Monthly Archives: September 2017

Round and round and round she goes

A response in not as much avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/circle/

When you think about it, there are a lot of songs about circles.  At least my brain tells me there are.  Right now I can only remember May the circle be unbroken and The circle of life, and Windmills of your mind (‘kay, “circle” not in the title, but let’s face it the song IS about circles…)

I did a search because I knew there are more than three songs about circles.  I was right.  Won’t list them all here though, ’cause the Internets does a good job of that.

Then I started saying the word “circle” over and over and over again.  Strange word, eh?

What can I say?  It’s early on a Saturday, and I am getting ready to fly back home to Kevin and kitties today!  Full circle, you might say.

Now that I have completed my own circle of life (and of Emily not nearly as grumpy now as she was an hour ago), it’s time to get this travel home show on the road!

Flower of the Day: September 29, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/28/flower-of-the-day-september-29-2017-poppy/)

Yes, it IS a flower!

Flower of the Day: September 28, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/27/flower-of-the-day-september-28-2017-straw-burst-flower/)

Back to black and white. I don’t know what it is…I just like flowers devoid of colour…especially dead and dying ones.  Maybe I have been waiting too long for The Walking Dead to come back…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

“Your inspiration this week is windows. Use a window to frame your shot. Show us what you see out the window from the place where you usually blog, use a window to give structure to your photo, or make a window itself your subject.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/windows-2/)

I have discovered a joy of taking pictures of run-down buildings and rusty things.  Hey – they are cool!  Here is what was once, I believe, a chicken coop at Spring Valley Ranch where we spent our 2-day photography workshop.

100 Word Wednesday: Week 38

Welcome to my first (and hopefully not only) post for the 100 Word Challenge (https://bikurgurl.com/2017/09/27/100-word-wednesday-week-38/)

The challenge is simple – provide an answer to this question: What 100 words would you give this image?  Well, I am wanting to write more, so I think it’s time I tried to join in!

So, here is the image:

Image Credit Bikurgurl

And here are my 100 words:

Hey Frank.

Yah, Bob?

Doesn’t that look like Carl back there?

Nah.  Can’t be.  Carl’s somewhere up in Canada.  What was he doing there again?

Let me think.  He’s at that paperclips convention in, where was it?  Calgary??

Yeah – that’s near Toronto, right?

Sounds right.

Hey, who uses paperclips anymore?  And why is there a convention for it?

There’s conventions for everything.  Last week Pete went to one for table tennis.  Come to think of it, that was in Canada too.  And Merle.  He went up there a few months back.  Did they ever come back?

They never do…

 

Well, it was a coincidence of a kind…

A response in not as much avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/coincidence/

As I sat here in the dark (too lazy to turn on a light) – we are leaving Elkwater today to head back to Regina, and taking a slow start to the morning.  Mainly because there is a real cool little restaurant (well, everyone tells us that) which is closed Monday and Tuesday, but opens today at 11:00am.  So, a slow start to the morning (with coffee…), then a late breakfast, then hit the road!

Anyway, enough wandering.  So, today I wondered what picture I have taken in the past few days would represent “coincidence”.  Because I have to post a picture.  Can’t just have words now.

This little gem is one of the ones I showcased at the end of our photography workshop.  I think it was a coincidence that they had just cut down some trees, lying at eye level (so I didn’t have to lie down on the ground – you know, it’s a lot harder to get down there at my age), with a lower light kind of day (no glare from sun).  So, here you have it.

Oh, I should also mention that I don’t believe in coincidences, but you know, I am trying to avoid less…

Flower of the Day: September 27, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/26/flower-of-the-day-september-27-2017-pumpkin-and-mums/)

Another tiny little ditch flower taken with the big-girl camera.  I need to get a real macro lens for it to do the kinds of shots I can do with my iPhone.  But, it doesn’t do too badly.  These little buggers are hard to catch as it is always a little breezy out there!

I am finally learning to focus

A response in not as much avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/focused/

Funny.  I am on vacation, but this is the most focused I’ve been on something since my last vacation when I was focused on painting the bathroom and the back porch.  This vacation, it’s using the big-girl camera.  And there is a lot of focusing going on!  I don’t, however, want to necessarily focus on what is expected.  Of course!

This was also taken at dusk…the entire farmyard was deserted so I had a lot of fun (except that Susan heard a critter in the barn, so we didn’t stay too close…)

Flower of the Day: September 26, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/25/flower-of-the-day-september-26-2017-pumpkins-and-mums/)

Another x-flower, and for those who are not Python fans, you will better understand my reference by thoroughly enjoying the video below!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

“This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.”  (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/layered/)

Here we go.  This image was a bit of a struggle to upload this morning.  Not sure why.  So, here is its tale.

This image was taken just after sunrise in the Cypress Hills area in Saskatchewan.  It was perfect, as the sun was out and there was fog over the hills, and we were all at the top of a hill looking down over this valley. Our photography workshop leader was extremely relieved as we did not have a lot of luck with sunsets and sunrises over the weekend.  Damn clouds!  But this was a great time to show shadows and layers.

So, here is my interpretation of Layered for this week’s photo challenge…oh, it was also a mite chilly that morning, but we didn’t notice too much as we were all so excited by the fog!  And yes, this is the big-girl camera in action…

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