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Theme is 'Of The Season'

'Advent Calender' by Cynthia Morton of Sidcup u3a

'Advent Calender' by Cynthia Morton of Sidcup u3a

An advent calendar which I made to signify the Christmas season. My husband and I have set a challenge to find small items that fit into the pockets . No diamonds yet!!
'When Snow Falls, Nature Listens' by Jim Melville of Balsall Common u3a

'When Snow Falls, Nature Listens' by Jim Melville of Balsall Common u3a

"When Snow Falls, Nature Listens" This quotation from Antoinette Van Kleeff came to mind as I saw this snow-covered gate whilst walking the lanes of Warwickshire in February.
'Last of Autumn' by Brian Moore of Belfast u3a

'Last of Autumn' by Brian Moore of Belfast u3a

This was taken in the grounds of Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre outside Crossgar, not far from Belfast. I was walking through their woodland and was on the lookout for Autumnal photos when this scene came into view. For me, it summed up the Autumnal colours perfectly with interesting light and also managed to get a sunburst fin the image
'Christmas Lights' by Marion Clark of Mawgan Porth u3a

'Christmas Lights' by Marion Clark of Mawgan Porth u3a

'Tis the season of Christmas decorations in the garden.
''Tis the Season-ing' by Graham Wood of Sidcup u3a

''Tis the Season-ing' by Graham Wood of Sidcup u3a

A different take on the word "season", combined with the festive wreath.
'Winter Wonderland' by Denise Bailey of Shepton Mallet, Wells & Camelot u3a

'Winter Wonderland' by Denise Bailey of Shepton Mallet, Wells & Camelot u3a

I was inspired to take this photograph by the unusual weather conditions which turned Beacon Hill Woods into a 'winter wonderland'.
'Shapes In Melting Snow' by Sue Lee of Chiltern u3a

'Shapes In Melting Snow' by Sue Lee of Chiltern u3a

The sun was shining through the back of the bushes and the melting snow was forming shapes on the branches, and an interesting light.
'Sun Rise on Snow' by Bob Robertson of Sutton Coldfield u3a

'Sun Rise on Snow' by Bob Robertson of Sutton Coldfield u3a

This was taken in Sutton Park last January on my iPhone. The sun was just rising bringing warm colours to contrast with the overnight snow.
'Three Seasons' by Sue Salmon of North Cotswold u3a

'Three Seasons' by Sue Salmon of North Cotswold u3a

A triptych of images all taken within 90 minutes on the morning of April 13th 2021 showing several seasons occurring in quick succession!.
'Pesky Penguins' by Brendan Gillan of Ballymoney u3a

'Pesky Penguins' by Brendan Gillan of Ballymoney u3a

Those Pesky Penguins
'End Of The Growing Season' by Angela Reid of Balsall Common u3a

'End Of The Growing Season' by Angela Reid of Balsall Common u3a

The end of the growing season brings with it the opportunity to bring together beautifully textured dried flowers for a wonderful display. And tidy up the plant pots in readiness for a new growing season!
'Bright Leaves' by Jonathan Ruddle of Milford On Sea u3a

'Bright Leaves' by Jonathan Ruddle of Milford On Sea u3a

When walking through local woods last autumn I happened to glimpse this bright collection of (beech?) orange leaves surrounded by greenery. Too good not to photograph.
'Christmas Toys' by Janet Oakley of Droitwich Spa u3a

'Christmas Toys' by Janet Oakley of Droitwich Spa u3a

Photograph taken at a Christmas toy display at a local garden centre.
'Santas Coffee Break' By David Bender of Chiltern u3a

'Santas Coffee Break' By David Bender of Chiltern u3a

This was outside a cafe in Rudesheim in Germany in early December 2014, when the then Christmas market was in full flow
'Holly' by Janet Rutter of Devizes & District u3a

'Holly' by Janet Rutter of Devizes & District u3a

A Different "take" on Holly. Instead of the vibrant red berries and shiny green leaves, we have the interesting and beautiful skeletal system of these leaves.