Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

We came across this delightful plant centre today. No frills, no cafe, no toilets, no gift shop – just plants and compost. Really good plants at that and all at very good prices. It’s a lovely family run place called Shirley’s. Shirley herself is an incredibly fit and healthy woman with the clearest eyes and skin I have seen on anyone for a long time.

I just love all these signs, made out of anything that will take some text. I mean, why throw away an old cupboard door when you can use it for a sign?

I especially love the rusted up old ice cream cart – ice creams haven’t been 6 pence for years!

For more fantastic entries for this challenge, have a look at these:

http://redstuffdan.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/weekly-photo-challenge-letters/

http://redstuffdan.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/weekly-photo-challenge-letters-graffiti-circa-1764/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/weekly-photo-challenge-letters/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

This ‘monument’ to a true companion lies about a mile from where I live. It is the most beautiful eulogy to a dog that I have ever read. I can say no more, because I cry every time I read this. Whatever you think of Lord Byron, he loved his dog.

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For more posts on the ‘monument’ theme please go here

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

I thought I would interpret this week’s challenge from the perspective of early life forms beginning to emerge.

Here is a baby newt that my husband found in our garden – this little thing on the threshold of a hopefully happy life in our pond:

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Spring has finally sprung and so has the Magnolia Stellata. These delicate flowers are getting blown about by the wind at the moment and don’t like a late frost, but thankfully they keep on producing more buds, all rolled up like the whitest parasol waiting to unfurl:

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See more entires for this challenge here: WPC: Threshold

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

I couldn’t think what to post for this week’s challenge, then I realised that I see these two buildings every day…

An abandoned bungalow in my village, it looks so sad.

And this delightful edifice is what I can see outside my window while I am at work. I have looked at this building for well over 15 years and people wonder why I am fed up working here!!!

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