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Here we are into March already, and this what the bumf is on this month.

Let’s see where March takes us. Will your photography change as the month progresses? Will you be more creative or inspired? Will your photography blossom with the buds? We lost all of our seasons in 2020 when our world turned upside down in March. I am hoping and praying that this March sees us coming out of our cocoon transformed. Will we look at things differently? Will we appreciate freedom and new growth. If 2020 was a metaphor for slowing down and noticing more, maybe 2021 will be a metaphor for transformation, appreciation and gratitude. Maybe we will appreciate the things we do have and grumble less? Something you might consider doing this year, if this is not your first 365 adventure, would be to compare monthly photographs from last year to this year and see if you notice a change in creativity or attitude. There may be a pattern, or not. You might actually find that your photographs were more creative when there was little else to do. Let’s see what our photography says about us this month. I believe it will be wonderful!

So positive these ladies who run the prompts. I am definitely coming out of the cocoon transformed ~ by about 5lbs extra and it’s not easy to shift it! I don’t expect I’ll grumble less though. So on with the show Fraggle!

Day 59 ~ We are back to self -portrait week, gah, and with reflection as the main theme, so the first one is our reflection. Well my reflection obviously, not yours.

reflection. me. again. sigh.

Day 60 ~ Delight. Today you are encouraged to share a glimpse of your day with this month’s “Where I Stand” prompt.  How can you be creative with your POV to show us where you stand today? Don’t forget to try include this week’s theme of reflection. What delightful place are you standing in today?  Show us your world today!

Yet again thwarted by being at work all day. I was so busy I just didn’t get a chance to do the photo at work, so had to do it at home instead. Nothing I did turned out OK, and by the time I realised that, it was dark. I ended up sitting on my bed in front of the mirror and tickling Vinnie when he came to see what I was doing, I suppose Vinnie can be classed as a delight. This is such a s**t photo I’m embarassed to post it, but hey ho, warts and all. 🥴. I am beginning to hate selfie week, whereas before I just didn’t like it. 😔

Delight

Day 61~ Button. Figuratively? Button. Button Up. Button your lip. Button your mouth? Or… Literally? Buttons on your coat? Buttons on your pillows? A collection of buttons? I am working on buttoning my lip. Sometimes it’s more important to retain relationships than to speak your mind.

The lady who posted this prompt put an accompanying picture of herself with a button over her mouth. I had a total WTH am I doing here moment and nearly gave up there and then. Another work day but I got home knowing what I would do so managed to get a shot before the light went. My favourite button.

Button

Day 62 ~ Exhilaration. ~ Exhilaration is defined as “a feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation.”  As we continue thinking about reflection during this Picture You week, we can also approach reflection in the sense of how we see ourselves, i.e. personal reflection.  What makes you feel excited or happy deep down inside? Look inside yourself today.  Reflect on what brings you a feeling of excitement and happiness.  Photograph what exhilaration looks like for you.

This one had me stymied, as getting exhilarated at work is really not an option. Luckily Morrison’s Supermarket came to the rescue again! I think it might be my muse! I found that Cadbury’s have re-launched their Old Jamaica Rum & Raisin Bournville Chocolate bars. It used to be my Mum’s favourite and she would share it with me. They stopped making it in 2010. My Mum died in 2004 ( not because of the chocolate) so seeing it on the shelves again made me think happy thoughts of her. I was so exhilarated I bought up all the bars on the shelf! 🤣. You might notice that I am not in the photo because it isn’t a literal reflection but a figuritive one, even though I’m still meant to be in it I think. Talking of literal, I have noticed that other people following the prompts don’t always do all of the prompt. Prompts come in 2 or 3 bits, the theme for the week, i.e self portrait, landscape etc etc, but each day has a different title, i.e Segment, Delight etc etc. Sometimes there’s added stuff like reflection this week on top of Selfie. The more enlightened just take what they want from the prompt, so long as a bit of it is in it seems to be fine. I’ve been taking the prompts prescriptively instead of using them as a guide, so I’m going to be a bit more free with my interpretations!

Exhilaration

Day 63 ~ Street. It’s amazing how the simple name of a street can be a reflection of who you are, where you’ve been, and even where you are headed. Some of us have lived on too many streets to count, while others just a few.  How is a street in your life a reflection of you? I’m looking forward to seeing the streets from around the world today!

