Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colorful Monotones (one single color)

So, I thought I’d take part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge today but then I saw the prompt: “Colorful Monotones (one single color)”. “I have not a single monocoloured photo” was my first thought but I checked anyway and found these:

description for visually impaired readers: chalk on ground with a round fossil in it

Description for visually impaired readers: chalk on ground with shells

Description for visually impaired readers: chalk on ground with a round shell in it

I admit white is not necessarily considered a colour. Not sure what it is considered but hey it’s monocoloured so I roll with it.

This is a part of the ground at Trimmingham Beach, UK at certain times. This beach isn’t always the same. Sand washes up and washes away continuously and sometimes it unearths a layer of chalk on the ground. It doesn’t happen often so we are lucky that I got the photos.

I suspect very soon we are not allowed to go to the beach anymore anyway because alas the UK gets it’s border power back and what’s the British border made of? The coast and the beaches! So I assume they have to build a huge wall or fence around its coast that no one can come in uninvited like these pesky refuges at the Kent beaches. No one has mentioned that yet. That’s Mr Trump’s prerogative, I suspect.

I somehow get the feeling that this whole Brexit thing isn’t thought through properly. But what do I know? How on earth did I end up with Brexit when the topic is “Monocoloured”? Sorry dear readers, I think I might have lost my train of thought a little 😉

If you want to find more serious posts about “Colorful Monotones (one single color)” then please head over to Cee’s wonderful blog and post

Description for visually impaaired readers: Grey sky in back ground. Four rolls of straw two on ground, two on top of a straw bale with funny faces drawn on

And you can take part too with these suggestions on how to:

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge (CFFC) Post

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit #CFFC

So, last week Cee challenged me a little. This week is easier 🙂 Places people visit:

So without further ado, let’s see what I can come up with:

description for visually impaired readers: Image of the river Rhein seen from above. To either side are houses and trees. Blue sky over all with a little white cloud

People visit the river Rhein in Germany. I know. I lived there and experienced the masses storming in all year round but mainly in summer. I don’t blame them though. It is one of the most breathtaking areas in Europe.

description for visually impaired readers: Sandy beach with strandline of dead sea weed. Darker blue sea on top right and over it lighter blue sky

People visit the beach. Sorry but you just can’t get away from it on my blog. I was born in the south of Germany and it was at least 7-8 hours car journey to get near to the sea. My star sign is Scorpio which is a water sign so I just can’t help it. I love water in every shape and form. Even ice 😉

 

Description for visually impaired readers: Landscape in Switzerland: meadow in foreground. Hills in middle covered with little forests. Mountains and sky with a little white cloud in background

People visit the mountains. And one of the best places to visit mountains is Switzerland. I am a very lucky bunny that parts of my family live there. (No, they are not rich. There are people with less money living there too, you know 😉 ) I’ve spent a lot of time as a child where my uncle used to live and even though I am in love with the sea I just can’t escape the charm of the Alps.

Description for visually impaired readers: Image of a small red brick church with a colourful bunting hanging in front

People visit churches: Some for praying just because they are interested in history or architecture. I find churches places of meditation and mindfulness. They bring me back to the ground.

Description for visually impaired readers: black and white photo of reflection of glass roof panes in three window panes

People visit libraries: yes, I know, I get you guessing with this photo. Not a book in sight. But I took this beautiful reflection in the forum that keeps one of my favourite libraries: The Norfolk and Norwich Millenium Library.

Ah, go on. I love libraries. So, here is one of the British Library in London.

Description for visually impaired readers: Image of the British Library in London. A modern red brick building with dark roofs. A hedge in the front

Ah, I could go on and on and on but I need to make dinner soon so I have to stop now. Sorry!

Please head over to Cee’s blog post to find more interesting places people visit from other bloggers in her comments!

Thanks, Cee for this great challenge 🙂

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: THINGS PEOPLE PLAY WITH #CFFC

Last week I could not resist Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge but this week I was a little challenged. LOL. (So it should be if you take part in a blog challenge… ah, never mind…)

Cee’s current series for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is called “Things People…” and this week’s prompt is “Things People Play With“.

I do play. Yes, I do but I usually do not take a picture of it. And it might not be what you usually consider playing. So here we go:

First of all a proper game. The best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world’s children introduced me to Minecraft and there have been times when I was rather addicted to it. This is one of the houses I have created as I mentioned in Saturday’s Music Monday Care & Love post.

Despcription for visually impaired readers: A Minecraft figure standing on a sandy hill. To the right a redish brown tree house with a glass roof. In background blue sea and above light blue sky with clouds. On bottom of screen several boxes that show what the player currently owns.

