Last on the card – August 2022

Last Photo for August 2022

How wonderful to have thirty-six people show us their last photos for July. There was one hundred and ninety-four views, with sixty-eight likes and many thanks to those thirty-six people who contributed their good and not so good photos.

Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the four devices I use to take photos. I went from –

  • you wonder why
  • to an accidental image
  • getting ready for a post
  • to careful framing would be better

So let’s see what you have for August 2022. There isn’t a time limit so you can post your last photos anytime. The last photo for the month will always be the last photo

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st August.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine

From my Samsung Galaxy S9

From my Canon PowerShot A1200

From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

From my Canon EOS 1300D

Tonight is the Winter Solstice

Terri’s Sunday Stills: A Wildflower #Solstice

The fire was lit
to celebrate
the Winter Solstice
the warming glow
smoke drifting
into the trees

The sun was setting
casting a stillness
over the bush
birds at roost
silence
only broken by
sounds of cars
in the distance
on the highway
heading home
from working in town

A car drives
down my road
the crunch of gravel
another coming
home for dinner
Here’s cheers
to the Winter Solstice
a wine and snacks
crackers
cheese
olives
sopressa
the warmth of
the fire

The sky darkens
the bush is quiet
all are home
the faint sound
music from
down the road
the faint reverse beeping
of the final
truck to
leave the quarry
silence at last
darkness decends

The final embers
the final glow
of a winters day
Winter Solstice
goodbye my friend
until next year
when a fire
will be lit
to celebrate
the Winter Solstice

Pick a Word – April 2022

Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word April 2022

A bit of thinking to be done with Paula’s words this month. Here they are, let’s see what I can conjure up this month to match a photo with her words.

ABLAZE

BASTION

FLAMING

SALIENT

SKYLINE

It’s in the elements

Terri’s Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

Quotes about Earth element (27 quotes)

Water“All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” Kabir

Air“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Fire“Set your life on fire, seek those who fan your flames. ” Rumi

Earth“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you” – Eckhart Tolle

Finding some black in past squares

Becky’s Past Square Photo Challenge
Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
The Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Simply Black

Yes I found a triple. The Squares are from the theme Up and two of the Up squares had a bit of black, and well it’s Six Word Saturday.

It is a bit of a double up for #PastSquares but that doesn’t matter…..I have so many #Squares photos to choose from. I was astounded to know there have been sixteen so there quite a number of posts.

and unfortunately the song for you listening pleasure doesn’t have six words

Up Up and away – two Pacific Black Ducks

A burnt blackened eucalypt tree on my place after THAT fire but the Cicadas didn’t seem to mind as they headed up the tree.

A bonus simply black slideshow from the archives