Ocean, river, pond or stream,
WATER is the central theme.
“Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.”
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Entries by midnightish on Thursday 23 May
So there we were, (yes, we have a panel) four of us mulling over the entries for our current photo competition.
A fine selection of entries indeed. As per my intention subjects were varied and imaginations tested.
After much debate and consideration we had a split decision!… Read more…
Drip, drip, drip.
Entries for the current photo challenge appear to have dried up!
So. here’s a gentle reminder, deadline is this Saturday.
Water, any form, anywhere, remember water doesn’t even have to be the subject just important to the shot.
Since posting the challenge we’ve had the jubilee flotilla, regatta weeks and of course rain (was it not the wettest June on record in some parts?)
Some fine pictures have already been posted but as the old adage goes the more the merrier.
If members are unsure how to insert a picture on a thread there are very clear instructions at the top of the page or here or simply create a new post and I’ll insert it for you.
That, by the way is my daughter on the left (another one of those ‘Dad’s heart attack moments!’)
My garden is battered, wet and lush. Luckily I put in plenty of stakes early on, but even so so extra support work is needed after yesterday’s wind. All the trees looked as though they were madly auditioning for a ‘because I’m worth it,’ hair tossing competition and this morning there are plenty of tattered green shreds on the ground.
For the photo competition
This afternoon my friend has her garden open in a village near Cheltenham – a whole group of them are open, which would be wonderful on a quintessentially warm June afternoon. Grey skies won’t pull the crowds. Read more…
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Water in any form, water doesn’t even have to be the subject, simply important to the picture.
A couple of rule changes;
1) I’d like to see pictures taken this year (2012)
2) Members may enter as many times as they like, all will be considered. I know how frustrating it is to have two or three suitable pictures for our competitions and have to pick only one, so I’ve scrapped the ‘one pic only rule’ for this one.
Water it is, solid, liquid or gas, have fun
Closing date Sat July 7th (all time zones, I’ll be judging on the Sunday)
Today, being Monday was sunny. OK for me, as I don’t work Mondays as a rule. But I thought of all those folk, who’d had a completely washed out weekend and then went to work in blazing sunshine this morning – (well sunshine intermittently at least) – while I walked in the woods with a friend and two Labradors and we caught up with a few weeks’ news.
“Wait until you see the blue bells,” she said.
The rain has had a significant effect on the river levels around here. Lots of places where it had burst its banks, including someone’s back garden. And they say the water hasn’t finished rising yet and that there’s more to come. Read more…