Going out on a PhotoWalk is so much more interesting if you set yourself a bit of a challenge. If I’m looking for something in particular I will walk slower and so notice much more. This year I want to pick a colour every month, a simple challenge that can work anywhere, for people of all ages. I then want to share a few of the ones I take with you. I love words so I’ll write a few on where I took the photo, why and what I was thinking.
MONTH 1, JANUARY and I chose grey, the colour I thought of first. I’m not sure that’s fair really, it’s not a totally grey month, we do get blue skies too and this month we had the blood moon adding some lovely red.
Lets enter the Gallery, this month exhibiting ‘January Greys’. Leave a comment at the end if you want, let me know which one you liked the most and why.
1. Spikey Shadows
We spent New Year in Spain this year so had sunshine and shadows. Out on a wander this one caught my eye. Shadows are such a lovely thing to look out for.
2. Circle of Shells
Sometimes I manage to persuade one of my teen sons down to the beach. On this occasion my youngest and I had some fun collecting shells and creating a Mandala with them. Did you know a Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism that represents the universe – you do now!
3. Scarey Cat
I’ll be honest, I didn’t take this one in January, took it on a family holiday in France a while ago. Such a peaceful picture I wanted to use it again. This cat came with the villa we stayed at and would scare us at night, sneaking through open windows and onto beds! She looks pretty innocent here.
4. Runaway Chicken
I’ve an old school friend up in Yorkshire who has chickens. Crazy chickens that wander into the kitchen. Sat in my car saying goodbye this lovely white one, called Messi, suddenly sprinted past me, she was on a mission and was not stopping, think she had spotted an open door!
5. Kate’s Cottage
I have never seen a house named after a person, have you? Intrigued me. I wondered if Kate still lived there, why she felt she needed to stamp her name on it and if she lived alone. I wondered what will happen to the name when the house changes hands. If I bought it, met Kate and found out why she had decided to call her home after herself I might keep it depending on the story. Would you?
6. Woolly Hat
Who doesn’t love pulling on a woolly hat and gloves to walk out on a cold day, enjoying the fresh air while wrapped up ‘in’ the warm is yummy. I’ve got another pink hat that my gran knitted for me, I wear it when I go running, this is one of my fancier ones with Pom Pom!
7. Georgie & The Queen
Have you met my little Yorkshire Terrier Georgie? She joins me anywhere she can – photowalks, NetWalking & some 121’s included. One of the local walks we do steps over this memorial plaque for the Queens Silver Jubilee. It’s been sitting here for 42 years. In a few days, on 6th February, Queenie will have been wearing the big crown for 67 years! I often wonder why she doesn’t hand it over to the next royal and just put her feet up?
8. Painted Green
This is such a strange picture, I feel like I am looking at a painting. Its a photo I took in my garden, there is not filter on it, it is exactly how I took it, the morning frost on the grass.
9. Snowy Footprints
This is a pretty simple photo, I saw the footprints so perfect in the snow and just took it. We don’t often see snow.
MONTH 2 is FEBRUARY PURPLES. If you want to add one of your own photos, then send them over to my FB page. Remember this is just about having some fun while out on a walk so please don’t think your photos are not good enough, fancy enough or clever enough.
Wondering why I chose purple, because it’s Februarys birth flower and birthstone.