Weekly Photo Challenge : Afloat

Boats and Hippos

Boats and Hippos

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has afloat as it’s theme, and the above photo combines floating boats, a jetty, and a few hippo in the background keeping cool in the water and watching us as we prepare to go afloat!

Juno keeping cool in the heat

Juno keeping cool in the heat

And a swimming pool is the ideal place to cool down in the African heat, especially if you are a White Shepherd with lots of fur!

Clouds afloat in the sunset

Clouds afloat in the sunset

I think the best sunsets are those that have lots of clouds afloat in the sky, to make the colours more interesting.

Wordless Wednesday : The Elephant Comes to Town

Colourful display in Clonakilty, West Cork

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Colourful Monotones

Sunset in Africa

Sunset in Africa

I hope you enjoy my colourful monochromes of African skies, check out Cee’s blog for more!

A storm on the way

A storm on the way

Also linked to Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge

Outdoors

I often post photos of being outdoors in the mountains when hillwalking, but here are a few different photos of the great outdoors, discovering new places and ancient monuments.

The ancient city of Ephesus

The ancient city of Ephesus

Sometimes it is hard to avoid crowds in places of great beauty and historical interest.

Crowds in Venice

Crowds in Venice

But sometimes the place is so beautiful that you ignore the crowds (and the scaffolding!), and the queues to get inside.

St Marks Square, Venice

But I think I still prefer to be in the outdoors with nature.

Resting from a hike

Resting from a hike

Check out Ailsa’s page for more Outdoorsy photos.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Weathered Wood

Old Maltese house.

Old Maltese house.

The wooden shutters and balcony on this house have been given a little Tender Loving Care to spruce them up, in contrast to the house below, which has been neglected and left unloved.

Nobody home

Nobody home

Linked to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

A Moment in Time

One, two, three, Jump

One, two, three, Jump

Fleeting moments that we capture on camera bring back good memories of something that would otherwise be only a memory.  This photo was taken on a hilltop in the Matopos, near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe a few years ago where we went to watch the sunset while having a few ‘sundowners’.    Some of us can jump higher than others!

Linked to WPC : Ephemeral

Wordless Wednesday : Old but Beautiful

Old building in Malta

Old building in Malta

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