Sunday Stills this week is Going Buggy. Do larvae count? Maybe they are baby bugs? I don’t know if this voracious green caterpillar made it to the moth stage, because after I took its photo as it munched its way among my plants, I tossed it over the side of the balcony.
For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge with the theme of clouds in black and white, I have a few photos taken while sailing in the Indian Ocean. Sunrises and sunset do look rather odd without colour, but the clouds themselves are still dramatic.
Comments on the recipe: If you decide to make this, I would recommend that you don’t add the sugar syrup until the fresh zest has steeped. I used half of the amount of syrup recommended (proportionally), and I still found it too sweet. Also, have extra lemons on hand in case you need to add more zest for extra lemony zing.
I thought the Sunday Stills challenge with the theme of sepia would work well with shots of older architecture in Sydney.
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Like a snake sloughing its skin, the gum tree in front of my balcony sheds its bark in spring. Never before having lived 10 feet from a gum tree, let alone one that towers above even the six stories of my apartment building, I am fascinated when this tree’s smooth bark begins to wrinkle and crack. After a few weeks, the fresh new bark appears.
(post edited on 11 November to include link to Sunday Stills challenge)
Over at Sunday Stills, the challenge this week is barns, black and white. There’s a pronounced shortage of barns in my part of Sydney, but Ed has kindly allowed we barn-challenged types to substitute sheds.
You know that song that goes “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”? Sydney is doing its best to remind people of the season, just in case you overlooked it. Here are a few images that have caught my attention recently, and are my contribution to Sunday Stills Holiday Lights and Decorations.
I’d like to wish “Happy Holidays” to everyone, and I’ll see you again in 2014.
… lies the shore. Ed’s Sunday Stills Challenge this week is Shorelines. This is one of my favourite things to photograph — I love the play of light on water, and the reflections in wet sand. You’ll be glad to know that I’ve settled for just one photo!
I took this photo a couple of weeks ago, with no intention of ever sharing it — who’d want to see it? So thank you, Ed, for the challenge of Creepy Things! I was both fascinated and repelled by the sight of hundreds of ants devouring a dead spider; it was like a nature documentary, right on my windowsill.