Zooming in on one of the many gorgeous beaches of the Gulf Coast of Florida:
Photos chosen for this week’s Photo Challenge: Muse – illustrate a subject that keeps drawing you back – the endless blue of sea and sky.
How often do you take a photo expecting it to capture the perfect scene before you only to open it up on your computer and find it’s poorly framed, the light was too wrong to fix with editing, it’s dull, flat, boring or worst of all out of focus.
This photo of Canterbury Cathedral is one out of 110 that is exactly as I had imagined it. One out of 110? Thank goodness for digital cameras!
Why Roy G. Bivolo, of course! Rainbow Raider! Have you never heard of him? Me neither. For a massively extensive list of Flash enemies, Rainbow Raider amongst them, nickname Prism, click here. Not that interested? Thought not.
Thanks to Jude for informing me that in the UK schoolchildren learn Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain as the mnemonic for the colours of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Forget comic books and history lessons and chill out with these stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral:
These disappointing photos were taken for this week’s photo challenge – ROY G. BIV – with my little and easy to handle point-and-shoot camera as my right hand is still being uncooperative.
ROY G. BIV is this week’s photo challenge – all the colours of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Would you prefer a model from the Hoover Dam gift shop:
Or the real thing?
From a vintage car show at Morgan Hill, California.
Meet them when they are babies . .
Handle them when they are young and have a souvenir photo taken . . . .
Handle them when they are older and have a souvenir photo taken . . . .
Ignore the signs . . . .
Make eye contact . . . . . .
Observe them in the wild. See that big boy?
He’s a little boy. Big mama is behind him . . . .
Make them smile . . .
Make them laugh . . . .
Get into a conversation with them . . . .
Make sure you can trust your brother . . . . .
Don’t let them get hold of your arm . . . . .
Great idea Jude! When people say, ‘What happened to your arm?’ I say ‘Well . . . . when I was in Florida I was attacked by an alligator.’
Much more fun than saying, ‘I’ve had an operation on my wrist.’
No one believes me but it’s good for a laugh.
This week’s Photo Challenge is Off-Season. Does this play tricks on your brain?
Hoping to see Old Faithful and Yogi Bear when visiting Yellowstone National Park, I found Old Faithful but was disappointed not to find the Bear. But better still, and to my utter delight I discovered these Vivid pools:
These astonishing colours have an astonishing explanation: heat and bacteria. if you want to know the science click here.
If you want to see more pretty colours in the WordPress Photo Challenge, click here!
So where’s Yogi? Have you seen him?
Purple Haze all in my brain,
On the Way in a roundabout way from the train station to Seville Cathedral in 2006 we happened (as we do in our unplanned way) on La Noria (Ferris Wheel) in Prado de San Sebastian, the whole of which was enveloped in a purple haze of Jacaranda blossom.
. . . without Bill Bryson.
As part of Sudbourne Manor given to Bishop Æthelwold by Kind Edgar C959-963 who then granted the land to a Benedictine Monastery, this ancient woodland has been owned by bishops, noblemen and moneyed landowners through the centuries until more recently it was acquired by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. It showcases, if I can use use that word in the same paragraph with ‘wildlife trust,’ a breathtaking display of bluebells in the spring.
Would you care to join me Restless Jo for a stroll in the bluebell wood?
A bench with a view,
Of a sea of blue,
There’s water here too,
But no beach for you,