Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 28th March 2021

Silent Sunday: 28th March 2021
Photo Challenges

Blue and White

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Pick a Topic from my Photo prompt.

I went with a mix of topics, tree, blue, sky and cloud. I liked the way the Paper Birch trees stood out against a blue sky. We haven’t seen much blue sky this winter and until a few days ago these Paper Birch trees were inaccessible due to the snow in places.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo

A Pale Pail

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pail or Pale prompt.

I had the idea of doing something with pale Paper Birch bark. So I went for a walk and couldn’t believe it when I found a pale pail being held down with a pale piece of Paper Birch firewood. The pail is protecting a plant from the frost and snow. Ten days ago it was probably mostly buried in snow.

On a side note, I noticed at the weekend that according to my WordPress statistics that I had made 99 Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge posts so this is number 100.

CFFC: Pail or Pale


This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark prompt.

Rather an appropriate prompt as tree bark has been a regular subject of my walks around the neighborhood since the various Covid-19 pandemic regulations first started nearly a year ago.

Silent Sunday: 24th May 2020
Bark and Cedars.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything
Orange lichen on bark.
Silent Sunday: 13th December 2020
Green moss and lichen on bark.
CFFC: White and cream colours
Paper Birch bark and snow.
Becky's Squares CFFC

Stacked Up

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stacks or Piled Up prompt.

It’s also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Logs stacked up ready for the fire pit.

CFFC: Stacks or Blocks - January Squares: Up
Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 18th January 2021

A Tangle of Branches.

Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood. I had gone out with a macro lens on the camera intending to look for close up detail.

Instead I noticed the tangle of branches in the top of some Paper Birch trees against a grey winter sky. The photo was monochromatic to begin with. I used the monochrome conversion to adjust the contrast between the trees and the sky.

Monochrome Monday: 18th January 2021
Cosmic Photo Challenge

2020: In Monochrome

This week the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is Shades of Grey.

As is sometimes the case, I started considering the prompt and went off on a tangent. I decided that my contribution to the prompt would be a look back at a small selection of monochrome images from 2020.

Monochrome Monday: 23rd March 2020

Paper Birch trees again the sky. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood during lockdown a day or two into spring.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Backlit Maple leaves in early summer. Taken on another walk around the neighborhood.

Monochrome Monday: 12th October 2020

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in autumn. There was a few mornings last autumn when the cloud cover made me shoot monochrome images.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

A close up of some variegated Hosta leaves in summer. One of my favourites from 2020 and taken only a few yards from the back door on the side of the path between the deck and the car.