Black & White Sunday: Moody

It does not necessarily mean gloomy, or grumpy like the critter in my photo; moody can be also interpreted as temperamental, pensive, introspective as I am at the change of the year , changeable, volatile.

If you don’t have an emotional child or a fretful pet, show me some wonderful moody skies or landscapes, or anything that fits the bill.

2015 was a difficult year for many of us. I wish for 2016 to change the global mood, to bring us more stability, good health, positive thinking and all round happiness.

This is my first post and challenge in 2016. Next Sunday my first guest challenger is hosting, but before that we have a Thursday’s Special scheduled that I hope you will enjoy. As usual please check out Scheduled challenges page.

Don’t forget to leave links to your posts, if you decide to join. Happy 2016!




(please click on the image to zoom in)


This is my first post and challenge in 2016. Next Sunday my first guest challenger is hosting, but before that we have a Thursday’s Special scheduled that I hope you will enjoy. As usual please check out Scheduled challenges page.

Don’t forget to leave links to your posts, if you decide to join. Happy 2016!




Please have a look at the participants’ contributions by clicking on the titles bellow:


A reflective moment

Three Heads

ย Kiss & Goodbye / Waiting ‘Round to Die

The Future

Shaggy-Dog Story

Circles, Moods and Les Mis Quotes

Moody conductor

Silent Sunday – Moody

Airport Gloom

Black & White Sunday on a Gloomy Monday

On the Rocks

Beware the Corn Walker

Llanthony Prioryย 

103 Comments on “Black & White Sunday: Moody

  1. What an absolutely wonderful photo, every hair and claw sharp and clear. And so unexpected. I was anticipating a Paula moody sky. How silly of me not to expect to be surprised.


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    • I’m so happy to see you back Suzanne. Wishing you all the best for this year! And thank you for this exquisite swan formation. It takes the eye of a true artist to capture something like this. (I often remember your abstracts ๐Ÿ™‚ )


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    • Definitely not :D. Thanks so much for sharing the sculpture photo with me, Debbie. It nails “moody” ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Love the face of your little critter Paula. How did you get so close? He almost looks like a movie star who has been stalked by the paparazzi and has had ‘enough’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I second your wishes for 2016.


  5. Oh, I just love Mr. Grumpy! It’s me on a bad hair day ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending hugs, Paula, and my very best wishes for 2016! My next few days are hectic because of the arrival of the Polish family but I’ll pop in on Thursday.


  6. Great to have you back, Paula! Love your moody critter….I’m out today, but hope to post this evening or tomorrow (when I have decided on the image)


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  10. Bonne, tres bonne annee Paulinha! ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘may your knee fully recover soon so you can ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ
    (Back from the interior to Bogota and piggybacking on somebody’s internet. Couldn’t miss the opportunity to send you my best wishes for 2016)


      • My wife is Colombian, so we go there once or twice a year to visit family and friends. But we came back yesterday. Home sweet home. Comment va ton genou? Mieux? Bz ๐Ÿ™‚


        • Salut Brian. On a trop de neige en ce moment et je ne bouge pas assez, mais c’est plus au moins le meme. Merci pour ton interet ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • Ah, la neige… ร‡a me manque ici. ๐Ÿ™‚ ร‡a ne doit pas faciliter les dรฉplacements. J’imagine que tu as des exercices ร  faire pour le genou?
            Tengo mucha empatรญa por este tipo de cosas, porque tengo problemas de espalda y entiendo perfectamente lo que implica en movilidad, (no poder) hacer hasta cosas sencillas… asi que… get better soon.


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  12. How nice to find a black and white challenge ๐Ÿ™‚ Found your blog through the blog Modes of Flight. It is always a joy to find “new” blogs with good photos. I will follow ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my go for the moody challenge:

    Have a nice week!



  14. Hey p – do you know that one of my goals is to try and visit the bloggers who submit in the challenges that I join in – and so I am going to try and visit the o Es for the moody post / starting with the airport gloom – but all are so cool – and I might have said this before – but it spoils us completely when u give us a small image of the entries – I love to scroll and feel I get enriched by seeing them all – the variety and quality is good –


    • I’m glad you are enjoying my blogging company ๐Ÿ™‚ I did not quite understand Yvette. Would you prefer that I don’t include preview images?

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          • Oh that is right – but this was the good spoil! And I have to tell u about a word mix up with our Brazil friend Lucas – a quick story with the word nasty and it can ha e a couple meanings
            – his English is pretty good and he loves our pop music and so “nasty” to him means “sexy” but we use “nasty” as an adjective for gross! So sometimes out loud he would clarify – and I even have it on video with him saying “Nasty meaning bad….” Lol


              • Well as u I am sure u know he speaks Portuguese and Spanish – and he got a kick out of my Spanglish! Anyhow – this is why I was so excited to follow your language blog for a little while – – but I do not have the mind for a lot of languages – I mean maybe I could really really work at it – but ever since 8th grade German class I did better in math and English – so I think it is a “me” thing – like summer of 2012 I watched this little boy every other week – and we were busy driving everywhere so I played “french” lessons – but I did not really advance much whereas his dad later thanked me for exposing him because he retained much! Lol
                and I guess that goes with being human – so I extra appreciate those of you who have this language talent and gift!


                • Thank you, Yvette. I am not really active on my other blog, but I think it would be shame to delete it after so much work I had put into it. I have pain in my arm cause I work very long hours and I can’t afford to spend my free time blogging as much.

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                  • Yes I understand – and I think that language one was a shirt term blog front the start – and it is a good resource to leave up and out there! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒธ
                    And sorry about the pain in your arm – and glad u came back to blogging but I am praying it does not pull from your health! But it sounds like u have good boundaries in place. So one day at a time – and I have a feeling 2016 has many good things in store!


      • But a goal of mine is to visit some of the bloggers who submit to challenges – which I know u encourage ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•


    • To you too, dearest Tish, and please forgive me for not being here these day; had to work through holidays. I hope this year brings us all some calmer and happier times. xx


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    • Is there a moodier element than water? Definitely not! I am so grateful for this inspiring response, Tish. Seeing the world through your eyes is a privilege.

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  16. Awwwww, he does indeed look a bit grumpy but in a cute way. Must be because you didn’t give him a treat Paula. LOL!
    Stunning shot too darling! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Wishing you the best of 2016 and may all your dreams come true. โ™ฅ


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  18. There is no such a thing as only black, white, good, bad and etc. Everything have so many shapes and colors, just sometimes we are closing your eyes not to see that. Happy New Year!


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    • I am so glad to hear that, Jude.When you have a moment think if you would like to run a challenge post some time here. It would be an honour to have you. xx


      • Will do Paula, but it will have to be later in the year as I am hoping to move in the next couple of months and that is stressing me out!


            • Of course I will, and you will have to consult Scheduled challenges page to make sure that the “theme” you are considering hasn’t been done yet. You have to come up with a new theme ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Jude ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Un castor? ๐Ÿ™‚ And congrats on the soundtrack. I had to check it again. Monkees. Many people shun them, but they are typical of an era. I danced to that tune right when it was released, at a party in Nairobi. Merci pour les souvenirs.


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