Flower of the day challenge (FOTD) · Friendly Friday · General posts

On closer examination

Something to ponder’s friendly Friday challenge this week is close examination so here are my photographs for this and as it is my favourite plant I am using this as my flower of the day.

This is my alstroemeria, I took a picture of the plant in its pot but then thought I would take a slightly closer look at one of the flowers. I do love the raindrops on the petals.

Friday fun · General posts

Some pairs

The Friday fun challenge this week from aroused has asked us to look for pairs. Let’s see just how many pairs I have found just looking back over photographs I have already used in blogs before today. I seem to like pairs.

A pair of… seagull chicks

A pair of… flowers

A pair of… ducks

A pair of… goldfinches

A pair of… swans

A pair of… cards

A pair of… fungi

A pair of… shoes

A pair of… hearts

A pair of… Donkeys

A pair of… Black-necked Swans

Fun foto challenge · General posts


Cee’s fun foto challenge this week is trains, here is my selection of photographs for this week.

The selection below was from a recent train journey.

This selection is not so much a train but an old train track now made into a walking and cycle path but you can still see the old tunnels for the trains and imagine the trains travel down the track.

This next selection were taken on last years camping trip in Kirkby Stephen at an old railway station run by volunteers and I couldn’t resist the photograph of the station cat sitting in the bench at the station.

The next selection of photographs were taken at the National railway museum in York while on a short break there.

This next one isn’t a real train but I really couldn’t leave it out. I cross-stitched this for a child on love quilts UK.

General posts · Photo a day and Colours & letter · Bird weekly - photo challenge

Birds on a feeder

This blog is for bird weekly photo challenge for our eyes open which we need photographs of birds on a feeder and today’s photo a day for city sonnets which is birds.

The photograph below was taken on a walk around Mere Sands Woods and we saw this little robin on top of the feeder, I just had to keep my fingers crossed it didn’t fly off before took the photograph.

This picture was taken at one of the hides at Martin Mere.

The photograph below is one of some birds on a feeder at the caravan.

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Weekend challenge -Sunshine yellow

Weekly prompts weekend challenge this weekend is sunshine yellow.

My first photograph is my sunflower from last year I just love how bright they are and I forgot to plant a sees this year so will just have to look at last years photograph.

This next one is the little advertising chick on my desk at work. It always brightens my day up.

The next photographs are of the fruit that I grabbed when doing my supermarket shop yesterday, it seems I liked yellow.

Are you square? · General posts

A Square perspective – day 31

I nearly forgot to post my last days entry in The life of B’s quarterly challenge of which this month it is all about perspective. I have decided to make an effort for the last few days so here is my post for day 31.

My last square comes from our favourite park to take Charlie dog for a walk when we are in Southport at the caravan, Churchtown Botanic Park.

I love the path leading you up to the tunnel to welcome you through to the other side.

I love the fact that the steps draw you up to see what it leads to.

Thank you, Becky, for this months challenge have really enjoyed participating when I have and looking at everybody else posts.

General posts · Scavenger Photo Hunt

Scavenger Photo Hunt – July 2020

I can’t believe that we are at the end July already and it’s time for this month’s photographs for Kates I Live, I Love, I craft photo scavenger hunt.

The words for July are below, here is what we have found:

  • Something Purple
  • Shades of green
  • Starts with … F
  • Still life
  • Snapped at this moment
  • My own Choice

Something Purple

My something purple photograph is of my shawl that I have made ready for chilly evenings on our next camping trip, although it looks like we may not get the opportunity to get the tent out this year.

Shades of green

My shades of the green photograph was taken at Mere Sands Woods which was looking over the lake. Loved looking at all of the greenery with the sun shining down on it.

Starts with … F

My picture for starts with F is fungi. Whenever we go somewhere I love to take photographs of fungi.

Still life

My still life is a photograph of our little wooden statue surrounded by plants.

Snapped at this moment

My snapped at this moment photograph was taken as I am finishing off my post while sat in on the veranda of the caravan.

Own Choice

My own choice picture is more than one picture this week but they are all the same thing. This is one of my favourite recent photographs as it was probably one of the first times we managed to get out. During lockdown. It is of the Allerton oak that is in Calderstones Park in Liverpool (more info can be found in my blog from the visit, click here to read)

I hope that you have enjoyed my photographs this month and I can’t wait for next months words.