Friendly Friday: Leaves.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Leaves.

As there’s a lot of Maple trees around home I decided to go with a selection of photos of Maple leaves. They were all taken locally when I was out for a walk with a camera.

A Maple leaf on snow.

Casting a shadow on the snow.


Two Maple leaves on a moss covered boulder.

A pair of Maple leaves.


Some Maple leaves.

An early autumn leaf.


Even more Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.


Many more Maple leaves.

Fisheye autumn colour.


Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

There was an obvious choice for me, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Bickerton Hill is a sandstone escarpment forming part of the Sandstone Trail and the southern end of the Mid Cheshire Ridge.

The hill has a long history with an Iron Age hill fort on top of part of it and other evidence of settlement in the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

Autumn colour on part of the hillside.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.


Snow on the Cheshire plain looking north west from the top of part of the hill.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.


Some autumn colour isolated with a telephoto lens from the top of the escarpment.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.



Cosmic Photo Challenge: An Interesting Barn.

An old barn on a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario photographed in a variety of interesting lighting conditions and at different times of the day and year.

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Interesting Buildings.

The barn with a rainbow and storm clouds in the autumn.

A different view with a second rainbow behind the barn.

The barn in mist at sunrise in late summer.

Old barn in mist at sunrise.

The barn at sunrise in late spring.

The barn at sunset in early autumn.

The barn in mist at sunrise in mid summer.