Michele’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Abbey and Socks

Abbey (418x640)

Good morning from a very hot Hastings.  Here is some proof of how hot it was at 2 PM yesterday.


This was only 2 PM.  It got hotter and hotter. Even last night at 8 PM it was still 27 degrees.  It is hard to sleep as well.  Very stifling.

Anyway since my daughter is leaving us next week we went and spent the afternoon at my parents.  We had a lovely time just chatting and enjoying both Abbey and Socks.

Socks (485x640)

Socks is getting into everything and climbed up the curtains which promptly ripped and made him fall.  The curtains were over 20 years old so they had to be replaced.  It was hard for me to see that my mother can’t use a sewing machine anymore.  I took my machine over and sewed the curtain for them.  My two children are very tall so they put the curtains up.

But is nice to see Mum enjoying the company of both Abbey and Socks.




Black and White Challenge: Day 5

Black and White Flower (488x640)

The last day for this challenge.  I do love black and white and now must really do some more work.  I appreciate all your comments and likes.  My first love was always black and white and working in the dark room.  For me it was like going into a time warp.  I could literally spend hours and loads of money in the dark room.  I am just loving this digital photography where any adjustments is just a click and no paper or chemicals involved and little money.

This photo was taken late yesterday afternoon at Port Ahuriri in Napier.  Edited with Snapseed and Aviary.

So for my last day of this challenge I am nominating Stacey at:


I love her attitude to her photography.  So Stacey, your mission should you accept it, is to post a black and white image each day for 5 days and nominate another blogger to take part in the challenge. If you can’t manage it that is ok.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed my black and white photography.