365 ~ 21st ~ 27th November

We’re on the home stretch now, and this week Rainbow colour week is upon us. Not that rainbows are ‘a’ colour, but I won’t quibble. Some quite ridiculous prompts this week, but got 7 rainbowy photos anyway in spite of that!

As always :

Abbreviations you may come across during this post. AFAC~ airy fairy abstract concept. AAFP ~ annoying as F-bomb prompt. CBBP ~ completely bloody barking prompt. HDBS ~ hippy dippy bull****. AWP! ~ Absolutely wonderful prompt!

Also- there may be swearing.

Day 325 ~ Radiant. ~ This week is all about chasing rainbows! Today, we are on the hunt for radiant rainbows. The word radiant can be defined as, β€œsending out light or glowing brightly.” One of the things that I love about this community is that their are so many people who send out light through their friendship. This photo was taken at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens while visiting with fellow community member Larraine Formica. It truly was a magical place and a magical day! The Magic Gardens were filled will all kinds of glass through which the light passed making it truly radiant. In case you can’t visit the Magic Gardens today, try finding rainbow colored glass around you. You can also create rainbows by using a glass prism, or other glass object that creates a prismatic effect. Have some fun chasing radiant rainbows!

Oh yes, I’ll just pop over to Philadelphia to the Magic Gardens! πŸ™„ I thought this was quite an AAFP what with Magic gardens and ‘find coloured glass around you’ and was a bit stuck for a while, but then I remembered the glass kaleidoscope an ex~ boyfriend gave me as a parting gift, and voilΓ , so I think I must rescind the AAFP.

radiant

Day 326 ~ Hard. ~ It might be hard to find a photo of all the colours of the rainbow, especially for a whole week.Try to make it easier for yourself and use your stock of cottons, buttons, pencils, crayons or something else.What do you have lying around that has all the colours included?

So hard has nothing to do with the photo, just that it might be hard to do these challenges. An AFAC in fact. Coloured pencils, which are hard, but easy to find in my shed.

hard

Day 327 ~ Joy. ~ Are there any more perfect words to go together than JOY and RAINBOW? Rainbows are always a joyful experience. They signal the end of the rain and the start of the sunshine and who doesn’t stop in their tracks when they see one and yell out, “Wow, a rainbow”! There is an old shack near me that used to be pink and was called “Mrs Putt Putt’s Ice Cream Parlour”. It’s been derelict for quite sometime. Recently it has been seeing a drastic upgrade. Imagine my joy in finding it with a new rainbow roof! I am also dressed in my brightly coloured riding kit so I was feeling quite rainbow like myself. I am jumping for joy at the potential for ice cream in my future after a long cycle!

I do not like the word Joy, not sure why, it’s just such an evangelistical kind of word that’s over the top IMHO. I don’t mind ‘happiness’, or ‘delight’, and can do those quite well. But ‘joy’ is beyond me. Anyhoo I digress, again Mrs. Cocktail~Dress is not relating ‘joy’ to the actual photograph (because it’s a bliddy AAFAFAC!!!) and instead is thinking about ice-cream.

“Hi Fraggle, having trouble?”

‘*many swearwords* and the like, not getting there with Joy at all.’

“No worries, I’ve got this one. I brought the posse with me and they’re all dressed in rainbow colours”

‘The posse??’

“Peggo, Meggo, Sheggo, Breggo and Clarice”

‘Clarice??’

“She’s posh”.

‘Um, OK, but no-one is wearing anything yellow.’

“We ARE yellow silly! Now sit back and keep quiet whilst I have them jump for joy!”

‘πŸ₯΄’

joy

Day 328 ~ self~ motivation. ~ When I think of our 365 community self-motivation seems like the perfect adjective. Having an inner drive to take action, create and to achieve definitely describes someone willing to take on a photo a day project! Our motivation and approach to the prompts is unique to each of us…for me its a stress reliever. I like to read the email in the morning and see how the prompt presents itself in my day. Whereas someone else may be honing their skills, or another may like to be prepared for upcoming prompts and techniques. For the sample photo, a daily prompt helped me notice something I passed daily; this transformer box with a rainbow pattern thanks to a nearby sprinkler. When you share your rainbow with us also consider sharing a bit of what motivates you on this 365 journey!

Really I need to blaspheme at this one but I don’t want to upset anyone or any deity so we’ll leave it at AAFAFAC. I’ve considered sharing my motivation and this is what I came up with- in 2020 the covid thing happened, lockdown happened, and I didn’t do much photography, or feel motivated to do so. My pal in Canada, Connie, did this challenge last year and her amazing photography inspired me to give it a go too this year and get my mojo back. That was in January. Since then my motivation has been my own dogged bloody-mindedness, and tenacity in the face of adversity. 🀣 I baked a Rainbow Cupcake Kit in honour of Connie, who is a wonderful cook and baker by the looks of some of her shots ~ they make my mouth water. I myself can’t bake for shit oops sorry, for toffee I mean, as I don’t really like cake even though it looks so yummy.

self~motivation

Day 329 ~ 11 O’Clock. ~ You may have to get really creative like I did to create a rainbow around 11:00 today. I can’t wait to see what you all share!

