Here we are at the last ‘Windows’ photo of the year.
This is a photo I took a while back but I thought it summed up this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, with a glimpse of colour and light to brighten our short winter days.
Thank you so much to all of you who have shared such wonderful photos and stories to go with them each month throughout 2019.
Please leave a link in the comments to share this month’s Windows.
2020 is just around the corner and I am so excited that the theme for the year will be
*** !! ❤ TEXTILE TUESDAYS ❤ !! ***
Let’s gather on the first Tuesday of the month to share what textiles we have found, or textile projects we are working on.
I am so looking forward to sharing some textiley nattering with you all.
The first Textile Tuesday will be on Tuesday 7th January
It was only as I was driving back late last night from a Dairy Event, with two sleeping grandchildren in the car that I was thinking “it must be the first Tuesday of the month soon …… oh Yikes! it IS the first Tuesday of the month”.
So here, a day late, is our Photographic Monthly Meet-Up with the subject of WINDOWS running throughout 2019 .
This school term I usually take Miss E, 12, to her swimming lessons on a Wednesday morning, she has to be in the pool at 7am. I thought it would be a tough call to get up at 5:40am to be in time to take her there, but actually when the sun is shining through the huge windows it is a joyful start to the day.
and I feel full of energy and quite virtuous on a Wednesday – giving me a very good excuse to take it easy on Thursdays, tucked up with sewing or crochet. 😉
The second photo for this month comes from my recent visit to London, all of the photos would be worthy entries, but I took this one with this month’s challenge in mind.
and then in black and white
Do you have any photos of windows to share with us today? (or any day this month)
Current or archive, all welcome.
Please leave a link in the Comments. 🙂
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.
On the first Tuesday of each month we meet here to share photos of windows we have spotted. There have been some fascinating entries, I’m really enjoying seeing them. Recent or archive posts are all welcome, just leave a link in the comments.
On a recent walk to the tiny wooden St Catherine’s Chapel, Holworth:
The graveyard looks out to sea
as we sat on the grass we were serenaded by what I think was a Goldfinch in the weather-beaten trees. We couldn’t see the bird well enough to identify it, but I have a wonderful free App called ‘Chirp’ that has taught me to identify birdsong and I checked it with that – what do you think? Song of a Goldfinch?
On the path down to the beach we noticed that this little cottage had been spruced up with new windows and a new thatched roof, shame they haven’t removed the horrid pebbledash on the walls.
I’m looking forward to seeing a window on your piece of the world. 🙂
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.
Looking through the wibbly-wobbly glass of the magnificent greenhouse at Greenway House back in March.
The greenhouse sits in a peaceful walled garden looking onto the croquet lawn
Another view catching shadows on the inside
and in contrast,
the windows from inside the old stables at the lost village of Tyneham
seen on a recent visit with Master R and Little Miss M.
I sat and crocheted at the picnic table outside while the children played a wonderful game of make-believe in the stables and barns
Have you spotted any windows of interest?
We meet here on the first Tuesday of every month to share photos of windows we have found.
Whether ancient or modern, each window tells a story.
Leave a link in the comments, any time this month, to a new or archive post – all welcome.
Ooof! Don’t you just love the terracotta against that amazing sky.
For my last post about my trip to Egypt, I bring you some Egyptian windows
In the background of the photo below you can see one of those abandoned building projects that punctuated street scenes everywhere we went
We went in search of an art gallery, but the only one we found was closed.
I was surprised to see so much English signage in Hurghada.
What windows you have found to share with us this month?
I’m looking forward to seeing them. Please leave a link in the Comments below.
Here we are on the first Tuesday of the Month , our Monthly Meet-up Photo Challenge, with another collection of WINDOW photographs. To join in please leave a link to your photos in the comments. Your photos can be any interpretation of the subject, and can be your latest photos or archive photos and posts – all welcome.
Forde Abbey on the Somerset/Dorset border in the south of England is the perfect place if you are looking for a collection of windows to photograph. Join them on Instagram to see some wonderful photos of the gardens.
The photos above are the windows to the Orangery, we couldn’t go in in February, but peeped through the windows to see the citrus trees inside
I hope we will be able to wander through this space later in the year when the house is open for viewing.
Til then we had the outside views to enjoy.
But we could go into the Chapel where, behind the Rood Screen, there was a delicate tree flowering in the window – is that a Mimosa?
but this Window at the other end of the Chapel stole the show
especially with that blue sky beaming through.
