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Wish

Today’s theme for Debbie’s One Word Sunday is ‘Wish’, and I wish I had something in any of my photos to represent a wish, but alas, I do not.

I do, however, have these photos of a Harlequin Ladybird, and some folk believe having a ladybird – any ladybird – land on your hand allows you to make a wish that will come true. Now, obviously, ladybirds aren’t necessary in the making or granting of wishes, but they are in some aspects of folklore, and are a necessity for this post!

Debbie’s site will have more links with interpretations on this week’s ‘Wish’ theme.


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Count

For One Word Sunday this week, Debbie’s theme is ‘Count’.

I’ve gone back through my archive folders (I’ve lost count how many times I’ve done that before!) and picked out seven (count ‘em!) photos that contain things that can be counted! They are a random selection of photos, some may have been used before, and if you have a spare few minutes you can sit and count to your heart’s desire. You can count on me to make a game of it! Also, if you have time, visit Debbie’s site for more interpretations on the theme.

Count Number One… Two Pound Coins:

Count Number Two… Crystals:

Count Number Three… Flowers In A Meadow:

Count Number Four… People On A Beach:

Count Number Five… Lily Pads On A Pond:

Count Number Six… Birds On The Water:

And Count Number Seven… Lines On A  Snail’s Back:


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Inktober: Gigantic

#Inktober. Day Ten. October 10th.

The chiming of the old grandfather clock has caused me to spin around again. It’s not eleven o’clock yet is it? Surely not! I think the time must be wrong. And eek! That looks like a gigantic spider creeping out from behind the clock. It can’t be its shadow… where’s the light coming from? There isn’t a shadow off the clock. Oh me! Oh my! I think I’d better leave this room while I have the chance!


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Forager!

I was out walking by the Lake the other day, nonchalantly strolling around as one does on a cooling Autumn day. Movement on one of the rocks caught my eye, so out came the mobile phone and out came the camera! You can just make out the ‘what’ towards the top of this photo.

Oops… sorry – maybe now would be a good time to say ‘Warning! May Contain Bugs!’

In the blink of an eye, this little chap made his way down the rock, to feast on whatever it found lurking in the moss and plant life a little further down:

It’s a shield bug. Normally they are a green/brown colour (well, the ones I normally see are!), but this one caught my eye because of its purples, blues and oranges. I do like a splash of colour, I do. Here he posed to show off his good side:

I’m fascinated by creatures such as this… their intricate markings, the way they know exactly what they’re doing, where they are going, and the way they seem to show no fear when a great looming giant is standing not too far away taking photos of them.

We share our fabulous planet with an abundance of creatures, some of which we wouldn’t even give a second glance to. But if we stop and watch them going about their normal lives, surviving, we start to see the very essence of life itself: just being. Living. The magic of life.

This ends this post. If you aren’t keen on insects and creepy crawlies, you may now come out from behind the sofa!


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Lookout

It’s One Word Sunday once again, and this week Debbie’s theme is ‘Lookout’. Earlier this year I took a few photos looking out over one of the lakes around here, so thought one of these would be ideal for the theme. And in this photo, I managed to capture a passing dragonfly. Not an easy thing to do with the camera on a mobile phone, but I managed it. I’d like to say it was intentional, but I’d caught the ‘burst-shot’ setting on the camera, and ended up with about fifty photos of the same scene, all slightly different from the other. I will also have to look out that I don’t do that again, but then again, sometimes the results are special.

To participate in One Word Sunday, pop on over to Debbie’s site, where you will also be able to see other interpretations of the theme.