Orderly

shell collection from Abu Dhabi

touch, smell, remember

how did life get so busy

miss beachcombing days

 

AbuDhabishells

shell from Abu Dhabi

All these shells and pieces of coral were collected in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.

Two weeks of warm sunshine, sitting on the beach, wandering slowly along the shoreline, knitting, reading and arranging shells ……. ah! ………… sigh …….

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shell mandala

You might recognize some pieces that have been used in my shell pictures.

My entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt: ORDERLY

combining with

Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TOUCH and MISS

I could happily spend days arranging collections of objects in an orderly fashion – how about you?

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Photo Challenge Round Up: August

Week 31 : LANE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 32: POINT

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 33: THRIFT

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Murtagh’s Meadow

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 34: FOLD 

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 35: SHARP

Cathy at Nanacathy

Denis at Haiku Hound

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Murtagh’s Meadow

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

It has been so good to do this Round-Up – a great way to catch up with all the wonderful entries. Thank you so much to all of you who have entered a photo. Please let me know if I have missed any – August skidded by and I was pedalling hard to keep up.

Cathy and I look forward to seeing all the interesting variety of takes on the September Subjects. As Cathy says, “HAPPY SNAPPING!”

 

Honeysuckle and Rosehips

flower assemblage, temporary art

leaf, flower and berry assemblage

honeysuckle, fern, rosehips

arranged on canvas

The scent of honeysuckle floating in a dish, glowing in the morning sunlight

floating honeysuckle

so beautiful to wake up to.

Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden

and

Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

And just because I love lichen …… I found this in the woods when I was gathering material to create …. well it turned out to be Mrs Moss lichen and moss

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Silent Sunday: Walkies!

assemblage art with natural materials

Silly Saturday Aliens

assemblage art with coral

You earthlings are really quite mad

Surely yoga is just a strange fad?

Standing still like a tree

Is alien to me

It’ s not the best fun that I’ve had

 

You say it helps you relax?

I think I’ve put out my back!

All this stretching and bending

Is torture never-ending

I’m sure I can feel my bones crack!

 

poem by Judy E Martin

of Edwina’s Episodes

 

Another fun creative collaboration between Judy and me. I do hope you are enjoying our ‘Silly Saturdays’ as much as we are enjoying putting them together.

Appropriate, as my back is giving me jip and, later today, I’m off the see if the Osteopath can CRACK my bones back into shape. Wish me luck!

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For a humourous look at life go to Edwina’s Episodes and read Judy’s brilliant book: “Rhymes of the Times”.

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Dancer

All of a fluster

Family Day Out

 

W.I.P Wednesday

Mandala Madness with Spiro Star centre in Scheepjes Bonbon

Spiro Star centre for Mandala Madness: photo tutorial here

Both patterns are by Helen Shrimpton

In Scheepjes Bonbon cotton thread with a 2mm hook.

Colours: Chrystaline, Lime Juice, Candlelight, and Snow White

(I am still having problems with ‘Photos’ on my computer, so I can not always edit as I would like – hence the top photo being quite dark)

The size so far:

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I think it will be about a meter across when finished and might be used as a tabelcloth for an octagonal table I have in the sitting room –  although after each round I look at it (a lot!), stroke it and imagine it framed on the wall – Yes I’m in love!!!

Does anyone else just have to stroke their yarny or sewing projects?

Beach

sand sculpture, beach art

 

Passion for sand play

Creates dragon with baby

on Pembrokeshire beach

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Photo Challenge Prompt: BEACH

Ronovan’s Haiku Prompts: PASSION and PLAY

 

Please leave links to your BEACH photos in the comments – thank you, looking forward to seeing them and remembering long summer days.