For this week’s photo challenge, Dinnertime, I decided to share these pictures of the delightful Cafe Mango in Fort William. If you’re climbing Ben Nevis, this Thai and Indian restaurant is well worth a visit. It was the best restaurant we ate at on the West side of the Highlands, everything was simply delicious and the staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome even though it was 9pm, and we were the last customers (because we had just climbed Ben Nevis – everyone seems to eat early in the Highlands)!
This weeks photo theme was “Future” – a challenge to represent the potential of things to come. My choice might seem strange for this week’s photography challenge, but it represents the future for me because I want to travel more and see more of the Ancient and Classical world (being an archaeology graduate and all). Here’s mine:
This also gives me an opportunity to mention the full quote that the tagline of my blog came from: “The past is history, and the future, a mystery, but today… is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” From Grand Master Oogway, in the film Kung-Fu Panda.
Oh WOW this photo challenge was hard! I decided to do a photo story called The White Rabbit. I hope you like the story and theme. It’s only 250 words long (because the photos really tell the story) and it’s told with photos and in the captions. The photo challenge was Snapshots.
Note on the story:
The theme of this story is Alice Through the Looking Glass, but only with the chasing a white rabbit motif. I wanted the White Rabbit to be a girl, with ambiguity as to whether she’s chasing herself or whether the narrator is chasing her, like in the beginning stages of a relationship. I wanted to combine a narrative of Alice with the bizarre surrealism of a Kafkaesque landscape that I found on a walk when I went to the Scottish Borders last year. It is Border Country in a lot of different ways, the interchange between England and Scotland. I wanted this to be ambiguous and open ended, to give it a sense of mystery and open interpretation.
I would appreciate any feedback as I don’t usually share my creative writing on here, although the words were really just to tie the pictures together to explain why I arranged them like this.
PS The pictures are of myself but for the purposes of the story, the person in the pictures is not the narrator telling the story.
(and second Liebster award in a week)
This was another tricky photo challenge, because I’m a perfectionist and wanted the picture to be truly harmonious, and I see imperfections in every photo I take. I guess that’s where I’m at with photography. Here’s where I found the challenge: Harmony
I decided this picture of Jack Frost’s handiwork was the only thing that would fit the bill – the harmony of nature in frost patterns always looks visually striking to me:
I’ve also been nominated for a second Liebster by someone who I nominated. I’m not sure that’s quite within the rules (lol) but it was very thoughtful, so I thought I’d go along with it anyway because someone did something nice and it would be mean not to pay it forward to other people.
So thank you very much for thinking of me Maricela at The Purple Realm 🙂
Here’s my answers to the questions:
Favorite color? Yellow!
Sneakers or heels? Depends on the event, but usually sneakers (trainers).
Anything you are currently obsessing over? Photography for definite!
Favorite TV show? Xena Warrior Princess. Strong female lead (in every sense of the word), solves her own problems, solves other people’s, witty, great fight choreography… Can’t wait for the new series.
What old school song takes you down memory lane? Therapy?’s “Screamager” just reminds me of the beginning of my current relationship.
Dessert you can’t live without? Bananas. I eat them at least once a day.
Have you ever been to a concert and if so, who was it? So many concerts. Mostly metal bands and hard rock bands because they’re the best. I’ve written about them all here although I haven’t got round to writing about all of the ones I went to last year yet.
Coffee or tea? Tea.
Limeade or lemonade? Lemonade.
What’s your favorite candle smell? That one that they always call “the sea” or “ocean” or something like that – although it really smells like aftershave because the sea usually smells like fish lol.
Your Questions are:
1. What’s your usual fitness routine?
2. How many mascaras do you own?
3. What is your favourite foundation at the moment?
4. What do you like the most about blogging?
5. What is your favourite weather and why?
I look forward to reading your answers!
In direct contrast to Autumn, Spring as an emotion is a feeling of growth, of change, of refreshment, when I look on the whole world with new eyes. Everything is growing, and the detritus of the old world is consumed by rebirth:
From the Weekly Photo Challenge found here: Seasons I decided this picture best represented Spring as a reflection of the inner landscape.
This week’s photo challenge is to do with seasons; seasons as a reflection of your inner landscape. I am thinking I’d like to do one for each season, but today I feel Autumn.
Being born in November, I guess I’m more prone to feeling Autumn than most people – the feeling that summer is over and winter is coming, and all you can do is watch as the temperature goes down and the wildlife runs for cover from the blizzards. I think this picture sums it up, as the rabbit stares out at the dwindling stalks of grass:
Here’s where I found the weekly photo challenge: Seasons