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Festival of Leaves – Week 10

Hi,
At the beginning of this week I went out again with my camera to see what had happened to the leaves since my visit last week and I found not a lot of leaves left on some trees while other still retained their leaves. But it is December here in Somerset and not a time to be showing autumn leaves. Winter has begun and so…..
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…..there should’t be too many leaves left to see. But as I said in the beginning there are some trees that have leaves left.
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I’m afraid this is going to be the last post under the heading of Festival Leaves as they are now getting in short supply, at least they are supposed to be.
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Not that you would think so looking up in those trees.
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Does that picture look winterish? I suppose you could imagine frost on the branches. Actually it was rather a cloudy day, chilly but no frost. Well I guess it time to say goodbye to the leaves. There is rather a lot of them on the ground now.
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Farewell leaves, you have done your duty to the tree that bore you. You have helped to feed and nourish her and now she must sleep through the coming months of cold and darkness.
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Festival of Leaves – Week 7

Hi,
Well, what is the state of the leaves now as we come to the end of the second week of November. Some of the trees I see are golden, while others are green and a few are bare.
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The leaves are definitely looking golden yellow, with some green here and there.
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But just here the trees are looking very colourful indeed.
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Everywhere I look is full of colour, even the sky.
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That tree up there is…..
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…..decidedly more yellow than last week.
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I see some Ash trees are still green.
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Just look at sky, blue one side and clouds the other.
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And just in case some of you are wondering what has happened to my avenue of trees.
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Well, not much actually and I do promise you I took that picture the same time as the others. I guess the trees must be more protected from the weather here.
See you next time, bye!

My Hometown: Week Four -Unique Week

Hi

This week’s My Home Town challenge is Unique, so I have decided to do the Rec. Now I realise that most towns and cities have recreation areas, but this particular recreation ground is unique to Wincanton. Most of these pictures were taken during Spring and Summer.
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Over there you can see the bridge over the river at the entrance to the Rec and behind me……
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…..is the cricket pitch. That tree over there is an oak and behind those buildings is the cemetery. The path runs right from the bridge, past the shelter…..
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…..which has seen better days. Six or seven years ago it used to look much better.
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That was taken 5 November 2006. The little path continues past the shelter for about another 50 yards then through a little gate…..
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…..and out here into a little park like area.
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Lovely isn’t it. The path then continues onwards past some lovely trees.
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I used to see rabbits in the early morning under those trees in the summer. This particular area is prone to flooding and sometimes…..
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…..ones feet got a little damp. Well, behind me is the Skate Park and Morrisons Supermarket. Today the Rec and footpath from the Rec to the Skatepark look a little different.

See you next week!

The Weekly Challenge: Focus

Today I’m, heading down to the river to see what I can come up with for this ‘focus’ challenge.
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As you can see I focused on the water, which left the weeds out of focus; let’s have another go.
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This time, I focused on the weeds at the top of the bank. Not sure which one I like the most, perhaps I should have focused on the weeds half way down the bank.
In this next one I focused on the reflections in the water.
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While down by the river, I found this little twig with a couple of acorns attached lying on the ground underneath an oak tree. So I picked it up and photographed it while holding it. Well it seemed a good idea at the time.
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Ever tried to focus on something while holding it in your hand; not easy. I was trying to focus on the first acorn but the branch seems to be in more focus. Maybe I should have focused on the second acorn. Oh well!
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Well the first berry is nearly in focus, but the rest. I think a bit more experimenting with focusing.
I’ve come back home and gone out again down to the river in the Recreation Ground where I’m standing close to the bridge over the river.
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I focused on to the wall there, but the seat is out of focus.
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Now the wall is out of focus. I suppose I could cut out the wall altogether.
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Not too bad, but let’s bring in the bridge and the river.
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This time I focused on the bridge leaving the wall close to me a little out of focus, which I don’t think matters.
I have now walked through the Rec and come to an area of reeds or rushes whatever you like to call them.
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I focused on the stems in the middle to the front stem is slightly out of focus.
Here are some more berries, don’t eat them they are poisonous.
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Well, I got one berry in focus, but not the rest of them.
These berries are even more poisonous.
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Finally, I’ve got one right.
Ta ta!

“Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot – Two Ways”

It is Sunday afternoon and it is a lovely sunny day, a trifle windy though.   I have come out of Wincanton  just setting out on a walk to take some possible photos for this challenge of One Shot – Two Ways.
My first two shots are of the old oak tree that was struck by lightning a few years ago.
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Now turning the camera the other way up.
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At least in the first one you can see more sky.
Look up there, there a fungus of some sort growing out of the tree.
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Let’s try other way.
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No, I think I prefer the first one.
Let’s get away from the tree and go down the hill to the next field.
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Got to get over this stile; that is if you could see it.
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Ah, that’s better. Let’s climb over this stile and visit those trees you can just see down there.
Here we are.
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Have to be careful going down there, the slope a bit steep.
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It sure is dark down here……
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…..even though the sun is just shining through the tree tops.
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Well, I think I got enough. Let’s go home.
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Got to back to the old oak tree up there in the distance; Wincanton just behind.
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Cheerio, see you later.

Foreshadow

The Weekly Challenge has brought up the word foreshadow.   The obvious meaning of foreshadow is augur, presage, portend or herald to mention a few.
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Well this picture certain augurs a possibility of a few showers. How about the next one.
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The foreground has shadows, therefore foreshadows.
And this one…….
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……is certainly presaging a storm.
The fore shadows in this next one are certainly shading the foreground.
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Another cloud one I think; yes I know but I like clouds so there.
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That alto cumulous up there could portend rain or perhaps or maybe it heralds a fine spell.
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Shadows produce shade and the church in the foreground has certainly been shaded from the bright sky.
My shadow could be called a reflection of me I suppose. So…..
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The foreground is certainly got lots of reflections in it.

TaTa!

Masterpiece

Hello

The weekly challenge this week is Masterpiece.    So I am going to concentrate on one of definitions of masterpiece, greatest creation and surely one of the many greatest creations is the English countryside.
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The blue of the sky and green fields dotted with tall majestic trees.
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The blue sky sometimes being clothed in white, creating pretty patterns across the sky.
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The sheep in the fields with their not so young lambs.
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More pretty patterns in the sky.
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The cows under the tree and birds in the sky
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In case you are wondering where the birds in the sky are you can see a little bird in the sky to the right of the picture. Yeah, I know its not very big; well you can’t have everything. Now where was I, oh yes sky…..
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….and the trees. The wild plants……
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the myriad of insects.
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Well whoever or whatever created it, it was and is a truly magnificent masterpiece.

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