This week’s photo challenge from Frank (Dutch Goes The Photo) is SIGNS
Cake or no cake – that is the question !!
What’s the answer? ha ha !!
This week’s photo challenge from Frank (Dutch Goes The Photo) is STONES
I’ve chosen some photos of gravestones for my entry.
As a Family Historian, I have a fascination for graveyards and cemeteries. A gravestone is often the clue one needs to move forwards (although actually backwards in time!!) in the quest of following a particular family line. I’ve spent many a happy hour pottering around graves, hunting for an elusive stone, and at the same time getting side tracked by unrelated memorials. The three photos are not of my family. (Most of my “hunting” was done pre-digital.) I can only wonder at the lost stories hidden within those graves!!
This week’s photo challenge from Frank (Dutch Goes The Photo) is DARK https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/09/12/tuesday-photo-challenge-dark/
Not one of my best shots, but I have limited time this week to come up with an entry. This one is of the Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland, made famous by “Game of Thrones”. Sadly, GOT makes it popular with followers, so it is nigh on impossible to get a shot without people or cars in !! When we were there, there was also a frustrated farmer driving a large tractor quite fast up the lane, no doubt making his point!!
Dark Hedges is an avenue of about 150 ancient Beech trees, which are now twisted and intertwined to make what seems like a mystical tunnel. James Stuart built Gracehill House, the family home ca 1775, and the avenue would have been planted around this time by the family as an entrance to their Georgian Estate.
This week’s photo challenge from Frank (Dutch Goes The Photo) is WATER
Water is one of my favourite topics, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind you of some good reasons to drink it 🙂
Sadly the chaps in the photos seem to be doing quite the opposite!! Obviously too much chlorine in their water !!! 🙂
10 good reasons to drink WATER
🙂 Your cells are made up of 70 – 80% water, so it makes them happier.
🙂 Happy healthy cells = Happy healthy YOU.
🙂 Clearer thinking, 🙂 better focus, 🙂 better memory
🙂 Smoother, more comfortable digestion
🙂 More fluid movements (and no we aren’t talking digestion again) – this time it’s healthy joints!!
🙂 Clearer, healthier, more handsome / beautiful skin
🙂 Happier waterworks and kidneys
🙂 Better circulation, so that oxygen and nutrients reach those faraway bits like your fingertips and tootsies, not to mention all the cells in between, making them happy (See above!)!
🙂 Healthier lungs and breathing
🙂 A more fluid lymph system which means a stronger immune system to help avoid those pesky colds etc
🙂 More energy – YAY!!
So go on ………. You know you want to …………… have a glass or two of water
This week’s photo challenge from Frank (Dutch Goes The Photo) is BLUE
I’ve opted for photos of one of my favourite flowers – BORAGE. A while back, when I was studying Bach Flower Essences, we had to make our own essence and I chose Borage – hence the floating flowers in the bowl.
Frank’s photo challenge this week is “PInk”………………….
2 pretty pink blossoms in Thailand.
If anyone can identify them (especially the first one) I shall be VERY VERY grateful. Ta muchly in advance.
Frank’s photo challenge this week is “Alley”…………………. https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/08/15/tuesday-photo-challenge-alley/
I’ve opted for some photos in my home town of Dorking, Surrey, which seems to be built around a network of alleys!! I took the first picture today.
The other two were from a while back. Not the best quality but they make me smile.
The first is a sort of disinterested standoff by one of the many local feline guardians of the alleyways. No password was required on that occasion – ha ha!! 🙂 🙂
The last photo is of a different cat , “guarding” the other end of the same alleyway. How cute is he / she? (Note: when in doubt, always include a photo of a cat!!!)
Back to Nature this week with some golden blossom, confettied on the ground. I spotted his in Carmona, Spain.
This is in response to Frank’s photo challenge this week = “Golden”.
This week’s photo challenge from Frank (“Dutch Goes the Photo”) is THREE.
I have strayed from Nature this week, and gone for a man-made, or rather Judith -made, trio. I have been reacquainting myself with crocheting this year, and whilst out in the garden today, making up three hexagons, it suddenly dawned on me to photograph my efforts for this week’s challenge. So here they are.
Further down are some I prepared earlier, embellished with surface crocheting. The end product hopefully will be a bag, but it’s still a while off.
Definitely a labour of love 🙂
This week’s photo challenge from Frank (his fab Blog is “Dutch Goes The Photo”) is WOODS
A month or so ago, I took my music-loving, 92-year-old neighbour, Eva, to visit Leith Hill Place, childhood home of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills, at the foot of woodland, this house is a step back in time, full of musical history and a haven from our crazy modern world.
Eva loved it. She recalled seeing RVW around Dorking (our home town) when she was younger; he sported a too long jumper and dishevelled hair!! Nonetheless, an amazing man who produced some breath-taking music, including the beautifully evocative “The Lark Ascending”.
My photos show a stunning tree with the most photogenic roots, beautifully set off by some recent rain ……… and a glimpse of Leith Hill Place, itself.