The six prompts for this month’s photo hunt are – swirl, rock, wood, letter, balance, and my own choice. I must admit my mind went blank over the first one, I couldn’t think of anything except swirling water and none of my many ‘water’ photos were suitable, however Michael came up with a couple of ideas so here’s one of them – and as I gave up eating cake almost twelve months ago he did the honours instead!
It was a recent tv programme which gave me the idea for the second one. Brimham Rocks near Pately Bridge in North Yorkshire is a large area of weird and wonderful natural rock formations sculpted over centuries by wind, rain and erosion. Many of them have rocks balancing on other rocks at such precarious angles that they look like one breath would make them fall, and many of them have names though a bit of imagination is needed for some of them. In the care of the National Trust the dog friendly area has an on-site refreshment kiosk and shop, is great for walking, climbing and wildlife spotting and is free to explore all year round, although non-NT members do have to pay to park. I went there a few years ago while camping near Skipton and got some amazing photos.
Searching the photo archives for the next one I came across a shot of the wooden toll bridge across the Mawddach river at Penmaenpool in Snowdonia. Built in 1879 to replace the original ferry the Grade ll listed bridge has a toll booth and 2-bedroom keeper’s cottage (now a self-catering holiday let) at one end and boasts stunning views over the river and nearby hills and forests.
The next one didn’t really take much thinking about. The place where I work three mornings each week manufactures several different types of corporate signage and has many high-end clients with several in the retail fashion business, so there was no better place to find a letter or two. It just so happened that two experimental illuminated letters had been set up on a bench and in the darkness of the workshop before everyone else arrived I got a great shot.
The next one didn’t take much thinking about either. I recently got a new bathroom scale and as there was nothing wrong with the old one I donated it to the animal sanctuary last weekend, though I did remember to take a quick photo of it before I put it in the van.
And finally, sticking with the dog theme of the last three months I couldn’t resist this photo of Sam who came to live with me when my ex partner died suddenly almost three years ago. I’ve got many photos of Sam but this one, taken while on holiday ten years ago, is one of the best. Sadly Sam was only with me for six months before I lost him to old age and a heart murmur but his memory lives on, and this photo of him is my most favourite.
Well those are the photos I’ve found for this month, I hope you like them. Time to hop over to Kate’s blog now to see what the other photo hunters have come up with.