Swans afloat

Afloat, to me at least, means water of some sort. Today while I was out running around the lake, I saw this beautiful sight. Two swans serenely afloat on the lake, in the crisp morning light. I had to stop and take a photo! They look so calm and serene don't they? I liken myself to a swan …

Weekly photo challenge: blurred vision

 A throwaway shot, or purposefully unfocused? I took this photo last weekend at the Wedding Fair and had to retrieve it from my deleted album as I had dismissed it as too blurry.  The only editing I have done is to make it a black and white shot and now there's something about it that grabs …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – So quick I almost missed it

Ephemeral Cold crispy morning Tucked up in bed as warm as toast Chance peek out the window Beautiful sunlight streaming through the misty fog Lighting up the paddock, the vineyard the mountains With the special light of a new day. Capture the images before they go   To become just another memory. Ephemeral at its …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Freshened up

The lawn freshly mown

Today The day started with a hint of autumnal freshness And I woke feeling as fresh as a daisy. I went for run in the fresh country air Add followed it with a refreshing spa. We picked peaches fresh from the trees in the garden Together with the last of the fresh blackberries My growing nails were freshened up …

Weekly photo challenge: hitting the wall (metaphorically speaking)

Hitting the wall climbing the wall who put the wall there in the first place? Metaphorically speaking the 'wall' can be anything that is a challenge.  I've hit a few walls in my life and no doubt there's more to come.  How do we cope? That's a personal choice we all make. I try to …

Weekly photo challenge: Rewards (are always worth waiting for)

Yellow sunflower

I have been a bit obsessed with my sunflower lately and have taken photos of it at every opportunity.  Lucky for you, my loyal readers, I haven't shown you every photo I've taken (it might seem like it I know). This morning upon checking its progress, I saw that it had completely opened. Hooray!! When …

Weekly photo challenge: rule of thirds (or not?)

I don't claim to be a photographer despite many of my posts using photos and my regular participation in The Daily Post's weekly photo challenges.  I do have talented relatives who are acclaimed photographers and I am envious of their skills.  I only ever photograph things that take my fancy for one reason or another, like the …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective – Under the Dome

Here is my post for this week's Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective. It was an interesting exercise and took me far longer to compile than I thought it would. I like the way the shape of the dome, a hexagon, is highlighted by cropping the photo and how different the photo is when looked at from this …