Blogs I Follow
- View From Our Hill
- The Sandy Chronicles
- Susan Rushton
- Once a designer...
- Going Batty in Wales
- Alice Fox Textiles
- The Shrub Queen
- Photographic Memories
- lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown
- Amanda Jones Crochet
- Ramblings From Jewels
- Creating my own garden of the Hesperides
- The Loopy Stitch
- Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
- The Dorset Rambler
- The Wee House Of Crochet
- Dorset Dawdlers
- Ecofriendly Crochet Design & Sustainable Living
- Morale Fiber
- Tea & Paper
- Julia's Creative Year
- Maria Clarke-Wilson
- The Contented Crafter
- Sewing Etc.
- Words and Herbs
- It's all in a Nutshell Crochet
- Notes From the Hinterland
- Eliza Waters
- Pink Cobwebs
- Buttercup and Bee
- the willow witch
- Life is too short to drink bad wine
- I Am Branching Out
- Well Hopper
- from sewing room to potting shed
- Barn House Garden
- T H I M B E R L I N A
- Postcard from Gibraltar
- An Artist's Journal
- KDD & co
- Petal & Pins
Category Archives: photosImage Image
This is a photo of my Grandmother with my father on her knee.
I have been having a sort out and came across this photo – that is my Dad, third from the left, aged about 10, circa 1931.
Time to share the windows we have found to photograph …
This month I have been noticing Shop Windows – this one in my little rural local town
Who would buy those lurid meringues? Would you?
And yum-yum ….. A Splat Cake! ??????
In contrast how about the window of The Grand, Piccadilly, London.
(click on the photos to see them full screen)
Laduree, which apparently invented the recipe for Macarons.
In contrast again the shops in Bethnal Green Road are a little more earthy
like The Green Factory,
then turn a corner into Brick Lane and all manner of amazing street art assaults the senses
This is the side window of a leather goods shop.
I look forward to seeing what windows you have found in your part of the world – archive or current, all welcome. Just leave a link in the Comments.
I have really enjoyed having one subject to focus on this year, it has made me look at the world from a slightly different perspective, I do hope you have enjoyed it as well.
So, what about next year …. thank you to everyone who has offered suggestions, all wonderful ideas, …… one of my great loves is Textiles and this has gone up a gear since being part of the Stitchbook Collective.
Next year Wild Daffodil’s photographic monthly sharing of photos will turn into
Still on the first Tuesday of each month, it will be wonderful to see what Textiles you find to photograph.
Whether the textiles are in your own home, something you are working on, or have seen when you are out and about, I’m really quite excited to see what turns up on
Textile Tuesdays 2020
It is the first Tuesday of the month, time to share some photographs of WINDOWS, our theme for the whole of 2019.
I have to admit it crept up on me this month, as the last few weeks have been busy with grandchildren on their summer holidays – I’m one very happy but very tired Granny!
So I have been dreaming of holidays – and thinking of windows seen on holidays in the past – this one with shutters in a little beach shop on Nevis in the Caribbean in May 2017
Love those colours together.
In contrast, this one seen on a walk to Pickering from Whistle Stop Cottage last November
and a bizarre shop window in Tokyo from November 2015
Do you have any window photos to share this month.
All are welcome whether they are current or archive posts – sometimes it is fun to revisit blog posts from a few years ago. To join in you can put a link in the comments of this post anytime until the next month begins on the first Tuesday in October.
My Mum and me on my wedding day, 30th. September, 1972.
Granny found the trampoline – you’re never too old to enjoy a kids’ play park – right?
Happy New Year!
I do hope the festive season has been kind to you all and you were able to spend it in the way you wanted to.
Here we are at our first photographic meet up of year – I really am excited to see what windows you have found to share with us over the coming months.
