Tuesday Photo Challenge: Colourful

A colourful sample of the wild flowers mix that we sowed last year.

(Late this week; traveling)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Colourful

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favo(u)rites

Although there are plenty of other photo challenges out there, generously hosted by individual bloggers, the end of the WordPress Weekly Challenge – for reasons best known to themselves and, I suspect, a mystery to most of the rest of us – does feel like the end of an era.

For this final instalment, we’ve been invited to share our all-time favourites (I cannot bring myself to omit the ‘u’ that actually belongs there).

It’s hard to choose, though. The most-liked – by others – of my images are displayed on the home page of this blog in any case.

However, my very first post on this blog, back in August 2013, was a response to a WordPress Weekly Challenge. This is another edit of that image:

Surely, though, while retrospection has its place it’s better to look forward, so I’ll leave you – in terms of this challenge, at any rate – with another flower, but one with it’s – albeit brief – life ahead of it. The picture was taken just a couple of weeks ago.

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time

Wild Flower Monochrome

It’s that time again…

Cee’s Black & White Challenge Theme this week is ‘flowers’, so here is an example from a mix of bee-friendly wild flowers that we sowed last year in one of our raised beds. In real life, it was an attractive shade of magenta, but the monochrome highlights the textures.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations

This display of rockery plants at the annual flower show in nearby Magnac-Laval shows not only a variety of species but also reveals that each individual plant is subtly different from all the others.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

This particular specimen of one of the flowers that came from the wild flower mix we sewed last summer rapidly outstripped – outgrew – all the rest. Shooting it from below – not that I had much choice – as it reaches for the sky reinforces the impression of ‘growth’.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Recycle

Frank’s theme this week is ‘Recycle’, so this image works on two levels, I think.

Firstly, it’s an image of a poubelle – a rubbish bin – left out for emptying, and presumably recycling, in the next hamlet along from here.

Secondly, the image is itself recycled, because I’ve used a monochrome version before, in a post to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge a year or so ago.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Recycle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Take a long enough time-scale and you could argue that everything is temporary. There’s all the difference in the world, in terms of longevity, between the Great Pyramid and a Higgs boson, however.

At the shorter end of the time frame there are, most obviously, fireworks and flowers.

So here are two images that illustrate the temporary life-cycle of a flower, from our garden earlier this year:

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary