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
A trip to London and the view from a window high up in the Tate Modern, looking out over the Thames.
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.
Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet Up when we share photos of windows old and new on the first Tuesday each month. Leave a link to a recent or archive post in the comments.
The first is from the ruined remains of the Abbey at Cerne Abbas. You can read more about the history of the building here.
Another old lattice window, from inside a National Trust property, but I can’t remember which one.
For complete contrast I’m remembering my holiday in Nevis, the Caribbean in April 2017
I’m excited to see what windows you have found this month.
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
Passe moi l’aspirine”
Posted in art from natural objects, travel
Tagged assemblage art, beach art, Caribbean, face, french, fun, humour, Nevis, razor clam, shell picture, shells
Have you noticed that lately, pineapples are appearing in all sorts of places, on clothes, as jewellery, on china ……….
I’ve had a ‘thing’ for pineapples for a while, and have a couple of them cheering up the doors of my dated kitchen cupboards, (along with a clown drawn by Miss E when she was 6).
They were painted by Raoul Speek, a Caribbean artist living in Solva, Pembrokeshire. Decorative pineapples have popped up in all sorts of places since they were first brought to the British Isles.
Origin of the Word
The word pineapple in English was first recorded in 1398, when it was originally used to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees (now termed pine cones). When European explorers discovered this tropical fruit they called them pineapples (term first recorded in that sense in 1664) because of their resemblance to what is now known as the pine cone. The term pine cone was first recorded in 1694, and was used to replace the original meaning of pineapple
They are often found in and around old houses as a symbol of prosperity – like on these railings outside a house in St.Davids.
Raoul Speek’s pineapples inspired a cushion I made back in 2013
And more recently I ordered some smaller wooden shapes from Hazel Woodcraft for the grandchildren to decorate as presents.
A trip to the Caribbean fuelled my Pineapple Passion,
they were everywhere
as wall lights
balsa wood sculptures
and can you spot them in this room?
yes, the tray.
I loved the atmosphere in that house – it’s name is Serendipity and you can stay there……
…….. and then……oh! …. oh my goodness! … my heart skipped a beat, I saw a pattern for Pineapple Bunting on Etsy …….
and hey presto another mini-obsession takes hold ………
So many colour combos to explore!!! Juicy!
to be continued….
The beautifully painted leaves on The Green Dragonfly today prompted me to find the photos of the leaf doodling I did on Nevis.
I never did discover the name of the plant this leaf came from, it grew near the sea.
Each morning I would create little arrangements on the table on the veranda
I can’t stop arranging things – even the loose tiles in the swimming pool could not escape
…….. a coral collection
some of which I doodled on wondering if they would combine with a seahorse to make little hanging decorations
What do you think?
My entry for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Golden Rock, Nevis, Caribbean
We were told that this was the best place to eat on Nevis – what a place.
sumptuous burger with obligatory Rum Punch for my friend L
and a Conch Chowder for me, (with pink and orange napkins) Yumsk!
Then masses of arty stuff, which was right up my street
side tables made of plastic rubbish set in a solid foam – now … could I do this with some of my beach finds I wonder???? Hmmmm … must find out more.
I want that green chair!
I want to make that lampshadeHad to go for a sit down – I was getting over excited!
An Antillean Bullfinch came to see if we had any crumbs to spare.
So romantic …….
Posted in birds, garden, Photo Challenge, recycling, sculpture, travel, wildlife
Tagged Caribbean, cocktails, Golden Rock, Nevis, recycling, sculpture, side tables, upcycling, West Indies
spying from my seat
beach activities below
Our Photo Challenge Week 15 : LUNCH
Ronovan’s Haiku prompts (10th April): WONDER and SPY
Two weeks in the Caribbean! Lucky me!
I’m playing catch-up. Thank you so much Cathy for keeping the Photos purring along.
I can’t just leave out the two weeks of our One-a-Week Photo Challenge I missed – not after nearly three years of weekly postings, so I will be catching up with a couple of posts today.
A few more scenes from that balcony – not a bad place to sit and have lunch 😉
Looking towards St Kitts
Pelicans bobbing on the water in the early morning light
diving for fish
the boys going snorkelling
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I was staying at The Hamilton Beach Villas which were beautiful, but not quite what they promise on their website. No Spa. When we questioned this we were told that they “had got a bit over enthusiastic on their website” !
There seemed to be a lot of that going on in the Caribbean. Often when travelling I have found people tell you what they think you want to hear – anyone else had that experience?
Posted in birds, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, poetry, travel, wildlife
Tagged balcony, beach, Caribbean, fishing, fishing net, Nevis, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, pelican, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, weekly haiku challenge, weekly photo challenge