Monday, July 23, 2012


Black is night, shadows, silhouettes, a midnight cat. Black is Halloween and shiny shoes. Black is plastic and metal, all pervading in the modern world. Black is a soft coat to be patted and the deep dark forest to be explored. Black is sleep.

Paint it Black - Rolling Stones

Black Velvet

ACDC Back in Black

Ram Jam Black Betty

Black Beauty

Scary Black.

Seriously scary black. Evil Ballarat Black Swans, these guys will hunt you down, I kid you not.

Linking up with Sister Sun's colour meme delving into the world of black.


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    1. singing "them bones" in a school performance - too cute

  2. Wow what a great swan picture. Hope you didn't have to pay the price for taking it.

    1. there may have been some running involved (that would be me running- very quickly)

  3. A lot of very impressive photos! Loved the video clips too :-)

    1. not quite the original brief but it's amazing how music shapes us.

  4. Unfortunately I can't watch any of the clips at the moment, but I do love your words, sounds like a poem to me.
    I had no idea that there were 'evil' swans :)


    1. Thanks Lilli, very kind words from a wonderful poet. I think beauty must have its price. Swans do some sort of nasty deal to shed their ugly duckling feathers.

  5. Fabulous photos! That swan is gorgeous, but does look like he's just about ready to strike!

    1. Yes, he's got that glare from the corner of his eye "you're pissing me off" look.

  6. Paint it Black = great song! plus all the others. You're very clever, I hadn't thought of many black things at all.
    The evil black swan looks very much like the evil geese living on a lake near us! I was trapped by them one day when I made the mistake of taking some bread to feed them!


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young