Holiday-ish…

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s the 10th of January as I write and I’m still in holiday mode.  Just the last couple of days I’ve picked up my camera again and it’s great to be refreshed and ready to go for another year… well nearly  anyway… back to routine next week.

For now though, I wanted to pop my head in and say ‘hello’ and Happy New Year to you!

Early morning warbling..
Early morning warbling..

I love Magpies and their beautiful song… This pair were singing outside my kitchen window. It made me think of this song.. and I started humming and singing… Hope you do too!

Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Reeds driftin’ on by
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good
I’m feeling good…. etc..
 Feeling Good by Muse.
See you soon  🙂

Christmas Break.. and looking back over 2016

Hello everyone!

It’s about that time of year where I take some time out for family, Christmas and holidays and I must say I’m looking forward to it – spending some time with family and not having to work to a schedule for a few weeks.. that will be great!

Whatever you do over the break – celebrate Christmas or simply the holidays – I wish you a fun, restful and happy break… from me to you  🙂

christmas-holidays-2016_robyngosbyThanks so much for joining me again this year… I love the blogging friendships we make here at WordPress… and for me, the inspirations that come with them.

Looking back over 2016

To be honest, sitting here right now – I feel like 2016 has been a bit of a blur… so I love that I can look back over images that help me to remember the year.. Also, this year has very much been about finding ‘interest’ in my own back yard, which at times has been tricky and I’ve really needed the motivation to ‘discover’ new or the same things again within my space.

Also this year, I decided to spend some time on Still Life photography and to return more to my drawing and painting..

This is a brief overview of 2016 from my world..

January – holiday month

February – man it’s hot outside

March – some cooler days

April – Autumn!!

May – colder weather and gorgeous mornings

June – Winter

July – very cold out – time for Still Life

August – enjoying the light

September – trying different things…

October – Spring – still cold and gorgeous light

November – a mix of indoors and outdoors

..and December.. apparently a pink month!

As I said previously, thanks for joining me this year and especially in the challenges.. I’ve been a little scarce at times this year due to very dodgy wireless internet (and often with none!).. but I look forward to another year on WordPress in 2017.

I’ve really enjoyed Instagram this year too and have (mostly) shared different images over there. It’s great to be able to interact with so many fellow bloggers over there too.

Wishing you the very best of the Season.. and moving forward into the New Year. See you there!

Robyn xx

One Four Challenge Final – Nov Week 4

Hello and welcome to the final week of the One Four Challenge…

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the final images this week for our challenge..

This month (and this week) is our last and final challenge for the One Four. We’ve had such a great run for two years.. It’s been a fantastic learning curve and good fun – not to mention the wonderful community of people who have participated over these 2 years.. Thank you all.

My Image:

This week, I went back to my week 1 image and was looking to create a Black and White style that suited this image.. I was thinking ‘old’…

I tried many things but didn’t find the B&W that I wanted, so decided to go with a Matt version. I think it still gives the old feel that I was looking for..

Here is week 4.

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I tried many different things, so I don’t remember my steps this week… I worked in Lightroom again and am always learning new things, which is awesome. What a fantastic platform!

Here is my gallery of images for November..

Well here we are at the very end of our Challenge – what a great ride and wonderful learning curve it’s been! So much learned along the way and so much inspiration from each and every one of you who has participated… You’ve made it awesome!!!

Thank you so much!!  The best part for me has been making the wonderful blogging friends along the way…

I look forward to this final week and seeing your images… and then seeing what you do next.  See you on the blogs!!! 😀

Robyn xx