Well this one got me thinking about all the places I have lived, 7 counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Bedfordshire,Hertfordshire and Tyne & Wear, RAF camps x 2, apartments x 2 rented and bought houses, it’s been a bit of a journey! I got out my box of old photo’s and found some of the streets I lived on, and had a pleasant trog down memory lane (Pete will be impressed 🙂 ) for a couple of hours.

Street

Day 64 ~ Positive. As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart – proverb. Positive thinking is when we consciously cultivate positivity in our minds so that we think we can get through anything. It’s been scientifically proven to improve your work life, physical and metal health, and relationships. The covid 19 pandemic has certainly caused us all to reflect. Sometimes it is hard to not choose negativity.  Get outside today and see if you can find yourself in a reflection.  Look at yourself in that reflection and find yourself.  If you can’t get outside, find yourself in a mirror or a window.  Have a look and make a positive comment to yourself because you are awesome!

I walked my awesome self up to the shop and looked for puddles along the way as we’ve had a fair bit of rain (surprise~not) lately. I found a really nice one so plopped the camera down, stuck it on a 10 second timer, ran to the end of the puddle and did a little happy dance of positivity and hoped no-one was looking out of their window, and if they were, a second hope they didn’t call for the men from the funny~farm. I took one shot and legged it. Shame about the wheely bin, but moving it may well have resulted in a disgruntled audience. Or the police 🤣

Positive

Day 65 ~ Hobby. Do you have a hobby? A favorite pastime? Something that you enjoy in your downtime? Something that helps you relax?  A diversion just for fun? As we reflect on Picture You Week, show us what piques your interest when you have a little extra time to spare. 

Well this was a bit of a gift for me. Time to show off the mosaics. Although Winnie got in on the act so no doubt she’ll get all the attention. 🙄😊

hobby Winnie 😊

So that’s another week done! Stay tooned, ‘street’ photography is next week’s theme. That’s going to need a fair amount of outside-the-box interpretation!

69 comments on “365 ~ 28th Feb ~ 6th March

  1. restlessjo says:

    Love the happy reflection in the puddle! And your Mum’s chocolate 🙂 🙂 Difficult subjects this week! Wishing you a happy March.

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    1. Thanks Jo, you too!

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  2. …was there a wheelie bin at the other end of the puddle?…. (love the photos…those prompts would do my head in…I admire your perseverance)….

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    1. richlakin says:

      Love the old pics and Positive. The mosaics look great too. You’re very busy being creative

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      1. Keeps me out of mischief 😊 thanks Rich.

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    2. Yes, wheely bin day on that street. Cheers Tony.

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  3. Sue says:

    Oh, neat! You rise to the challenge again….well done! And I wish I could be so nimble and puddle jump!!

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      1. Sue says:

        You are most welcome!

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  4. Alex Good says:

    You made a cat mosaic! Now that’s impressive. I wish I had such a constructive hobby.

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  5. Like the wheely bin! Don’t get that with Helmut Newton! And the reflection has a Harry Worth quality too! Top assignment, well done!

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  6. April Munday says:

    You’ve obviously got a lot more imagination than the people setting the prompts. My favourite this week for sheer wit is Button, but I also like the mosaics and the puddle.

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  7. beetleypete says:

    I always enjoy photos that include cameras.
    Old Jamaica was once my favourite choclate bar. Must be almost 40 years since I last ate one.
    Your house photos reminded me of my post where I found photos of all my old houses online. One had been demolished for the building of a Macdonalds.
    https://beetleypete.com/2018/11/10/my-london-life/
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete I am not sure if mine are all still standing.

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  8. I first need to note how much I enjoy your narrative! Button was my favorite, Positive made me smile, and those chocolate bars seem wonderful – but I’ve never seen them in the US. Have a good week ahead.

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    1. Fingers crossed! Thanks Frank.

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  9. I think you’re very creative with these prompts my friend. I especially love your house photos, mosaics, and your reflection/dance.😊

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  10. Mary Smith says:

    Ooh, I’ll be looking out for the rum and raisin chocolate – does it taste as good as you remembered? I think Street and Hobbies are my favourite photos.

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    1. Yes Mary, it tastes just the same thankfully! Cheers!

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  11. Bookstooge says:

    I notice that the chocolate is dark chocolate. Do you “really” like dark chocolate?

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    1. Actually I don’t normally like dark chocolate but the addition of rum and raisin does something yumbalicious to it. 😀

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      1. Bookstooge says:

        I shall pray for your soul….
        😉

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        1. Hahaha too late, it’s long gone!

