This month I’m participating in the ‘Conejo Blanco Blog Hop‘ hosted by Marianne of East of Málaga blog fame. Marianne’s blog concentrates on the area of Andalucia known as ‘La Axrquia’ and is full of useful information and stunning photographs. Her posts are always interesting – click the link above, I guarantee you will find plenty to keep you entertained.
So, here´s how the CBBH Photo Challenge works:
On the first day of each month, Marianne provides a theme to inspire participants to create a blog post on her chosen subject. And the lovely thing about this challenge is the community spirit it engenders, as one of the conditions is that at the end of the post we must introduce two links to blogs visited and commented upon during the past month. What a great way to discover new blogs and subjects.
I was particularly inspired to participate in July’s challenge as the theme is flowers, and I have a good collection of photos taken on my recent camino Portuguese. I have somehow managed to leave it until the last day of the month to post my entry – oh well, better late than never……
So, here are just a few of the dozens (could even be hundreds!) of the path-side wild flower photographs that I took whilst walking through Portugal and Spain.
I hope you enjoyed these flower photos, even if you have seen them before.
And now I would like introduce you two blogs that I follow:
Highland Hind tells us on her ‘about’ page:
“At an age when I should know better, I’ve taken a risk. I’ve sold my home, discarded most of my possessions and am travelling, writing and living as simply as I can. The Highlands of Scotland are home, my passion is the land and I’m a journalist and broadcaster specialising in rural affairs, food issues and the stories of people who live on and work the soil.“
Some might think her a little foolhardy, but I think she is incredibly brave. Reading her posts about living and hiking in Scotland always make me feel as though I am walking by her side – although I could really have done without her experience of being eaten alive by gnats and horseflies on a recent camping trip! Her words are beautiful and evocative and her photographs are stunning.
My second link is for those of you interested in the Camino de Santiago. There are various pilgrims’ forums out in cyber space where pilgrims past and future can exchange information and ideas. One of my favourite forums is run tirelessly by Leslie Gilmour, alongside his blog Camino Adventures. You will find the answers to every camino question that ever crossed your mind (and a lot that had never occurred to you!) I regularly contribute to the forum both as a newbie when I was in the ‘asking’ mode and now as an old-hand when I can share my experience with the new newbies.
Welcome to the CBBH Photo Challenge – and what a start, Maggie! As you know, I followed every step of your Portuguese Camino through your daily posts and some of the photos of flowers you posted were astounding. I’m so glad you’ve posted more here 🙂 Perhaps, like me, you have a leaning towards pink and purple flowers – or maybe that’s a coincidence?
Anyway, I’m delighted with the two links you have shared because they are both new to me – and after all, that’s one of the great parts of this challenge – finding new blogs to read.
Well done for just slipping under the wire this month, Maggie. New CBBH Photo Challenge is out tomorrow. Where do these months go?
Definitely a pink person, other than narcissi I don’t have any yellow in my garden.
AARRGGHHH …. I’ve just written a response and it seems to have disappeared!
OK, here we go again….. welcome to the CBBH Photo Challenge, Maggie. That’s a great start! As you know, I followed every step of your Portuguese Camino via your daily blog posts. Your flower photos were particularly delightful and I’m so glad you have chosen to share a few more for this Challenge.
Maybe, like me, you have a particular liking for pink and purple ones?
Thanks for sharing links to two blogs you enjoy – I’ve just been over and had a look around there myself. I LOVE finding new blogs to read 🙂
Oh how annoying Marianne, even more so that I can see the original comment! You have a lot of patience to write it all again. Thanks so much.
OH really – I expected to be able to either see the comment when I posted it, or it would say “awaiting moderation” and because I saw neither, I thought it was lost! Ah well …..
Thanks for your kind words Maggie. There are many, many days when I consider myself foolhardy too but they’re still outnumbered by the thought that “there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing”. Fab flower fotos – again! N
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Stunning photographs, Maggie. I don’t know what it is about flowers but they always make me smile, especially yellow ones. I like the third one down, the yellow fellow. I don’t know if that is a type of poppy of what. The pink ‘lady’ after the morning glory grabs my attention as well. Of course not one of these isn’t top notch. 🙂
Thanks Tess. It’s funny – I love yellow flowers in the wild, but I don’t have any in my garden. I am a definite pink/purple/blue girl!
Still, you have a way around a flower(s) with your camera. 🙂
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Great idea Maggie, I will look forward to seeing more photos from other members of the Blog Hop.
It’s the last CBBH challenge this month Maggie – ‘bridges’ – I think I can rustle up a few from my caminos!