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Weekly Photo Challenge – Movement…kind of!

Ben – chillaxing.

I was intrigued by the Weekly Photo Challenge this week because whilst I have recently snapped a few photos that show movement, those that really caught my eye showed little or none at all! As you can see, our dog Ben (Benji, BenTen, BenBen, Benjamina…aaand so on) has the knack for staying very still. This doesn’t reflect his true nature where he usually lives life at a hundred miles an hour. Buy hey, that’s a lot of energy and he deserves a rest!

Ben – sooo sleepy.

Doesn’t he look so comfy cosy right there? I took about 30 photos of him dozing and slumbering, something of a rarity considering he spends most of his waking hours sniffing, licking and chasing stuff, not to mention begging me to throw his beloved tennis ball.

This last photo I took in our back garden a few days ago. Given that a lot of the UK has been subjected to torrential rain this week, it seemed appropriate to show how our neck of the woods has survived the drenching for the most part. I loved how the clouds seemed to be smeared across the sky by the movement of the wind around them, as if they somehow had mass like sand and were slowly eroding.


Fuzzy clouds – eroded by the wind.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

This photo was taken in Bury St Edmund’s a couple of weeks ago. The East Anglia market town is a hive of activity on a Saturday when the market is bustling away but at the other end of the town it’s pretty quiet. This hotel is extraordinary with flowers still in bloom like the middle of summer rather than autumn.

Click to see them in their glorious big pictureness!

Stunning building isn’t it? I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture it on such a marvellous day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: More Flowers!

It seems I really do have a thing for sunflowers this week! This weekend we visited some fine friends for a slice of birthday cake and cheer. I’m always in awe of this amazing house, it makes you feel suddenly at ease the moment you step over the threshold. The atmosphere is calming, the décor…well I find it hard to describe it so a few keywords will have to do: zen, harmonious, peaceful, relaxing, exciting.

This photo was taken in the living room, an amazingly comfortable place to relax, the beautiful Buddha’s head sits atop a wood burner, there are tapestries adorning the walls and sofas you just won’t want to leave! Oh, and a gorgeous sunflower too!

zenAs you can see the living room is a place of harmony and peace. These flowers really caught my eye, so delicate and vibrant. I’m not really a flower fan, honest! I see them all around me but I never take much notice. But these were beautiful and I couldn’t resist snapping them!

zen flowers

Okay, one last photo! This from the kitchen, on the side of the fridge.

Guaranteed to raise a smile!