At 11 O’Clock this morning I was sitting in the post-booster vaccine injection waiting area doing my ‘hang on 15 mins incase you drop dead after the injection’ thing so taking a rainbow shot then wasn’t really practical. At 11 O’clock tonight I wass watching the last 1/2 hour of a movie, so that was out too. So I got my kiddie’s paints and colouring pencils out and made an 11 O’Clock.

11 O’Clock

Day 330 ~ Imagination. ~ What a colourful week this is. Today I photographed oil and water. This is a fun challenge. You’ll need a colourful lighted wallpaper for your background (I used a wallpaper on my iPad). I used a glass baking dish perched on two cans and slid my iPad underneath the dish. Make sure there is about 6 – 8 inches between your backdrop and dish. Pour water into the tray and add about 4 – 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil and gently stir. The colourful wallpaper underneath will create great abstract images. If the circles are too big, add a few drops of dish soap. Change the background image and experiment with colours. If this challenge doesn’t interest you today just go ahead and use your imagination and see what rainbow coloured images you can come up with.

Today was an odd day. My whole upper arm really hurts from the vaccination and I was been feeling weird all day. Alright, weirder than usual at least. A bit light headed and wobbly in Tesco in the morning, but not too bad later. Anyways, I didn’t feel up to buggering about oops sorry, faffing about with oil and water, I did that back in 2011 when I first started learning my way around a camera, might have to do a curate post with them next year :). So my imagined mosaic butterfly will suffice for this one I think. I did a lot of imagining when I was making it!

imagination

Day 331. ~ Treat. You have been photographing colors of the rainbow all week culminating in today’s prompt. As you go about your day today be on the lookout for something that fits for the colors below and capture it. Once you’ve taken your photos arrange them in a collage. It will be a real “Treat” to see all of the colorful images in the community today!

Treat FFS! πŸ™„πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ AAFP!! It’s not a treat rounding up 9 images in a bliddy day I can tell you. So saying I got a fair few ready prior to the actual day and only had a couple to do in the end. Each square is to represent the colours of the rainbow, red,orange,yellow,green,blue,purple,white and pink with a rainbowy thing in the middle. I think the purple and pink are not quite right, should be violet, and indigo doesn’t even get a mention in her list but let’s not quibble on the last day of rainbows.

Treat ~ scavenger hunt

So that’s that, I’m (mostly) winning at rainbows. Next week we are doing framing. Not pieces of wood round them to hang on a wall, but having a frame in the picture to enhance your subject. Stay tooned dear reader!

47 thoughts on “365 ~ 21st ~ 27th November

  1. This did seem like a challenging set of prompts, but I thought you managed to pull it off quite nicely. You had all the props for it anyway! Whatever are you going to do though when this year’s over?

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          1. Well, I knew the sun rarely comes out, but otherwise I thought it was t-shirt and shorts weather all the time. Sort of Club Med North with year-round beaches. Now I have to think of poor Eddie shoveling snow. Sad!

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  2. Nice one FR. Your mosaic butterfly is rather fine I must say.

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    βœ¨πŸ™πŸ•‰πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸŒ»πŸ’šπŸ•Šβ˜―πŸ‰βœ¨

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  3. Loved the mosaic butterfly and your clock!
    I’m not much of a baker either. There have been multiple disasters when I tempt fate that way. πŸ˜‰

    Glad to hear you only had minor reactions to the booster shot. I was down for two days after mine. Fever, chills, body aches–dreadful!

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        1. Don’t think I’ll do a 365, I’ll be happy to be free of coming home from work and having to do a photo, but I have got plans for plenty of photography, and Sophie and I have already started visiting places, so there’ll be some new posts of those outings too.

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  4. As usual, your commentary has me smiling as I read this post with my morning coffee!

    1. I really love the Kaleidoscope – my inner child would love to look through it for a while.
    2. The pencils are inspired; I used them for a couple of photos this week but discarded them eventually.
    3. The Lego people jumping for joy is excellent! Well done!
    4. I was almost in tears as I read this; I am surprised & honoured that I could motivate anyone!!! (Too bad the prompts went downhill this year.) I love your cupcakes, and thank you for your encouragement & motivation too! Cheers! πŸ₯‚πŸΎ
    5. 11 o’clock was inspired!
    6. I am in awe of your many talents, but the mosaic butterfly is my favourite!
    7. I love all your ‘found’ objects (the gin in particular as I need a drink after this week!)

    I am already struggling this week; it shouldn’t be this hard 😫

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    1. Aw thanks pal 😘 you really did get me picking up my camera again, and I made cupcakes!! ( I didn’t try them but the girls in the hospital where Phil works had them!) Yes, this week is a bit of a nightmare, but we’ll get through it, as always! Wine, lot sof lovely wine! 🍷

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  5. I love the way you write, puts a smile on my face every time, and honestly all the use of color was beautiful. I’m wondering what your plans are for next year? Love to see some of the mosaics you’ve created…hugs, C

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