I have a soft spot for the word horse. A soft spot because I grew up with horses, considered my horse my partner and friend and there are days where I miss her dearly. And then there was our baby who then grew up to be not only a beautiful guy but also an amazing partner as well… And when I think back then I realize that I not only miss them but also the time we had. Certain things you can’t get back anymore. But they will forever have a special place in your heart…
I finally found my way back to Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge. This week she is asking for “Fox” and it made me immediately think of my horse back in the days. Horses of her color are called foxes in German. It’s that deep copper, that warm red of the color of the fur.
Each Sunday, JNW posts a new word. Use the word as a starting point for your creativity. Look through your image archives, or create a new photo, painting, drawing, story, poem etc. that you feel fits the theme.
- Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: (current week’s topic)”
- Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
- Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
- Have fun!
Have I told you that I left my camera once at the airport on our way home from visiting friends in WA? I did… and I lost it. It never showed up anymore… I hope someone is happy with it now. Fortunately I took the card out and did not lose any pictures. That would have been even worse. And thankfully my friend did not send me the beautiful handmade (and Heartmade) strap yet.
My husband surprised me with a new camera soon after. He made my day then. It has traveled a fair bit with me so far and it’s a good companion capturing all those beautiful moments for me. Needless to say that I’m much more careful now. I would even go as far as saying that I will never leave it behind anymore…
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge – Camera
It’s been a while since I was riding a camel but it was a good day. Out there, in the red sand of the Australian Outback. You can actually see Uluru (or also called Ayers Rock) in the background.
I was never aware that there are camels in Australia other than in Zoos but then found out that Australia actually has the biggest number of purebred camels in the world (see here).
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge – Camel
When traveling we often like to go visit the Zoo. Most of the time a zoo in a city is actually an amazing place to still do something worth while and at the same time get a break from sight seeing. As I grew up in a little mountain town going to the zoo was something really special and usually it was the big treat on my birthday.
I have not participated in this fantastic photo challenge for a while and only just realized it. If you have never heard of the OWC by Jennifer Nichole Wells, then you should definitely head over and check it out. Not only her One Word Challenge but also the Color My World one are fantastic.
I thought this picture might actually combine both of them, although… it’s not really Olive Green… but let’s just pretend it is, shall we?
We’re not there just yet, but we are getting closer by the minute. The ocean is still cold, refreshing 15C, but the days are getting warmer and warmer, sometimes, like on Monday, even hot. I can’t wait for summer. I’m so ready for it and I cherish every nice and warm day we get at the moment, knowing that the next one might as well be pretty chilly again still.
Inspired by the One Word Photo Challenge – Summer
Winter in Australia is definitely different to winter in Switzerland (check out what the differences are by clicking on the links). The Swiss in me needs a little bit of cold snow under her feet on a regular base and thankfully we find that in the Australian mountains too…
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge – Winter
It seems like the rose bushes are “exploding” at the moment with one rose blooming in all her beauty after the other. It’s what spring is all about here at the moment. You can read more about how spring feels for me in Australia here, if you like.
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge – Spring
I love looking at the stars. Unfortunately I’m not a good enough photographer to capture them well enough to display here. Where we live there’s also too much light pollution to see them properly. While we were on our road trip though I was able to gaze up from time to time and really enjoy the beauty of those diamonds in the sky.
We kind of decided to create our own little stars in the backyard by putting up some… well, let’s call them Christmas lights. If our pets don’t push over the solar cells during the day the hedge in the back lights up with heaps of little lights looking as if we managed to bring the stars into our backyard. Combined with a full moon it ends up being a really nice thing to see…
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge – Night