Photography Challenge

Colour Your World: Bluetiful

It is January 1, 2018, and I have joined this years  Colour Your World challenge.


From Jennifer: “Color your world is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The challenge runs January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018. The week’s colors will be announced via my ‘This Week’s Challenges’ posts each Sunday and you’ll have the following week to respond to those 7 colors as you choose. Post, daily, weekly, or anything in between.”

My entries:



Halloween Challenge Day One: Pumpkin

I am excited about JNW’s Halloween Challenge, where we will have a Halloween themed post each day through month of October. Today assigned word is: pumpkin.

This was our pumpkin from last year. Rebel Guy carves a different one each year.


Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stones

My entry in response to Week 75 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge:

These stones are being laid for a wall. They were eventually filled with small trees and flowers. Did I forget to mention a stone fireplace, pit, and all around a salt water pool? Lucky people!


Stone statues:


A fake garden stone:


Various books and gem stones:



K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Fungi.

My entry for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Fungi.

A few months ago Rebel Mom said something stunk on the one side of our house. We thought maybe something must have died, something did, only it was a tree stump.

Right beside it was what looked like animal legs with hooves coming out of the ground and these egg like blobs. The smell coming off it was bad…like rotted animal. The flies loved it, as you can see:


After doing a quick search I found out what it was. A Stinkhorn, which is in the the same family  as puffballs and earthstars. They start out as the white egg shapes that you see in the pictures, usually around damp or rotting materials, which would be the old tree stump. The majority of this fungi will still be under the ground. I wasn’t about to start digging! If there is water around, the egg will turn into the stinkhorn mushroom.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Made By Hand

My Entry for Nancy Merrill’s Photography challenge: Made by Hand.

Rebel Mom made these wonderful things:

Hypertufa leaf using a hosta leaf:


Hypertufa mushrooms:


These are called Gypsy Flowers made from twigs:


We will be putting up how-to guides on our personal blog one day.

One Word Photo Challenge: Jewelry

My entry for

I used the 50 mm lens this time. I am getting more comfortable using it. I wanted to try different items to show the jewelry.

The following pictures are of jewelry that I have made over the years:

Using a Himalayan Salt Lamp:

Using a boat compass with telescope and LED candles:

Below: I did not make these. I just love them:


A Clockwork’d Orange

Update: I changed the settings on my computer so they match what Rebel Guy’s looks like. I think it changed when I played my Civ game. I am going to re-shoot this and see if I can do better. The latest one is on the bottom.

My response to:

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – A Clockwork’d Orange.


I now have a photo editing program but have no idea how to use it yet. So all I have to work with is a basic one. I would have loved to “cosmic-ness” this up a bit. Oh well…in time.

Do me a favour? On my screen the dagger and watch face is crisp and clear. On Rebel Guy’s it is dark and barely visible. Can you let me know if that is the case on your screen?
(Thanks Frank)  🙂

Argghhhh….I am getting my tripod out to re-shoot this mess. Sorry for all the updates.

And now for the encore test picture. Still not happy but better than it was:


Sorry again for all the updates.  😦