Life in Colour Challenge November ’21: Black & Grey

November’s colour challenge, from Jude at Travel Words, is Black & Grey.

Black silhouettes line the winter garden as night draws in

Samuel Fuller:

“Life is in colour, but black and white is more realistic.”

Alium head impressively towering up to the bright summer sky.

Guest Blackboard

Always great when guests leave happy messages!

Black snaps from local walks.

Chilly Greys

Autumn greys – watery morning sun through a veil of heavy mist & sparkling grey web
Chilly Winter grey icicles by the road
Long, icy, grey tenderals dripping from the bare splashed arms of a roadside tree
Grey misty sky on winter day on a west sussex countryside walk


“I don’t have any grey hair, I have wisdom highlights.”

Black sparkles

I love black. To me, it’s solid and strikingly beautiful. Also, a generous colour – as a backdrop, always managing to maximise the impact of the main image.

It’s his black patch & spots that makes Oscar the smartie that he is!
It’s the striking black polka that makes this caterpillar so extra-ordinary
More black circles… Vitamin & flavour packed home grown blackcurrants
– Both colours covered in this shot of my very special old boy, a very special Black Greyhound 🙂

Yohji Yamamoto

‘Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all, Black says this: I don’t bother you – don’t bother me.”

‘Black hole’ at The Oaks!

For more blacks & greys, head over to Jude’s challenge on ‘Travel Words’.

16 thoughts on “Life in Colour Challenge November ’21: Black & Grey

  1. Wonderful photos and I see Oscar is developing his lurcher looks! 😍

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  2. Great selection Emma……

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  3. What a fabulous cross section, Emma! That grey made me shiver, but I have to agree with Jude- Oscar’s Header shot is the star of the show.

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  4. As I thought, a fabulous collection Emma. Love the shed on the staddlestones, you don’t see that very often. Your header photo is divine! What sort of dog is Oscar? He looks adorable. I was expecting to see some of your lovely sheep too.
    As for that quote:

    “I don’t have any grey hair, I have wisdom highlights.”

    I shall have to steal that one!

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Jude!
      Yes I should have included 2 of our sheep, Katy & Ella who have lovely black faces above their chocolate brown fleeces… thanks for remembering them!
      Oscar is a joy – he’s a whippet / Bedlington Terrier cross, and has done so well to grow up being very calm with the sheep, chickens, feral cat etc… see how next spring’s arrival of hoards of bunnies goes!

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      1. Bedlington terriers – are they the ones that look like lambs? He does have lovely ears.

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  5. You’ve nailed it. Fabulous images here.

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  6. A fine selection, making your backdrop point – especially the verbena bonariensis in the spider’s web shot and the dog’s pink paw

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    1. Thank you so much, Derrick!
      Have a bright and colourful day 🙂

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