K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Yesterday’s Cosmic Photo Challenge post, remembering our fallen heroes…

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Good morning and welcome to a new week and a new edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

You have my sympathy if you are waking up to another Monday at work, because I’m on holiday for a couple of days and this post is automatically scheduled(there’s no chance I’m actually awake as this is posted) sinceI managed to get it all edited last night.

This week’s theme was; Remembrance,to coincide with armistice day, commemorating the end of World War I, as a tribute to the men and women who served and continue to serve in the armed forces around the world.

Here is a link to K’lee’s photo, now it’s time for you to show us what you’ve got for us…


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Reaping the wild wind…

Yesterday morning I took a drive up to the hills above Barnstaple, which give views of both the River Taw valley below and Fullabrook Down wind farm at the top.

I went up there initially to capture some black and white landscape shots for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge on Diary of an Internet Nobody, but the views were so spectacular that I stayed to do some experimenting with long exposures of the turbines. 

On the way back down the hill, I stopped to grab a few shots of the wooded river valley, lit by the low autumn sun…

…and because it was bonfire night on Saturday, here’s a sparkler sculpture and a strange sparkly gif of Audrey for you.

Oh, by the way, that post title..? That’s just a reason to include this ’80s classic. 

Enjoy.

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

If you go down in the woods today…you won’t see me, because I took these on Friday, for the Cosmic Photo Challenge;

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Time for your weekly showcase of inspired images, from K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.This week we had K’lee’s prompt;

“Below, you’ll find five ways Friday is said around the world. Your task- should you accept it- is to choose one of the five, then with the help of the chosen country, create a post and a photo related to what people in that country equate to Friday!


Swahili – Ijummaa


Croatian – Petak


Turkish – Cuma


Hausa – Jumma’a


Indonesian – Jumat”

Well, I don’t mind telling you that this one stumped me completely, so I’ve chosen to interpret Friday as being the end of the week for most people, whatever their country, a time they can relax with friends and family.

Fortunately I was on holiday this week, back in Sussex with Rhonda and Audrey, visiting old friends and family and taking more than one stroll on…

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Surf ‘n’ turf…

It was actually proper summer weather for a change at the weekend, so Audrey and I got out and about in the sunshine, both at Rock Park in Barnstaple and on Woolacombe beach.

Here are some moments captured on our travels, including the original shots that made up this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge post.

And here, for no reason except that I like it, is B.A. Robertson and the little heard (I suspect) “b side the c side”, from, unsurprisingly, the b side of his biggest hit, Bang Bang

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Today’s challenge post, on Diary of an Internet Nobody….

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Time for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, with today’s theme being, simply; Stone.

We’re spoilt for choice in the West Country, what with all the beautiful stone architecture and ancient stone monuments, so I thought I’d pick a selection, including an abandoned Cornish tin mine, a Neolithic settlement on Bodmin moor, some interesting rock formations, starting off with one of my favourite local stone buildings in Barnstaple.

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Now 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 to K’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…

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Garden evolution…

It’s good to have a document of how our garden has grown from the unkempt and overgrown blank canvas that we began with, to the oasis of colour, form and texture that we have made for ourselves.

I’ve posted many photos of The Mound, both here and on Diary of an Internet Nobody, but it’s a continually evolving part of the garden which started off like this…

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…a dead tree stump, overgrown with bluebells, wild garlic and long, unidentified green things, along with a few stems of ash and hawthorn (from seeds of the trees which used to overhang the patio).

And in the last week or so, leading up to today and the glorious bank holiday sunshine, the garden now looks this…

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Finally; it might not look exactly like this, but here was Audrey’s fairy garden, beneath the fiery red canopy of the pieris, after a little creative manipulation.

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Audrey does Instagram…

If you go down in the woods today…

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As I mentioned in my earlierPhoto Sans Frontiers post, Audrey has been getting into photography, so when we went for a woodland walk recently, she took Rhonda’s phone and Instagram’d the scenery for your viewing pleasure.

Here are her favourites.

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She definitely has an artistic flair, no doubt about that and I’m sure Audrey will be contributing more photos to the blog in future posts.

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