Tag: Photography

Opportunity Knocked?

The Loch Ness Monster stared at me for twenty minutes. Twenty minutes! Tilting its head from one side to the other, as if trying to work me out. At one point, it stretched its long neck forward, as if trying to get a closer look.

Its tongue licked the air, and it constantly blinked its lizard-like eyes. The rest of its body remained underwater, all I could see was its head and neck.

Then I realised I had my camera. I rummaged through my rucksack; finally grabbing it from the very bottom.

When I looked up, the Monster was gone.


I was totally lost. I knew where I was generally, of course, Bhutan, at the foot of the Himalayas.

I’d managed to get separated from the rest of the expedition somehow, and couldn’t call for help on my mobile phone… the battery was dead.

I caught sight of someone ahead of me, dashing from the clearing into the trees, so I decided to follow. And then I wished I hadn’t. Ahead of me, looking out from the trees was the Abominable Snowman.

As my camera is on the phone, I couldn’t even take the photo for proof. However, I ran.


The sea was calm that night. The sky was cloudy, but not overly so. The Moon shone brightly behind the clouds, casting a nice glow for miles around.

I was alone on the deck. Although I was tired, I couldn’t sleep, hence deciding to take a stroll around the deck. The excursion during the day was long, I presumed the other passengers were well away.

The formation of the brightly coloured lights by the Moon caught my eye first. Then, the gleaming metallic sphere came into view. I tried to get a photo, but all I captured was the Moon.


A trio of tall tales for Sideview’s weekend theme this week, which is That Elusive Photograph. I feel I must add: always be prepared to take a photograph, for it just may be the one that the whole world has been searching for…

View from the window: Blurosaurus!


Shocking view from the window today… absolutely terrible, in fact.

I heard a strange rumbling noise outside, almost like a stampede, coming from the Grinds. I was on the ground floor, around back and I glanced out of the window, only to see dinosaurs running passed. Running in circles in fact, for some strange reason.

There were also mountains in the distance, and palm trees. There are no mountains or palm trees in the Grinds, which can only mean one thing: the Mansion has shifted again!

I tried to capture the image as best I could, but as everything was moving so quickly, I could only get some really awful images… three terrible ones in fact. The blurred one above is by far the best. And here are the other two:The lighting is all wrong, and the third one I don’t think I was even looking toward the window! I’m actually quite surprised that I didn’t manage to capture my thumb in the image as well… or my eye – I just grabbed my mobile phone and took the picture! (The third one was the first one I took… by the way)

There were also a couple of pterodactyls circling overhead – you can just about see one in the middle pane, at the top. Yes, the black smudge is a pterodactyl.

The thing is, the back door was open.

I mean, I’ve had a good look around and haven’t seen anything, but some of those dinosaurs are quite small; some are human-sized and others are massive. The small to human-sized ones could have easily fitted through the door, if they wanted to. I suppose the massive ones could have had a go as well, if they were so inclined!

I don’t think any of them have come in before the Mansion shifted again, but just thought I’d mention it.
You know.
Just in case…

The Face in the Crystal Ball

I have an amethyst pyramid which I keep beside my computer. And beside the pyramid, I have a snowflake obsidian crystal ball. Both crystals stand out against all the technology and papers and other clutter that is around, but are always comforting. A natural energy to balance out the static electricity and artificial light from the monitor.

I like to hold the crystals from time to time, I like to feel the coolness of them, and the sharp, straight edges of the pyramid and the never ending edge of the crystal ball.

The crystal ball looked different from how I remembered it last. The white spots seem to be slightly greyer than I remember, and they appear to be more in clusters rather than all over the surface of the sphere. However, the white spots (snowflakes) are actually grey in colour.

Black bands swirl around, one in fact completely goes full circle, around what I class as the top of the crystal ball. Obviously, it’s round so it has no top or bottom. And these swirls put me in mind of the markings on the planet Jupiter.

The thing is, behind the white markings, there was something else. Something I’d never seen before. A face? Well, head and shoulders definitely. I thought at first that it was a reflection of my face, but as I moved, the face didn’t, and stayed where it was. In fact, I moved away, and could still make out the outline of the head and shoulders.

Looking at the crystal ball now, all I can see is the reflection of the room – the figure that was peering out at me has gone.

Very strange.

In a good way, I hasten to add!

Snowflake obsidian balances the mind, body and spirit, and can be used for divination, grounding, protection, and scrying, among other things.

My snowflake obsidian crystal ball is photographed above, with my amethyst pyramid, and a little angel statue that I also keep by my computer. They are extremely close to the camera as well… they aren’t really that size!

View from the window: Hidden secrets!

The view from the small window this morning is of one of the great Pyramids. I love the Pyramids, and the Sphinx of course, obviously because of their ties to way back when.

It actually looks nice and warm out there, and calm, which is always a good thing. Here, temperatures are set to plummet once again, with even more snow forecast… ah well. Spring will really be here soon. I can feel it.

Just as I mentioned in my Stonehenge post yesterday,  the Pyramids fill me with awe. And, the secrets that those Ancient Egyptians hid inside all those years ago help to give clues as to how civilisation was back then.

We think of ourselves as technologically advanced nowadays, but sometimes, I think we rely on technology a little too much… and this is really felt when our technology breaks down on us.

I wonder how the Ancients built not one, but many of these great structures, without the equipment we have now. And, as these secrets weren’t hidden anywhere, I think I’ll be wondering for a long time.

Just maybe, the Ancients have hidden their secrets, somewhere so well they just haven’t been discovered yet. We’re still discovering life on this great planet of ours, so it isn’t unreasonable. And I wonder yet again, if these secrets were to be discovered, would we start to use them once more… or continue with our more ‘modern’ practises?

Sideview’s weekend theme this week is Hiding Something, and I instantly thought of a hidden secret when I first saw the theme. The secrets of the Pyramids came to me after writing yesterday’s post!