleien
  16. Crumbling Face of Depression | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Steve Says….
  18. weekly photo challenge – one | myguiltypleasures
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Wind Against Current
  20. Cheery hue | Detours by Deepali
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Under the Monkey Tree
  23. One, two. | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | 2812 photography
  26. Emptiness Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | roastbeefandrakija
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge – One | Just Snaps
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | castelsarrasin
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Ritva’s Art – Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge – Community

Station Car Park

Tucked up for the day, the cars of the commuting community. Work is in progress for  a new station building and car park. The community is currently very unhappy at the inconvenience.

Full details of the challenge can be found here, and here is one from Just Snaps

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

With no intention of imitating Monet, this is one of the photographs I took last week.

July 2013 045

I’ve chosen it because firstly, never seen them growing before on this canal, and secondly because they are blooming for the first time!

Full details of the challenge can be found here with many more entries. Please also check out the photograph on  Just Snaps.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Companiable

It will come as no surprise to those of you that follow my blog on a regular basis to discover that I share my life with colour. In fact, I think you might be disappointed if I didn’t admit it! I am happiest when I am silently working on a project, whether I am using paper, or fabric. The following gallery is just a glimpse into part of my life. I am totally at ease and comfortable when I am engrossed.

These are just a few of the projects that have taken my time during the last few weeks. I didn’t dare show you all of them. I also included a picture of pears and a plum which is my current choice of inspiration. :) My poor husband tolerates my passion.

Full details of this challenge, and lots more information can be found here. Don’t forget to pop over to Just Snaps too.

Don’t forget to check out the links below too:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Stephen Chapman
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Ese’ s Voice
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable (Bee & Flower) | skpfoto
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Flickr Comments
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable – Joy and Woe
  6. My Companions | On the Streets of San Francisco
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companiable | So where’s the snow?
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | A Little British Pea …
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Travel Monkey
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable | Heather’s Photography
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable |
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companions | Canoe Communications
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | iChristian
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companiable | Chittle Chattle
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Lonely Travelog
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Create A Beautiful Life
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Irregular Ventilator
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Under the Monkey Tree
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable – Bench in a Garden | My.Vivid.Visions
  20. Companionable | Mitten’sKittens
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companiable | Just Snaps
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Wind Against Current
  23. My Therapy Dog | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge : Companionable | Moments In Your Life
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Joakim Knudsen Photography
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable – The Companions | My.Vivid.Visions
  27. Meet Leo « News of Ms. Roberts
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Stevie’s Words
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable « LargeSelf
  30. Cheap Materials Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companion | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | What Is It?!?
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | PSEUDOMONAZ
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | The Creation Around Me
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: ”Companiable” | SPH3RE
  38. Companionable Chaps | Empire of Lights
  39. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Companionable | Perfecting Motherhood
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companiable | suzie81’s Blog
  41. the PEEP SHOW: Weekly Photo Prompt | the TRASH BASH
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: No So Companionable | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | Quirky Brunette
  44. This one goes out to “Bu” [a sketch] | so i wrote
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable | The Syllabub Sea
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable | Escape from Chaos
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companion | patriciaddrury
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable Pigs Gossipping | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable | This, that and the other thing
  50. Companion | de Wets Wild