Tuesday, 29 October 2013


After a week away in hospital I arrived back to be gobsmacked by the fiery nature of our Chinese Rowan tree!  The leaves and mass of berries really glowed like a beacon in the garden.    I am particularly pleased with this as I grew it from a tiny seedling I found growing on a pile of stones!

The early morning light as it came through the trees at the end of our garden.

The sun disappears from sight, leaving a great orange glow in the sky.   Taken on holiday in the Canary Islands in 2012

For more Golden Glows go to Carmi's Photographic Challenge and see what other photographs are glowing!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


For an unusual take on Streetscapes, go toCarmi, over at writteninc and see his and other interesting photographs taken in City and town surroundings.

I live in a rather hilly town on the edge of the Peak District in the UK.   Most streets have some sort of a view of the hills, but today it was very misty, so there was no view!

This is taken from just inside the park.   None of those houses has a car parking space
  hence the cars parked right down the road.   It is also grey bin collecting day!

 This is the front of the cream houses and the back gates in the brick walls of the next 6 or so houses.   They were all built in the Victorian or Edwardian times

Another country!   Tromso in Norway, way, way above the Arctic Circle.   This is in June.

Dreary doesn't really describe this.   Its Longyearbyen, in Svalbard (Spitzbergen)   Well into the Arctic north - 78 degrees north if I remember rightly.   Just imagine what it is like covered in snow and no sun for 4 or 5 months!

Again in Norway, in Bergen.   One of the tiny little alleyways which squeeze between the big houses on the harbour-side    This one opened out into a little square, and had a very welcome coffee shop there!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Carmi's Challenge this week is FEELING REFLECTIVE - and for some other interpretations of this theme, follow the link.  And then click on "show all posts" just above the photograph  of 'Multiples' if you don't get to the right post!.   There's a gremlin in my computer!

The rest of the college reflected in the newish building at out local College of Further Education

A very peaceful and reflective scene at the lake in our local park.   It was an unusually calm day.

Reflections in our green glass globe - actually a fishing float, found about 45 years ago on the Isle of Sky.   I'm not quite sure what it is reflecting - the front garden I think, but it is extremely abstract!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


Lots of the same things massed together can make great photographs.   Carmi, over at writteninc has challenged us to come up with photographs of MULTIPLES.   Go to the link to find other ideas on the subject, but here are mine!

Stacked plastic buckets outside the sort of shop that sells all sorts of things for the home, stacked outside the shop!

Christmas tree baubles stacked up in boxes ready for the rush.

Coloured felt tip pens belonging to my Great Granddaughter

Little ankle boot wellies for not very thick mud!