I’m looking forward to seeing the windows you have spied this month.
Here we are again at the first Tuesday of the month and time to share our WINDOW photos.
We had snow here, in the South of England, last Friday and this was the view from my bedroom window
It is really difficult to adequately describe the joy of sitting in my cosy bed, crocheting rainbows for my granddaughter (Big Sis, aged 8 – yes she chose the Rainbow Amanzi) with Radio 4 playing The Book of the Week: Silence
I still get a warm fuzzy glow remembering the sheer pleasure, delight and gratitude for all that has brought me to this place of peace and joy.
Life has had it’s tumultuous ups and downs and in the darkest times I used to dream of a scene like this, a feeling like this. Dreams really do come true, feels good to acknowledge that and know that if things go wambly again in the future, I can always look back to this for comfort and to realign those dreams.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the WINDOWS you have captured with your camera this month and perhaps the thoughts or stories that go with them.
Just leave a link in the Comments below.
A window on your world – or keeping the curtains cosily drawn; one photo, a group of photos, current or archive – all are welcome!
If you would also like to join in with Jenn’s Photo Challenge : Comfortable and Cozy, pop on over to Travelling at Wit’s End.
Hi there! and Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet-Up, held on the first Tuesday of each month. The prompt for this month is FLAKE.
A favourite terracotta vessel I painted a few years ago is flaking nicely
The next 4 photos were taken of flaking paint on beach huts at Church Ope Cove on Portland
I would love to be able to do a colour analysis of this photos – to me they would all make wonderful colour palettes for a crochet blanket, or a knitted Fairisle jumper.
If you know of a free website or app that would pick out the colours for me I’d love to have the link.
The next two photos were taken on the island of La Gomera in January 2008
Nearly good enough as a piece of art to hang on the wall:
Last week I went for a visit to Tyneham and Worbarrow with my daughter and her children – one of our favourite destinations for a summer’s day.
The children are fascinated by the ruined buildings and the old school room
The door to the School and its window fit the theme
Then on to the barn where there is an old theatre, with flaking scenery paint on the barn wall
Click on any picture to see it in more detail.
I have gone for flaking paint but I’m looking forward to seeing where the prompt has taken you.
All entries are welcome, both archive and current, just leave a link in the comments below any time up until next month’s prompt kicks in.
Next month’s prompt is
Do you know what this flower is?
Hi everyone – here we are for our Monthly Meet-Up Photo Gathering.
The theme this month is FLOWER.
Years ago I used to do the Telegraph Cryptic Crossword each day and if ‘flower’ was in a clue it could mean ‘river’ – so just to be cryptic
this photo of a river in full spate, taken in March in the quite wonderfully bizarre Doreen’s Garden in Branscombe in Devon
To join in please leave a link in the comments to one of your new or archive photos or blog posts, it will be lovely to see your FLOWERS or indeed rivers!
Joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day
HAPPY MAY DAY!
Here we are again. Helloooooo! How has your photographic month been? I’ve had a great time in the recent snow and ice, in the delightful village of Branscombe, Devon. I stayed in a little self-catering flat, called Nestlecombe, in the Square that I have no hesitation in recommending.
In the bitter cold wind I went down to the beach to see if I could get some inspiration for our subject this month. I do love to see stone-balancing, and you can see some beautiful examples if you look at the Genteel Giant’s photographs on Instagram. My sisters met him on Newgale beach when we were staying there in January, I was back at the holiday let crocheting at the time, so didn’t get to see him, but love his work.
It was far too windy to try stone balancing but I played around with scale a bit.
The sea was scarily fierce and with the tide coming in, it nearly caught me out whilst I was picking up the plastics on the strand line (hence the poem)
I tried in vain to catch the power and the scale – the pictures look tame in comparison with the experience.
We are such tiny creatures who do well to respect nature’s power
death is only a trip away
Please leave a link to your photos of SCALE in the comments below. Can’t wait to see them!
You can see the whole year of subjects on my Photo Challenge Page.
Next month’s subject is
Posted in Photo Challenge, stone
Tagged Branscombe Beach, Jurassic Coast, March 2018, Monthly Meet-Up, Monthly Photo Challenge, photo challenge, poem, poetry, power of nature, stone balancing, stormy sea, waves
Here we are at the first Tuesday of February with our Photographic Monthly Meet Up.
The theme this month is WARM, so join us by leaving links in the comments to any photographs and/or posts both current and archive. Let’s all meet up for a huddle to keep warm – cos ‘baby it’s cold outside’! At least it is here. Any photos of warmer climes will be much drooled over and appreciated!
