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travel theme: hills

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Does this count as a hill or a mountain? Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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tea plantations in the hill country around Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Sagaing hill, near Mandalay, Myanmar. The entire hillside is covered with Buddhist temples and gilded stupas

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early morning in Provence

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shafts of sunlight pouring down the hills in Northern Cyprus

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view from St Hilarion castle, Northern Cyprus

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view of Kyrenia/Girne harbour with hills behind, Northern Cyprus

Ailsa’s inspirational “hill”s are here, along with links to many others.

one word photo challenge: curtain

A few of my curtain photos

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curtains are used to protect the icons in chapels from the glare of the sun

See how other people interpreted this challenge from the links here

Cee’s fun foto challenge: feathers

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peacock feathers in Malaysia

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a feather duster seller in Bangkok

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birds of a feather in Singapore’s Jurong bird park

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the new hairdo

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fifty shades of pink

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the aptly named ‘superb’ starling

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“shake a tail feather, baby”

Cee’s fun foto challenge

Sally D’s mobile photography challenge: black and white

Although I have been a subscriber to Sally D’s blog for some time now, this my first entry for Sally D’s mobile photography challenge
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taken with Iphone 6S+ native camera app and edited in Snapseed

thistles in Provence

Travel theme: neutral

We get so used to seeing brightly coloured images wherever we look that it’s sometimes a pleasure to rest ones eyes on a more neutral palette. With that in mind, here are some of my neutral photos, taken in the south of France

 

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WPC: state of mind

Weekly photo challenge

Sometimes, this is how I feel in the morning
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ready to take on the world
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all set for a journey
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ready for mischief
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hungry
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a little light music in the garden
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or quiet contemplation
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blinded by the light
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at the end of the day, a bit ragged around the edges
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ready for bed
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although I don’t think I would choose to sleep in Vincent Van Gogh’s bed …..

travel theme: spice

One of the great things about living or working abroad is that you get to visit food markets where you can buy a variety of spices, although I tend not to buy my spices if they are sold loose in a heavily built-up area or where there is a lot of dust or flies ….

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spices on sale in the Clock Tower spice shop, Jodhpur, India

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spices in Yalikavak market, Turkey

 

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patterns made from various spices in Side, Turkey

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spiced gingerbread

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edible spices on display in a pharmacy window in Strasbourg at Christmas

Did you take up Ailsa’s challenge to share some spicy photos?