Silent Sunday: Rose





Layered: The Daily Post Photo Challange.

This week, let’s explore the interplay of texture and depth.

This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.



Textures: The daily Post Photo Challenge

Ben Huberman at:

says: Photography is a primarily visual medium, but we can experience it with more than one sense. This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.

Raffled rope


Textured buildings

Rhino horn texture


Satisfaction: The Daily Post Photo Challenge

This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be monumental, minor, or something in between.

Hop over to The Daily post and see more ideas on satisfaction.

Taking photos gives me a lot of satisfaction especially when the photos are special like the following ones:IMG_2964




I think this is an Anthurium Sweet Dreams

Transient: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge

Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient.

For more information on the Photo Challenge please visit the following link:




Sun is shining.

The rainbow appears and disappears in a wink.

Taken from my doorstep!


Focus: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge.

David at WordPress says:

This week, show us your favorite in-focus and out-of-focus moments.


The wasp is focusing on carrying the spider up the wall.


Can you see the Weta?


Another toadstool!

Last three to four weeks we had unusual weather. It was still just over 20 degrees C which is quite hot for this time of year. We also had a lot of rain too.   The warm weather brought two cyclones. Cyclone Debbie was the first one and less than a week it was followed by cyclone Cook. Debbie did not reach us in the lower North Island but cyclone Cook brought heavy rain and strong winds.  People were asked to put their long weekend arrangements on hold because some roads were expected to wash away, slips could also occur.

As soon as the weather cleared again I found more toadstools popping out. I found these on the lawn on the roadside.