Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Pick of Pics

Being a review of (almost) one year of #2018picoftheweek challenge … FYI, the challenge, set by Maria at ofmariaantonia (originally just for herself but she allowed me to join in) was simple: every Saturday to post a photo to match a Title … Continue reading

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Sunday Fungi: Purple Helmets

These small, clustering ‘bonnets’ are as much iconic fungi as the totally boring button mushroom of supermarkets and kitchens.  

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Moody Hemlock

I have a liking for the umbellifers as subjects for my camera. Something of their structure … appeals. This one is the notorious hemlock, sickener (killer?) of reckless boys who cut the hollow stalks to make pea-shooters of them. This … Continue reading

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Bloody Paparazzi CCC7

Bloody paparazzi! Ain’t Her Majesty’s birds safe anymore? For non-Brits, all swans are the Queen’s birds, fully protected. 

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #7

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Christmas Haiku

Christmas star rising Western cults unobliging Cash registers ring With a wish for Christmas Peace to you all.

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Sunday Fungi: Hidden Away

Not all fungi like to flash their colours. Some are shy babies, not even content to lie disguised amidst autumn leaves. These camera-shy fungi were hiding in the deep shadows beneath the roots of a wind-blown tree. But lucky for … Continue reading

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Little Beads of Winter

It’s rare for the typical snow-scene to happen along the east coast of Norfolk, though it happens plenty inland. So rather than wait … #2018picoftheweek: Winter

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My Solstice Wish

A wish for stillness … To travel inwards … To hold to goodness … Embrace with love This, with Season’s Greetings, I wish to those who follow this blog, with special affection for those who have helped me so much this year. No … Continue reading

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Tangerine Dreams and Apricot Kisses CCC6

An hour before sunset on a hot August day mists rise, hints of tangerine, apricot kisses still waters beneath, spread in negative echoes a leaden flow into mercury pools. Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #6

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