Weekly photo challenge: Down

I looked through the album for anything that triggered the thought ‘down’.  There are resting camels, soldiers downing grog, sinking ships, broken planes, a fallen propeller, and this one, a skeleton picked clean.  The seat can still hold a pilot! The caption in the album is ‘Wrecked Bomber’.


February photo challenge: 17th Feb, Time

This clock tower is in Beirut.  The caption my father wrote under the photo gave the town of Tripoli as the tower’s home, but a search for it on Google images showed me where it really is.  It was built in 1934 and survived the troubles in Lebanon in the 1970s and 80s.  Four new… Continue reading


February photo challenge: 16th Feb, Something New

I received a few gifts on the weekend.  One of them was this candle holder from one of my sons.  The candle is also new.  I took several shots of it burning:  lights on, lights off, flash on, flash off, a compact digital camera, a larger DSLR.  This photo is with the latter, lights on,… Continue reading





February photo a day: 11th Feb, Makes me happy

I was walking here this afternoon.  It was about 5 pm and the sun had finally shone for the first time today. The water clarity and temperature, the warmth of the sun after yet another cool summer day (global cooling), the absence of people, the eternal rolling of the waves;  all of it is perfect.… Continue reading


Weekly photo challenge: Regret

This week’s theme has me questioning what are appropriate photos for a blog.  My submissions for this weekly photo challenge are all coming from my father’s war album, and this morning I had to choose between a number of photos that tell a story of regret.  In the end, I couldn’t put them on my… Continue reading