Thursday, 30 June 2011


Carmi's Photographic challenge this week is ROUGH

A really rough day off the north of Scotland, taken through our cabin window on a cruise holiday last year! The storm force 9 winds lasted so long, and the ship pitched and rolled so much, that many people had a really rough time of it!

And just to show how much the ship was pitching and rolling, this is a pic of the swimming pool on board!

But this one was taken on a peaceful summer day! The silvery grey of the wood and bark grabbed my attention. It is almost like a black and white photo - but it isn't!

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Carmi's Thematic Challenge this week is "Well Aged" I decided you couldn't get much more aged than 5000 years old! This is a Bronze Age burial mound on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. It feels quite weird to stand where people stood to bury their dead all that time ago.

These old garden tools are quite another thing! I love the way their handles have got a gorgeous patina from years of use. And they are just as good today as they were then. And I bet if I used them and looked after them carefully, they would outlast any new tool!