Good morning from an unseasonally warm autum’s day here in Hastings.
I was just talking to my son saying that in 2 weeks we have the official start of winter and I am still wearing my summer clothes and sandals. I don’t mind if it stays warm like this all winter, but that is not going to happen.
This series of photos was taken last Friday with my Social Snapper’s group. I have lots and lots of photos of poppies now. All around the town the council gardeners have planted poppies as a tribute to our ANZACs.
But we also found some calendula flowers.
For more about this great challenge go and check out Cee’s blog.
I must apologise that I haven’t answered all your lovely comments, or commented on your wonderful posts. Life is getting away from me. I must try and get myself more organised. This morning is the same. I am now teaching a sewing class down at the centre, followed by soft toy making.
Good morning from a cool but sunny day. The sun is just coming up and it should be a good day. I am heading over to Napier again today with a couple of lovely ladies from my social snappers group. So it should be fun.
Today’s challenge by BRIE ANNE DEMKIW over at The Daily Post has asked us to get up close and personal with our photos. Macros. Which is great as yesterday we had a great time just wandering around the Women’s Centre taking photos. It had been foggy which went very quickly. Which disappointed me a little. But that was okay because it left a very heavy dew and with the early morning light we had a fabulous time wandering around and just enjoying the opportunities. We also found some early blossoms too. So spring is showing some signs of arriving. I am hanging out for some warmer weather.
The light was just right and the colours of the flowers were so bright and vivid.
So I took a lot of photos….
But to my surprise
I only took 314 photos….
I have now a lot of photos of poppies.
Showing both front and back views…
Some fully open views….
Some on the verge of dying…
And finally some colourful leaves in the sun.
I know I have a lot of photos today but it was a case of which to chose.
So it is now the last Monday in June. Where has the time gone? The year is nearly half over.
So, even though it is Sunday for Cee at Cee’s Photography , it is time for her wonderful challenge. This is where we get to showcase those great photos that don’t seem to fit any category but are still good to work on.
For a change I am showing this photo taken last Friday. Among the sea of orange poppies there was this pink poppy. So the odd one out.
Good afternoon from a warm and sunny Hastings day.
Please excuse my tardiness. I have just changed Internet Providers and they spent the morning tweaking our internet. I suppose they thought that no-one would be awake before midday in this household, and therefore are not online. Well they got that wrong. So I have just done some editing and then sat in the sun to paint. Now it is a case of watching paint dry. But the internet is now back on and a tad faster – methinks. My son is just over the interruption and now couldn’t care less about the speeds – which he normally does.
My muse is nature. Yesterday I took a group of lovely ladies to Frimley Park to enjoy the sunshine and to find the last of the summer roses. We had a fabulous time wandering around and taking photos. I find it so hard to tear myself away from it all. There is always that last photo you just can’t not take. Sounds weird but I am sure everyone knows what I mean. First up I found this European Goldfinch hiding among the roses.
There were still a lot of late roses.
Mostly yellow and pink roses.
But even before we left the Heretaunga Women’s Centre I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the poppies in the frost.
And then after we had finished I had to take some more photos of the poppies in the sun.
And there were a lot of bees so I had to take photos of them too.
The other ladies haven’t done much in the way of taking photos – I took over 700 in all – I shocked them I think.
Good morning from another cold and frosty Hastings day. Hopefully things will warm up. The whole country is cold – with snow around as well. So it is nice to see some summery photos from the northern hemisphere bloggers.
So for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography is for showcasing the number three – so I delved into my archive to find some of my florals – what else.
Sorry Cee, I know you are not keen on bees, but I found these three bees on this poppy.
Good morning from a warmish, windy Hastings day. We are expecting rain later today so it will be back into winter mode again. It was nice not to have to light a fire. That was how warm it has been.
Anyway onto this great challenge hosted by Cee at Cee’s Photography. This week she has asked us for our photos showing one item. As usual I have my florals, but also a monarch butterfly and a super cute duckling.
Just a bit of trivia today. I have just been asked about my name. It is very unusual. Though it is a little more common here in New Zealand. I actually quite like it as it is different. What I didn’t like is that no-one knows how to spell it. All the cards I get with some many different spelling. It is also why I watermark my photos with my name.
So drum roll please………..
[ syll.rae–wyn, ra-ew-yn ] The baby girl name Raewyn is pronounced REY-UWIHN †. Raewyn has its origins in the English language. Raewyn is a variant form of the name Raeven.
Raewyn is not popular as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Now, I always thought it was Welsh. But no, it is English……
Actually I don’t know how many websites I went to before I found this one.
Good morning from a cold and miserable Hastings day.
This week Cherie from The Daily Post has asked us for photos of broken objects. This photo was taken on Thursday at Cornwall Park. We have been having some beautiful warm autumn days so the poppies planted there for ANZAC day last month have managed to bloom rather well. But the frosts are coming and these beauties are starting to show signs of wear and tear. I have a few monochrome images coming up of these poppies.