violent storm clouds tumbling in the sky
The A-Z Challenge is almost at the end of the alphabet, the most exciting letters to find images for. Here is my entry for V, a photo of storm clouds racing through the sky, black and white tumbling together just before rain and hail hit.
Pop over to Frizztext’s Flickrcomments to join in this week’s challenge and check out the other V entries.
Doors are the subject of the Sunday Post this week … so here are a few from my archives!
very old door in Limoux, France
Elephant door handle in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Doorman in Agra, India
Want to join the Sunday Post? Here’s the link: http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/sunday-post-door
Sorry I cant choose just one, but I did manage to stop at three this time!
ink and wash sketch of life drawing model
playing upside down
umbrella drying outside the yoga barn
Dont you love looking through the old photos and finding your favourites? Join in the weekly challenge with frizztext’s site http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/a-z-archive-u-challenge/
Me in Feb 1972, with our pet siamese Psyche, and 7mths pregnant with our first son
Another old print, this one via a slide! We dont have pets, we always live with the native creatures around us instead, but Psyche was that pre-baby pet that young people often have. We also had a sweet and timid standard poodle for 14 years, we loved her dearly and miss her still, but we live adjacent to a national park and no pets are allowed.
See the other ‘pet’entries at Jake’s Sunday Post.
lives in their hands
When our children were growing up we had geese in our menagerie … here two of the boys who are shivering from swimming too long are cuddling baby goslings …. the thrill of lives in their hands. This photo is a scan of an old print …. not as clear as usual sorry!
This weeks challenge is Hands … follow the link to see other entries at The Daily Post.
All these images are from Bhutan, different types of work we observed on our travels there. In this marvelous country people still know how to do things themselves! The destructive practices of the western world are held at bay in favour of quality of life and happiness. Click on an image to see it larger and scroll through the photos.
these large baskets are used to store grain through the winter
Simple tools for traditional carpentry at the Gangtey Goemba
Gathering bracken for insulation, and loading the bus to go lower for winter
hoeing the vegetable patch
our driver and guide changing a wheel, the roads are challenging
young worker at the paper making factory, he stokes the fire
collecting prunings around the Thimphu Dzong
Druk Air stewardess
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North Yorkshire Moors railway
The A-Z Archive is such a great weekly challenge for sorting through the old photos and digging out some favourites, old or new! Find out all about it at frizztext’s site http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/a-z-archive-t-challenge/
Blue tropical waterlily
The blue waterlilies on our dam are huge, and still flowering as winter approaches. They only take about eight weeks off in late winter, with big buds emerging again in mid-spring. Enjoy this gorgeous blue flower!
This post is part of the Daily Post weekly challenge …. find out more http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/ and join in the fun!
Here are blue hydrangeas, parisian sky, kite, lake reflections, lavender, lake and sky, thomas the blue train, blue sock, leaves and sky, butterfly, blue blender drink, blue skies, blue lights, blue arctic, greek cupolas, easter eggs , electric blue, flowers, walls, experiments!, drag car, angel, sinai peninsular, jo’s choice, and a blue footed goody.
One of our favourite corners of Ireland is Conemarra in County Galway on the west coast. When we were there in 2006 we stayed in a tiny cottage on a bare slope, where there were more stones than grazing land. The waterways were virtually deserted, just right for peaceful reflection and sketching. Nearby was the most picturesque fishing harbor, a little town called Roundstone, with a seafood restaurant. We dined at ODowd’s, and watched the sun set over the Twelve Pins (or Bens), and lights slowly come on around the bay.
Find your S images and join the fun at Frizztext’s site http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/a-z-archive-s-challenge/
Jake’s challenge of the week is Vehicle, so much fun to research I ended up with lots, so here is a gallery!
bicycle carrier nepal
dudley canal boats, walsall england, take you into underground coal mines
tuk tuk new delhi
our local flight in and out
like a ride?
jeep safari in rajasthan
waiting for their drivers
If you are interested in canal boats you might like the link to http://www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/ where we took a trip into a hillside riddled with canals, where men mined for coal many years ago.
Here are some other great entries: