Project 365

Week 31

From our day in the city of Dublin, Molly Malone, aka the Tart with the Cart. Back home, I have been trying to take a few pictures around where I live. My local Sainsbury’s petrol station, the new re-cycling bin at the pub! and some artwork by the bus station for this week. Some fabulous black cherries which I can’t seem to stop eating. A beehive for Rinda’s project Summer Scavenger Hunt and the sky over Weston on 1st August.

Project 365

I am still managing to keep up with this year long project. I seem to be in the habit of thinking about it and taking photos every day. Along the way I have been doing a couple of other photography projects at the same time which definitely gives me and the project a boost every so often! I am so behind posting the Lo’s though that I have decided to put them all onto a page of their own and start posting again from these two weeks.

Weeks 29 & 30

My Nephews school finished the wall that they have dedicated to him. AJ’S corner. What a wonderful tribute to a brave boy. This picture is also appearing in amongst my finds for Rinda’s Summer Scavenger Hunt
I was visiting someone who had a beautiful sculpture of Rodin’s ‘Girl in a Straw Hat’. I was thrilled to have had my camera with me and take some pictures of it. I have had a lot of fun playing with textures on this photo in photoshop this week. I treated myself to a new passport cover, It is much easier to see in my bag than the dark maroon of the paper book. I have taken to wearing orange! & I loved this little top with its pretty shoulders. Strawberries from Cheddar are just the very best you can have!! Macaroni and Cheese is the name of the colour Project 64 are looking for this week. I knew straight away where I had seen it before! on our summer table linen! I seem to have had a few treats this week and last, so I cooked my boys a gorgeous giant yorkshire pudding and served their much loved roast beef in it!

I was working in town, this is an usual view of Knightstone Island for me. I love that the tide is out on the right leaving the pool filled on the left.
Working in the evening and at the weekend, collecting a cheque from a fundraising event, Although speech making is not my favourite thing, this one went particularly well making it a lovely evening.
I bought some French Larkspur, such a pretty plant and one I have not had as a cut flower before. The chyrsanths are miniature ones in a very pretty basket. For some reason, the colours remind me of toothpaste! Not that we have stipey toothpaste, it must be from the dim & distant past.
I had wonderful few days in Dublin this week with two of my brothers. We flew from Bristol but not with this airline, this was the nearest plane to my camera! Alan is fishing for Irish Gold in one of the peaty rivers in the Wicklow mountains.
I bought some new sandals this week, flat & black and unusually, very comfortable!

Paper is Katie Pertiet’s Botanicals and the LO is Jessica Sprague.

Project 365

OOps! I completely forgot to post this. It obviously came together far too easily, then promptly left my mind. Does that happen to you?

We went to an art exhibition at the weekend. It was by a guy called Stephen Magrath and was about how he sees and thinks about the brain of a person that has dementia. Sounds heavy but it was wonderful. His interpretations were stunning. There was also a poetry reading by a lady called Karen Hayes who read from her book “The Edges of Everywhere” Poems written with the words of people with dementia. Funny, sad, touching, insightful and working with people with dementia, unsurprising, of course these people have a voice, we just need to listen harder to hear it.
We had a very intersting morning and as it was the preview day there was gorgeous food and wine!
For the first time since we have lived here, at the weekend we went to the castle at Banwell for a Somerset Cream Tea. It was fabulous. We sat in the conservatory with the sun shining, overlooking the Mendips and there was even a peacock wandering about the place.
My car had some tlc this week, new tyres, MOT which it passed and a service.
I was looking for Red Violet for Project 64, I had a lovely new colour on my nails ‘passionate plum’ and I also have a picture of me!
Template is from Chrissy W P365 set 3 at Two Peas

Project 365 Catching up

Week 17

Easter Weekend arrived at last. We have been looking forward to this long weekend so much. The weather forecast was for sunshine so we planned a weekend in the garden. Paul & I were on our own on Saturday so we had a treat of a fabulous shellfish platter for lunch, a chilled glass of Pinot was just perfect with it. Easter Sunday was a lovely lazy day. The boys had bought me some gorgeous roses, which I photographed from every which way possible. The bouquet had some eucalyptus and some hydrangea in for greenery so after a couple of days I took them out for more photographs! The hydrangea flowered by the end of this week and was so pretty. The 25th was Ben’s birthday. We booked a table at our favourite restaurant, Yo:gi’s the Japanese in town. We had a wonderful evening with lots of gorgeous food, drinking and picture taking. I was taking part in a photographic challenge called ‘my day in pictures so my camera was with me all day and all evening! I chose the picture of us for this page. The rest of the days pictures I posted on my blog. I cleaned my crystals this week and thought the amethyst looked so beautiful in the sun. Project 64 was looking for Pacific Blue, which I found really difficult to find. I liked this picture of snug harbour and it brought back happy memories of a wonderful road trip we did with Jane & David Oh so many years ago now. I have been wanting to take a picture with sun spots or bokeh for ages. When I tried before I was disappointed but his time I got so many beautiful shots I was overjoyed. The dark pink weigelia is very beautiful this year and with the bokeh, just perfect! Of course Friday we were all on a days holiday again because it was the Royal Wedding. Prince William married Kate Middleton. Paul & I sat glued to the TV all day, which is just what we said we wouldn’t do. Hey Ho! We had a lovely day chillin’ together.

Week 18

I wanted to photograph some sheep and lambs; I have no idea why. Maybe it’s because I see them in the fields as I drive by but I can never stop to look. At the weekend we went to Court Farm in Banwell. It was a clear and bright day but oh so windy! We had a fabulous afternoon wandering around this working farm. All the animals were close enough to touch if you wanted to! I spoke to a horse, I am afraid of them but this one just stood and let folk pet him.
Paul bought me some beautiful dark purple sweet peas this week. Their perfume was as wonderful as their colour.
I ordered some solar lights for the garden and they arrived this week. Their blue light looks so pretty. I would like some more!
Karen & I had an afternoon in Clevedon. Mostly we just chatted as we went to each shop in turn, pointing things out to each other. We both saw some pretty glass tea light holders; ‘dangly things’. We each bought one of course! Mine is purple and now hangs on the branch on the patio; hers is turquoise and is hanging in her kitchen. It’s a good thing we went; we didn’t know we needed them! Karen also bought a beautiful turquoise blue handbag, I was so proud of her!
I like to take pictures on the windowsill in my room but the light is just a little too bright and the window surround too dark, but it is the perfect place for me. I had a brainwave! I put a wire across the window and bought some different fabrics to hang to diffuse the bright light of the sun and lighten the dark of the window frame. I was playing with my camera and through my lens saw the blue sky with fluffy white clouds through the white fabric. Love it!
I saw this poppy while out visiting this week. I have never seen a poppy with such frilly petals: it was very beautiful.
I found the box of beautiful shells I had been searching for, in the shed! They had popped into my mind as a subject for photographing. I washed them and then thought they needed a little something, so I rubbed them with some olive oil which amused my boys so much. I brought them to my windowsill to photograph and I am really pleased with the results. I think this one is a Queen Conch shell. It has the most beautiful colour pink inside.

Papers from Katie Pertiet and Lo by Chrissy W at 2p’s