One Word Photo Challenge: Snow

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A few weeks ago a friend and I went into town on a very wet and miserable day.  It was midwinter and someone had the idea of trucking in some snow and have some fun.  There was also a serious message with this – it was part of an anti-bullying campaign.  The idea was to encourage young people, who probably have never seen any snow to come along and have some great fun in the snow.

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The younger children didn’t know what to make of snow.  Me, I was content to stand back and watch them play.  I am not a big fan of snow after living in Austria for 11 years.

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But the main thing is that the children were able to enjoy themselves.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Snow

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: A Sad Cream to Brown Day in Hastings.

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Good morning from a chilly sunny Hastings.  I am late today as I was outside for some time taking photos of a bright red sunrise.

I feel rather guilty over my photos today for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography which is to showcase our cream to light brown photos.

Yesterday I decided to clean up my craft room.  Next week I have an inspection by my landlord so I have to make sure everything is clean as a whistle.  Not really my favourite job.  Don’t get me wrong – I do like a clean room.  But I have been putting it off over the winter as it is just too cold down that end of the house. This meant it was just a room for going in quickly and dumping something.  So I got rid of a lot of stuff and vacuumed it etc.

Well I need to have a break now and then.  In other words a coffee and peek out the window to see what is happening and have my camera handy.  On one break I found this hedgehog walking down the middle of the road.  Of course I grabbed my camera and headed outside.  It was very wobbly on it’s feet (at least that is what I have been telling myself this morning)

So, feeling very brave I picked it up and brought it over to our lawn.

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There it stayed.  It made a few feeble attempts to move but never got far.  It could barely lift it’s head.  It also lost some of it’s prickles or whatever they are called.  I was starting to get a bit worried.

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Even this sparrow was nosy and wanted to check out what was going on.

So last night I kept checking on it and it hadn’t moved from where I had placed it.

Then this morning I went out and checked it and found it was dead.  So now you know why I feel so guilty.  My son has called me a murderer (joking of course),by shooting it with my camera.  I have been comforting myself by saying it died peacefully, not squashed on the road.  Now we have to give it a funeral.

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This is also for Marilyn’s challenge over at SERENDIPITY.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cream to Light Brown

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cream to Light Brown (Mainly Timber)

SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #18 — CHAI — 8-12-2015

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