photo challenge week 40: shadow

I’m back…!! Did you miss me?

Sorry that I’ve been silent for so long. I knew it would eventually happen. Life got busy – school is crazy, ridiculous busy at the moment. And we’ve had birthdays, and I’ve not been feeling very well… You know how it is, I’m sure.

Anyway, I’m trying to come back. I’ve got a photo for you today, then I’m going to share another something I’ve been working on later this week. I promise, and I can do that because I’m typing it up tonight.

So… shadow. I’m sure you know by now that I take photos of REALLY random things, but it would seem (I’ve figured out today) that I don’t take photos of shadows. I do take a lot of photos of flowers (I’m sure you know), so here is one in the shadows – I like the way it helps the colours ‘pop’!

Week 40 SHADOWLooking forward to getting back in touch with all of you – and to seeing your versions of ‘shadow’.

12 weeks to go in the photo challenge! (I’ve already failed it, but lets forget that!!)



photo challenge week 32: purple

You know, I totally thought that while I was on holiday, I would be better at blogging, not worse.

I’m sorry.

But there are two pieces of good news:

  1. With my lack of blogging, I have been spending lots of time sewing and crafting.
  2. I don’t have many weeks left of holiday.

I will be working on another couple of blogs in the next few days, so do stay around. I know I’ve also been pretty bad a round-ups, but I’m thinking that at this stage it makes the most sense to do one GIANT round up at the end of the summer. Okay?

Anyhow, here is my photo for today’s yesterday’s theme: purple.

Week 33 PURPLE

I love these little photos. Not sure what kind of flower they are, but I think they may be related to the perwinkle. Love periwinkles.



photo challenge week 28: scent

Hello, my severely neglected friends!

Not that long ago, I was remarking on what a brilliant job I had been doing of remembering to post every Monday. I haven’t missed one yet this year. Til yesterday. But I’m here. I haven’t forgotten you!

I was actually away at the weekend. I had a random long weekend (pay back for a trip I did), so I dragged the hubby down to Devon. It was really nice. The weather was pretty good – a few rainy spells, but I still managed to get a burn! I’ll try to post more photos of the weekend soon. In fact, I tried to while I was down there, but didn’t have enough internet connection to post the pics!

My photo this week is from the weekend away. While we were there, we did a lot of driving on small, windy roads, which were lined with tall hedgerows. The whole way along, these were filled with flowers and smelled beautiful. On the way home, there were also moor-like areas that were filled with heather. These smelled wonderful, too.

Here is my photo of heather. I apologise for the lower quality, but unfortunately it was raining so much that my lens was very wet!

Week 28 SCENT

Will be around more soon – summer holiday starts next week! Happy, happy me!!!!



green blooms

Okay, that cheesy title isn’t very good… I’m aware of it!

But here is another double round up. And it made me think of something like this:



Sorry for the low quality – taken on my phone, not a camera!

And now for the round-up!


My photo

Gary at Gary Byles Photography

Melissa at The Aran Artisan

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Cathy at Nana Cathy dot com


My Photo

Gary at Gary Byles Photography

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Cathy at Nana Cathy dot com

Melissa at The Aran Artisan

Don’t forget, you can still join us on my photo challenge! Just join in anytime – the next topic is ‘hot’.

Also, if you want to be included in my weekly round-up, please make sure you link your blog post back to me!



photo challenge week 22: fresh

So first let me say sorry for ignoring you all! I’ve been a bad host…

You see, I’ve been on half-term. And I was a bit lazy about blogging in the lead up to the break, assuming that I would have stacks of time to block…  But… there were reports. And there was a garden that I’ve been ignoring. And other school work, and various other things.

But I’ll tell you what I’ve done. To make it up to all you wonderful people, I’ve already written a photo round-up for the last two weeks (middle and wisdom), which will go live tomorrow afternoon. And I’m going to write about my niece’s other birthday present (the portable playmat went over brilliantly) later in the week as well.

Anyhow, without further adieu… Fresh.

To me, nothing is so fresh as the smell outside in the summertime. Flowers and perfume and wonderful! Amazing and wonderful! Here’s my flower for this week! I love the colours:

Week 22 FRESHI look forward to your photos, and remember, it’s never too late to join us!