On the Hunt for Joy: Cheer Someone Else Up

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Cheer Someone Else Up.

I thought of these two photos as soon as I read the prompt. Taken at a Medieval Fair on The Square in the town of Nantwich, Cheshire.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Cheer Someone Else Up

A stallholder confirms that the underwear matches the period costume at the Nantwich Medieval Fair.

 

Emptying the postbox.

I knew the postman emptying the post box, he’s trying not to smile as we exchange banter.

 

On the Hunt for Joy: Count Chimneys

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Count Chimneys.

Over Christmas I started making digital versions of the slides in my archives. I had previously digitised around 1,500 key slides but there are about 15,000 in my archives. I am currently about halfway through the process.

So a selection of English chimneys photographed in the 1980s from my archives.

An interesting old stone chimney on the corner of Eastgate Street and Bridge Street in the historic centre of Chester, Cheshire.

On the Hunt for Joy: Count Chimneys

 

A soon to be demolished chimney on a former small pox hospital north of London.

On the Hunt for Joy: Count Chimneys

 

Chimneys on some historic buildings on The Square, Nantwich, Cheshire.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Count Chimneys

 

Some chimneys in north London during a severe hailstorm. The “speckled” appearance of the storm clouds is falling hail.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Count Chimneys

 

On the Hunt for Joy: Sit in the Sunshine

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Sit in the Sunshine.

One photo came to mind almost instantly when I read the prompt for week 4 of the challenge. After that it was simply a case of finding a couple more photos to go with it.

A Dunnock sitting in the sun in Hatherton, Cheshire, England. Its feathers are fluffed up because it’s sunbathing which is why it came to mind so quickly.

Sunbathing Dunnock.

 

A Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel sits in the sun having just emerged from its burrow in the spring. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Feeding Ground Squirrel.

 

An American Red Squirrel sitting in the sun on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Six Word Saturday: Where Did I Leave My Nuts?

On the Hunt for Joy: Jump for Joy

This is my contribution for week three of Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy: Jump for Joy photo challenge.

I was convinced that I had a photo of a Squirrel jumping but a quick search didn’t turn it up so I had to find an alternative.

Here’s a couple of birds in the process of jumping off the branches they’re on.

A  Black-capped Chickadee.

Black-capped Chickadee for Six Word Saturday.

 

A Red-breasted Nuthatch

Seraphic and Diaphanous.

On the Hunt for Joy: Get Outside

This is my contribution to the new On the Hunt for Joy Challenge started by Cee Neuner. The first challenge is Get Outside.

Having been for a walk around the neighborhood yesterday morning when it was hovering around freezing today the temperature has plummeted. The wind is howling and we’re under a snow squall watch so my contribution to the challenge is from yesterday.

On a photographic note, I used my new Sony mirrorless camera with my silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm lens from 1976 adapted to it.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Get Outside