Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Snacks

Ed’s prompt for this challenge is snacks!

A snack is a portion of food often smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged and processed foods and items made from fresh ingredients at home.

Traditionally, snacks were prepared from ingredients commonly available in the home. Often leftovers, cold cuts sandwiches, nuts, fruit, and the like were used as snacks.  From Wikipedia

A variety of  snacks
A variety of snacks


Scadoxus multiflorus (Fireball Lily)

Common names: Blood flower, Catherine wheel, Poison root, Fireball lily, Bloedblom, Gifwortel

A spherical cluster packed with as many as 200 individual flowers atop an upright, leafless stem account for the perennial Scadoxus multiflorus’ common name of fireball lily. This striking South African native belongs to the same plant family as amaryllis lilies . Even when not in flower, fireball lily produces a long-lasting foliage display.




These photo’s were taken at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.

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A word a week photograph challenge : violet

Violet is a bright bluish purple color that takes its name from the violet flower. On the traditional color wheel used by painters, it is located between blue and purple.

Bouquet of flowers
Bouquet of flowers
Window display
Window display

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Violet

Sunday stills: murals or graffiti

I have taken these photo’s in Katikati a town in New Zealand. It is located on the Uretara Stream near a tidal inlet towards the northern end of Tauranga Harbour, 28 kilometres south of Waihi and 40 kilometres northwest of Tauranga. 


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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Figure

Once a week Sue Llewellyn  dips into her old English Oxford dictionary to pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you.  

This week the word is:


which may refer to:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small Subjects

Is there still anybody out there who collects toys, models or trains? I have taken these photo’s at a  model  toy car show. These small subjects are made of metal, with plastic, rubber, or glass details. IMG_0683 IMG_0684IMG_0685IMG_0686

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Chilli Con Carne

IMG_13131 medium onion

1 cloves garlic

1 green pepper

olive oil

2  teaspoons curry powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chilli flakes

half a teaspoon origanum

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

400 g tinned red kidney beans

400 g tinned chopped tomatoes

500 g quality minced beef

 Peel and finely chop the onion, garlic and the green pepper. Place in a casserole-type pan on a medium high heat. Add olive oil and all your chopped vegetables. Add the chilli flakes, curry powder and  cumin with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir every  until softened and lightly coloured.

Add the kidney beans and the tinned tomatoes. Add the minced beef, breaking any larger chunks up with a wooden spoon. Fill one of the empty tomato tins halfway with water and pour this into the pan, turn the heat down to a simmer with a lid slightly askew for about an hour, stirring every now and again to stop it catching.

This can be  served with fluffy rice or on a jacket potato and a salad.