Sunday Stills Challenge: From this to that: Cycle of the Oak Tree

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Ed from Sunday Stills has come up with something rather different this week.  To show photos of then and now.

So here are some acorns that are starting to break open to start to germinate.

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After a about a century you get some mature oak trees such as these trees that were planted over a century ago in Oak Avenue.

I have a dental appointment today to get a tooth implant so might not be able to do much in the way of blogging. So wish me luck.  I am rather nervous as it is not like what you see on TV.  It takes several months from beginning to end.  I have been given 3 different pain killers – ouch – that tells me this is going to be painful.

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Phoneography: Challenger’s Choice – A Cat Showdown

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Good morning from a warm soggy Hastings day.  Our country got a bit battered last night – lots of wind and rain for us.  We got the same storm that hit Sydney on Sunday.  We were okay here in Hastings but Wellington and Auckland got hard hit.  So thinking of you today.

Last week, after coming home from the park I was uploading my photos and recharging my camera when I noticed this cat just sitting watching my house.  This is weird as I am constantly finding cats either sitting or lying around in just this particular area.  I don’t know why, it is just that one spot.  I adore cats, one is either a cat person or a dog person.  I am most definitely a cat person and seem to attract stray cats.  They seem to sense a cat lover a mile off.

Anyway I grabbed my cell phone and took these photos.

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As I was watching from inside another cat came creeping past.  Very carefully.  Very carefully.

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The grey cat was literally tip toeing past the ginger cat.  The ginger cat didn’t even budge.

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The grey cat then walked off.

It was fascinating watching this stand off.

This is for Sally’s challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-challengers-choice-still-life-with-american-willow-and-eastern-redbud/

I absolutely love what Meg does using her phone.  Her work is amazing so check her photos out at:

https://movethechair.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/trinity/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-challengers-choice-playing-with-the-abstract/

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