Cee’s Oddball Photo: A Reflective Snail

Reflective Snail-

Good morning from a warm, humid and really uncomfortable morning here in Hastings.  The summer is dragging on and on here.  We are nearly into March – it being leap day today but it is still too warm and uncomfortable to sleep properly at night.  But there are heavy clouds and so hopefully it will rain, and rain more than a few minutes.  We desperately need the moisture on the ground, not in the air.

Anyway a huge thank you to Cee for featuring my Art Deco post from last week.


Last Friday I was in heaven wandering around the garden centre.  So much to see, so much to shoot.  I came across this snail posing on the wall of the small lily pond. The reflections really caught my eye.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 9






Travel Theme: The Early Bird Catches the Sunrise

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Good morning from a dark but still hot and humid Hastings.  I am up early as I have to go to the market in Otane.  This means catching the sunrise and the golden hour.  The most frustrating thing about driving down through the hills is the beautiful views I see and not being able to stop and take photos.

But yesterday, before I even managed to have my early morning cup of coffee:


I noticed a beautiful sunrise.  So this time, I did manage to comb my hair (the day before I had some serious bed hair) and dragged my dressing gown on, picked up the camera to go down the road to take these photos of the sunrise.

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It was beautiful.

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And lasted for ever.

It was definitely worth getting up early for, and putting off my coffee.

Sorry I haven’t been around to everyone’s blogs but have to go soon, and yesterday I had a lot to do. But I will get around to everyone  tomorrow.

This is for Ailsa’s challenge over at:

Travel theme: Early

WPC: A State of Mind Among the Flowers

Which One to choose-

Good morning from a hot and humid Hastings day.  Yesterday it was still over 32 degrees at 6.30 PM – well into the 90’s for those in America.  Very uncomfortable.  Today, hopefully, will be cooler.  Maybe I can do some painting today.

Anyway in the morning I had my Social Snappers group.  So we went to the local garden centre.  We did ask for permission to go around and take photos.  Plus there was a cafe there when it got to hot for some of my group.

So I was like this butterfly among the flowers – where do I start, everywhere I looked there were blooms, statues and amazing light.

My idea of heaven.

Or it could well be another “Where’s Wally”.  I was lost among the rows of plants.


Thanks for visiting.