On a base of waterlilies, add one layer of water, then a sprinkling of hills and trees, and top  off with sky pre-mixed with cloud.

On a base of waterlilies add one layer of water, then a sprinkling of hills and trees, and top off with sky pre-mixed with cloud.


A gaggle of layers.

A gaggle of layers.

OK, so the front one isn't a layer!  The detail behind de tail is!

OK, so technically the front one isn’t a layer.  The detail behind de tail is!

What do you mean, this doesn't count?Bullfighters are ‘Olé!’-ers aren't they?

What do you mean, this doesn’t count? Bullfighters are ‘Olé!’-ers aren’t they?

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Layers.

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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  3. adinparadise says:

    The top layers are my favourite, Col. I would definitely steer clear of those geese. I would prefer to have a gander from much farther away. 🙂


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  5. lovely picture of the lake / pond – it’s been ages since I’ve seen water flowers like this


  6. Love your gaggle of layers 🙂


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  8. The Asian says:

    Only you could come up with such layered awefulness!


  9. huntmode says:

    Loved the first picture of water and lilies and the sky. Col, I see you have a link to learn violin – I’m still working on the harmonica. Do you have any knowledge of that? 🙂 HuntMode


    • colonialist says:

      That link is just to a tuner for when my violins (that is a picture of one of them) get out of tune.
      Yes, harmonica is one of the instruments I play – the chromatic version is very versatile, but it is by no means as easy as people think to play. Not if one aims for pure single notes when you want them, the proper chords when one needs those, jumping accurately between high and low, and the tongueing and vibrato effects.


      • huntmode says:

        Oh, I wholeheartedly agree there, Col! I believe I did choose the chromatic version. I was so excited when it came – ordered via the internet. However… my playing of it distressed the dog and cat to a high degree…. on recollection, I am not sure if Elby and Ella have ever heard my playing – I did not get very far – more like blowing on bagpipes than true playing. You’ve inspired me though. Best ~ HuntMode


        • colonialist says:

          The simple test for the chromatic version is whether or not it has a button on the side which moves the tone up by blocking one set of holes and opening another.
          As with all other instruments, the sure-fire way to master the harmonica is to practise a lot, ignoring distressed cats, dogs, relatives and neighbours.


          • huntmode says:

            I believe I was incorrect there. The little case it comes in says “Major Diatonic.” I just tested it on the kids – the expressions at the first note! Elby came cautiously, wide-eyed over and stood up, balancing on the small table, staring at me with huge blue Siamese eyes. Ella just came to full alet stance on her pillow and the ears went every which way with the notes….. Maybe these kids are musically bent!


  10. Arkenaten says:

    Eeek! Sheesh…someone hide the razor blades…


  11. Lovely bird jokes, but that last pun is a groan too far!


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  13. nrhatch says:

    Olé! . . . and Touché!


  14. SuziCate says:

    That is a pretty chicken! I notice lots of people have pretty chickens. Back on my grandparent’f farm (eons ago) it seemed the chickens were all plain run of the mill chickens. I like all these interesting new varieties I see these days. I seriously think when we move out to the country I want chickens!


  15. Grannymar says:

    I love the gaggle of geese and in the third photo it has layers of feathers!


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