Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Our World Tuesday: When I’m Free


Another mural from the No Limit street art festival in September.
Work in progress above…


… and then I went back to see the result a few weeks later.


Artist: Lakwena (from London)
The link goes to an interview I found online, where she talks about her art as a “contemporary expression of worship” and “the importance of words and how much power they have”.

Our World Tuesday

Friday, November 17, 2017

Postcards for the Weekend

170206 CN-2123514 maxicard

CN-2123514 (Maxi card – Watermelon)
Postcrossing card from China, February 2017

Strawberry Fairy

The Strawberry Fairy (by Cicely Mary Barker)
Postcrossing card from Lithuania, October 2017

Refreshing reminders of summer in the midst of grey and rainy November Winking smile

Weekend Linky Party:

Postcards for the Weekend 61: Food & Beverage

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bird Nests, Art and Witchcraft


The answer to yesterday’s Guess What? is: A magpie’s nest. Not that I can say for sure whether (for the magpies) it counts as one two-storey building, or two separate nests on top of each other… To me, seen from my window, it also rather resembles a big wicker sculpture of a woman’s head and shoulders... Magpie art? ; )

Anyway – the structure has grown since I first blogged about it in March 2014:


There’s also a nest in another tree close by. You can see both of them in this photo from January 2015. Both nests have grown bigger since then, but it is the one to the left that has the “head” added on top now : )


In the cemetery nearby, I recently also noticed this tree:


My first thought was “an apartment tree for birds!” – Not sure, though… Someone yesterday suggested “witch’s broom” for my mystery picture (a kind of tree disease/deformity). While I’m pretty sure that magpies made the wicker sculpture - perhaps this other tree is “bewitched”?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Guess What?


Any idea what you’re looking at here?
I’ll let you have a guess before I give the answer…

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Under the Weather






The photos above are from a walk along the river on Monday (6th November). Since then we’ve been through a variation of sun, rain, wind, fog and frost…

Over the weekend I’ve been feeling a bit “under the weather”. Whether really to do with the weather, I’m not sure. Also got my annual flu shot on Thursday. Not been really feverish or anything, just a bit… well, whatever... Anyway, didn’t get round to any blogging - until now (Sunday evening).

Sunday started out foggy and frosty. I waited until the afternoon to go out. But even then I found the ground still treacherously icy and frosty in places (where there had not been enough sun). So my walk was cut short.


Frozen muddy puddle


Frost on the lawn

Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Weekend Reflections

My Town Shoot Out

SkyWatch Friday

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