I love Jake’s new challenge, because I have just the right photos for it. They don’t need any alterations whatsoever. 🙂
I know it’s hard to believe that Thailand could look so black and white in the month of June, but these pics were taken when we arrived at the harbour to catch our boat out to a couple of the islands. Some of you who’ve been following me for a while may remember my stormy, rain-soaked post. 🙂
In spite of the weather, we did have a fabulous trip, and the boat-ride was quite an adventure, and very exciting at times.
This photo isn’t entirely black and white, but I couldn’t resist showing you my sister-in-law’s gorgeous black poodle called Luca. Forgive my cheating, Jake. 🙂
Tonight we’re going out for a farewell dinner, after eating a very substantial farewell breakfast and a delicious farewell lunch. I have complained that since our son arrived a week ago, I have hardly stopped eating long enough to draw breath. Ah well, I suppose I can always go on a lettuce and seed diet when we get back home next weekend, but I bet that won’t happen either. 🙂
As some of you will have noticed, I’ve managed to find a bit of internet here and there, and a few odd minutes when nothing much was happening. Hope you all have a great week.
Those black and white shots of Thailand are amazing!
Thanks so much, Cathy. We would have preferred blue and green, but we had fun anyway. 🙂
Wonderful how a grey day can create such super monochrome pics 😉
That’s what I thought, Chris. 🙂
Lovely and the last shot was a sweet surprise. 😉
Glad you enjoyed the photos, especially dear Luca. 🙂
Nothing wrong with eating well!
I heartily agree with you, Tandy. 🙂
Wow…love those black and white shots…beautiful!!
Thanks, Lisa. 🙂
Thanks for the great post. Hope the farewell dinner goes well – something about farewells – let’s all think happy thoughts! BTW if you didn’t say it was Thailand I didn’t never would have guessed.
You’re welcome. Marco. I’m feeling a wee bit empty now they’ve gone back, but at least we still have our daughter and two older grandchildren whilst we’re here. 🙂
Ooooooooooooh Good one I love the first pic. Great shot.
Thanks so much, TG. 🙂
Beautiful pics AD, I’d frame them:-)
That’s what my son said, when he saw the first one. 🙂
We have a Maltese Poodle at home 🙂 Such smart animals.
Yes, my mom and dad also had a Maltese; such a sweet and intelligent doggie. 🙂
I love the dark, brooding look of that first picture! Excellent! 🙂
Thanks so much, Lance. 🙂
super pics, love Luca, we had a black standard poodle once 🙂
Thanks, Christine. She is a lovely dog. 😉
Were you in Johannesburg yesterday in Sandton City?
Yes we were. Why do you ask?
because I saw you in Zara. I nearly asked are you…? but how would I have completed the sentence
Recognised you from your photo.
That’s amazing. 🙂 You could have just asked, “Are you AD?” I wish you had, because I would love to meet you.
Imagine I had it wrong, the woman would have thought me completely out of my mind
Hmmm….don’t want the men in white coats to come and take you away. 😆
really nice marina pics
Thanks so much. 🙂
Gorgeous b&w pics of Thailand, AD! Luca is absolutely adorable!
Thanks so much, Amy. Yes, Luca is an amazing doggie. 🙂
Great b&w shots. Love the third image. Luca is gorgeous 🙂
Thanks, Marina. Yes, Luca is adorable. 🙂
Great work for your Natural way of shades of gray ,
I love all of it thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Jake. 🙂
Perfect photo for the challenge, and some great pics of Thailand!
Thanks so much, Naomi. 😉
My pup is a miniature version of Luca… you may have seen her at my blog. Poodles are the best!
Yes, I have. Luca is so intelligent and very boisterous with it. 🙂
Very good B & Ws!
Thanks, Col. I saw Meerkats at the Lion Park on Sunday. Will post pics of your relatives when I get home. 😀
Luca seems so lovely and so adorable… Kisses and Blessing for Luca. Sure your black and white entry photographs are amazing too, especially in the first one the contrast is great. Thank you dear AD, love, nia
That poodle has a long arms, or legs.
Hehehe. Yes she really does, Rommel. She’s very tall. 🙂
A truly gorgeous dog. Poodles are so intelligent, they are much malligned.
You’re so right about that, footsy. She’s almost human. 🙂
Luca is just toooooooooooooooooooooo adorable. Hope you have a great dinner 🙂
Yes she is an amazing dog, Ruth. We all love her to bits. We had a great dinner last night. 😉
Breathes! Never thought black and white could look like this.
Thanks so much, Anthony. 🙂
Beautiful images of Thailand, but I am glad you cheated….that poodle is truly gorgeous 🙂
Love the pics – my fav are of course, the dog and the first as I love thundery skys!
Thanks so much. I knew that Luca would be a hit. 😉
Wonderful photos, beautiful poodle. Even a black and white storm is beautiful.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
Great pics as usual AD. Enjoy the food 😉
Thanks, TA. I had enough food yesterday to last me the whole week. 🙂
Lovely post.. and enjoy the farewell dinner… hope you have chosen a great place to eat at…
Thanks, bdt. We had a lovely meal last night. Cases are being packed at the moment. I’ll be so sad to say “Goodbye.”