But first a Round Up of links to the posts in 2018:
And a very warm THANK YOU! to all who entered the challange in 2018:
Nanacathy, Gillyflower, The Crafty Creek, Postcard From Gibraltar, Rainbow Junkie, Sewing Etc, Murtagh’s Meadow, Quaint Revivial, Cathy @ Still Waters, Kristabella’s Hodgepodge, The Grange Range, Susan Rushton, Hook This, Weave That,
You all made it such a fun challenge and it was lovely to link in with you on the first Tuesday of each month.
So here we go again: I wandered round my village last night and got some very blurry photos, but I kinda like them
Must get myself a tripod if I’m going to take photos at night again
They look a bit drunk! Very appropriate for New Year’s Eve.
Join in by leaving a link in the comments any time up until Tuesday 5th February.
It’s November and our Prompt this month is PATINA
Last Thursday I entered the delightful sepia world of Nuffield Place, nr Henley-on-Thames, where my camera could have a patina feast
and I found myself falling a little bit in love with the man who had this little workshop
….. in his bedroom!
and with his wife who loved needlework and made clothes for her staff
This quote is taken from an article written in the Telegraph
Morris, later Lord Nuffield, was Britain’s greatest ever philanthropist and gave away over £30m of his fortune, equivalent to £700m in today’s money. Yet, despite his enormous wealth, his lifestyle could not have been more modest.
William Morris, the designer of the car the Morris Oxford, left school at 15 and started his working life repairing bicycles. How is it that I have never heard of this man before now? This is the sort of person children need to learn about in History! This is the sort of role model we need to know about.
I feel quite cross that my teenage history-hungry mind was filled with the war-mongering men of yesteryear when there was THIS MAN to learn about! as well as plenty of wonderful women through the ages.
The couple had no children and the house is full of evidence that they enjoyed the company of friends
The room guide explained that the carpet we could see was in fact a photograph of the original carpet printed onto fabric and laid on the floor. The original, which was being restored, when new, had been the same blue as the glasses.
They each had a bedroom, with a delightful connecting room and it struck me how modest their rooms were compared to the more luxurious feel to the guest bedrooms.
Every room of the house had windows framing views of the garden, but Thursday was a dull day and I only had time for a quick visit so I did not get out into the garden.
The house held so much evidence of a gentle cosy life well lived
some of the photos are a bit blurred as the lighting was low, no flash allowed and I was in a hurry…….
as I am now …. there is more I want to tell you about this marvellous William Morris, but I can tell you another day (hint: iron lung)…. and you can click on the links to discover more
EDIT: since writing this I have discovered some disturbing and hideous information about this man: link to an article in the Daily Mail
Now I understand why this man can not be publicised as the hero he so plainly wanted to be seen as.
For now I leave you with a photo of the patina put on my cappucino in the suitably modest little coffee shop on site
To join us in our Photographic Meet-up please leave a link in the comments – I’m really looking forward to seeing what you have found to photograph this month.
We have been treated to some amazing sunsets this Autumn, the most spectacular one this week giving the tree at the bottom of my garden its own Ta Dah! moment.
Click on the photo to see it bigger.
Blow the whistles, pop the cork, we’re off!
Another year of getting together to share our photographic take on a one word prompt.
For 2018 this will be a Monthly Meet-Up starting on the first Tuesday of each month.
What could be better at the start of the year than to be looking out for SPARKLES …..
The Sparkling water of the Fleet in the teeth of an icy wind
a wooden table in the woods …Crochet Christmas Snowflakes
with added Swarovski crystals
sunshine on water
and to warm us up a bit, photos taken in the Caribbean last April
It took many photos to capture the splash of the fishing net hitting the water, but I got it, and if you look closely the splash is sparkling in the sunshine.
Click on any photo to see it larger.
For a sparkly finale – this water feature is in a narrow corridor in an underground shopping centre in Japan, photographed in November 2015
Feel free to join in any time during the Month of January with your Sparkles – one photograph or many, current shots, archive post links, they are all welcome. Just leave a link in the Comments of this post.
Let’s SPARKLE together!
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent me prompt suggestions, I will get the full list together for February when the prompt is WARM