Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

For this week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects (

“This week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CB&W) topic is Large Subjects.  In this case, I would define large as something bigger than a person, but that is all up to your interpretation.  You can show a St. Bernard dog next to a miniature Chihuahua and the St. Bernard would appear to be huge.  Have a lot of fun with this topic. ”

Here are some large subjects for your perusing pleasure…

Small boat, large boat


Large “castle”

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Really large tree


Large seat of provincial government



Kitten Thursday: The Day Before Vacation Starts, We’re Singing Yay!, Edition

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Yes.  It’s finally here.  Kitten Thursday…AND the day before my next wave of vacation starts.  Just over 2 weeks this time, and man am I looking forward to it!  So, in anticipation of seeing more of this over the next couple of weeks, here they are:  Jasper and Elliot!











Cee’s Which Way Challenge: July 27, 2016

Cee has brought back her Which Way Challenge!  Yay – another challenge to have fun with!!   (

“This all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.”

I’m going to keep it simple today, with the bridge to the “point” at Point no Point.  Now I’ll be  thinking about this theme as I am out and about to get ready for next time!!


And thanks to Cee for featuring this post (   It is an honour!



Macro Moments Challenge: Week 6

Week 6 of Macro Moments from Musin’ with Susan (   (  Just to remind you (and me), here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.

Another something something from the garden…this time in black and white.


iPhone 6, Camera+ app, Macro setting, f/2.2, 1/60 sec exposure, ISO32, Silent Movie filter

What to Post Wednesday

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

It’s Wednesday, and only 2 days to go until my next round of holidays.  Not that I’m counting or anything…  I did go for a walk yesterday but didn’t take any pictures.  Not sure why.  I probably need to look at the world in a different way because I just keep seeing the same things over and over.  Yes, a break will be good.

In the meantime, here are a few more garden pics, and a little Elliot and Jasper to start your day.

Garlic chives






Now, go off and get your day going!



Tuesdays of Texture: Week 31

Tuesdays of Texture from Narami (  This week’s challenge page can be found at

Another fun week of searching for cool textures.  So, here are some textures of nutritious things growing in our garden…




Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trash

Here is Dutch Goes the Photo’s ( Tuesday photo Challenge.  This week’s topic is:  Trash (

“In this, the 15th edition of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I challenge you to look for subject matter that you might ignore most of the time, as it’s not the most glamorous of material to photograph: Trash aka Rubbish, Refuge or the Detritus of Civilization! The challenge that I pose to you is to depict the trash in a way that brings interest to the photo.  Use composition, color, humor or any other technique that makes it likely that someone else will look at the image you created and have some type of emotional response, be it a pensive moment or a chuckle.”

This is my take on this week’s theme.  It’s a stretch, but I don’t take a lot of pictures of detritus…

This house is next to our local Niagara Grocery, and is about to be torn down (a new house will be taking it’s place, as well as additional seating for the Grocery where patrons can sit and have coffee and delicious things).  Remains from the house were sitting outside for a few weeks before they disappeared.


This looks like trash…


But it’s really offerings at the Chinese Cemetery


And here in Victoria, we like to decorate our trash and recycling receptacles.  Nice word, receptacles!  Almost as nice as Inconceivable!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs, Steps, Ladders

For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Stairs, Steps, Ladders. (

“This week’s topic is Stairs, Steps, Ladders.  The different ways humans have discovered to move up and down to get from one floor to one another.  Stairs, ladder, escalators help us out in so many ways.  Not everyone is a rock climber and these methods help us have a more convent life.  Have fun with this challenge this week. ”

Here are a few stairs from the archives…

New stairs (well, newly painted)


Spooky stairs

CY365: January 28 2014


BIG stairs


Stairs, no stairs


Crumbly stairs


Modern stairs


Moving stairs


Wooden stairs


Kitties on stairs




Tuesday Garden Scenes

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Took a walk through the back garden after work yesterday.  I needed the peace!  Things are still going strong.

Peppers ripening


More flowers blooming away



And many more just getting ready to burst open


Tomatoes going crazy


Crazy when you think this was all weeds 3 years ago



Jasper?  He doesn’t really care about the garden.  He’s just looking for his next nap.


Share Your World – 2016 Week 30

And now for this week’s Share Your World (

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

A long, hot shower.  Especially after a long, hot run.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

Nowhere.  I hate shopping.  Well, maybe Amazon – then I don’t have to get out of my jammies.

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?

The age of enlightenment.  I’ll let you know when I get there…

List at least five movies that cheer you up.

Well, these are the ones that come to mind in the moment.  There are a lot of movies I love watching over and over, but not because they “cheer me up”.

  • Blues Brothers
  • A Christmas Story
  • To Wong Foo (don’t judge me – I LOVE this movie!)
  • The Fifth Element (see comment above)
  • Star Wars – hey, I remember seeing it when it FIRST came out.  You can’t tell me it wasn’t the greatest movie experience of all time!!

Now back to my coffee…I mean work…