Minecraft is like Lego for the 21st century and I just love it 🙂

What else do I play with? Words and designs both on my blog and my new homepage. Here are two pictures:

Description for visually impaired readers: White screen with an illustration of three trees. The canopys have different colours (light green, reddish, dark green). On top it says “The Bee Creates”, then a menu of the content. Underneath the tree, it says in black writing: Poetry. Mugs. Photos. Then the invitation text and four boxes with links to different pages

And you know my blog

An image of my blog The Bee Writes…

Ah, I missed one. When it comes to design I play around with mugs 😉

description for visually impaired readers: close-up of white mug with a yellow and orange illustration of a megaphone on top left. Black writing on right saying: On your keyboard! Get Tea! Write! The mug stands on a tile showing green grass with white sheep and blue sky with clouds

And last but not least, I play with our dog. Or at least I try to 😉

Description for visually impaired readers: Black greyhound laying on beige floor on its side. It has a yellow tennis ball between its legs

Thanks, Cee for this great challenge 🙂

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow

Oh, I just could not resist this one!

Cee’s current series for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is called “Things People…” and this week’s prompt is “Things People Grow“.

tree bark on left, daisy on right surrounded by green plants. Quote saying: I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.

photo credit: ipingoriginals
Description for visually impaired readers: tree bark on left, daisy on right surrounded by green plants. Quote saying: I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.

One reason why we wanted to buy a house was to have a garden where we can grow our own fruit and veg. Luckily we found an ex-council house with a huge garden that didn’t stretch our finances too much.

We inherited many plants: A small apple tree with delicious big apples, three rose bushes one of which is a very prolific rambling rose and several buddleias. As we want to make our garden as insect and bee friendly as possible we do not work with weed killer and try not to make it look to “organised”.

There are nettles for butterflies to find a home, a bee-friendly wildflower bed (not only wildflowers but it also looks rather wild 😉 ) and said buddleias. But bees, bumble bees and other insects also love our borage plants, the nasturtiums and the marigolds all of which I just let grow as they please. Will have to make a little order before winter…

But here some photo’s of what the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world and I are growing. I put a short description for visually impaired readers underneath each photo.

A light green courgette with leaves and grass around it

A light green courgette with leaves and grass around it. We let it grow to become a marrow for winter.

Strawberry leaf in yellow and red colours surrounded by some smaller green strawberry leaves.

Strawberry leaf in yellow and red colours surrounded by some smaller green strawberry leaves.

Rosebush with lots of pink blooms in front of a garden shed. Light blue sky above.

Rosebush with lots of pink blooms in front of a garden shed. Light blue sky above.

three orange nasturtium flowers in front of dark green nasturtium leaves

three orange nasturtium flowers in front of dark green nasturtium leaves

small lavender bush in front of taller marigold flowers

small lavender bush in front of taller marigold flowers

Huge Sunflower in front of a brick house

Huge Sunflower in front of a brick house. Yellow leaves are drying up.

Our tomato and pea plants in front of garden hedge and trees earlier this year.

Our tomato and pea plants in front of garden hedge and trees earlier this year.

Dark pink magnolia flower in front of fence and magnolia branches with little leaves and other flowers.

Dark pink magnolia flower in front of fence and magnolia branches with little leaves and other flowers.

Thanks, Cee for this great challenge 🙂

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Fellow Bloggers taking part in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge:

Jaspa’s Journey: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Maui

Progressing into Solitude: All Hail Okra

 

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge ~ Week 4 ~ Week 4 Photo – black and white & air plane

You might have seen that I am taking daily photos on our walk on the beach. It just feels wonderful to start the day with a creative activity. Lately, I felt I wanted to do something more with them than just to share them on social media. So, today I decided to check out some photo challenges and remembered Cee’s Neuner’s blog. Many of my blog friends take part in her photo challenges. That is why I am joining them today.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge has topics for several weeks. I am joining in at week four with the topic “Week 4 Photo – black and white, mirror, air plane, power lines, etc.”. I chose one of the pictures I’ve taken a couple of days ago and I changed them with my phone’s effects into two black & white photos.

I am not quite sure what to think of them. I think I start taking more black & white photos for the next couple of days just as a challenge for myself. But here are my offerings:

This is the original photo. I chose it because it has the steam lines of several planes in the sky which fits with the plane topic.

The next one is made with the classic filter on my phone. It’s a Samsung S7 and I just love its camera.

 

And the next one is made with the Greyscale filter:

Looking at them now it might be the other way round.

I’ve forgotten how fun it is to take pictures in black and white mode. Definitely, need to play around with it.

Unfortunately, the sky does not come out as well as with the original colourful photo but I think the beach has its own charm in black and white. What do you think?

 

Here are Cee’s suggestions on how to take part:

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge (CFFC) Post

  • Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  • To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” or “CFFC” tag.
  • Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  • I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

Please check out Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to find out more of what this challenge is about.