WPC: On the Edge


Good morning from a cold and blustery morning.  I am up very early as I have a lot to do today and I am taking part in the Blossom Parade today dressed up as a Suffragist.  At least I have a very long, very warm woollen retro coat to keep warm.

This week  is living on the edge.  That is our prompt is edge.



This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.” Take a photo from an actual edge, like a balcony, a window, or a seaside bluff (wherever you are, stay safe!). Focus on a sharp angle or object, or show us the outer margins of a building, a face, or a book. I look forward to seeing your photos!


I won’t be able to visit you all this weekend.  So I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

The Daily Post: Edge

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One Word Photo Challenge: Contrasting Colours at Cornwall Park

Contrasting colours of the daffodils

Good morning from a cooler spring morning here in Hastings. As you can tell from my posts this morning spring is here.  Well so far at least.  But the weather is expected to turn nasty for the next couple of days.  Hopefully it is only for a couple of days as we have our Blossom Parade this Saturday.  For some reason I thought it was the following Saturday but got a nasty jolt yesterday when I found out it was this Saturday instead.  So I have had to quickly make my hat last night and organise my clothes.

These photos were taken on the first day of spring – 1st September.  So how could I resist the daffodils.

Contrasting coloured clothes

And we were serenaded by this lovely lady playing her violin.  It really added to the ambiance of spring.

Contrasting colours of the begonia against the background

The hothouse was fill of these gorgeous begonias.

My entry for One Word Photo Challenge, which this week is contrasts.


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Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Hot House Macros

Phone Macros-

These images were taken at the hot house in Cornwall Park.  Not true macros, but close enough.

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Taken with iPhone 6S and edited with Aviary.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Macros

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography

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The second week of the month is macro photography with Sally‘s mobile photography challenge.  These photos were taken at Cornwall Park last month.

Edited with Snapseed, Distressed FX and Aviary.

Sally D’s Mobile Challenge: Macro

Light Words: Comfrey

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Reflections of Cornwall Park

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Sally is back from her travels with some great photos for her challenge using only mobile devices.

Here are some of my photos from yesterday at Cornwall Park.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

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Animal Friends of the Week: Three Ducklings in a Row

Three Ducklings in a Row-

Good morning from a crisp but sunny Hastings morning.  As I was working on my computer I had one eye on the skies outside.  We had another great sunrise.  I was a bit reluctant to go out, thinking it was a tad too cold.  But my itchy fingers took over and I went out with my cellphone and got some nice photos. They are for a later post.

Yesterday I got to meet Aletta from Nowathome.  It was great getting together and I got to show off Cornwall Park at it’s best.  Beautiful colours, calm waters and fantastic reflections.

The ducks were very vocal and active.  As we were walking around the back of the cricket pavilion I spotted these ducklings.  It was rather funny.  Every time we went to get closer, having only a cellphone on me, the ducklings would get up and walk towards their mother.  But they kept the same distance each time.  Another way of surviving the late summer/autumn weather and other aggressive ducks is staying together.  Which they did.  They always settled down in the same way too.

It was hard to get away from them.

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I want to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Squiggly Reflections

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Good morning from a very windy Hastings.

I have gone very abstract for Cee Neuner‘s black & white challenge today.  I do have lots of photos like these.  I am fascinated by the water reflections as no photo is never the same.  Mesmerising actually.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

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Travel Theme: Squared in Hastings

Hidden Squares-

Ailsa has asked us for our photos of squares. So first up I was taken by this garden sculpture with the way the arm is forming a square over it’s head which is then matched with the square trellis.

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Then there are the squares in our clock tower.

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Finally there are these square shadows in this garden.


Sunday for me now, so I can’t hang around as I have to go to the market.

So have a nice weekend everyone and catch up with you later.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things that are Wet


Good morning from a cooler morning.

I must apologise for yesterday.  Wordpress refused to let me do much at all.  I couldn’t upload photos at all, and it wouldn’t let me publish any words either.  Very, very frustrating.  So it was a relief to find it working today.

This week Cee Neuner is asking us for things that are wet.  So first up is a tiny cygnet lost among the waters.

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And onto something large – these logs among the waves at Westshore Beach.

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And a duck in some interesting waters at Cornwall Park.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That are Wet

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