Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

The weekly photo challenge’s subject for this week is converge, so I thought I would look up the ‘exact’ meaning of this:

(Of lines) tend to meet at a point:a pair of lines of longitude are parallel at the equator but converge toward the poles

Come together from different directions so as eventually to meet:convoys from America and the UK traversed thousands of miles to converge in the Atlantic – and then there’s upon etc

This then set me in a bit of a quandry, wondering how on earth I could depict this and so decided to go for a walk to one of my favorite spots, Richmond Park.

On the way I took an awful look of dreadful photographs in the hope that they might in some fashion depict converge, but dare I say only probably to a mind intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.

I was starting to panic.

Then I thought, so what if I miss this week, lets enjoy the walk.

The sun was setting and it was blissful, some might say the sun was converging upon the horizon, or am I using artistic license to it’s limit here? πŸ˜€

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

The suns diminishing rays throwing out hues of different colours were stunning.

On top of this beauty was a lovely swan, I think in signet stage because of its colouring and more downy feathers.

It was either very friendly or hungry, I fear the latter as it looked upon my eldest with hope that a tasty bit of bread might be tossed its way, alas we did not have any.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

You are perfectly right, this photo has nothing to do with converge, unless I missed something, however I just liked it so rather than it gather dust in my archives eventually I thought why not live life on the edge and share it!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

My youngest of course was not going to be left out!

He has a sense of accomplishment on his face, I wonder what he just did?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Now the moment before the ‘Converge’ wait for it, all is calm and then….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Tadah, a proper converge. Β You could hear my excitement as I ran down the path in the park shouting ‘Converge, I got my converge, quick move out of the way’, then a happy snap snap as people looked on in dumbfoundness as to what on earth all the fuss was about.

You see two lines meeting as one….

Multiple Converges

Weekly Photo challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo challenge: Converge

Singular Converge

We finish off with a singular ‘Converge’ here but a striking one, the waves rippling away from our feathery friend as it paddles towards my sons in hope of bread, and as you know, they ended up severely disappointed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

And here we have the beautiful downy signet, I really was rather taken with its beauty and hope that it finds a mate soon as I know they are a one swan bird.

Please note, danger was involved in Β this photograph, I crouched and got up close, hardly a zoom, are you impressed? grins..

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

The Birds Go Away in Disgust

I didn’t lie, we had no bread. Β As you can see our feathery friends are now retreating away in disgust and disappointment…sighs..next time I promise my feathery friends.

Or I could just pretend they were heading towards the sunset.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

My excitement was not over however, the adventures had only begun.

As I was walking down the path I could see the stags gathering together and mass movement.

It was with horror that I could see all the baby deer and mothers stampeeding in fear towards the road within the park which had plenty of traffic on. Β It was then that I could see a black labrador chasing them.

I heard a whistle, the Owner calling the dog back but for the main part it ignored it.

My gut twisted, because not only would it have been terrible had a deer got struck by a car but also they were scattering everywhere, there were children around on bikes and all sorts.

I watched as the dog eventually went back to its Owner, right next to her.

At this point I assumed that she would put its lead on.

She did not.

I walked up closer to her and saw that she had two leads swinging from her arm but just left the dog to go off again to chase the deer.

My ‘red flag’ moment was then. Β Half of me was thinking what are you doing, she could swing for you, you won’t be able to fight back, but the other half thought ‘damn it somebody has to do something’ and so I stomped up to her. Β I asked her if these were her dogs or if she was a professional dog walker. Β She confirmed they were her dogs.

I asked her why she had not put the dog back on the lead. Β She shrugged which just made my blood boil. Β I pointed out the leads and said it was an absolute disgust that she would behave so irresponsibly and should have no right to come in to such a park.

I then stood infront of her and took her photograph and of her dog off yet again chasing the deer.

She was utterly not bothered, I shouted at her as she walked away that I would report her.

Which I did. Β But by the time I got through to the Parks Police I had seen two more incidences of deer scattering dangerously because of her dog and she would have left the park had they eventually arrived.

