Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees

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Good morning from a frosty Hastings day.

This week Cee from Cee’s Photography has asked us for our monochrome trees.  So where do I start.  I have so many trees.  So these were taking last Friday at my Social Snappers group at Keriunga Gardens in Havelock North.  What was good about these trees, was that they are still bare, so that they can look rather spooky when edited into monochrome.  So here goes.

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I will be taking more photos of trees today as we will be heading to Pakowhai Park looking for some more daffodils as it is Daffodil Day today here in New Zealand.  My Friday Floral’s post today features another of my paintings which is now hanging up at my local bank, which is a major sponsor of this day.  Hopefully I can sell it.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees

TREES – BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/tree-portraits-from-around-the-bay-for-cees-black-and-white-challenge/

https://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/black-and-white-trees/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/cee-bw-challenge-trees/

So I must go.  I will catch up with every one later on.

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Sunday Stills: Train Tracks

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This week Ed from Sunday Stills has given us the Letter T as his prompt.  I had a bit of a think and then remembered that I had photos of train tracks.  A double T.

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I love the direction that tracks give us.  Straight or curved.

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Or merging into one.

These are of the miniature railway at Keirunga Gardens.

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: Paint Brushes and Palette

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Good morning from another bright sunny day in Hastings.

Last Friday my Social Snappers group went to Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North to find some spring flowers.  My group is now growing from 3 lovely ladies to 8 ladies.  We are really enjoying exploring our local gardens and parks.  I last went to these gardens over 10 years ago and it is nice finding all these beautiful gardens.

There is an art centre at Keirunga Gardens, with a quilting group and other art forms.  And right to the entrance to the gardens we found these sculptures of a paint palette and..

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these paint brushes carved out of trees.

When I saw these I knew that they would be great for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography – her oddball challenge.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week 34

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/cees-oddball-photo-challenge-2015-week-34-driven-to-abstraction/

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https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/cees-odd-ball-challenge-15-wk-34/

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WPC: A Stunning Day at Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings day.

Today   for the Weekly Photo Challenge has asked us photos from an ideal day.  Perfect timing to show off some photos from my Social Snappers group’s outing to Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North.  The weather was perfect.  The gardens are just coming alive with the first signs of spring – the first daffodils,

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Some snowdrops,

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some jonquils.

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Trees were coming alive with blossoms.

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And we were serenaded by the Tuis which are now very active.

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All in all, my favourite way to spend the day.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/today-was-a-good-day/

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/wpc-a-berry-good-day/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/weekly-photo-challenge-today-was-a-good-day-outside-the-window/

https://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/weekly-photo-challenge-today-was-a-good-day/

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