Six word Saturday: toothache

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Anti-biotics. Soft food. Damn wisdom tooth.

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Word a week: pink

The association of pink with femininity is relatively new historically, but still pretty well entrenched.  The Nazis used a pink triangle to symbolise and stigmatise homosexuality; the gay community has since appropriated the colour pink and turned it into a source of power and pride.

In clothes, pink isn’t really me. Blame my colouring, but apart from a bit of a magenta phase, I definitely tend towards the orange end of the fashion spectrum.

I quite like pink in fabric though.

Because of the degrees I’ve chosen, pink has been the colour of graduation.

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But pink for me belongs in nature; in sunrises and sunsets – and of course flowers.

Sue, at A Word in Your Ear, has given us pink as this week’s word. You can see her photos here, and check out some others you might like at:

http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-pink/

http://amelielockhart.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

http://mylittleriojournal.wordpress.com/

http://tehicho.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

Focus: thinking of Spring on a grey winter’s day

It’s rained a lot today and the sky is leaden. It would feel a bit depressing if I hadn’t noticed the first buds on the plum trees and these pictures in my “pics I’ve taken to cheer me up” photo archive.

This week’s Daily Post  photo challenge theme is focus.

Here are some other posts on the theme you might like:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/focus-on-the-forest-2/

http://cosytravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

http://notwavingdrowning1832.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

http://fractionsoftheworld.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

http://lespetitspasdejuls.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

http://throughmylens365.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-challenge-focus/

http://booksinthekitchen.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

http://caroldoestheworld.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-flowers-in-focus/

http://caughtbytheeyeofmankind.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

Phoneography Monday: black & white

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Capturing the photographer in the act of capturing the image. Photo taken on iPhone 4 and edited with Ultimate Photo Editor Lite.

The Auckland Art Gallery is currently hosting California Design – an exhibition of furniture, jewellery, clothing, industrial design and architecture from 1930-65.

Amidst work by Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul László and Saul Bass was this brilliant poster by Louis Danziger for New York School: The First Generation exhibition, 1965.

We snapped a shot for the boy-child who missed the exhibtion, but we knew would love the poster.

This week’s Phoneography Monday theme from Lens and Pens by Sally is black & white.

Here are some other posts on the theme that you may like:

http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/lights-and-lamps-in-different-styles/

iPhoneography Monday 8-19-13

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/phoneography-black-and-white-street-photography-summer-love/

Phoneography Challenge: Black and White

http://icastel.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/s-l-o-w/

PhoneOgraphy Monday // b+w