Looking down on my hostas unfurling themselves as they push up through the soil – perfect for this week’s Cees Fun Foto Challenge with the topic of Crooked or Squiggly lines 🙂
A few weeks ago I captured this oddball image of Christmas lights strung along the road reflected in a piece of rained-on metal – it was a really blustery night and the string of lights was blowing all over the place, so it was a bit hit-and-miss as to what turned up in the final frame, but I really liked the distinct red and green stripes in this one! 🙂
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge last week asks for a ‘Which Way’ image or two – so here is a photographic representation of my trip from home to our local hospital to visit my dad 🙂
Which Way? Along the street past the roadworks…
Which way? Across the footbridge crossing the river…
Which Way? On the bus to the hospital…
Which Way? The hospital bus stop…
Which Way? Up in the lift to reach the ward…
When walking along the Caledonian Canal at Muirtown Locks over the new year I saw a group of people playing what seemed to be kayak water polo in the canal basin – it was gray and raining, and the colours were really dull, so I brightened up the images with an online art filter post-processing effect 🙂
Colourful kayaks in a rack for this weeks Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Four colours or more 🙂
Most of my rose bushes have already been pruned for the winter, but there were a couple of buds left on one or two stems and it seemed cruel to cut them back before they had a chance to bloom, so I left them alone… So here are the pink ones in flower, much smaller and far less showy than in the summer months but looking pretty enough nonetheless 🙂
Last year we successfully grew a giant sunflower in the garden, courtesy of our youngest grandson who had grown a leggy one foot tall plant from seed at school. I was surprised (a) that it grew at all here in the cold and windy North if Scotland, and (b) how tall it grew – it reached 2.5m high and had a huge flower the size of a dinner-plate!
My husband duly harvested the seeds from the head and this year just for fun he sowed a few in some compost to see if any came up. Of the six seeds he planted, three germinated. Two sadly withered and died, but one kept the faith and finally graduated from a pot on the kitchen window sill to a sunny spot in the garden, pretty much where last year’s specimen had grown.
This year’s plant is about the same height as last year’s, although a little less robust in the stalk department, and thankfully over this past week the head is beginning to flower but it’s stubbornly facing over the garden fence away from us so it’s almost impossible to get a decent shot from our side of the fence… Here it is four days in a row, taken from some pretty weird angles, slowly opening out bit by bit.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week asks us to find images that go along with the Beatles hit ‘Here comes the sun’, so I thought of my opening sunflower and here we are!
PS I’m going to give it another couple of days then if it still doesn’t turn its head to face me I’ll ask my neighbour if she minds if I photograph it from her garden instead 🙂
Another image for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue this week – a close up of the centre of a rose, made into a negative rather than a positive image creating a beautiful blue abstract look 🙂
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘blue’ – so here is some blue sky and blue water from yesterday’s walk 🙂
After a few weeks of gloriously sunny weather my yellow lily chose this dull morning of all days to flower – so I took a quick pic just before the thunderstorm hit, and it is currently being soaked by pelting rain… And the weather forecast remains potentially stormy for the next three days, so hopefully my lily survives its serial soaking – Oh well! 🙂