Leaves and wood

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Patterns in Nature

A Brown Kurrajong leaf, half in sunlight showing the veins

Another Brown Kurrajong leaf a bit worse for wear

When the log was a tree, insects burrowed under the bark and chewed their was along creating patterns

A close-up of the trails

I looked up today

Leannes Monochrome Madness

While wandering around town today I decided to pop into the Cathedral to take a few photos and have a sit down for a while in the stillness and quiet a large open building can give. I have lots of photos of the stained glass windows, the wooden ceiling, the angel font and all the other bits and pieces

When I came past the lights were on so went to the Op-shop. Luckily the lights were off when I came back. It was lovely to sit at the back and relax for a while. I took all of the photos sitting down! The sunlight coming through the windows gave some of the lights their own glow

Spraying water

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fountains and Sprinklers

Fountains in Norman Lindsays Garden Springwood
The fish

Naked women astride a horse plus a sneaky Pacific Black Duck photo

A golden chalice held high

Back home for a garden sprinkler spray

Old and New

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Industrial
Leannes Monochrome Madness
Brens Mid-Week Monochrome

Thought I would do a bit of double dipping with some industrial monochromes

These rivets have been in the Grafton Bridge for one hundred years

The cranes that were building the new Grafton Bridge a few years ago

I’m still standing….almost

Leanne’s Monochrome Madness
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome #125

PS I contacted Bren earlier via email and not heard back yet. She has had a few things going on taking up all of her time, that’s why we haven’t seen a post for a while. When I find out how she is going I’ll let you know.

The dining room

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Character

I was on holiday for a few days in Split, Croatia. The hotel I was in was something from the 1940’s. It was so lovely in the sometimes chaos, the iron doors to open on the elevator and hopefully end up somewhere. I always took the stairs but nothing ever happened that wasn’t easily fixed to the elevator. The room was small but adequate.

The next morning at breakfast on of the other guests said it seemed incongruous to look outside and see modern cars and motorbikes when you could imagine that we tied up our donkeys last night out the front. Breakfast was a fine buffet and a waiter came around with a trolley dispensing tea or coffee. I was reprimanded for trying to serve myself from his trolley gently but firmly.

After walking about Split most of the day, I was headed back to my room when I passed the dining room set up for tomorrows breakfast. Did I capture the rooms character?

Sneaking in another Monochrome Madness

At the post office

Leanne’s Monochrome Madness
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome

The front of the Grafton Post Office. A grand sandstone building from the 19th Century

This is when it was constructed