Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Ben at the Daily Post says

In this week’s challenge, show us your take on a monument (broadly defined). It could be a fresh angle on a well-known tourist site, or a place nobody knows outside your community. It doesn’t even have to be an official monument. A legendary coffeehouse, a churchyard cemetery, the remains of a treehouse you’d built as a kid — anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.

I visited Gallipoli and Anzac Cove a few years ago as part of a tour of Turkey. To be honest I wasn’t interested and could easily had a snooze while the  others went off to see the battlefields and memorials. I’m glad I did go, it was one of the most moving days I have ever experienced. I’ve written about it before, including a poem and if you’re interested click the Turkey tag in my tag cloud.

For the challenge I’m showing you the monument commemorating the men of the Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment lost in the battle of Gallipoli. The then Lieutenant-Colonel Mustafa Kemal made a famous order to his Ottoman troops.

I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. During the time before we die other forces and commanders will take our place.

And die they did, at least 1800 of them. Kemal went on to become a revolutionary statesman, President Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, but I digress, here is the monument.



Join in this week at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/monument/



Weekly Photo Challenge: One

As I don’t have a photo of a partridge in a pear tree or a partridge anywhere, I’ve chosen one of several other creatures for you. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen a partridge, never mind photographed one, have you?

You can click for a bigger view and go to
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/photo-challenge-one/ for lots more ‘Ones’.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

This weeks challenge is well timed for me. I’ve been trying to record an Agapanthus from bud to bloom for the last couple of weeks. Some of the photos are taken quite late in the evening, some earlier and todays just now at 5.30. There have been days with gloomy weather, some with sun and some rainy so the image quality varies quite a bit. Also getting in the right position has been amusing  today, I had to go from the opposite direction to see the most open parts of the flower and got tangled in the shrubbery!

So the foreshadow,


Some places along the way.

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and today the finale.


How will you interpret this weeks challenge? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/foreshadow/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

It’s been a busy summer of craft fairs and shows. Before we shut down for the winter my friend Lindy and I have a final few manic weeks and have been busy making jewellery. As usual Lindy has made most of the beads, my role is designing and making necklaces – and I like to think that I’m pretty good convincing people that they need to treat themselves!

So for the possibility challenge I thought I’d show you the raw materials,

Could this possibly turn into anything useful?

A stage along the way,

Some of the ingredients,

From possibility land to a beautiful result,

Which I hope you like!