Climbing the walls ’til summer! (Monochrome Monday)






Lit up by natural beauty (Monochrome Monday)







Down Memory Lane (Monochrome Monday)









WHAT THE??? (Monochrome Monday)

This is the look one gets when one is waiting for an afternoon apple snack. But rather than just pieces of apple, a crazy black and white cat comes shooting across the lawn chasing the apple… repeatedly!

Never before has Miss Poppy chased anything, let alone pieces of apple. Yet on this particular day she obviously thought this was a really good idea.

That was until Mother Deer saw what was going on, racing up to Poppy who quickly ran back inside. That was until the next piece of apple was thrown {groan}.







Metal Buoy (Monochrome Monday)

This past summer I was more than a little intrigued by this huge metal buoy attached to the barge holding the larger supplies required for the maintenance of the nearby ferry pier.

Looking at this buoy now, perhaps a seagull or two floating past may have helped to give some perspective as to just how big this buoy was. It. Was. HUGE!






Rusty Relics (Monochrome Monday)

Don’t you just love it when you are walking along the beach then come across something like this just lying there.

If only these old relics could talk, sharing the stories that only they have lived!






Looking above (Monochrome Monday)

Cotton wool clouds floating past the window created a beautiful backdrop for the silhouette of these trees. Some already with their new leaves, others still waiting.

All too soon there will be so many leaves adorning all these trees, the branches will no longer appear naked against the morning sky.





Curve in the Road (Monochrome Monday)

There’s just something uniquely special about older steel-framed bridges. Especially when you chance upon it from a curve in the road.

When it comes with a mountain backdrop such as this with its assortment of trees and flowing stream also, well, it only makes it all that more special!






Cyril getting squirrelly… again! (Monochrome Monday)

Cyril may not be the biggest animal in our backyard but by gosh, you certainly know when he’s there and you most definitely know when he’s NOT happy!


Life is never dull outside our windows. Especially when the cats then inadvertently come face to face with one of these creatures. Fortunately everyone knows their place, with the cats more often than not beating a hasty retreat back inside!






OH NO! (A Photo a Week Challenge: View from My Front Porch)

Yesterday morning when I did the morning ritual of checking the driveway before heading off on the school-runs after breakfast, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Snow had been forecast for overnight, however I wasn’t expecting this!

Good thing we’ve been parking up on the road for the last week as no one had the energy nor the time to clear this before we left. Although it was trash day. We were so grateful for Master Fifteen who went ahead, clearing a path for us!

This View from My Front Porch is also my entry for the A Photo a Week Challenge hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography.