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sweet scents of childhood
in green lanes
Ronovan in the weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompts: SWEET and SCENT
The photo is of Master R, taken in summer 2016 at Kingston Lacy, one of our favourite places for a day out.
Photos taken at Sculpture by the Lakes in May 2014 of this bronze sculpture surrounded by thrift.
joining Cee’s Flower of the Day
and look, it’s the same colour as my handbag
If you ever get a chance to go to these gardens, go – it is the most stunningly beautiful, peaceful spot with spectacular sculpture and superb garden design all to the highest quality.
On the subject of ‘thrift’ does mending count? bringing me right back down to earth …….
…the pile of mending and alterations that sit on the end of my sofa waiting for me to be in the right mood to tackle it. Bimbo’s ear and a couple of his seams need attention and the doll needs her foot. The rest of it (mostly for grandhchildren) is much less appealing!
Thank you for all the entires to this week’s Photo Challenge, I’m a little late to the party this week, but managed to squeak in. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the monthly round-up.
This photo is of the first (and only) Geocache we found. I find the idea of Geocaching exciting and so do the grandchildren. I need an iPhone to do it – but – I am taking a veeeerrrrrryyyyyy long time to get one – so many decisions to make. I’m not good at decisions.
However I’m glad to have at least one find to fulfil this week’s Photo Challenge on Lewesdon Hill in Dorset, with the help of my daughter’s phone. We left a Love Rock in it and added our names and date we found it.
My whole house is my studio
Every room a cache
The dining room – full of beach clean finds
The bedroom – yarny stash
My kitchen has experiments
From mould growth to tea bags drying
The spare room houses WIPs and HOTHs
And other things I trying
Obsessions and excitement
Fills every single day
The internet is full of stuff
With which I want to play
Try out this, try out that
and sometimes get things done
But mostly I’m deep in happy-land
Being messy – having fun
The inspiration for this little ditty came when my friend sent me a poem by Dr John Cooper Clarke (see below) as she said it reminded her of me, it prompted me to write the one above
ARTS N’ CRAFTS
Out of bed into the Shed
To paint the wooden roses red
To ride a rocking quadruped
With a big idea in your head
Form and function in a line
The rudiments of good design
From the oaken leg to the fine wine
To table tops of melamine
There’s nothing that you couldn’t make
No effect you couldn’t fake
A pebble sprayed with metal flake
Would make a precious paperweight
Teddy bears to stuff with stuff
Like nylon mink from a lady’s muff
Cotton balls and a powder puff
Pom poms and pocket fluff
Stainless steel and a rock hard aura
The marble glance of a lost explorer
A heavy heart for the love of Nora
Chains of flowers on a draped amphora
Time time time to slay
Each crowded hour of every day
Where indolence is kept at bay
In an arty-crafy kinda way
poem by Dr. John Cooper Clarke
My entry is a little late this week – trouble with internet connection – soooo frustrating!
Joining in with the Daily Post: HIDDEN
Feel free to join in with the Photo Challenge Cathy and I have put together, by leaving a link in the Comments – we’d love to see your Cache’s.
Week 14 of our One-a-Week Photo Challenge: POND
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Back in the darker January days when frost dusted everything with magic, Miss E and I went walking with our cameras. Miss E was given a camera for Christmas and she was keen to get some frosty shots. We went to Thorncombe Woods and headed for the pond.
chagrin felt at school
healed with home education,
love, joy and freedom
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words:
CHAGRIN and JOY
Do you recognise the bobble hat? – I made one for each grandchild last year, but trying to get a decent photo of all of them was like herding cats
I’ll be away from the computer for a couple of weeks. Cathy will be holding the Photo fort over at Nanacathy, leave a link on her One-a-Week Photo Challenge posts and I will include them in the April Round-Up. Thank you Cathy and as Cathy says:
a light breeze blowing
primroses growing by trees
busy buzzing bees
Combining our One-A-Week Photo Challenge: HISTORICAL,
Ronovan’s Haiku prompts: BREEZE and BLOW
Cee’s Which Way Challenge
My sister, Bentley and I went for a really good long walk at Badbury Rings last week, an Iron Age Hill Fort, near Wimborne in Dorset. Another walk towards my 17 for 2017 target.
I am always trying to catch Bentley unawares as, like most dogs, he doesn’t like having his photo taken
We walked round the ramparts, across the top and then round the back of the Rings
Spotting plenty of ‘Which Way’ scenes to photograph
Breeze, blow, Bentley with branch, Badbury, bees, boat and barn (and later on, back for blanket, a brew and banana cake)
This willow was a-buzzzzzzzzzzzzzin with bees, both honey and bumble. We tried for ages to get some good photos, but failed, imagine a loud and constant hum accompanied by birdsong from the woods beyond.
The boat had seen better days and was probably home to many little creatures
The barn, festooned with ivy,
another wildlife haven.
Then back home for delicious cake made for us by my lovely niece
who was very happy to receive her Dorset Hedgerow Blanket
She is at Uni studying to be a vet in Glasgow, so it will be nice to have something from home to snuggle under in the evenings, even though it is now officially Spring.
Happy Spring Equinox one and all!
Cathy and I would love you to join us in our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, just leave a link in the comments to your Historical Photos, current or archive all are welcome.
For up and coming subjects go to the Photo Challenge Page.