Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 19 – Gap

Get into the groove with Hugh.

Spunky takes over!

When Hugh and Toby’s away over at Hugh’s Views & News, what happens?

A stitch in the eye!

I had intended to enter the Photo Challenge hosted by Daffy and Melissa for Stitch this week, and I am going to use what I planned to. The only thing is, there is an addition and a reason my own Challenge won’t have a detailed review. A bit difficult when you have to keep an ice pack on and your eyesight is a bit blurry. Click the blue words up there for other entries.

Below is the offender.

My son has baseball tryouts next Saturday, and I felt good because of my book being available for pre-order. So I thought I would go outside in the nice fresh air with said son and throw, or actually catch the ball, since he needed to practice throwing. I would underhand toss it high in the air for him to practice. That was easy for me to do. I actually did a good job at catching, until … well …

The offending baseball.

Below is the Offended.

This is the eye about two hours later. I am not showing you the whole area. I thought the color alone of that nice, first black eye in my life, along with that green tinge would be nice to see.

Apparently the ball tipped off my glove and hit a fence behind me, then hit me square in the eye, or round in the eye. But there it is. I yelled in pain once, and said ‘Oh, Gosh!” according to my son. Pretty proud of myself. Goes to show not using profanity or any bad language since the day I found out he was to be born paid off.

The offended.



Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now available for Pre-Order:

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He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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To the Stars-Robots on the Loose! #Photography

Not long ago I was doing some photo shooting of a sight that occurs in my Southern Romance. I wanted some pictures I could use to capture the true imagery of the place. I love old tin toys that really do work. So does my son. He passed this one up because he had a specific toy in mind he wanted on this trip. I was going to enter this in a photo challenge of one of my friends but I was a bit too late. Instead I think it fits well for Throw Back Thursday type post.

Tin Toys of the type I’m talking about came into being around the middle of the 1800s from Germany. Original Tin Robots are some of the most sought after. Obviously this is not one of those. Click HERE for a great article about the history of Tin Toys on a site I found.

The photo was taken with my little LG phone.

If this guy is around the next time I make it through there, I think he’ll be coming home with me.

The stars the limit,

When you are wound up too tight,

Children push buttons.

For more entries in my 82nd Haiku Challenge featuring the words Star and Child, click HERE.

Tin Toy Robot Photography by Ronovan Hester



Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by PS Bartlett and Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has led to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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Haiku – Sing to the Day by @Roccoco_a_GoGo

FIRST OFFENDER!
TJ in with the most interesting sand spider ever. Remember to click through and like on his original post. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Life is too short to drink bad wine

Christmas Spider This strange spider, little more than a centimetre across showed its spectacular abdomen as it clambered about on the sandstone rock-face.

Through the spider’s web

The wind whispers gentle songs

To the new born day

…O…

Version 2

Through the spider’s web

The wind strumming lullabies

To the new born day

Which do you prefer?

Ronovan Writes Monday Haiku Prompts for the week this week are Sing and Day

This is a photograph I took of a peculiar spider that was on a rock wall at a quarry where we performed a Christmas Concert on the weekend.

As most people know, Perth is rife with critters that crawl, bite and sting but I have never seen this particular spider before. Perhaps I have discovered a rare new species!!!

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Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge. Help Me Raise £250 For The Dogs Trust

READ THIS REBLOG!!!!

I’m SERIOUS!!!

This is the ultimate #BeWoW post of the season. Everyone, this is the easiest Charity event you can do. It’s a photo challenge. Take a photo of your tree topper. Now go to the original post and see what it’s all about. All from our friend Hugh. The best friend a blogger can have.

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Welcome to this year’s Charity Christmas Tree Topper Photography Challenge.

Last year you helped me raise £250 for The Alzheimer’s Society by participating in my Christmas Tree Topper Photo challenge.  This year I’ve decided to run the same challenge again and to donate the money to The Dogs Trust.

Angela, my Christmas tree Angel, is out of hibernation and is now sitting on top of our Christmas tree.

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However, this year she has been joined by Macy who is sitting on top of a smaller Christmas tree we have also put up.

IMG_4602 Hugh’s Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge: Macy The Bear

But that’s not the end of the story because we also have two other Christmas trees up.

Here’s how you can all join in and help Angela, Macy, Toby and I raise £250 for The Dogs Trust.

1. Take a…

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A BLOG WORTH KNOWING.

In the course of reviewing the Weekly Haiku Challenge I come across some great blogs. Well … all of them are great in one way or another. With some it’s the Haiku. Some the stories told. Some the personality behind the blog. And then there is the photography of others. We have some great photography.

One blog that truly focuses on the combination of the two is one of my favorites and I wish I visited it more and have been of late. I fail to click ‘like’ the way I should. I’ve explained in the past how I do that. I truly do forget. Not sure if it is brain damage specifically from or a side effect of the concussion I suffered, but there are things I often can’t seem to grasp if they are not in my routine.

One thing to keep in mind is the photography you see here is copyrighted so look but don’t touch without the great man’s permission. Um, although, I um, sort of, uh, never mind.

But the blog I want to draw everyone’s attention to is:

Haiku Hound

“I care passionately about the natural world and respect the need to preserve it.”

Haiku Hound

I believe you can see why the site has its name. Meet Denis and Charlie Girl. You guess which is which. I believe Charlie Girl finds the subjects and Denis actually takes the photos. Maybe  that will give you a hint as to which is whom.

Denis has this amazing knack to capture what at least I want to see. His work is something you would see in National Geographic. I do not exaggerate this. Along with the photography he gives tellings of how he came upon the subjects or more about what the subjects are.

With a place like Australia as your source of muse and models you can’t go wrong. Not that Denis keeps strictly to the island nation. He does stray at times. His choice of subject is fascinating each time in ways he doesn’t even realize.

