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Weekly Prompts

Weekend Challenge: What Is It?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What Is It?

I had a few ideas for the challenge and quickly settled on one although I can’t really explain why I picked an autumn subject in spring.

 

Weekend Challenge: What is it.

This one’s quite easy.

 

 

Weekend Challenge: What Is It

A Fly Agaric fungi growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire.

 

Weekend Challenge: What Is It

The Fly Agaric fungi growing amongst Silver Birch trees on Bickerton Hill.

 

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Monthly Squares

Sunlight on the Tree Tops

This is my day 20 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

Sunlight catching the tops of Silver Birch trees on a hillside at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire.

Light on the tops of Silver Birch trees

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 13th April 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to southern Cheshire in the mid 1980s and some experiments with black and white infrared film. Another test of copying black and white negatives.

These are Silver Birch trees and Bracken growing on a section of Maiden Castle, an Iron Age hill fort on top of Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

Monochrome Monday: 13th April 2020

 

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One Word Sunday

Homophone

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday: Homophone challenge.

 

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Male Common Pheasant in hoarfrost covered grass.

 

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Mail box with a fresh coat of paint.

 

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Male Northern Pintail at sunset.

 

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Mail box in a sandstone wall.

 

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Monthly Squares

April Squares: Top of the Toadstool

This is my day three contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Toadstool is simply a nickname for fungi that is often poisonous or at least inedible.

 

April Squares: Top of the Toadstool

A Fly Agaric fungi cap photographed from above at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire.

 

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Monthly Squares

April Squares: On Top of the Ridge

This is my day two contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Note. We lost our internet connection yesterday afternoon. I’m posting this using the phone as a WiFi hotspot. This maybe my last blog post for a while.

The ridge in the title refers to the Mid Cheshire Ridge, a line of low sandstone hills sticking out of the Cheshire plain. This section of the ridge is Bickerton Hill, or southern Bickerton Hill according to Wikipedia. The northern Bickerton Hill referenced by Wikipedia was always known as Raw Head by everyone I knew who walked the hills.

 

April Squares: On Top of the Ridge

I had gone to Bickerton Hill to photograph the autumn colour and was walking along the edge of the ridge when I noticed the frozen puddle on the sandstone ledge. I framed the photo with the puddle at the bottom with the top of the frame looking down into a valley below.

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Panoramic Views

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo where Cee posts a photo and participants pick something from the photo to make a post about.

As the photo Cee posted was a mural of a landscape in a panoramic format I decided to go with a small selection of panoramic landscapes.

 

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Trees in the snow. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Trees and their shadows. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Clouds over the lake at sunset. A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Ice on Lake Huron at sunset in the spring. Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.