I had this set of books as a child but had forgotten that. Until I opened one of them today and started scanning through the stories. I was back in my special reading place, a child once again.
My father-in-law (more accurately, my ex-father-in-law) worked as a civil engineer in public service after the Second World War in the UK. When he passed in 2002, I 'inherited' a number of his storage boxes.
It has been such a week. On one hand it felt like October would never end, but on the other, it went in a flash. The flexible nature of time, I suppose. I have had no time to write any posts or take photos, even though there are loads of good challenges happening. So, I thought I'd do one post with multiple challenges for this week.
Stained glass windows in churches often portray religious stories or well-known figures such as archangels, saints and so on. But I believe that the everyday, common windows around us have stories of their own - intentional or unintentional. A window can 'tell' its story in so many ways: through the items placed on their sills, what … Continue reading Stories that windows tell
Focusing on depth and texture to give a sense of layers.
Last December, we went to a local game reserve as a family. Our accommodation was in a fenced off area so our dogs could come too, without disturbing the game. There was a large open-air area for communal cooking and eating, which conveniently had gates to keep animals out. When he wasn't chasing dragonflies around … Continue reading Waiting to be part of the pack
I've just returned home from an international conference to Prague and saw the weekly photo challenge this week is 'corner'. A perfect opportunity to share some shots from some of the places I went, and a few from closer to home. More corner photographs In 2016, I did a ‘corners’ theme for my photography project – … Continue reading From all corners of the world
Linus Pauling brings the idea of satisfaction and curiosity together beautifully in this quote: "Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."
Infrequent, occasional, rare, scarce, sporadic, uncommon. atypic, atypical, novel, unconventional, unordinary, offbeat, bizarre, cranky, curious, eccentric, erratic, freakish, idiosyncratic, odd, outlandish, peculiar, quaint, queer, quirky, singular, strange, unnatural, weird, kooky, screwball, exceptional, extraordinary, magnificent, outstanding, preeminent, rare, remarkable, singular, towering, uncommon, standout, awesome, out of sight. Oh. My. Word. So many synonyms for unusual, the prompt for … Continue reading Unusual “treesure”
The prompt for this week's Weekly Photo Challenge is 'Collage'. This is a hard one for me because I love to think creatively about how to work with many photos at one and I have so many to choose from! Here's a favourite that I did last year (2016), but, be warned I may share more!