Sunday Selections #64

by frogpondsrock on April 1, 2012

in blogging,Distractions galore!,photo a day April,photography,sunday selections

Good Morning everyone, before we start with this weeks Sunday Selections, I have found a photo challenge that you might be interested in and so I thought I would share it with you here. I followed a tweet from Carly Jacobs to a link by Fat mum slim and this photo challenge caught my attention.I am not sure whether to post the photos here on the blog, or to just post them onto my Frogpondsrock facebook page but either way the challenge looks like fun and it might also be a way to get my creative process back on track.

Now let’s start this weeks Sunday Selections.

The Blurb

I take a lot of photos and most of them are just sitting around in folders on my desktop not doing anything. I thought that a dedicated post once a week would be a good way to share some of these photos that otherwise wouldn’t be seen by anyone other than me.

I am also remarkably absent minded and I put photos into folders and think that I will publish them later on and then then I never do.

So I have started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well. The rules are so simple as to be virtually non existent.

Just add your name and URL to the Mr Linky.

Publish your photos on your blog using the “Sunday Selections” title.

Link back here to me.

The Photos

This photo is the one I took for the “Your Reflection” photo challenge.

I have no idea what this little fellow is, he was on the bathroom windowsill and looks like a cross between a cricket and a grasshopper. I let him go in the garden and took photos as he ever so slowly walked away from me.

I published this photo the other day but I wanted to share it again as I just love the feeling of ecstasy I get from this tree. As if the tree is reaching joyously for the sky.

It snowed up here last week and then the next day was a lovely balmy 24 degrees. Autumn weather is unpredictable.

The last of the summer insect porn. No more beetle sex for me to capture for quite a few months now.

{ 15 comments }

Cassandra April 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

Some really interesting photos this week! The snow picture is my favourite this time, I’ve never seen snow, so it’s nice to have a prompt for my imagination. :-)

frogpondsrock April 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

It is lovely when it snows Cassandra. It gets very quiet and the snow comes down in waves. This little flurry only lasted for about half an hour but it was very beautiful while it lasted.

Cindi in Texas, USA April 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

It never occurred to me that it would snow down under!

frogpondsrock April 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

It snows in lots of parts of Australia. A lot of people when they think of Australia either think of the Red sand of central Australia with Kangaroos hopping along. Or they think of the beach all white sand and blue sky. Here in Tasmania we have four distinct seasons and it can get quite cold in winter. I live in the middle of Tasmania halfway up a mountain and we will get snow half a dozen times a year. But it only is ever a few inches at a time.

amandab April 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I do think your insect photos are my most favourite pictures in the world, Kim. I am always so amazed by them and make anyone near me whilst I look at them come and look at them too. It’s based on your pictures that I am going to really save up and buy myself a really nice camera next time round, just in the hope that I have the tools to capture something like them. As for the eye, well, that’s something I’m going to leave to chance ;)

frogpondsrock April 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I get a lot of joy out of my insect photos as well Amanda. Thank you for your lovely compliment. I fished a young wolf spider out of the kitchen sink today and he/she had the lovliest brown and black patterning but when I went to get the camera the battery was flat.

river April 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

The reflection one is interesting and I love the green cricket that might possibly be a young cicada?

frogpondsrock April 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

aaah it could well be a young Cicada River, I will show the photo to The Spouse and ask him :) The view through the reflection is the outside of my bathroom window.

One Too Many April 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I have just discovered your Sunday selections. And it looks like something I am going to like being part off..I have 1000′s of photos on computer, phone, disks and portable hard drive..that no-one sees!I am new to blogging and all this sharing social media so I hope I get it right…I Think I can do this on my blog – as a new comment called Sunday Sessions …?? I love your photos – I have never seen snow..I hail from Outback Far South West Queensland and now live in Townsville..not much of a chance seeing snow..Cheers..

frogpondsrock April 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

You are more than Welcome to join in. On a Sunday just title your post Sunday Selections and link back to me, either with a text link or with the Sunday Selections button that is on my sidebar. Just right click on the button and “save image as” and then upload it with your post. I look forward to seeing your photos.

Jientje April 2, 2012 at 1:49 am

Your bug pictures are amazing, that last one made me smile!

frogpondsrock April 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Thanks Jientje :) I loved the smokiness of the grey background combined with the grey of the wood and the blacks of the beetles

Happy Elf Mom April 2, 2012 at 2:21 am

Hi! I have been reading and glad you are expressing your artistic talent through pictures… so saddened to read you are missing your mum so deeply. I expected you would but that the horrible painful part would diminish over time. We are all different and I’m just sad that it hasn’t for you yet and will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family.

frogpondsrock April 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Prayers are always good thank you xxx

Sharon @ Funken Wagnel April 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I’m here merely to observe, because I have shocking photography skills, and I am always in awe of your photos. Although I must say that last picture looks a bit rude;)

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