Here one week, gone the next! (WPC: Temporary)

My favorite part of autumn is watching the many different mushrooms that pop-up in the undergrowth. One has to be quick however as they are only a temporary fixture, disappearing as quickly as they appear.

Temporary is The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this week.






Riverside Buttercups (Flower Friday)







Down in the grass! (Travel Theme – Grass)

Monday morning I was momentarily glued to my spot in the sun room. There was a deer lying down in our very grassy backyard. This in itself isn’t unusual but there was something in her position that wasn’t right, it worried me.

I held my breath looking for clues as to what was the problem and what I should do. Then… two little heads popped up!

My mama deer had not long ago given birth. These little darlings were still wet and wobbly on their legs it was so beautiful to watch. Immediately I ran downstairs, woke the children and had them upstairs to view these little wonders of life.💞

Grassy is this week’s Travel Challenge from Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack?




Down in the Daisies (Wordless Wednesday)


(Only 12-hours old and completely tuckered out)






Beauty Within (Friday Flowers)







Grass Root Level (Monochrome Monday)

The snowfall we received at the beginning of the month is forever etched in my mind. They were the lightest and fluffiest snowflakes I’d seen for the longest time.


A photograph doesn’t do them justice. The way each flake settled so gracefully in amongst each blade, balancing so delicately as if daring the wind to blow it off, was beautiful to watch.





The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 4)

Oh how time flies when you are having fun! Here we are at the fourth and final week of the One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby from Captivate Me. For this final week I had fun… and lots of it!


For this week I transferred the image to my phone to edit it in Snapseed. For some reason known only to my inner being, I feel completely uninhibited when editing on my phone. One thing, leads to another, which leads to another, and voila!

Obviously I added the grunge filter, and I dare say I’ve done a little of everything else when it comes to brightness, contrast, saturation, ambience, highlights, shadows and warmth. Most likely there a vintage filter has also been used.

Below is a slide-show of all my submissions for November’s One Four Challenge. Hope you’ve had an opportunity to check out everyone’s awesome submissions for this challenge.

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Many thanks to Robyn for hosting this fabulous challenge – fingers-crossed it makes a return in 2017!





The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 1)

WOO HOO, it’s that time once again! Time for another One-Four-Challenge hosted by the lovely Robyn Gosby over at Captivate Me. My love-hate relationship with the challenge will be eternal, lol.

A few weeks ago my neighbour had all these mushrooms randomly appear across his front lawn. Having learnt he’s very “anti” the ‘schroom, the very first opportunity I had on seeing his vehicle driving away (knowing his shovel would soon be out) I was out with my camera. Here is one of ‘schroom’s and my Week 1


Not much was really done for this week’s editing. I’ve cropped it just a little to bring the gills closer as well as bumping up the contrast to also enhance these gills. Then it was just a little tweak to the vibrancy and clarity. As I said, really not much at all.

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If you aren’t familiar with the One-Four-Challenge is where you choose one of your own photographs and for four weeks, you edit this photo differently each week. Sounds easy enough but doesn’t always work out that way, lol!





Transmogrifying Toadstools (WPC: Transmogrify)

Talk about a word that rips the corners of your mouth when you say it! Transmogrify is this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from the Daily Post, meaning “to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

What perfect timing was is that the same morning the Daily Post disclosed this challenge, I’d been laying on my driveway taking photographs of these already transforming toadstools.


When we first moved into this house, some of these little egg-like growths were at the top of the drive. Being snap frozen thanks to the weather nothing more became of them. Having never seen them before this is all we thought they were. Until…

A few weeks ago more “eggs” appeared. Reminding me of little creatures, I was keen to get some photos of them. Getting side-tracked, it was a couple of days before I remembered my mission, by which time our eggs were morphing into tiny umbrellas.

We had absolutely no idea. Seriously Mother Nature, you ROCK!







A Hint of Prince (Wordless Wednesday)


A Hint of Prince