Square Months

Trees #18

July Squares: Trees

Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 18 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

Square Months

Bright Moonrise

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A big thank you to Becky for an entertaining month of Bright Squares.

A bright full moon rises over snow and hoarfrost covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

January Squares: Winter Prairie by Moonlight
Cosmic Photo Challenge

A Cold Start

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Cold Start prompt.

Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn

A recent cold start with a bitterly cold wind coming off the water. Dawn over Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections

A cold start in the late 1990s. Sunrise reflected in a frozen and partially snow covered slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic

A cold start in the early 1980s. A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree shortly after sunrise at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Six Word Saturday

A Snow and Hoarfrost Covered Landscape

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: A Snow and Hoarfrost Covered Landscape
Weekly Topics

Common Pheasant

My Saturday Bird this week is the Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). Known simply as a Pheasant to a lot of people in Europe it is known as the Ring-necked Pheasant in North America.

A species native to Asia and parts of Europe it has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird. There are about 30 subspecies that can be partly identified by the presence or absence of a white neck ring on the males.

This male was photographed on the edge of a hoarfrost covered hay meadow in southern Cheshire, England. This individual has a partial white neck ring.

Saturday Bird: Common Pheasant

Hoarfrost on Hart’s-tongue Fern

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves.

This is a hoarfrost covered Hart’s-tongue Fern. A monochrome original I gave it a blue tint to give it a colder mood.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves



Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes.

Once again I am cheating a little with my response to the prompt. Over Christmas I started the fairly major project of digitising my colour slide and black and white negative archives.

When Ontario went into lockdown it gave me lots of time to continue the project. I currently have 8,000 slides digitised plus dozens of key black and white negatives.

This has allowed me to rediscover some personal favourites and discover some overlooked photos that have become favourites.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire in the 1990s. An overlooked photo that has since become a favourite.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland with the mist shrouded Cuillin mountains across the bay behind. A favourite that I didn’t have a good digital copy of until a couple of weeks ago.

One Word Sunday: Ice

A frozen and partially snow covered slough at sunrise with weak sun pillar. I discovered a set of sunrise photos from Punnichy, Saskatchewan with a weak sun pillar in the sky.

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

Hoarfrost on Privet leaves in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. The vertical version of this photo has long been a favourite but I didn’t remember taking a horizontal version until I started digitising some of my black and white negatives.