Pick a Word – October 2021

Lost in Translation’s Pick a Word Challenge

Here are Paula’s words to try and select an appropriate image to match her words.






How did I go? Would you have used different photos?

Looking at the skies

So far I haven’t had a lot of skies for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares so I thought I would do a post of your favourites. I haven’t left a tune to scroll along to so here’s a bit of boogie

The only trouble is that the most liked and the most commented are the same photo. So here it is – Your Favourite

But I thought I’d sneak in a few more just in case. Have made you a slideshow from sunrise to sunset

5 Minutes ago – 9 October

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #45

Your sky song for today. Yes I have some cloud which I hope will bring rain as it is really getting dry again. The green grass has turned brown and some parts of the garden need a good soaking. More run-off into the dams will help with being able to water the garden.

Not much of a sunrise through the trees this morning

Last on the Card – September 2021

Last Photo for September 2021

It’s that time again to get those last photos out and show the world. Thank you to everyone who contributes 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 three devices I use to take photos. I went from –

  • a bit out of focus
  • a shaky shot
  • not the best angle

So let’s see what you have for September 2021

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th September
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

5 Minutes ago – 18 September

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #42

A song for the little clouds that came by

I am always hopeful that I can have a bit of colour in my weekend sky photos. This morning there were patches that came floating by.

I saw a band of colour through the trees – can you see it too?

Here it is a bit closer.

and then I looked at the patch of sky I always photograph and saw a little bit of a cloud coming by.

and then more clouds, tinged in colour, came past moving quickly

See how fast they went across the sky as the small amount of colour started to fade

5 Minutes ago – 21 August

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #38

I was awake early enough this morning to try and capture a bit of a coloured sky. I wasn’t quite awake enough to reset the camera settings so failed. I don’t get great sunrise from my place as the bush is too thick and I am surrounded by gum trees. There for my first image isn’t fabulous but you can get the idea.

Here is the song that came into my mind as I was out in the chill of the early morning.

A bit of colour through the gum trees

From the usual spot with a steel grey/blue morning sky

The Sun is just high enough to kiss the tops of the trees with a golden glow

The sunrise and the palms

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Here Comes the Sun

As you know I like to include a song with some of my posts. Cee has set us up with the obvious Beatles song which she has included in her post, so no use me repeating the wonderful George Harrison song (one of my all time favourites) If you are not sure which song I refer to you better got over to Cee’s post to find out.

I have picked this song because I love Neil Young as well. One his short but sweet songs with a great arrangement