K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

This week’s challenge was set by K’lee and it has a distinctly circular theme…

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Good afternoon and welcome to a bank holiday edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge,today determined by K’lee’s choice of theme; Circles.

I decided to go the simple route this week and use something we’ve been waiting for in the garden for some time; the first of our sunflowers to bloom.

Here are some circles within circles.

And here is where you can find K’lee’s photo for the day.

Right then, let’s see what you have to offer…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or toK’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.
Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other…

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Playing with abstracts…

Here are a few experiments in abstract art, using random shots of industrial components.

Just because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Update: Mucking about with candles and sparklers on Audrey’s birthday, (with full safety precautions, obviously) I made some more abstract images that I rather like:

Swanning around the countryside…

Dodging the intermittent rain yesterday, Audrey and I took a walk along the Tarka Trail cycle path to our favourite wildfowl lake, where we were pleased to see the pair of swans who are resident there, chaperoning seven inquisitive grey cygnets. The permanent duck population was out in force, too, squabbling over their free lunch in a noisy mass of striking plumage.

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Bow down and pay tribute to our alien overlords, for today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

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Monday again, so it’s time for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

On Friday, K’lee left us the prompt ofFuturism and I decided to go with a possible sci-fi future event which I have called The Arrival

So, show us your fabulous futuristic photos and astound us with your creativity.

K’lee’s offering will appear HERE when he posts later, but for now,here is KG’s entry.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or toK’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.
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More from The Mound…

The burst of Summer over the weekend generated a flurry of activity in our rented garden, including adding some colour to The Mound.

I know I’ve posted many photos our one, sloping corner of unpaved loveliness, but it is interesting to watch an island in a sea of patio slowly evolve. 

We also got a great deal on some planters on Sunday (because they’re actually cheap galvanised buckets from Homebase) and by the end of the afternoon the garden looked like this…
















K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge features the prompt, CONTRAST.

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Good morning (or afternoon, depending on your timezone) and welcome to this week’s installment ofK’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge,with today’s theme chosen by me.

I picked Contrast,giving you free reign to choose your subject and interpret the prompt pretty much however you like.

For my contribution, I’ve taken yet more photos of our ever-evolving Mound; the focal point of our garden and the subject of the weekend’s work in the sunshine. I’ve chosen to use black and white, to highlight the difference in the texture and form between the various plants and the decorative features.

Check out K’lee’s photos of the day,HERE.

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In the land of Pooh…

Last week we went to see friends and family in Crowborough, East Sussex, where the dramatic vistas of Ashdown Forest provided A A Milne with the settings for his Winnie the Pooh stories.

We were lucky with the weather and took the opportunity to wander amongst the pines, heather, bracken and gorse bushes of this, the real Hundred Acre Wood, as well as taking Audrey on a tour of some the other rural playgrounds of my youth.

Becky, a friend who I hadn’t seen for years, joined us on the more-or-less-compulsory trek to Pooh Bridge for a game of Pooh Sticks; whilst Biff, another old friend, provided entertainment for Audrey in the shape of Luigi, the loveable Staffordshire bull terrier and he also kindly organised a trip to a riding stables, where we met some of their horses (before stopping for refreshments at one or two local hostelries). 

Come on, let me show you around…