Too Much Snow for a Early Crop

Monochrome Monday travels back a week or so. I had gone for a walk around the neighborhood looking for items listed on the recent Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt.

In the end I went with a photo of a yellow bicycle in the snow for that challenge rather than this amusing sign which was another item on the list. But I thought that the sign would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd March 2020

Signs in the Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Signs.

I find both these signs amusing in the winter. I gave them both a spot colour treatment for a splash of colour in the snow.

This warning sign of a 90 degree bend on a local back road is slightly deceiving. If you turn right you head towards the nearest town. Turning left takes you onto a narrow, dead end gravel road that may or may not be passable without a 4×4 due to snow drifts. Some years it also gets washed out during the spring thaw.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Signs

 

These No Parking signs on a utility pole must be so people don’t park on the chest high snow bank.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Signs

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red.

One photo came to mind instantly, a freshly painted red post box in Faddiley, Cheshire, England. The chalked “Wet Paint” warning and the excess paint on the utility pole and hedge have always amused me.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

 

The next photo that came to mind was this red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula last autumn.

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

 

Then I thought about the giant red butterfly garden ornament I pass on some of my walks around the neighborhood.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

 

Finally I thought about various red species, birds, berries and fruit and remembered this extreme closeup of a Raspberry.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bottles

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bottles.

I vaguely remembered seeing a Coca-Cola bottle on a garden shed on one of my walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera in the summer. So I decided to go for a walk to check the shed out.

Imagine my surprise when I found a variety of bottles on the shed.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bottles

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Signs.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Signs.

It’s 12 months since I photographed these EMPTY signs and I still find it amusing that some of my neighbours are letting our Black Bears know that there’s no garbage in the cans.

These are Bear resistant garbage cans bolted to a cement pad to stop the Bears rolling them over. And yes, I know that the signs aren’t really for the Bears. They wouldn’t be able to read the signs in the dark at night.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Signs.

Spot the Great Blue Heron

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Signs.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some photos of a Great Blue Heron fishing behind a no fishing sign.

In some shots I focused on the bird, others I focused on the sign. For this challenge I picked a shot where the sign was in focus and the Heron appears to be laughing at the sign.

No Fishing Sign.

Mural, signs and a snow bank

This week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Murals.

I was amused by the parking signs and the thought that anyone would be parking on top of a metre (39 inch) high snow bank which is partially burying the mural.

The mural is on the side of the Sparkles Laundromat, Southampton, Ontario and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the town.

Parking signs, mural and snow bank.