A Photo a Week: Glowing
Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings morning. I am up very early today as I want to get used to being up really early as tonight we change our clocks for summer time, or as we call it daylight saving. So as I would normally be getting up at 5 AM on a Sunday to go to Otane, I will be getting up at 4 AM which will be a challenge tomorrow. We change over very early here in New Zealand. I don’t mind as it means I can get more done before the light goes.
So this week Cheri Lucas Rowlands is sending us all on quests. Whenever I go out to take photos it becomes a quest. Or more like a challenge to improve my skills. Such as taking photos of birds in trees. At the moment tui are very active, and very hungry. Which makes them a little easier to get good shots of them.
Sparrows are very busy too, as well as being very vocal.
It was a quest in itself to stalk this magpie and get half decent photos of it.
And it is not just bird life, or blooms that I look for. But interesting photos such as this large palm tree which is home to dozens of pigeons.
The Daily Post: Quest
Good morning from a cool, but sunny Hastings morning.
Just a quick post today – have a busy day ahead of me. So sorry if I don’t get to other blogs today.
Anyway Cee has asked us for photos showing either two different things or the number 2. So I searched my archives and found these two photos from Wellington. First up is this tree and a lamp post – man versus nature. Both are leaning towards each other…..
Two different shapes for this sculpture.
I have been wanting to use this last photo for a while. These feet hanging from the car mirror.
Cee’s Black & White Challenge: The Number Two
Good morning from a cold, but drier Hastings day.
This week Cee has asked us for shades of purple. My favourite colour.
So I experimented with different coloured vignettes. Just to emphasise the purples.
As usual I have purple blooms. I wanted the blooms to stand out against a contrasting colour.
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Good morning from a very wet and miserable Hastings day.
Last December I joined the market down in Otane. Lately it has just taken off for me. I am getting a reputation for fine knitting. And that is because I use a 2 ply knitting machine. That means I can knit very fine garments such as this one I knitted up yesterday.
I then crochet the band to add my own signature to it. As you can see the wool is very fine and the baby jacket is so light. I think that 2 ply is also called fingerling in the US.
These sell for $20 each. I have started to go through my mother’s wool and using that. All throughout my childhood my mother would knit with her knitting machine. She also worked for a shop. Every Thursday night we would eat takeaways as she had to sew everything up, ready for Friday.
I come from a very crafty family.
My entry for Jennifer’s challenge this week which is crafts.
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