Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Reclining Missy

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Good morning from a cooler Hastings day.

So it is time for an update on Missy, my parent’s cat.  Lately, when I have visited my parents she has done a vanishing act.  I wonder why?  Maybe to avoid having her photo taken.  She is usually to be found on my parent’s bed reclining and relaxing.

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I have combined two challenges today – Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge and A Word a week. You can check them both out and other posts for these challenges:

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/weekly-pet-challenge-roundup-and-start-of-new-week-59/

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http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-recline/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-recline/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-recline/

Thanks for visiting and I will catch up with you all tonight spreading my hearts around.

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A Word a Week: Fly

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Good morning from another lovely Hastings spring morning.  Yesterday was so warm, it was the first time I have worn short sleeves and a skirt.  Normally I am a pants and sweater person.  So it was so warm that I was able to change.  It is so nice not to have so many layers on.  Sorry for those in the northern hemisphere.

This week Sue’s theme is fly.  So I have chosen these seagulls flying in for some food.

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These were taken at Ahiriri, Napier.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-fly/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-fly/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-fly/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-fly/

Thanks for visiting. I will catch up with everyone tonight.

Cheers

A Word a Week: Spray

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Good morning from a grey Hastings.

This week Sue has come up with the word spray.  I have seen some great posts for this challenge.  So here is mine.

This was taken with my iPhone 5S and then edited with Tangled FX.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-spray/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-spray/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-spray/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-spray/

Thanks for visiting.

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A Word a Week/ A lingering look at windows

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I love windows.  There are so many possibilities with the reflections.  I have always been fascinated with the way the sunrises and sunsets are reflected in the windows.  This one was another of the photos I took the same night as the sunset I showed yesterday.

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Please excuse the quality of this photo.  I took this early one morning from the car with the sunrise behind me, reflected in the windows of the school building.  So the light was really poor.  The sunrise that morning was amazing and my daughter and I had our phones out and stopped every so often to take photos. I had the brush affect without even trying.

Here are some great posts for the challenge:

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/a-lingering-look-at-windows-week-37/

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-window/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-word-a-week-challenge-window/

http://moonramblings.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/esses-photo-challenge-window-down-the-garden-path/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-word-a-week-challenge-window/

Venice’s Windows: Part 2, Overarching Delight

Windows All Over the Place

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Sunday Stills: Macro/A Word in your Ear: Delicate

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I know Ed with his challenge this week doesn’t want too many flower macro but with this image I kill two birds with one stone.  The other challenge being for Sue’s A Word in Your Ear which is delicate.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-delicate/

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-macro/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-macro/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/sunday-stills-macro/

Thanks for visiting.

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A Word a Week: Orange – Autumn Colours

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Good morning from a wet and grey Hastings.

I had this post all planned last night and then this morning I read my emails and found that this weeks Word a Week challenge is orange.  So now I can use these photos in this challenge.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-orange/

Sue showed the most amazing sunrise.

Today here in New Zealand it is the official start of winter.  So yesterday I made the most of the sunny and warm weather and headed out to take some photos of the autumn colours.  So I think all the shades of orange have come out.

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The first place I went to was Oak Avenue.  This is a short avenue lined with oak trees that were planted in 1874.  I found it hard driving up this road as it was breathtaking.

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Then on both sides of the avenue there are orchards which are just glorious at the moment.  I had to go when the sun was up at a certain angle to really get the depth of colour.  The farmers have sent their sheep in to keep the grass down among the trees.  This group took off as soon as I started to head towards them.

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Then it was off to Pakowhai Park.  The colours were breathtaking.  There was no wind and the stream was like a mirror.

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Here is another great post for this challenge by Nowathome.

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-orange/

Thank you for visiting and for all your support.

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet challenge, A word a Week: Watch

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Here is a great chance to combine two challenges.  Michelles Weekly Pet challenge and A Word in your Ear challenge which this week is watch.

This cat is very suspicious of me as I walked passed and kept watch as I walked past.  He doesn’t look impressed with me to say the least.

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/michelles-weekly-pet-challenge-round-up-and-start-of-new-week-35/

http://blogagaini.com/2014/05/06/michelles-pet-challenge-wk-35-dusty/

http://blogagaini.com/2014/05/06/michelles-pet-challenge-wk-34/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/michelles-weekly-pet-challenge-week-35/

http://steve-says.net/2014/05/06/whats-inside-2/

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-watch/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-watch/

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Watch | Cee’s Photography
A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Watch | nowathome
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On watch at Elmenteita–the lake that blows away | Tish Farrell
Sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-watch/
A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Watch | Wright Outta Nowhere
Mannalexandra.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-watch/
Worldwidesoulmate.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-watch/
A Word A Week Challenge: Watch | A Day In The Life
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Mamacormier.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/a-word-a-week-photography-challenge-watch/
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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Watch | Never Nothing Going On
A Word A Week: Watch | Edge of the Forest
A Word A Week Photograph : Watch / Menonton | bambangpriantono
A word a week photograph challenge – Watch | littlegirlstory
Mukhamani.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-3/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/a-word-a-week-photography-challenge-watch/

Watch the Clock

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A Word in your Ear: Water, Travel Theme: Glow

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Good morning from a beautiful sunny Sunday.

Today I have stepped away from my comfort zone and combined these two challenges.

I went through my photos for the water challenge – not a problem as I had lots and lots of photos of water.  But nothing apart from the usual sunrises and sunsets for glow.  I wanted something different and then I found this photo of a heavy dew that was glistening or glowing in the sun.  So I played around with the editing to give it a more surreal glow to it.

Here are some other great blogs for both challenges.

Travel theme: Glow

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/travel-theme-glow/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/travel-theme-glow/

Travel theme: Glow

http://jamescollettphotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/ardnahoe-loch-islay-at-sunset/

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/travel-theme-glow/

http://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/welcome-to-walnut/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/travel-theme-glow/

http://geophiliac.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/travel-theme-glow/

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-water/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-water/

Thanks for visiting.

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A Word in Your Ear: Round

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Good morning from yet another wet Hastings day.

Yesterday, all of a sudden the sun came out so it was drop tools and go out to soak up  the sun, and to take photos of course.

This week the challenge from Sue at A Word in Your Ear is round.  I have focused on autumn fruits for this post.

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Rosehips

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and these lychees

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Check out Sue’s post for this challenge

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-round/

And other great posts.

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-round/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-round/

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Round

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A Word in your Ear – Sign

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Good morning from a rather damp Hastings.

This weeks challenge for A Word in Your Ear is Sign.

I don’t usually take photos of signs. So  I am showing signs of autumn.  Last Saturday I was on a mission to take photos of autumn for this local photo competition.  So here are some I took.  I love the colours of autumn but am not looking forward to winter as I don’t cope to well with the colder weather.  I know the northern hemisphere are so relieved to get signs of spring after their horrible winter.

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There have been some great signs –

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-sign/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-sign/

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/a-word-a-week-sign/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-sign/

Thanks for visiting.

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