Two Tramps In Mud Time By Robert Frost

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“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.

You know how it is with an April day.

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When the sun is out and the wind is still,

You’re one month on in the middle of May.

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But if you so much as dare to speak,

a cloud come over the sunlit arch,

And wind comes off a frozen peak,

And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”

DSC_0397Robert Frost, Two Tramps In Mud Time, 1926

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape


“Hi Inge, colors to escape from monochrome …,” said Frizztext on his comment at my previous post, Weekly Photo Challenge (WPC): Colour.

Hmmm…that is a great idea to join this week theme of WPC: Escape! But I decided to chose monochrome to escape from colours.

So here my entry for this week theme:

Bear it in mind that I am in a learning process to understand about B&W photos. I’ll be back with another post of what I’ve learned so far. So any feedback or constructive comments are welcome. Thank you in advance. 🙂

Have a great weekend ahead. 🙂

*Camera: Nikon D3100 and E10i

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White or Sepia Tones

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This is my very first time joining Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. The reason why I join it for this week theme is because I’m currently forcing myself to shooting in Black and White photos as I’ve mentioned it on my early post here: Ongoing Project.

To me shooting in B&W mode is more complicated than the colour one.

Here my entry for Black and White or Sepia Tones theme:

Hope you enjoyed it. 🙂

Love and Purity

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Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

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I took those pictures of roses yesterday before sunset in a cloudy weather. I used Tamron AF 70-300mm and set my white balance for a cloudy one and played with its temperature colours to see the difference that it could made by.

I didn’t know how to set the temperature colours on my camera until one of very best friends of mine, Campanulla Della Anna, mentioned it in our discussions about photogaphy and also by reading this one of good articles: Understanding White Balance by Cambridge in Colour.

The picture in the middle is a RAW file and I edited it with Picassa by tuning its shadows and fill light up.

Do you like my experiments or would you like to give me any suggestions to improve my photography skills? Your comment will be much appreciated!

Special thanks to my friend Campanulladellaanna.

Have a great weekend!

Story Challenge: Letter “A” for Avocado

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A week ago, on Tuesday to be exact, Frizztext has commenced his new Weekly Challenge called Story Challenge in which it is started with Letter “A”.

I’ve promised him to join in and here my entry for Story Challenge: Letter “A”, Avocado.

Recently I’ve been interested by gardening. Although I don’t have a big backyard where I live in but I am still challenged to grow something either indoor or outdoor. I’ve been planting some flowers in the pots such as Asiatic Lily, Gladiola, Sparaxis, Iris Blue, and Peacock Orchid. I am looking forward to seeing them flowering this month or perhaps next month. Unfortunately there are some green flies on my lilies and I am still struggling to get rid it of! Any advice is well appreciated. I also have chilli pepper for a vegetable that I got from a friend of mine. She gave me in a small pot and I’ve already split them up into several small pots.

Now back to the Story Challenge. Last Sunday I went to a supermarket and I got lots of avocado been reduced, 10 p for each bag. It has two avocados in one bag and they sell two bags for GBP 3 for the normal price. I got six bags at that time. The conditions were still good, not overripe nor too hard. So it was a lot of bargain, wasn’t it?! I just don’t know why some people just walked passed and not even tempted to buy it. Avocado is very good fruit since it contains lots of good nutrition.

Due to its expensive price here so I have decided to plant it! I was searching on internet about how to grow our own avocado and I ended up with this site: How to Plant an Avocado Tree: 14 steps (with pictures). By following the instructions then here what I’ve been doing with the pit of my avocado:

My Story Challenge: Letter "A" for Avocado

I just need to wait patiently before its root comes out in two or three weeks time as stated.

That’s my entry for Story Challenge: Letter “A”. Thanks to Frizztext who has created this such an inspiration challenge!

Hope you enjoyed it and any advice according to gardening will be appreciated. Thanks in advance! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Create


This week theme of Weekly Photo Challenge is CREATE. So I wanted to upload three different types of photos of mine in order to interpret the theme.

Here we go!

Last Sunday I and five friends of mine were going to The National White Water Centre for rafting. The centre is located on the River Tryweryn in Snowdonia, Wales. We were doing rafting for about two hours and it CREATED so much fun and excitement! We enjoyed it so much and we had a good laugh together. That’s the first one.

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Rafting with friends

The second one is the photo of my solar powered lanterns that I just bought last weekend and put them on my back garden. The colour of the lights keep changing and it’s really nice to watch it. I shot it from my first floor. Obviously I didn’t create those lanterns. By putting them on my back garden then it is a part of my CREATION to decorate for, LOL.

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

The final one is about the nature. Who does CREATE the nature? Whoever the Master behind the nature, I always admire it! Every time I admire them I always remember How Great Thou Art‘s song.

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Wall Lettuce

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Daisy Flowers

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Apiaceae, known as carrot or parsley family, with an insect

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

A lost sheep?

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

River Tryweryn

That’s all! Hope everybody enjoys my entry for this week. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

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The morning has just broken and below is my entry for new theme of Weekly Photo Challenge: Today.

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Today*

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

 

I just took these pictures this morning and they are my first pictures that I’ve ever taken at dawn.

 

Have a good week ahead, folks! 🙂