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          1. Bookstooge says:

            If Darth Vader can be redeemed, even a dark chocolate lover can be redeemed, hahahahaha!

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          2. I do like milk chocolate!!

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          3. Bookstooge says:

            See, there’s hope for you after all…

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  12. Eddy Winko says:

    I want some Bournville, a favorite of my mums too and a long long time since I had some. The search is on 🙂
    Love the puddle shot, great fun 🙂

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    1. Thanks Eddy, I’ll send some in the post! Though maybe not you’ll probably have to pay Brexit duty on it 🙄😊

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      1. Eddy Winko says:

        You are not wrong 🙂 Parcels are a nightmare now, sending and receiving. We have a few floating around the system somewhere with no real idea when they will get there or what taxes will have to be paid on delivery.

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        1. Hmm I need to put another order in soon, will have to look into it!

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          1. Eddy Winko says:

            I’ll let you know once we have had a successful delivery, 🙂

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          2. Yes do, only one soap left after the one I’ve got in the go!

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  13. It was another great week, even though I dislike selfie week as well! My favourites are the the puddle & your hobby, though all make me smile. I love your descriptions/narrative; they make me smile every time! You inspire me to be more creative! Have a great week! 😄

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    1. Ah thanks Connie! You too!

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  14. Cool! I liked the streets-photo’s-photo a lot, as well as the happy puddle dance. 🙂 I can imagine a challenge like this keeps your mind busy all day: what am I going to do with today’s prompt? That can be fun but maybe it’s not always easy. It does makes one creative though! (Oh! And a nice insight in your collection Fuji’s 🙂 )

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    1. Thanks Peter, it does engage my brain for a fair amount of time each day but that’s a good thing except when I’m at work! Just the two fuji’s, the XT2 for most things and the 100F for travelling or being sneaky 😀

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  15. Mae Clair says:

    Your photos are a treat for me each Sunday. I love the way you take the prompts and spin them into such cleverly staged photos. Your creativity knows no bounds, Fraggle!

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    1. Aw thanks Mae Clair 😘

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  16. Jennie says:

    The puddle reflection is delightful!

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    1. Haha thanks Jennie! 😘

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome!

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  17. Francis.R. says:

    Why, the ladies doing the promptings certainly like to subvert expectations. Wishing you a nice March, fragglerocking : )

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    1. Thanks Francis, you too!

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  18. Teressa says:

    Well done!! “Button” is far and away my favorite. Street, Positive, and Hobby all make me smile. Thank-you.

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    1. Thanks for visiting!

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  19. Don Ostertag says:

    The puddle is a classic, Fraggle

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    1. Haha thanks Don!

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  20. Fiery says:

    I liked button and I loved exhilaration!
    Oh… I missed your photographart
    I know that sounds like ‘fart’ at the end there but I mean it as a compliment!
    💋💋💋💋

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    1. Hahaha photofarts 🤣🤣 quite appropriate I think 😀

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      1. Fiery says:

        Like when you take a photo of your cheek (either end) by mistake. I like it

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  21. Fiery says:

    Oh and I’ve had mosaics in my mind for a while, so weird that it came up! I may give it a whirl, they look gorge xx

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    1. It’s a cool thing to do, and anyone can, there’s kits for beginners that are good to do.

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      1. Fiery says:

        I’m off to the Amazon!

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          1. Fiery says:

            Coooooool…yeah I just checked. It’s all a bit random. I’ll check these out Fraggly, thank you! X

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  22. What you find most challenging and often dislike, is often what makes you grow – if you do it. Like you do. I think it’s really fun to see how you are coming out of the cocoon. One day you will be doing selfies (or self-portraits) like it’s second nature to you!

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    1. Cheers Otto, I suppose it’s a possibility but can’t see it myself 😊 yet!

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  23. Well done Fraggle! This is a wonderful collection. The reflection shots are amazing. I know that must be difficult to do. Seeing Vinnie was a true delight. Happy Caturday. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thanks Teagan 😘

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  24. I’m playing catch up with your posts, I’ve been helping my daughter move into her new house and out of mine, it’s been busy! I’m totally relating to your house photos! C

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  25. steviegill says:

    Some great takes on the themes. I really like the “button” one with the camera in front of the mirror. It’s trippy, like a Pink Floyd album cover!

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