Colour your world: Blue Green


Over the next three months, as part of Jennifer Nicole Wells “Colour Your World”, I will be joining in with the challenge 120 Days of Crayola. Every day a different colour from the Crayola crayon pack.

Monochrome with a little bit of Madness!

There is no regular Monochrome Madness for the next couple of weeks whilst Leanne is on her tour of the U.S.A. But, I didn’t want to miss my regular Tuesday monochrome posting though so here is a “Not Monochrome Madness” image for this week.

castle doorway

This was taken at Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It has a rich history, its position on a low hill next to a navigable river made it popular as long ago as the Iron Age. It has been built upon and added to by the Normans; during Medieval times; the Tudors; the Elizabethans and parts of the castle were destroyed by Parliamentarians in 1642 during the Civil War. It was left to ruin in 1686, the ruins were then immortalised by painters such as JMW Turner. Now it is great place to explore and imagine what life would have been like.

To catch up with Leanne’s U.S.A. tour check out her U.S.A. wanderings at Monochrome Madness will be back on 6th October UK time (7th October Australian time)

Monochrome Madness 2-7


Last year whilst in South Wales (UK not NSW!), we visited Manor House Wildlife Park. It is a small zoo run with conservation as a high priority.  There are two types of wallaby kept there together in a walkthrough enclosure that enables you to get right up to them. “The Parma Wallaby was thought extinct, but a small group was rediscovered in the eucalyptus forests of New South Wales in 1965. Whilst not common, a breeding program to ensure the survival of the Parma Wallaby is in place.”  This one is, I think, a Bennet’s Wallaby. “With black paws and nose, and a white stripe on the upper lip, they are also known as the ‘Red-Neck Wallaby’. The Bennett’s Wallaby is common in Tasmania.” 

For Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lets Go Fly a Kite

Cee’s fun foto Challenge this week is: Lets Go Fly a Kite “… Let’s go fly a kite, Up to the highest height! Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring, Up through the atmosphere, Up where the air is clear, Oh, let’s go fly a kite!..”

This is from a lovely beach we stopped at on the way back from a day out whilst on holiday, it was great, there was lots of room on the sand. We realised why, it was a huge wind trap and attracted hoards of surfers and a few kites. It didn’t deter the kids though and was great for photos, so a win – win – wind situation!

Lets go fly a kite-0065



Boats on the Beach: Monochrome Madness 38

Boats on the Beach
Boats on the Beach

The tide was way out when we visited Tenby in the summer, the boats were all stranded helplessly on the beach waiting for the water to come back for them.  It gives you a chance to go and top up on supplies though!

For their weekly exhibition of wonderful black and white images, visit Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s monochrome madness.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction


Refraction: the change in direction of a propagating wave, such as light or sound, in passing from one medium to another in which it has a different velocity (Collins English Dictionary)

This beach in South Wales was incredibly windy, judging by all the surfers and kite fliers, it was like that all the time. The constant wind helped shape the beautiful patterns created by the sunlight refracting through the ripples of crystal clear seawater.

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