No fire!

I remember one of the early photos I took as a child was of a waterfall. I had a Brownie box camera, which had been passed down to me from older members of the family. Dad took the same waterfall with a more recent camera and from a different angle. After all he was an experienced amateur photographer. No prizes for guessing whose photo was better!
For the photo challenge elemental, I am submitting two photos taken in Hawes, where we stopped briefly on a journey to the Yorkshire Dales. I still cannot resist snapping a waterfall. Standing on the pavement, I could not fit in the entire width of the river, so here are two photos taken with my phone (as usual). Research on Wikipedia leads me to believe that this is a tributary of the River Ure named Gayle Beck.

The photo challenge from the Daily Post is elemental – air, earth, fire and water. My photos include air entrained in water flowing over rocks, but no fire!

Tactile textures

Textiles can have interesting textures. Earlier this year I knitted a Twiddlemuff, concentrating on creating interesting textures for an Alzheimer’s sufferer to fiddle with and enjoy. I wrote about it on Sue’s Trifles.

A textured twiddlemuff
A textured twiddlemuff

I still have the item and must really make an effort to pass it on to someone, who will be able to make use of it.

The Photo Challenge from the Daily Post this week is Textures.

Photography brings satisfaction

Since I have been using a smart-phone camera, I have gained a great deal of satisfaction from taking photos. Yesterday on a seaside walk hubby pointed out the mini-bugs on a ragwort plant. I looked at them and carried on walking. He was surprised that I hadn’t taken a photo.

I turned back. The photo was not easy to take. There were stems of another plant across the views I wanted. I had to hold these out of the way, position my phone and touch the screen to take the photos.

Minibugs
Minibugs
Minibugs
Minibugs

I think the caterpillars are known by a nickname involving footballers’ jerseys. The beetles are going forth to multiply.

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily post is Satisfaction.