That moment when you are walking in a muddy lane and just have to stand still and look at the sunlight shining through the leaf stuck on the end of your stick.
Archive photo taken on our family holiday in February 2016. We hire a big house for my children and their families, for a week, every other year. It’s wonderful to see the little cousins all romping around together. This is Twiglet, one of the twins.
Joining Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: PARTY and ENJOY
party of fifteen
enjoyed by us all
Join us in the One-a-Week Photo Challenge by leaving the link to you current or archive ‘LANE’ photo
Oak tree turned into a sun dial by the evening sun
swirls like the ocean
running on the shore of your
The spiral made in my lawn this year has been thoroughly enjoyed by many – children always run around spirals – turning, turning, turning, always turning, always running, always laughing – it is a delight!
Easy to do – you cut the lawn on a high setting and then starting in the middle, mow outwards on a lower setting, keeping a gap of the mower width to your right or left, whichever way you are moving. I’d love to know if you give it a go.
I first cut a spiral back in 1999 and then came the Waves, and the Grid
What pattern would you create?
Just had to include this wonderful piece of graphic design:
I saw this on a site called ‘Trust Me I’m a Designer’. Clever don’t you think!
It’s your turn!
Leave a link to your photos in the comments so that we can all see what turns up this week. 😉
Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – his prompt words this week are: Ocean and Shore
and the One – a – Week Photo Challenge that Cathy and I have compiled for fun.
Posted in art from natural objects, garden, haiku, Haiku Challenge, land art, Photo Challenge
Tagged art in the garden, grass art, grass spiral, haiku, land art, lawn, oak tree, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, spiral
when the flames of friendship grow
embers never dim
Combining our One-a-Week Photo Challenge and Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: prompt words – EMBER and FLAME
This photo was taken on a very special New Year’s Day on Mwnt beach with my cousin.
You can see more about the event in this post: Mwnt beach on New Year’s Day
Gosh the weather was fierce that day – the wind blowing up spray from the breaking waves.
My cousin and I met as small children, but not since, and now over 50 years later we have discovered a very special friendship. I do love the way life goes round full circle.
More Wave – related goodies:
Have you heard of the book The Wavewatchers Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
I hadn’t either until listening to the Museum of Curiosity which is my absolute favourite Radio 4 progamme.
Then there are the wonderfully relaxing waves of crochet in
Attic24’s Neat Wave Pattern, Crochet Wavelength Stitch
and this ripple pattern which has featured in quite a few of my cushions and throws
Please leave link to your WAVES in the comments and I will include it in our monthly round up.
Some old photos of my children waving …….Bye for now
Later addition – after Alastair’s comment (below) I had to go on an explore and just look what I found
How cool is that!
Posted in Crochet, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged crochet, haibun, haiku, Museum of Curiosity, Mwnt, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, The Wavewatchers Companion, wave
even at six years
Ronovan has given us DARKNESS and DEEP this week in his weekly Haiku Challenge.
Mixing that with our Photo Prompt – FICTION.
My childhood was not always a happy place to be. There is a hint of that in my expression in the photo of me at about 6 years old, that little frown. The photo is in its original 1950s frame.
My Grandad and step-grandmother, Dabbity, provided me with a haven of books, cooking, gardening and needlework, I was always supremely happy when I was with them.
I learnt to read early and loved reading fiction as an escape. Perhaps that is why I hardly ever read fiction nowadays – no need to escape.
These are three favourite books of my childhood: Swiss Family Robinson, Monty Woodpig’s Caravan and Miss Richard’s Mouse
The illustrations in Miss Richard’s Mouse are a bit deep and dark and I remember feeling a bit scared of this book
Please leave your link to your work of FICTION in the comments, we’d love to see them.
Posted in books, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged childhood books, fiction, haiku, Miss Richards' Mouse, Noel Carrington, Norah Pulling, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, poetry, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, Susan Einzig
the stars in my world
with needle and thread
Three generations of cross stitch.
The blue and yellow Binca pieces on the top were made by my children (now 35 and 41) at school. The white Binca is being decorated by Little Miss M (4) and Master R (7), he has made the first arm of the cross stitches, but got frustrated when he came to the corner, his mathematical Virgoan brain could not get it to be precise enough, so we had to take a break. I hope we can return to it next weekend. Shall I undo the corner bit? …… Hmmmm these moral connumdrums we Grannies face.
You can see my cross stitches on the fabric collage underneath, the start of another textile experiment.
Linking with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge.
This week’s prompts: STAR and BLOOM
Cathy and I have put together a list of subjects for the whole year – jump in as and when you feel like it with current or archive photos, and leave a link in the comments to be included in the monthly Round Up.
Posted in children's art, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, textiles
Tagged Binca, cross stitch, embroidery, embroidery with children, haiku, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, textile collage, weekly photo challenge
keeps her warm
Miss E very sweetly asked me if I could mend the first dress I had made for Teddy as it is her FAVOURITE.
Of course I could not resist this Boro-esque challenge.
First I needed to darn the holes and stabilise the edge with a running stitch
Then I carefully washed the dress and took it to Miss E for further instructions.
She asked for a daisy to cover the darn in the front and for me to neaten the edge. I hope she approves of the result as seen in the first photo.
“Work is love made visible”
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: COLOUR and WARMTH
My entry for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge: FAVOURITE
Please leave a link to your FAVOURITE photo in the comments to be included in the monthly round-up.
plain grey pelican
diving into the shallows
small fry for breakfast
A joy whilst on Nevis was to watch the pelicans diving near the shore on my early morning shell hunts
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge, prompts PLAIN and FAST
combining it with our One-a-Week Photo prompt for this week of BIRD.
Cathy and I compiled the list for the year, just for fun. Join in as and when you like using new or archive blog posts. We love to see your take on the subjects – always a fascinating variety. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the Round-up.
Posted in art from natural objects, birds, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, travel, wildlife
Tagged bird diving, Carribean, haiku, Nevis, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, pelican, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge