A little out of something!

A little out of something!

During photography 101, Cheryl Lucas taught me something very important and that is to try and find something even in the mundane that might be of interest.

At this time of the year, there isn’t where I live certainly much colour on my walks, it’s all muddy and rather forlorn looking.  However I thought let’s find things that will invoke some interest or emotion somehow on my walk I had with my children.

So I bring you My Walk

These berries are everywhere, my eyes are normally always drawn to vibrant colours when it comes to flowers and such like, but I thought rather than concentrate on vibrancy, look at shapes and subtlety instead and see what one can find.

For me this is a typical symbol of Winter time being here, the red berry.  Again very sparse where I am, one solitary lonely red berry looking rather fine I might add, clinging on for dear life before the frosty morning takes it away.

Red berry

Red berry

The perils of Forest life I am afraid.  It seems the frosty morning, lack of food or a cat got the better of this rather fat bellied looking mouse.

Dead mouse

Dead mouse

Have you tried this?  Taking a watery reflection, it is rather good fun, this time of the year it is a challenge to get the reflection to resemble a human form at all, perhaps a cyborg?  Looks at Andy Townsend, Mara Eastern and Lucile de Godoy when mentioning this.

Watery reflections

Watery reflections

Now we play poo sticks.  Not ever heard of it?

Something I used to play as a child, my boys love it though very simplistic in nature and causes a few stares when they shout out enthusiastically “mummy let’s play poo sticks” which I am sure can be misheard to sound rather dreadful.

How does it work, get a stick each, drop it at the same time, one side of the bridge, rush to the other and see whose gets through first.

There is believe it or not some technique/skill involved in this, be it the type/size of stick and how the water’s are, will I tell you any more?  Of course not, I’ve been perfecting my ‘Poo Stick’ skills for years now!

I don’t know why but I rather like this green infested piece of bridge ironwork.

Bridge ornamentation

Bridge ornamentation

Why am I thinking Hiawatha when I look at this? ;-D

Feather

Feather

I found this growing in the allotments, a strange kind of plant wouldn’t you say?

earring

A strange kind of plant

This is much like the one I photographed last Monday, however different area.  It is not quite as smooth.  The other was said to be a crab apple, any enthusiasts out there that could tell me what this is?

This to me just depicts a delicate bit of sunshine left amongst all the Winter’s pillaging amongst the plants.

yellow flower

yellow flower

Thank you for reading/viewing as always, Justine xxx

Which was your favourite photo and why?

Please don’t forget we have Eclectic Corner #3 tomorrow (Tuesday) which caters for writers and photographers.  I have something exciting lined up and hope you might find time to participate with me before the New Year fully embraces us.

NB:  There is another post due later today, with a ‘maturity’ warning!  I shall say no more….

© Justine Nagaur Eclecticoddsnsods.com

 

  24 comments for “A little out of something!

  1. December 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Are those rose hips?

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    • December 29, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      I don’t know, rather fat ones if they are, but they could be, I need an expert lol xx

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      • December 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

        They look like the ones that used to be in our rose garden every winter before we moved and had to leave the garden behind.

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        • December 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

          we have some on the common but they are far thinner and smoother, so it’s way overmy head i am not very good at these things if you can tell by now lol x

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  2. December 29, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Trust you to photograph a dead mouse! Lol

    I love the railing xx

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  3. December 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Love them all, I can’t pick a favorite. And I know all about Pooh sticks. That’s great.

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    • December 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      hah so glad you know the game, its great fun isnt it?

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  4. December 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Oh my poor Mr or Mrs mouse, yikes, do love all the photographs. Winter can be beautiful and you have found beauty with your camera.

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    • December 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      awe thank you and yes was rather a sad surprise finding Mr(s) mouslett there x

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  5. December 29, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Those are a lot of pictures! 😀 I was about to start listing my favorites and then it’s actually all of them, haha. But still, the yellow flower at the end was just perfect. 🙂

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  6. December 29, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    The poor dead mouse! He’s actually really cute…sad. 😦

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    • December 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

      I know, really cute, didn’tl ook dead really, i wasnt entirely sure, then i was convinced he was hybernating out in the open lol, just my mind making excuses for the fact he really was dead x

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  7. December 30, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    That’s a lot, not a little, Justine. 🙂

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  8. luckykaye
    December 30, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    What a great collection of photos from your walk! We always play pooh sticks too!

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    • December 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

      hah that is so lovely to hear someone else does i thought with modern day apps and such like it would be outdated 🙂 xx

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