On Tuesday I found these shell people at Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie – oh what a delight that place is – if you ever get a chance to visit GO!
These were in the Morning Room along with other vintage shell designs
The lighting is kept low, so it was not easy to get good photos.
Such exquisite pieces of shell art
Agatha Christie spent 8 weeks of the year in this house on the banks of the River Dart.
The garden is glorious, the camelias and magnolias stunning – I have more photos to share with you
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Linking with Cee’s Flower of the Day
Abu Dhabi heat
sweet sweaty heat to warm me
and heal my tired bones
I had to dig deep to find a picture of TRAFFIC for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge this week. There is some traffic there, really there is.
Click on the link to see a whole year of subjects ready and waiting for you to have fun with. This picture goes well with Ronovan’s prompt words of SWEAT and HEAT for his Haiku Challenge.
I had to go back to January 2014 when I went to Abu Dhabi to spend two weeks in the sunshine. That winter I had had one illness after the other and needed to feel sunshine on my body to feel well again. Luckily my brother-in-law was working in Abu Dhabi and I was able to stay with him. I spent long delicious hours wandering the beach collecting shells.
You can see more about what I got up to on that trip here, here, and here
And my favourite shell picture here.
Cathy and I have enjoyed creating a list of prompts for the whole year. Please leave your links to your TRAFFIC photos in the comments and I will include them in my monthly round-up.
Some more shell mandalas – they make me feel calm and creative, just looking at them – hope you like them too …
this one is simple but one of my favourites
it became the centre of a few more mandalas
i could spend days sorting, categorising, re-sorting and putting into size lines
this quote seems to sum up the zone I was able to get into on holiday
grr! I can’t remember where I saw this quote – it might have been on Quinn Creative, she comes up with such great quotes and comments about all sorts of aspects of creativity.
this happened .. which led me into other designs…
and they are for another day….
Hope you have some peaceful meandering creative time in your day or week.