Daily Post Photo Challenge : Evanescent

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Every year in the UK there is a short window of opportunity to enjoy the splendour of a Bluebell carpet.

I lived in Switzerland for over 35 years, and never saw any Bluebells, so imagine my joy of coming back to the UK a few years ago. Of course I made sure of visiting the woods!

This is my entry to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge.

Daily Post Photo Challenge – Wish

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge is a weekly photography challenge. This weeks challenge is Wish.

I took this photo while in Japan and it is in the grounds of a Shinto temple. The trunks of the trees are adorned with bad fortunes.

THE “OMIKUJI” FORTUNE. Most shrines sell fortunes called Omikuji おみくじ. Just look for a small rounded container filled with bamboo sticks at the shrine kiosk. Pay the attendant (typically 100 yen), pick up the container, give it a shake, and a long stick will pop out of a small hole at the top. The stick will have a number, which corresponds to a fortune. Based on your number, the attendant gives you a tiny slip/roll of paper on which is written your fortune. If you draw a good fortune, keep it, take it home with you. But if it’s bad, leave it at the shrine, don’t take it home. Just look around, and you’ll find a small stand with many strips of white paper tied on. These are bad fortunes and you should tie yours here too. The concept is “leave the bad luck at the shrine, where the divine spirit can exorcise it.

Daily Post Photo Challenge – The Road Taken

The Daily Post Photo Challenge – The Road Taken

While in Myanmar my wife and I saw many sunsets but on this day, I went down from the terrace of the tea-room and along a path of Sunflowers to the beach.

My reward was stunning. A ‘road’ well taken!

Daily Post Photo Challenge : Relax

The challenge for the Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is to post something relaxing. I’ve not participated in the challenge these past few weeks because I was on vacation.

These are photos of flowers outside Perth Cathedral and in the flower beds in King’s Park, Perth.

I can relax in the colours and remember the relaxing fragrance of the roses.

It was a great holiday but I’m so glad to be back and blogging once more!

Daily Post Photo Challenge : Mirror

Mirror is this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge

 

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Waterway near Cleethorpes Beach, UK

 

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Night reflexions, Darling Harbour, Sydney
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Loch near Glencoe, Scotland

 

I love reflections on water and this week I’ve concentrated on three of them to show you.