Experimenting on the beach

My Sony phone has a backlight option on its camera, which allows photos taken pointing towards the sun to be more than a blur. the photo I have chosen for this week was taken from a crouching position, looking towards the in-coming tide and the low autumn sunshine. The textures of the sand on the beach and the reflections in the pool of water add to the experimental nature of this composition.

Light, waves, textures and reflections
Light, waves, textures and reflections
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Short-lived

Temporary (this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post) describes something, which does not last long. After Christmas 2015 I bought a Christmas cactus, which was still flowering. Last year it produced buds, but they withered. This year it has more buds and the first flower came out during the week. Guessing that it would not last long I took a photo.

An early Christmas cactus flower
An early Christmas cactus flower

We’re peeking!

My interpretation of the Peek Photo challenge from the Daily Post is slightly different from the example. Instead of giving you a peek at something half hidden my photo shows a plant, which found its way through a fence in September to give passers-by a peek at its flowers. They were passion flowers.

Passion Flowers
Passion Flowers
Close-up of Passion flowers
Close-up of Passion flowers

A late friend of my mother used to cultivate one of these and could explain how it came to have its name.