Day 4 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Day 4 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

This is a photo of dual meditation seats.  Meditation with a friend can be more productive than meditating on your own.

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The tractor seats were welded onto hand cut springs which were then anchored onto rocks for stability. The meditation seats are springy and are so comfortable. 10,000 farmers can’t be wrong.   In the winter, I sprinkle sunflower seeds on the seats, the squirrels and birds love them.

For day 4 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo challenge I challenge Sarah of Chilly Bella at  The criteria is to post a black and white photo for 5 days and then to challenge another blogger to do the same.

There is no pressure if you cannot accept this challenge.  After all it is for fun.

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Day 3 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Today, I have posted what I call  Clouds Caught in Glass as my Day 3 offering for the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge.  Thank you hirundine608 for your nomination.

I in turn nominate:  emiliaciepla of  The Light Inside of Us.

There is no pressure to accept if you are unable to participate.  After all, this is for fun.

clouds in glass

Copyright Cheryle March 2015

Day 13–Photography 101 – Moment in Motion

Day 13 – Blogging U – Photography 101 –

A Moment in Motion


 Hips sway

A proud sashay

Across the dusty common

Every eye bright

Turns to alight

On the curve

Of the calves

Shaped by dancing

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The soldiers strut

The women tut

They watch and leer

At the gypsy seer

 Whispers flow

The stories grow

She’ll see your future

She’ll cut your heart

One woman alone

The talk of the town

What a lonely life

She must lead

Cheryle – March 18, 2015

5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

My friend hirundine608 challenged me to the 5 day black and white photo challenge.  This is my post and nomination for day 2.  I nominate:  Johanna Massey  There is no pressure to do this challenge is  you are unable to accept.  This is for fun.

This is the dancing birdbath.

Dancing Birdbath

Copyright Cheryle

Day 1 – 5-Day Black & White Photo Challenge

I have been challenged to post the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge by my blogging buddy hirundine608 of  The criteria are to post a black & white photo for the next five day and invite another blogger to participate each day.  I have accepted this challenge.

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As for the second part of the challenge:  I nominate:  Donna George of Donna George Blogs.  I enjoy the photos on your blog and thought you might enjoy the challenge.   There is no pressure,  If you don’t want or are not able to participate.

Day 8 – Blogging U – Photography 101 – Natural World and Leading Lines

Day 8 – Blogging U Photography 101 – Natural World and Leading Lines

I am a day late in posting my assignment for Day 8 – Natural World and Leading lines.  I thought I was being very clever and took an interesting photo of the arch at the front entrance to the yard.  My smugness quickly disappeared when I rechecked the assignment.  “Natural World”.  Ooops, steel pipe which may be considered of the earth, can in no way be considered natural.

Metal Arch   Oh well,……..back to the archives.

The Natural World of Water presented me with this photo opportunity of natural leading lines in the form of small waves reflecting over the bottom of the Pigeon River.

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Photo Taken in Omeemee Ontario – October 2013

Cheryle March 12, 2015

Day 6 – Blogging U – Photography 101 – Connection

Day 6 – Blogging U – Photography 101 – Connection

Todays post is about connection.

I chose to illustrate the importance of our connections especially transportation conduits. To demonstrate the effects when they no longer connect.

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This photo was taken of the Bonnybrook Bridge just after it failed in 2013 and shows the damage to the bridge when the footing gave way.   At the time of failure the cars crossing the bridge were carrying a diluting agent used in the oil fields.  The derailment forced the evacuation of an area of approximately one kilometre square around the bridge.  We are lucky, we live approximately three kms from the site.  During the days following the accident, our neighbourhood was silent,  eerily so.  No trains, no cars no traffic sounds at all.   Our neighbourhood is connected to Calgary by two bridges and one old road that goes south.    We could not to into town using either of the bridges, we had to take a very round route using the old road. Me I stayed home, out of road.

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The second photo was taken today showing the final repairs in process.