Monday Musings

I saw this phenomenon looking through our breakfast room window this morning and thought I would share it with my blogging audience. Let me know your thoughts.

Here are some musings that went through my mind:

  1. What kind of insects are these?
  2. Why are they clinging to my window?
  3. Some face each other and others face away.
  4. What does this pattern look like?
  5. Life sure is interesting.

I have been away for quite a while and wondered if anyone thought of me or missed me in this absence.

These are my Monday Musings.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Roll

Montevideo, Uraguay

A hint that these rolls were offered at a wine tasting may be seen in the backgrouind. The Juanico winery tour was a wonderful experience and should be enjoyed if you have the opportunity.

Juanico Winery Wine Tasting

Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly feature of Frank Jansen’s blog ‘Dutch goes the Photo!’ Follow the link to ‘roll’ over to his blog and find other entries.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

Tivua Island, Fiji

I was inspired by our host to review my photos from our visit to Fiji. Here are two photos from that trip that highlight Nature.

Tivua Island, Fiji
Red Vented BulBul

This bird is an unwanted invasive species originating in India that is now endemic in the Fiji islands.


Follow this link to Patti Moed’s Pilotfish blog.

Which Way Challenge: January 17, 2019

Poorvoo, Finland

If you look at the street sign, you will see that motor cars and motor bikes are not allowed on this particular street. The incline is quite steep and the surface is cobblestone. It appears to be an accident waiting to happen.


Poorvoo, Finland

The Which Way Challenge is sponsored by the blog sonofabeach96. You can find other great entries by following the link.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

Helsinki, Finland

Nancy Merrill Photography always brings out the best with her weekly challenges. This week, with ‘Vanishing Point’, she highlights one of the principal guidelines in taking great photographs – Perspective. Nothing aids perspective more than a proper vanishing point to guide the eye through the subject matter of a photograph or painting.

I have chosen two photos from our trip to Helsinki to demonstrate both the curved and the straight line vanishing point techniques.


Curved Vanishing Point

Straight Line Vanishing Point

Note in the second photo that everything is moving away from the observer toward the vanishing point, emphasizing it even more.

Neither photo is of prize winning quality, but both are useful in demonstrating the technique of the ‘Vanishing Point’.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Inspiration

In Old San Juan, PR, I sat down in the pew of the Basílica de San Juan Bautista. I have visited this cathedral on several occasions and was looking for some inspiration for different photo opportunities. I noticed the polished floor in the main aisle and just placed my camera on the floor and snapped a picture. The result is modestly interesting but not earth shattering. Sometimes you just need to think outside of your normal mode.


The reflection of the stained glass window in the floor, while out of focus, still catches the eye.

Hopefully, this new photo challenge will provide an opportunity to showcase some wonderful photos and ideas. Many thanks to Snow and Amanda for taking on this task. You can find other entries by following this link “The Snow Melts Somewhere“.