Wednesday, 29 June 2016


A theme of TIME, for Carmi, at Writteninc. posed me a bit of a problem at first.   OK, I have pictures of clocks, though not that many.   Then I thought of all the quotes about time, and decided to illustrate them!

Just to prove I do have a photo of a clock!   This is at Dunhamn Massey, a stately home owned by the National Trust, SW of Manchester.

Time, like an everlasting stream.......

Time flies!

As time goes by......

Time is money!


There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now. (Eugene O'Neill)   Both of the above are in Orkney

Thursday, 16 June 2016


Carmi, over at writteninc.thematic photography has chosen IN THE METAL for this week's theme.

There is so much that used to be metal that is now plastic, that just looking round the home I realised how much had changed.

However, I found one thing that hasn't changed, and one that has very much changed!

They haven't managed to make our small change into plastic!  Yet!

Do you remember when OXO Cubes used to come in little metal boxes?   It was a long, long time ago, you might have to ask some of your very elderly relatives about it!   But if they are still around, they are terribly handy for keeping little things in!   this one keeps paper clips!   But thought I'd show it on one of my elderly recipe books!

Do go to the link above and see other  metal working!   And leave a comment if you've visited here, I do love reading them!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


When I first started photography, long, long ago, under the tutelage of my Father, everything was taken in monochrome.   There was no other.   Somehow we all adapted to that.   So when colour photography became cheaper and more usuable, it was quite a shock!

Anyway, I managed to find a few monochrome pics for  Carmi's Thematic Photography this week.   Do go to the link to see what others have come up with.

Tangled rope on pale wood made a good monochrome shot.

Not strictly monochrome, but these galvanised bins were definitely grey all over!  Seen in our monthly market.

Snow always makes a good monochrome pic!

Hope you enjoyed these - do let me know if you visited!