I know it’s Monday – tea day!! So what am I doing posting a Photo Challenge? I think if you take a gander, you’ll see there is a common theme with 2 great loves…So pour yourself a cup of tea and soak in some summer.
There is temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading should belong.Henry Ward Beecher
I didn’t include the topic of Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto challenge today because for some, the first association might be off-putting. It’s “non-live animals“. My first thought was taxidery or stuffed animals. Little Guy’s first thought was roadkill. I actually have a photo of roadkill, but I won’t be sharing that today.
As I looked in my archives and around my home, however, I noticed there are a number of creative options! I have a stainless steel mouse in my kitchen, whose tail holds my rings when I’m baking. My egg timer is a pig. One tea tin has a sloth and one tea dish is a panda. I have assorted figurines of cats and frogs in the house, and Grandpa’s Pig. My shower curtain is birds on a wire. I’m wearing kittens on my nightgown and I am in no hurry to get dressed.
So I experimented with a few other items because it is, after all, a photo challenge:
Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.Edward de Bono
This year has been quite a year! This year required us to stay closer to home and find creative ways to keep busy and stay healthy. It also meant more photographs around home too. Here’s a sample of 2020!
If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.Linda McCartney
Winter is for the birds.
Especially this big fellow who “dined” in our backyard two weeks ago, during a snowstorm. When I first noticed him from the dining room window, I thought “that’s a big robin”! I’m not that dumb but we live in the city and rarely see large birds. Especially in the back yard!
I don’t even want to think about what, or rather, who, was his “snack”. I’m keeping my eyes open for the Little Reds!
The wild hawk stood with the down on his beak and stared with his foot on the prey.Lord Alfred Tennyson
It’s called the “golden hour”. The light at sunrise and sunset washes the sky and landscape in a rosy hue that is unmatched by any other light source.
I have always been of the opinion that if I was meant to see sunrise, it would be later in the morning. But I have ventured from my cozy bed on 4 occasions (that I can rememer): At the riverside cottage with the geese, the beach, Thanksgiving at my folks, and Christmas morning. Most of the time I stick to Evening (Night photography is still a great challenge to overcome). This Fall I ventured to the edge of the corn field and the neighbour’s lawn at my folks. You can’t shoot great sunrises or sunsets living in the suburbs of a city.
For Cee Neuener’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, she asked for Sunset to Sunrise. Rather than posting a bunch of photos again (though the text in blue above should open some previous posts), I chose two favourites: an older sunrise and a new sunset.
This Labour Day weekend, Big Guy posed for me, and Dad and I both tried to capture the image I had in mind. We came close…
This may not be the best sunrise, but it’s one that takes me to my happy place. Right now, it’s the best way to travel. Happy Wednesday!
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And it’s my happy place
I BELIEVE IN PINK. I BELIEVE THAT LAUGHING IS THE BEST CALORIE BURNER. I BELIEVE IN KISSING, KISSING A LOT. I BELIEVE IN BEING STRONG WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING WRONG. I BELIEVE THAT HAPPY GIRLS ARE THE PRETTIEST GIRLS. I BELIEVE THAT TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY AND I BELIEVE IN MIRACLESAudrey Hepburn