Weekly Photo Challenge – Inspiration

Well like most photographers I find inspiration all around me but some things connect with me more than others, the same for everyone really.  I will have a go at photographing most things but one of the subjects I always find myself coming back to is flowers.  Over the last year I have been taking photos of dead flowers for a change and really enjoy it.

Our eldest daughter changed jobs in July and she was bought some flowers which she brought home with her and at the right moment I moved them into the greenhouse to die off a bit more, then on Sunday I actually found the time to get out there.

So at the moment this is my inspiration, before I have done them in black and white but I really love the colours in these so trying it out.

Thanks for looking. 🙂

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.”

Weekly photo challenge

This week the challenge is “Half and Half”,  I was struggling a bit to come up with anything original and thought provoking.  Then yesterday was spent at sea dolphin spotting – we saw a few Risso’s dolphins but not much else.  It turned out to be an absolutely stunning day weather wise and it was just lovely being sat in the sun with the breeze and the ocean and I found myself just getting lost in it all the beautiful sky and the open expanse of the sea – it is the one place I truly switch off from everything going on in the world and life.  So I took this photo for the challenge – nothing original but I love it.


It is also the image that comes to mind when I hear the opening lines to one of my favourite songs by Darren Hayes

“You and I
We got splintered
Cut in two like earth and the sky
I say a prayer in the distance
That my faith in love will survive”

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

Weekly photo challenge – Door

Back in May Mick and I decided to take a walk to Golden Mill and then on to Creed church, a walk we have not done for some years, even though it is on our doorstep!!  It is a lovely church tucked away amongst shrubs and trees and very peaceful.

I thought the side door of the church would be very fitting for these week’s challenge, even though not a new one!

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door.”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Muse

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for this challenge until I looked at my phone and realise that my muse is definitely flowers.  I always find myself being drawn back to them.  Here are a few I took with my phone the other morning in the garden prior to going to work.  They did the trick in the sense I now want to get my camera out to take some more thought out photos as appose to a quick phone snap.  Though I am going away tomorrow so that is not going to happen!!

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”


We took a walk over to the Dobman on Saturday, although very sunny there was still a chilly wind that left me feeling a little cold and in need of warming up when we got home.  The foxgloves are starting to appear but there are not as many as there have been in previous years, still beautiful though.

This is my contribution for the weekly photo challenge – vivid.  One of the many snaps I too whilst we walked along trying to find my mojo as we go!IMG_1930

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Broken.”

Over a year ago now I started collecting photographs of Red Telephone Boxes, I haven’t taken any for a while as my mojo got up and left me a few months ago and I am really struggling to get it back but hopefully it will do gradually.

Last Sunday whilst we were driving around the North coast I said to Mick if we saw any could we stop and believe it or not we found 2.  One which fits in perfectly with this week’s theme of broken, I felt so sad to see this box so broken and neglected.  This one is on Roseworthy Hill, Camborne.


This one is in Goonbell and in much better condition, still working actually.


Intricate drawing

Our eldest daughter drew this for her dad as a birthday present.  It is of our dog Sammy (who is no longer with us) she took it from a photograph and it is made up of intricate dots and squiggles and is him to a T.  She was 17 at the time.  Wish I had her talent to draw lol.April-iphone-135

to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”