This coastal Tea-Tree is one example of one thing Denis sees and something else I see.

Coastl Tea Tree Copyright HaikuHouse.WordPress.ComHe sees how it came to be and a tree of interest and beauty. I also see the interest and beauty but my imagination sees wisps of smoke crawling across the ground. I hope Denis will forgive my strange workings of his art.

Coastl Tea Tree Copyright HaikuHouse.WordPress.ComBut then we have the obvious beauty of his craft with the color of his world.

Rainbow Lorikeets Copyright HaikuHouse.WordPress.ComSunrise Copyright HaikuHound.WordPress.ComGrampians Copyright HaikuHound.WordPress.ComCat Napping Copyright HaikuHound.WordPress.ComBeached Copyright HaikuHound.WordPress.ComBlood Moon Copyright HaikuHound.WordPress.ComCharlie Girl Copyright HaikuHound.WordPress.ComCharlies Girl says it’s time to go and that means it’s time for you to go and pay a visit to HaikuHound.WordPress.Com. See more of Charlie Girl as well as perhaps some of Denis’ photography.

I didn’t get his best photos. That’s for you to go and find. Although that blood moon is making some of you jealous. Just so you know, these are all copyrighted by Denis. So you need to ask him for use in whatever means. I just hope I doesn’t hate me for doing this.



 

Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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London Adventures

I guess without a computer I could become a full-time reblogger but I don’t think would keep me going. However, this article from Suzie helps and I wanted to share. I wanted to say her writing style has changed slightly since her career change and there is more joy in my friend from England and her writing has developed into something richer and even more relatable than it was, if that is possible. I love the photos of London and her real description of a trip. I felt as though I were there.

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The Bloke and I have very different opinions on what constitutes as ‘a holiday.’ Give me a beach, a pool, a bar and glorious sunshine and I’m happy. He needs things to see and do. I like to adopt my inner vegetable and lay like broccoli, while he’s a ‘get up and go’ type.

We both, however, have a common love of London, and we try and visit as many times a year as we possibly can. Booked in advance, train tickets are very cheap and the journey is only an hour and a half, so getting there relatively easy. There’s something about it that we both connect with – the architecture, history and the atmosphere is wonderful, and over the years we have joined the millions of tourists with our cameras to experience everything the city has to offer.

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The Spunky & The Pumpkin Meet.

For those of you who have never met My Pal Spunky, let me introduce you to him.

My little white tiger.Spunky, the little white tiger was the first of his siblings to do everything and without a fear in his snowy pure heart. And thus was born a name.

He learned many things along the way, one of which was taught him by his mother Kitty.

Gray cat with glow in the dark green eyes.You know what you taught him Kitty. Kitty helped me during my early months after my fall in my home. I assure you, she is much more intelligent than this picture would imply.

What did she teach Spunky?

Kat-fuThe art of Cat-Fu.

Kitty In ReposeMomma did not say knock her out, Spunky. but Spunky was trained to face any challenge or surprise encounter that came before him.

Then one day Spunky was roused from his resting slumber.

Spunky_In_Chair.jpgSpunky had never seen the inside of a pumpkin before, let alone one with a light emitting from it. And Spunky, having earned his name decided to investigate.

spunky_pumpkin1 A simple touch and glimpse did not suffice his cattious curiosity. Therefore, he decided to investigate further.

spunky_pumpkin2Exactly what he saw or heard that day no one knows, but from the expression on his face, it must have been something eye opening.

spunky_pumpkin3Not long afterwards, later that evening a mysterious image appeared on the carved tree of the pumpkin, looking oddly enough like a cat with a wizards hat. Striped tail and all.

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#Wordless Wednesday: Spunky is the Pumpkin.

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#Wordless Wednesday: “Pumpkin say what?!” Spunky.

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#Wordless Wednesday: Spunky is curious about the Pumpkin.

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Wordless Wednesday: Spunky and the Pumpkin

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Wordless Wednesday: Spunky Chilling in HIS Chair.

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Wordless Wednesday: A Gift of a Picture beats just about anything.

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Wordless Wednesday: Stone Mountain Face From Tram Front

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Wordless Wednesday: Stone Mountain From the Tram

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Message in a Bottle

Message

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                         n

                               A

                                      B

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                                                      t

                                                             t

                                                                    l

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Do you see it
Can you know the sides
If it is all so simple
Can you mark the divides

Is there a day
Without a night
Or a wrong
Without a right

You focus on the dark
You should see the light
Can you know what is hope
You have never fought the fight

Of course you can know the love
Without ever knowing of the hate
Your heart can be filled with a joy
Without it ever being to lost or late

Look for that light out upon the sea
Hearts beat high when tossed about
Notice one side is dark as the night
Hearts look to the light shining out

Big love peace always and always

Ocean at Night
Long & Luxe © Original Photo by Allison Marie

 Inspired by this photo by Allison of Long & Luxe back in July. I wrote the poem the next day after I asked if I could use it.

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Before Mount Rushmore Gutzon Borglum did this.

Before Mount Rushmore

What is this Beauty?

My offering on Dazzling Whimsy’s site today. I can sympathize with a teacher starting a new year, so helping as I can.
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Ronovan

Dazzling Whimsy

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There is beauty in the unknown

But there is also danger

What is this that I have found

I should know you but you are a stranger

Your brilliance brought me to a stop

And I had to have you for my own

But I dare not touch you lest I be locked

But memento of our tryst to be shown

Now I long to know who you are

I share your beauty with others

For I cannot go another day

Or else my heart smothers

Yes a bit of my own photography. (Scary I know, and not good, but I love this photo. It was taken on an outing with my son ‘B’.)

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