Don’t Fence Me In

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: fences and gates

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Candid

(Couldn’t resist adding these photos to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: candid shots)

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Black and White

(For the Bird Weekly photo challenge: black & white

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Close Up

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Closeups or Macros

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Interesting Signs

(Store signs from Stratford, Ontario for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs.)

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Lonely Places

Once offering solacea place to contemplate Now an ominous reminderof solitude imposed. (For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: benches)

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Expressions

Countenance displays trutha smiling pant conveys contentment A ready smile invites a visitspreads a familial warmth A furrowed brow suggests concerna child’s uncertainty during lockdown. Words can offer intentbut expression speaks so much more. (For Cee’s Black & White Photo challenge: Heads or facial features.)

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If It Has Feathers, I’ll Chase It

Goldeneyes scurry out of sight,marvellous but skittish visitors A Downy’s rat-a-tat captures my eyehis squeaky-toy pitch eliciting a smile The greatest capture of allthe elusive Kingfisher, caught mid trill (For Cee’s Black & White Photo challenge: birds)

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Thoughts on Gates and Fences

My childhood home was surrounded by fence, bordered by tall cedars – we had a secret to keep. I learned not to trust neighbours. I learned the price of shame. At the back of the yard was a gate that opened onto a field and beyond that a wooded area. There I found serenity, connection, […]

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