It might be frosty outside this morning but inside I’m indulging in some cosy hooky time before getting out of bed!
I’m loving the warm colours of Attic24’s Woodland Cal and in the 5th week of the Cal the blanket is big enough to keep me warm whilst crocheting.
I’m already thinking of new projects using these scrummy colours.
Going back to February 2013 I found this post – and the colours fit with the Warm theme
And this post from February 2014 when I was in Abu Dhabi for two gloriously WARM weeks.
In February 2015 I was keeping cosy under the Attic24 Cosy Cal
In February 2016 I knitted 14 bobble hats to keep my family warm
In February 2017 the Attic24 Cal was once again keeping me warm with my Hedgerow version of Lucy’s Moorland Blanket.
How are you keeping warm?
The theme stays open all month, just leave your links in the Comments.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your take on WARM.
Now I’d better get up!
This photo is of Bentley, a very warm dog, trying to cool off on a hot summers day. Sent to me by my sister, you can see her wonderful paintings and silver jewellery on Instagram
Posted in Crochet, Photo Challenge, travel
Tagged Attic24, Attic24 Cosy Cal, Attic24 Moorland Cal, Attic24 Woodland CAL, crochet, Dorset Hedgerow blanket, knitred bobble hats, Monthly Meet Up Photo Challenge, photo challenge
The Kaffe Fassett exhibition, currently on at Mottisfont, Hampshire is beautifully staged.
Some of the rooms are light and bright and some are dimly lit with rich and cosy colours – so dark it was difficult to take photos of the wonderful quilting.
My entry in our One-a-week Photo Challenge.
Please leave a link to your entry in the comments.
Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont.
His colours and cosy chunky sweaters say ‘Comfortable’ to me.
To join in with our Photo Challenge just leave a link to your Comfortable photos in the comments.
Also joining the Daily Post: Knit
Cee’s FunFoto Challenge: Letter ‘O’
Must have the letter ‘O’ anywhere in the word.
dark ghoulish oufit?
not for me
Now, what do you think I’m going to do with these? Any ideas?
My entry in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Please leave your link in the comments here or on Cathy’s post.
These fabric flowers are my latest purchase online from a fairly local Craft Shop called Hobbycraft
And joining in with
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: SPOOKY and NIGHT
remembering our ancestors
I don’t need Christmas
My heart celebrates Solstice
Turning to the light
Using a bit of poetic licence here to meet our One-a-Week Photo Challenge Prompt: Regal
I was trying to make a tealight holder out of used teabags that was not so BROWN.
After painting it with white Gesso it somehow said ‘Christmas’ to me, so I painted the inside with some gold paint, a few dots around the outside and then it said ‘CROWN’.
Also joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku challenge – prompt words HEART and NEED
Posted in crafty tricks, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, recycling
Tagged haiku, haiku challenge, homemade tealight holder, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, recycled teabags, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, teabag art, tealight
no silk or satin
to grace my skin, happier
in a rusty truck
Cathy-and-Daffy’s One-A-Week Photo Challenge – RUST
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, Prompts: SKIN and SILK
Join in our challenge by adding a link in the comments on either blog, we’d love to see your interpretation of this week’s subject.
Next week – REGAL
From Rust to Regal, we like to mix it up!
sharp eyes, sharp scissors
small hooks, smart patterns to please
each round exciting
Joining two challenges together:
Our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Ronaovan’s Haiku Challenge: PLEASURE and EXCITE
Inspired by some of the mini crocheted mandalas I’ve seen in online crochet groups I am trying my hand at making a couple whilst me hands and eyes can still cope!
The white one ‘Sol’ by Zoya Matyushenko on Ravelry, her designs are amazing! Each round is a little gem in itself. I’m making this in Cotton thread – Scheepjes BonBon, Bridal White, with a 1.25 mm hook, although if I did it again in this cotton I would choose a 1.5mm.
The turquoise one is Spiro Star by Helen Shrimpton which I am making with the same thread and a 2mm hook. My plan is to make a one colour Mandala Madness with Spiro Star at the centre.
Join Cathy and me in our weekly Photo Challenge by leavig a link to your ‘Sharp’ photo in the comments.
Posted in Crochet, haiku, Haiku Challenge, mandalas, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged #MandalaMadness, 'Sol' by Zoya Matyushenko, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, Spiro Star