Friday, 11 October 2013

5 in 5 - MELANIE October 2013

Now those who follow my posts may know that Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia.  She loves photography and enjoys taking part in this monthly challenge.  There is just one problem. Melanie does not have a blog!  And so each month I post her photos and love that we have found a way for her to take part. 

If you read last months post you may also know that Melanie's daughter had a serious car accident while in Namibia.  Thank you to everyone who posted kind thoughts and wishes. Melanie's daughter was flown back to UK with Melanie as her escort.  She is making a slow but good recovery and Melanie is staying with her until December when hopefully she will be fit enough to manage without a high level of support.  The photos for this months 5 in 5 challenge were taken in UK.  So, over to Melanie:

"After much messing around on the tablet I have a 5 in 5 for October.  Wish I had my PC which I am used to for helping.  However I managed without using helpdesk support to find and install a free app for the tablet to do collages.  My walk for the five in five was on Southampton Common which was a hive of activity.  There were dogs chasing balls, toddlers riding bikes, people out jogging and many more enjoying the Common.  I set out to find a spot where I could take photos of five different bushes with berries.  However in the area I chose I only found four varieties so my fifth photo shows the beautiful blue sky as a background to a dead tree.  I love dead trees and invariably a day out in Oz  with a camera will include a dead eucalyptus tree.  I was so happy to find a dead tree on the common even though it wasn't eucalyptus and it is the centre piece in my 5 in 5".

Thank you Melanie!  I love the theme of berries and if you to find out what other people have posted you can find links and more information about the challenge here. And if you'd like to join in you have until 25th before the link closes! 


  1. I like the idea of a collection of berries too..they make a good symbol for recovery

  2. So glad to know that Melanie's daughter is making a good recovery and lovely of you to share your blog like this. That's a lovely collection of berries - they seem to be unusually prolific this year.


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