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Photo Round-Up: Autumn


Photos from my trip to Japan last November we were there just as the trees were beginning to change colour


Jane at Rainbow Junkie ………………………………. montage

Cathy at Nanacathy …………………………………… twitter

💜 Me at Wild Daffodil ………………………………….. turquoise

Melissa at The Aran Artisan ……………………….. wreath

Denis at Haiku Hound ………………………………    leaf

Christina A Look at the Little Things …………..    crackle

Dorris at Dig With Dorris ………………………….  light

Debbie at Curiosity Takes Me ……………………… Canada

Ellie at Wicked Rural Homestead …………………New England


The  💜 denotes a post that is also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – it’s fun to combine the two.

Have I missed anyone? Please let me know if I have.

Thank you everyone for your gorgeous autumnal entries.

Four fab photo fiends created the 52 Week Photo Challenge, we are:

Next prompt


Update: Marsha at Just Write has kindly included our Photo Challenge in a list she has of all the Photo Challenges she has found in blogland so pop over to her page if you want to link your posts to other challenges.



Three roofs at a temple in Japan.

Photo Challenge Entry in Our Weekly Challenge

Please leave a link to your ROOF photo in the comments

Next week’s Prompt


Photo Challenge Round Up: FRIENDS

Some of you will like this, some of you will hate this but hey, as it has been mentioned a couple of times…….. here it is!


Jane at Rainbow Junkie …chat

Cathy at Nanacathy, …woof

💜 Melissa at The Aran Artisan………. heave

💜 me at Wild Daffodil …giggle

💜 Cathy at Rambling in the Garden…..excitement

💜  Roz at Umpteen Things, …moo

Denis at Haiku Hound…..sigh

Jen at Let the Sewing Begin….meow

Christina A Look at the Little Things……clicketty-click

Dorris at Dig with Dorris……aaaah

Ali at Thimberlina…

Srivi at The Piscean Me ……..splash

Del from Curls and Skirls……whirrrr

Ember at Wicked Rural Homestead …hugs, baaaa, cheep, woof

The purple heart denotes a post with a Haiku entered in Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge.

14! Yippee! Fantastic! Thank you so much everyone for joining in!

Please let me know if I have missed anyone.

To see all of the prompts you can go to the Photo Challenge Page


Next Prompt: SECRET



a shiver of glee

so much warmth in the welcome

a new type of friend


Our Photo Challenge Prompt: FRIENDS

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge Prompts: FRIEND and SHIVER

Ron has such a  generous spirit, he supports and promotes writers of every genre and he is encouraging his readers to go for the Photo/Haiku Challenge Combo – Hurray!!! THANK YOU Ron! He has recently published his co-written novel, Amber Wake, pop on over to his blog and check it out – he has masses of wonderful tips on writing a blog and every sort of writing imaginable.


The photo: I was away last week on a Textile Course, which as luck would have it, was just a few miles from where Judy Martin of Edwina’s Episodes lives. Judy, or Eddie as I call her, and I have been communicating via our blogs for ages now and have built up a lovely friendship – well you can’t help it with Eddie, she is such a down-to-earth friendly funny kinda gal. So I asked if she thought it would be a good idea to meet up.

Not only did we meet up but we had the most wonderful evening of fun and laughter and an absolutely DELICIOUS meal made by none other than Mr Grump himself! (I shouldn’t really blow his cover but Mr Grump did not live up to his nickname at all – what a friendly, warm and welcoming couple they are!) Both Judy and I discovered that we were exactly as we thought we would be, which meant we felt we knew each other already and conversation flowed as we chatted about blogging, and all manner of other things as well.

This is the second time I have met up with a fellow blogger and I can highly recommend it. The first was a lovely summery meeting with Mrs Snail when we both turned up in bright pink, and now I see Eddie and I were both wearing similar tops – spooky!

And still on the subject of friends, I am giving Judy’s newly published book of poems to my walking friend for her birthday today


With a card made from the paper I’ve been decorating (another handmade card for my 16 for 16 list ✅).

Here is the back of the card


and inside is below – I’m loving creating this paper! I love it so much I have photographed some of the pages I like the best and put them in my Etsy shop as PDF instant downloads so that others can enjoy them and use them for their own craft projects, thus adding two more items to the shop out of my target of 14 this year ✅ – I’m ticking lots of boxes in this post!


The book and card are wrapped in newspaper brought back for me by another friend from her recent trip to Mexico.

And to all my wonderful blogging friends – Happy Tuesday!

Next Week’s Photo Prompt is SECRET


Photo Challenge Round Up: SPRING


Mother’s Day happens in Spring here, and I get some lovely cards from my children, these were both made by my daughter, the collage was from a couple of years ago (I keep them all – of course!) and the wonderful daffodil doodle was this year’s card. Lucky me!

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And I know this has become a bit of a musical cliché, but still beautiful: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: ‘Spring’ played in the Botanical Gardens in Wales

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Springing forth to meet this week’s challenge:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Cathy at Nanacathy

💜 Melissa at The Aran Artisan

💜 me at Wild Daffodil

💜 Cathy at Rambling in the Garden

Jen at Let the Sewing Begin.

Christina A Look at the Little Things

Dorris at Dig with Dorris

Ali at Thimberlina.

Srivi at The Piscean Me

Del from Curls and Skirls

Denis at Haiku Hound

(💜 Becky at BeckyG I missed her post last week – with Haiku as well – so sorry Becky! I have added it to last week’s round up.)

Have I missed anyone – I’m always worried that I will. If you put a link in the comments of Nanacathy’s post or my post I will be sure to see it and put it in the round up.

12 Springtime Springy Springs this week. Thanks so much for entering everyone, it is so good going through the photos – I always love to see what we all come up with.


Skiing in through the snow is Ember of Wicked Rural Homestead

Bringing our total number of entries to 13!

Next Week the Prompt word is FRIENDS

I’m really looking forward to seeing what pictures you choose – I have mine already lined up and I’m excited about sharing it with you – as Nanacathy says “Happy Snapping”!





dodge showers

find a slinky toy

play with light


Joining in with our 52 Week Photo Challenge: SPRING

Please go to the Photo Challenge Page for details.

and  joining in with

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: prompt words SHOWER and PLAY

I have had a few wonderful days in Margate, staying with a friend and helping her with a bit of DIY. But first a visit to the Turner Gallery where I found this dinky slinky in the shop and hey presto, I had my photo for SPRING.image


Next Week our Photo Prompt word is: FRIENDS


Joining in with Cee’s Black and White Photo challenge



Photo Challenge Round Up: Outline


Miss E’s first Lino Cut design.


Outlines of the week:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Cathy at Nanacathy

💜 Melissa at The Aran Artisan

💜 me at Wild Daffodil

💜 Roz at Umpteen Things

💜 Cathy at Rambling in the Garden

Jen at Let the sewing begin.

Christina A Look at the Little Things

Dorris at Dig with Dorris

Ali at Thimberlina.

Srivi at The Piscean Me

Dennis at Haiku Hound


💜 Tells you there is a haiku in the post entering Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge

I sure I will have missed someone this week. i am on the iPad again and the WiFi conections are slow. PLEASE let me know if I have missed anyone and I will add them.


I missed Becky G – sorry Becky here it is at Becky G


Next (THIS) Week: SPRING