I missed the “rain boat” last week as I was busy having fun with the Littles. I had “frozen rain” photos all organized and ready to go but never actually got it pulled together into a post. I am not sure exactly why a post seemed so complex at the time but somehow it did. I’ve kind of had a week where it seems I have made a lot of stuff harder than it needed to be. Now that the photos are in my Word Press Media file I am going to include them in my black and white and cold all over photo challenge.
My take on the title refers to the picture below. Black and white jacket for when it’s cold all over. It was -35 walk on Christmas Day a few years ago. That jacket has stood the test of time I will tell you. The dog and I have a lot of white hair now but the jacket hasn’t changed and it still keeps me warm.
Next up with my lateral twisted black and white theme is a photo of our shadows — showing up black on the white snow!
Another twist so here is an actual original black and white photo. It shows my grandparents seated; May and Bowyer Bradford, and her brother Fred Honey. It was taken in El Paso Texas where Fred lived. It was 1 of 2 times my grandmother saw her brother as an adult. I have written a good portion of her story here at The Legacy of May Honey There is also a black and white dog in it so similar to the one in my photo above which I find quite interesting. My Great Uncle Fred was apparently devoted to his dogs and I must say that my brother, who’s black and white dog is in that photo, felt the same way about his dog.
A few years ago I did a black and white challenge over on Instragram. I am not a huge fan as a rule, I just love colour so much, but it was good to look with a different focus at regular subjects. My favourite of course is our neighbours, the cows.
This post was created as part of the challenge hosted by Terri over at http://secondwindleisure.com/2021/03/14/sunday-stills-your-best-black-and-white-photos/. It kind of combines last week’s prompts along with this week’s prompt – or at least my take on it! I have found it interesting looking in the media archives for pictures that speak to the subject but have also found it strangely time consuming. It’s been that kind of week but I actually made it before the deadline this time.