Muted Moments


This Spider Mum reminds me of the Water Lilies we saw when we were air-boating over the Miami Everglades.

Muted Tones

Except in this instance the alligators only show themselves when tired and hungry, growling… “mum, how much longer?”

Icicles Up Close and Personal


When it comes to icicles, any icicles, I have to admit I’m a sucker for them.

So when the snow began melting off rooftops, I was in absolute heaven looking at the many and varied icicles that were forming here, there, and everywhere!

Icicles - Up Close and Personal

Some were longer than my legs (not that THAT is any great challenge) whilst others were all twisted and tangled little things. It’s interesting to note that after our snowstorm, many of the icicles tasted like smoke.

It got to the point the children were actually a tad wary of taking an icicle because of this, asking about the return of the natural flavoured icicles and… “mum, how much longer?”

Rule of Thirds (WPC)


This week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post is Rule of Thirds… “a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image.

This photo of a life-sized sculpture created by Mare Mikoff came immediately to mind. I would see this piece each day through the window of the gallery whilst out walking during my visit to Tallinn, Estonia last January.

Rule of Thirds Mare Mikoff

Even now as I look at this work, I find it’s imagery quite haunting with its ghost-like quality appearing to walk through walls.

Beautiful Estonia, the children are still asking in regards to their visit to Tallinn and…  “mum, how much longer?”


Sunshine on the Snow Laden Trees – Monochrome Madness 51


Before all the winds, before all the rain, there was still mounds of snow persistently remaining on the highest branches of these trees.

Sunlight on the snow laden trees

Although the sun had almost disappeared for the day, there was still one beam shining directly on this clump of snow, like a spotlight on a production’s lead performer.

As quickly as I marvelled at the beauty of Mother Nature and her ability to achieve such glory this spotlight was distinguished. There wasn’t even time enough to ponder… “mum, how much longer?”

Sunshine in a Vase


For a flower with such an unforgiving stem, the Gerbera bloom itself more than makes up for it!

Sunshine in a Vase

This particular flower came with our room-service breakfast. As to when we’ll have our next room-service… “mum, how much longer?”

The Color of Winter


This was the Color of Winter before our Snowstorm of the Century.

Color of Winter

AFTER our snowstorm this was the Color of Winter.

The Color of Winter AFTER a snowstorm

Hmmm, even I have to admit I much prefer the Color of Winter before the snowstorm but as to when I’ll see them looking like this again…  “mum, how much longer?”