Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Whilst on holiday in Turkey, we went to Cappadocia where there are the most amazing rock formations that people have adapted in the past for homes and other purposes. It would seem that monks particularly liked carving monasteries into the rock. But we went to a place called Selime where there was a Cathedral that had been carved into the rock….well a long time ago!

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I’d have to tell you that I visited a lot of these ‘carved into the rock’ type places which were interesting….but Selime Cathedral was AMAZING and I don’t think my photos do justice to how incredible it was!

This last photo is not brilliant but it does show the size of the rooms that the monks carved. The roof was about 30 feet high and the first room led into another that was just as big!

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For other ‘Endurance’ entries visit here!

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I Spied ‘Er Beside a Path!

May I introduce you to Cressida Cross Spider!

Here's Cressida Cross Spider trying to enjoy her dinner.

Here’s she is  trying to enjoy her dinner.

And here she is after my bungled attempts to get another close up on her web! Cressida Cross Spider is trying to camouflage herself amongst the seed pods of a wild geranium!

And here she is after my bungled attempts to get another close up on her web! Cressida Cross Spider is trying to camouflage herself amongst the seed pods of a wild geranium!

You will quickly see that it’s not her temperament that gives her her name (though heaven knows I’d be ratty if someone interrupted my dinner!).

Here’s Christine Cross Spider!

Christine Cross Spider is also trying to enjoy a meal!

Christine Cross Spider is also trying to enjoy a meal!

Christine has quite a lot to learn about camouflage though her 'peekaboo' skills are quite good!

Christine has quite a lot to learn about camouflage though her ‘peekaboo’ skills are quite good!

So it’s goodbye from both Chris Cross and Cress Cross Spider!!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

Buildings are not my usual subject when out photographing, but….I do, of course, have a few!!

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The first photo should give you a clue as to where they were all taken!

Thanks to Cee for this subject!

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Oh But What Is It???

Whilst out walking today I saw what i presumed was something that had come out of a bird and onto a little hawthorn trying to make it’s way in life! Something, however, prompted me to look closer……at which point I thought….”Damn it all, it’s alive!”

You see at first it was lying flat but then it seemed to rear up!

You see at first it was lying flat but then it seemed to rear up!

This is a second 'thing' that also reared up as I came in close with my camera!

This is a second ‘thing’ that also reared up as I came in close with my camera!

It was about half a centimetre long.

Now the next photo ain’t great but I wanted to show you the ‘thing’ in its flat version before I disturbed it with my camera!

Odd or what?

Odd or what?

So if anyone knows….please let me know!

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A while later and some research completed……I can reveal it’s a fruit slugworm!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

My 2 grandsons and an amazing sense of adventure!!

Will he make it??

Will he make it??

Sizing up completed….ready for launch!

Sizing up completed….ready for launch!

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Smile of satisfaction!

Smile of satisfaction!

The youngest…..next year for the jumping adventure….this year for poking around with a stick adventure!

The youngest…..next year for the jumping adventure….this year for poking around with a stick adventure!

For more Adventure photos visit here!

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