Street Art For Three Photography Challenges

Tiger tyre planter with strawberry plant

There are so many fun challenges at the moment that we bloggers are spoilt for choice. I used to go by the rule one post, one challenge, but the times they are a-changin’ and I’m going to follow the trend by hopping on several. First, I’m sharing two kinda cuties for Becky’s PastSquares – a tiger tyre planter with strawberries from Darwen and a robin from Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Continue reading “Street Art For Three Photography Challenges”

Red Border And A Controversial Comment

View down the double red borders at Hidcote

My laptop still being away, and most of my pictures with it, I’ve dug deep into my archives for this submission for HeyJude’s Life In Colour Challenge.

I’m not taking a leaf out of Jude’s book by suggesting you count all the reds you can see. For more pictures, check out my post about Hidcote Manor’s famous border.

I hadn’t been blogging for very long when I wrote that post and was unsure how to respond when it attracted a lengthy, poorly spelled comment, purporting to be from an indignant aristocrat. It’s one of the strangest comments I’ve had, including those bizarre spam ones we are blessed that Akismet catches. Continue reading “Red Border And A Controversial Comment”

Red Clothes

Gnome wearing glasses and Converse shoes
Store gnome, on guard

Many stores have taken to employing gnomes as a deterrent to shop lifters. To a casual browser who has no ill intent, the gnome’s expression seems friendly and appealing, but a more particular look ought to deter any potential miscreant who knows what’s good for them. Continue reading “Red Clothes”