January Changing Seasons

Here in the northern hemisphere, we are in the midst of the coldest season of the year. Although we have passed the shortest day, our days are still short and post the festive season, the darkness and the cold can feel pervading. However, we can still have bright and beautiful days. Nature is still at work. We also got a sprinkling of snow for a couple of days. Sharing some of my January seasonal images –

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One of my new bog challenges for 2017 is to participate in a monthly photo challenge –

The Changing Seasons by Cardinal Guzman

 

It’s the Grand Finale

Not so long ago we had an incredible sunset. We stood in awe at our bedroom window and felt compelled to capture the beauty in photographs.

I feel this is a fitting final post for the last day of the blog challenge that I have been participating in since January.

#coloryourworld 120 Days of Crayola

Today’s colour is Yellow Orange

 

I hope you have enjoyed my posts for this challenge.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ‘like’ and comment on the crayon colour themed posts.

Have you seen anything recently and felt compelled to reach for your camera?

 

Harness the Waves

 

Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction (Unknown)

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf (Jonatan Mårtensson)

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul (Robert Wyland)

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness (James Gates Percival)

#coloryourworld 120 Days of Crayola

Today’s colour is white

Photos taken by me at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, England

The Hearth of the Home

Historically the hearth provided the main source of heat for the home, as well as being the place where most of the cooking was done. Naturally, the fireplace evolved into the central gathering place for the family and the hearth became synonymous with home – especially during the long winter months.

“For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.”     Fernandez de AndradaRead More »

A Favourite View – Seeking Pacific Blue

Last year I visited Cornwall for the first time. We stayed in glorious St Ives. I spent my 40th Birthday there and fell in love with the place.

St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, the vegetation is lush and the light piercingly bright. The light is incredible. It takes a day or so for your eyes to adjust to the brightness that surrounds the beaches and the sea views.Read More »

Crayons for Grown Ups

As part of #coloryourworld challenge, I have a new found appreciation of all things crayon.

There is some amazing things you can do with crayons.

Using thousands of melted and chopped-up Crayloa crayons, Herb Williams, creates vibrant life-size sculptures that loom large with bold colors and textures as part of his Call of the Wild exhibition.

I wanted to share these amazing sculptures as part of the 120 Days of Crayola challenge. You have to admire this use of crayons.

In one of his most recent exhibitions, Call of the Wild, the artist constructed sculptures inspired by nature, including crows perching on a bright tree

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