They have my number, lets see if they call to get her picture.

Last but not least, we had a cross roads of a little stream or brook, I’ve no idea what you would call it.

The children were looking longingly at it and the kid in me came out.

I said “OK, I can use this as a converge, just make sure you get from one side to the other without getting wet”.

My eldest said “oh we are free runners, this will be a doddle” quite obviously telling porky pies which I chose to ignore.

I steadied my camera, my youngest prepared to run, going at full speed he approached the side of the small brook, leapt up in to the air and splosh, straight in to the muddy waters, completely covered head to foot.

Silly Mummy, lots of washing to do but fun had!

What was the last reckless thing you did?

I hope your having a fun weekend too, Justine xx

Β© Justine Nagaur Eclecticoddnsods.com

  22 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

  1. November 30, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Great photos on the pond. And good for you for giving that idiot woman what for. How insanely irresponsible of her. I hope she gets a citation or something. Those poor deer.

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    • November 30, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      yes i know it made my stomach turn 😦 The police are meant to ring me but lets see how many days it takes x

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  2. November 30, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Hahahaha!!! What your boy did in the end just cracked me up.

    The shot of the converging birds are beautiful. No doubt if they were all heading towards the horizon, it would make one very fine picture.

    That aside, glad no one or no animal was hurt by the irresponsible lady.

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    • November 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM

      yes me too it was a near call that no one or animal was hurt for sure as the dog did it a few times, made my stomach knot and feel sick. Yup my sons shoes are still wet and the washing machine full! Down to the last pair of dry shoes now lol x

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      • December 1, 2014 at 1:34 PM

        Ohhh i read it as only one of them jumped in! Lol! Fun fun

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        • December 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

          oh yes only one of my sons jumped in the water, the youngest who thinks he is a free runner lol

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  3. November 30, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Beautiful pictures. I love Richmond park – I see more deer than birds usually. I shall explore further afield next time. Lovely work !

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    • November 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM

      yes i normally see more deer too and love that, but i did see a kestrel that just dropped like a brick out of the sky to pick up a mouse, wow it gave me a shock as it was so close the speed was amazing. Do you live close by then? x

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  4. November 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Your story took me to the park with you and the boys. And the photos are all a pleasure to watch. When I was about to say, who cares about ‘converge’ then you bring it there, and followed by lots of excitement with this crazy lady. The icing on the cake was your son’s fall! Lol xx

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    • November 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      hah yes I must admit i kind of knew he would not make it but would get more enjoyment of going splat than accomplishing it and my eldest was in fits of laughter but of course I had to feign shock and annoyance be it mild at his muddy face and wet shoes hehe x

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    • November 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      ps thank you for your lovely compliments πŸ˜€

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  5. NotAPunkRocker
    November 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Beautiful pictures but I love the up close with the swan! Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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    • November 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      I know…so beautiful and i think because young he/she wasnt that shy, was a great photo not to be missed x

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  6. November 30, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    I’d say the clouds in the first picture converged with the bare tree limbs. πŸ™‚ My favorite (though I liked all your photos) was the very last shot. I love the curved elegance of the branches with the golden hues of the sunset in the background. πŸ˜›

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    • December 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      it was such a lovely surprise the sunset, and the light changed sooo quickly it was dark before we got out a little scary with the stags around lol x

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  7. December 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    I am clearly having a problem with my commenting, I could have sworn I had already commented here….anyway, the photos are beautiful and it was so great to be transported back to Richmond which is a park I love especially because in parts it still feels wild – and good on you for taking on the deer worrier!

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    • December 1, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      I think you did comment here, haha, oh boy your as bad as me, never mind its great hearing from you twice on one post and why not? The more the merrier I say, bring it on πŸ˜€

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  8. December 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I just loved those pictures!

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    • December 1, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      thank you πŸ™‚ We had fun and the sunset was amazign and such a surprise, the light there changed so quickly x

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