Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Clouds

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week is ‘Clouds’.

Here are clouds hovering over the city of La Paz, the capital of of Bolivia. At an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. We’d just flown into El Alto airport which is even higher, at an altitude of 13,323′ and I was definitely feeling the effects.


Clouds over lake Titicaca as we took the hydrofoil across the lake to Copacabana.


The clouds around the lighthouse in my old hometown of Umhlanga South Africa, where at sea level my body is happiest.


Here in Florida it’s pretty flat too. No wonder the clouds fall into the water at our local nature reserve.


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My ‘Twinkles’ for the WPC

The Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Twinkle’, and a twinkling sparkler on a birthday cupcake is always a lovely addition.


My pet lizard is also very jazzy, and for obvious reasons,  I’ve named him ‘Twinkles’.


Christmas is the time of year when lots of twinkly stuff appears in the stores.


These snow globes remind me of my childhood. I had a plastic one with a snow scene inside, and decided to try to take it apart, with rather sad consequences.



Manufacturers are very clever at making twinkly stuff to tempt us, but Mother Nature doesn’t even have to try. The sun over Lake Titicaca created a myriad twinkles which could never be recreated in a factory.


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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge Week 14 : Cheekily Photobombed on Moon Island

I was browsing through my photos yesterday, and suddenly came upon this one, which I’d never noticed before. It was taken on ‘Isla de la Luna’ (Moon Island), which is in the southern part of Lake Titicaca. Hubby took a photo of me as I ascended the rocky path. I was oblivious of the little girl, who obviously decided she would also like to do something special for the photo shoot. A rather appropriate pose for the island’s name, don’t you think? Hubby swears he didn’t notice her. 🙂


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