Weekly Photo Challenge Review: Endurance – Standing stones, Orkney (September 2014)

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge.

I really enjoyed my trip to Orkney and plan to visit again in the near future. A recent trip to Stonehenge brought back memories of the standing stones I encountered in Orkney.

Endurance

A stone has been carved out of the earth and now stands before us.
Lasting the distance.
Standing firm.
Reaching the end point, here
despite setbacks.

Standing stones inspire wonder,
I wonder why?
But the stone is silent
or is it?

A permanent reminder of what has gone before
but the records have been lost.
A neolithic art installation ?
Enduring much much longer
than the artist could have imagined…

Lasting the distance,
standing firm.
Reaching the end point, here
despite setbacks.
A stone has been carved out of the earth and now stands before us.

I took part in the Daily post weekly photo challenge, check out other entries here.

Check out my previous post on Orkney.

Photo Challenge Review: Spring (May 2014)

Photo Challenge: Spring

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge.

Carpet of bluebells on Inchcailloch Island

The other side
transported by canoe
adventure could be realised
Can you balance the ride?
On arrival
the blue-green carpet welcomes us in.
The other side
views of mountains
tree covered isles
Can you balance the ride?
On arrival
the blue calm water welcomes us in.

I took part in The Daily Post Photo challenge; to view other takes on the challenge head over to the web page.

Weekly Photo Challenge Review: Threes (February 2014)

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge.

A street performance at the Edinburgh Festival 2013.

One of the best things about the Edinburgh festival is the wide range of street performers keeping the passing crowds entertained.

I took part in The Daily Post @ WordPress.com weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge Review: Lines and Patterns (September 2013)

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge. It’s a wonderful walk along memory lane remembering my favourite places and the people I was with.

Set within Pollok Country Park the Burrell Collection building is one I have visited many times.  The cafe is a lovely place to sit, contemplate the many objects and artworks collected by Sir William Burrell.

Light floods in

Light floods in

On the ground floor walking through the exhibition space, you are constantly reminded of the setting and the closeness of nature surrounding the building.

Recently I watched “Tiger Tales” (6+), a show at Glasgow’s Platform venue the performances were great and I really loved the set, a square frame encased in a framework of string attached to buckets at the top designed by American artist Fred Pommerehn.

Buckets and lines

Buckets and lines

Finally a fundraising evening event on the other side of Pollok Country Park the lights where high above the barn where we danced the night away.

Barn lights

Barn lights

Weekly Photo Challenge Review: On top (2) (April 2014)

Reviewing some of my favourite photos from the former Daily Post Photo Challenge.

Views of geological fault line dividing Lowland from Highlands.

View of Highland Boundary fault

View of Highland Boundary fault

 

Memories of a lovely walk on Conic Hill, a reminder of the wonders of our planet. In the passing of time, we are just blips.

I took part again! in The Daily Post Photo challenge.