In these parts we don’t have a winter like in the UK, we don’t get frosts or snow, and in many cases the trees keep their leaves. However there are some unmistakable signs of winter, like the naked vines with their pendulous seed pods and bountiful crops of citrus fruits.
This is the last entry for this 2018 photo challenge. This year I embarked on a photo challenge adventure after following other people’s challenges in previous years. It was done on a whim and amazingly some lovely people joined in. It has been fun to share this year of photo challenges with you all, thank you to everyone who took part along the way!
I’m taking a step back from organising the photo challenge in 2019 but my blogging pal Alison in Andalucia is running one next year if you fancy tagging along.
This year, we had participants on Instagram and on blogs too, and here is a little round up of the highlights from the last few months:
Autumn / Winter round up:
Week 41 Nocturnal
Let’s start with a bang… how about this for drama?
Bats were a crafty project for Hook Stitch Sew:
Week 42 Curve
And another globe-trotting shot from Susan (bluejake235):
Alison shared an iconic Andalusian image this week:
Week 43 City Life
Alison in Andalucia showed a rather damp Granada for this challenge:
Meanwhile in a much drier Gibraltar, Sandra showed one of the downsides of living in a city which is always developing…
…there’s always a construction site nearby.
Week 44 Tunnel
My well traveled photo challenge friend Susan went through a tunnel to drive across this amazing and fictionally infamous bridge…
Crafty Creek used tunnels created by avenues of trees to great effect this week.
I love this now closed tunnel – it looks so inviting.
Week 45 Remembrance
Susan at bluejake235 is the proud owner of one of these beautiful ceramic poppies….
Sandra at Wild Daffodil wrote about a lovely act of remembrance from World War I in the shape of the Sawdust Heart Project:
Week 46 Storm
Stormy seas featured this week…
Along with snow in Crafty Creek’s blog post and Randall Peck’s Instagram entry…
Week 47 Climb
What about a climb to the top of the Vatican?
Crafty Creek has created the most beautiful patchwork of the Catbells, they look rather similar to the Rock we live nearby!
And visiting this picturesque castle has got to be worth the climb!
And this is a climb I’m yet to make, up to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar curtesy of Sandra!
Week 48 Wild
Randall Peck used wild grass as his inspiration:
Crafty Creek went wild this week with some fantastic photos of the Yorkshire Dales! It includes the most amazing shot of a never ending dry stone wall!
And Sandra, who also lives in Gibraltar has shared this great pic of some of our wilder residents!
Week 49 Sunset
What about a desert sunset?
Or perhaps one where the sky’s on fire?!
Week 50 Decoration
How about this for a Christmas tree? It’s in Brussels and comes curtesy of Susan at bluejake235:
This, my friends, is carved out of ice!!!
Crafty Creek shared some beautiful photos of her home decked out ready for Christmas.
And Sandra captured this great ‘decoration’ in La Linea just across the border from Gibraltar…
Week 51 Star
Here’s next year’s photo challenge custodian’, Alison’s entry for star…
Crafty Creek has a beautiful selection of Christmas creations on show for this challenge too.
And finally, how about this for a light?!
Thank you once again to everyone who has joined in along the way, it’s been great to make new ‘friends’ and hook up with long-standing ones too. Alison, I now officially pass the baton over to you! Have fun and every good wish for 2019 and all the fun it may bring your way!