Here we are on the first Tuesday of the Month , our Monthly Meet-up Photo Challenge, with another collection of WINDOW photographs. To join in please leave a link to your photos in the comments. Your photos can be any interpretation of the subject, and can be your latest photos or archive photos and posts – all welcome.
Forde Abbey on the Somerset/Dorset border in the south of England is the perfect place if you are looking for a collection of windows to photograph. Join them on Instagram to see some wonderful photos of the gardens.
The photos above are the windows to the Orangery, we couldn’t go in in February, but peeped through the windows to see the citrus trees inside
I hope we will be able to wander through this space later in the year when the house is open for viewing.
Til then we had the outside views to enjoy.
But we could go into the Chapel where, behind the Rood Screen, there was a delicate tree flowering in the window – is that a Mimosa?
but this Window at the other end of the Chapel stole the show
especially with that blue sky beaming through.
I’m looking forward to seeing the windows you have spied this month.
Here we are again at the first Tuesday of the month and time to share our WINDOW photos.
We had snow here, in the South of England, last Friday and this was the view from my bedroom window
It is really difficult to adequately describe the joy of sitting in my cosy bed, crocheting rainbows for my granddaughter (Big Sis, aged 8 – yes she chose the Rainbow Amanzi) with Radio 4 playing The Book of the Week: Silence
I still get a warm fuzzy glow remembering the sheer pleasure, delight and gratitude for all that has brought me to this place of peace and joy.
Life has had it’s tumultuous ups and downs and in the darkest times I used to dream of a scene like this, a feeling like this. Dreams really do come true, feels good to acknowledge that and know that if things go wambly again in the future, I can always look back to this for comfort and to realign those dreams.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the WINDOWS you have captured with your camera this month and perhaps the thoughts or stories that go with them.
Just leave a link in the Comments below.
A window on your world – or keeping the curtains cosily drawn; one photo, a group of photos, current or archive – all are welcome!
If you would also like to join in with Jenn’s Photo Challenge : Comfortable and Cozy, pop on over to Travelling at Wit’s End.
Our last Photographic Monthly Meet Up of 2018!
Thank so much to everyone who has joined in – it has been FUN to see your entries and the stories that go with them.
I was thinking, I don’t have any glitz nowadays, but then I remembered the dressing up box where my old clothes now reside.
This is a party dress I had when I was 14 (1966/7!) with a reversble middle panel, the other side is black.
sadly the zips no longer work, but I loved that dress and have just not been able to throw it away……
then there is all my ancient festival gear
I do love these shawls, but what to do with them now?
And my son’s Christmas tree – I’m so glad to see the snowflakes I made for the boys last year, up there in the tree
and a decoration that has been made by Little Bro out of the bottom of a plastic bottle
What glitz do you have in your life at this time of year?
Leave your link in the comments so we can come over and enjoy the glamour and the glitz.
Next month – in fact next year, each month for the whole of 2019 we have WINDOWS!
Next Tuesday, 4th December, is our last Photographic Meet Up for 2018
It has been a great year. I have loved seeing what each of you make of the prompt each month. Thank you so much to all who have joined in this year and shared your fabulous entries.
On 6th November I was travelling and I forgot to tell you about my plans for next year, so here goes…..
The photo below is a clue
The challenge will still become live on the first Tuesday of each Month and remain open for entries until the following month.
My cunning plan for 2019 is to have just one subject for the whole year.
A chance to get creative, inventive and to look out for interesting and quirky aspects of. ………..
Can you guess what our one word prompt for the year will be?
Yes of course …
(Cathy I’m sure you recognize the last one from our day in Whitby – we forgot about going in there on the way back, drat!)
We start on Tuesday, 1st January – New Year’s Day! Which might not be a day when you want to think about blogging and photography but remember the challenge is open for the whole month so pop in any time and leave your link in the comments.
I’m off to find some GLITZ.
Gingko in Japan November 2015
Clipped fir in Doreen’s Garden September 2018
Sturdy little oak at Cerne Abbas October 2015
Vintage fabric from 1946
Weeping Willow Cerne Abbas 2017
The oak tree at the bottom of my garden September morning 2018.
Yippee it is the first Tuesday of the month and so time to meet up with our photos of trees – either recent or archive.
Please leave a link to your tree photos in the Comments – I’m really looking forward to seeing them.
You can see the list of photo prompts on the Photo Challenge Page
Next Month’s prompt is
and next month I will tell you what I have in store for 2019
Welcome!!! It’s the Monthly Meet-Up Photo Challenge, which happens on the first Tuesday of each Month.
I had a happy time looking through my files to find archive photos featuring
This is Miss E with her Dad enjoying a bouncy castle a few years ago
A friend in a yellow silk dress at my daughter’s wedding, 2006
A postcard made for iHanna’s Postcard Swap 2016Collage waiting to be turned into a greetings cardPainted garden potsCandlelight at a wonderful surprise party thrown for me by my lovely kids and their partnersBig Sis at playgroup when she was 3 (she will be 8 this month)Swiss chard stalks from the gardens at Esalen, California – such happy memories from November/December 2008I was there for 6 amazing life-changing weeks on a Workstudy Course, working in the gardens and doing Creative Expression and Process ArtHave you ever tattooed a banana? No – really? See here how to do it
A plasterer’s bucket from when I was having my fabulous new bedroom created
A happy sunny yellow trip down memory lane for me – I hope you enjoyed coming along.
If you would like to see last month’s entries you can see them in the Comments in this Post.
Couldn’t resist including another blast from the past
To join in please post a link to your photos of YELLOW in the Comments. Archive, or current, all are welcome.
You can see all the prompts for the year on my Photo Challenge Page
For May the prompt is
Here we are at the first Tuesday of February with our Photographic Monthly Meet Up.
The theme this month is WARM, so join us by leaving links in the comments to any photographs and/or posts both current and archive. Let’s all meet up for a huddle to keep warm – cos ‘baby it’s cold outside’! At least it is here. Any photos of warmer climes will be much drooled over and appreciated!
It might be frosty outside this morning but inside I’m indulging in some cosy hooky time before getting out of bed!
I’m loving the warm colours of Attic24’s Woodland Cal and in the 5th week of the Cal the blanket is big enough to keep me warm whilst crocheting.
I’m already thinking of new projects using these scrummy colours.
Going back to February 2013 I found this post – and the colours fit with the Warm theme
And this post from February 2014 when I was in Abu Dhabi for two gloriously WARM weeks.
In February 2015 I was keeping cosy under the Attic24 Cosy Cal
In February 2016 I knitted 14 bobble hats to keep my family warm
In February 2017 the Attic24 Cal was once again keeping me warm with my Hedgerow version of Lucy’s Moorland Blanket.
How are you keeping warm?
The theme stays open all month, just leave your links in the Comments.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your take on WARM.
Now I’d better get up!
This photo is of Bentley, a very warm dog, trying to cool off on a hot summers day. Sent to me by my sister, you can see her wonderful paintings and silver jewellery on Instagram
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