Monthly Archives: August 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

                          Not quite conforming to the challenge but I came across this photo the other day and it reminded me of another time in my life. It was … Continue reading

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How to tell you’ve married wisely

The Husband has devoted the last couple of days to sorting out the garage. This mainly meant consolidating overlapping sets of tools — his own and my dad’s. He ended up deciding to pass on his own to a friend … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

The Husband and I have taken to diving in a freshwater lake about an hour’s drive from our house. The lake in question used to be an open-pit coal mine, which was flooded when the coal ran out. At first, … Continue reading

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Things that happen at night

The other night, I heard cat screaming in the garden and rushed outside to make sure Charlie was ok. (She tends to draw the short stick in fights — she’s just too nice.) In my rush to get down two … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

These photos were taken last June in the Alps, just on the Italian side of the border. I think we were somewhat above 2000 metres at this point. I like how there is growth as soon as the sun releases … Continue reading

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Hail in August

Well, it’s a good thing I took those snapshots of the nasturtium this morning — for now it’s gone. There was a freak hailstorm that lasted perhaps ten minutes but flattened everything unprotected. The hail banged so hard against the … Continue reading

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Belated Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

I realize I’m way too late for last week’s photo challenge but I took these snaps with my phone this morning and find them rather suitable. And I love the strong colours! And speaking of stinging insects, if you have … Continue reading

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