Friday, February 5, 2016

Winter Weekend Reflections

The past week has not been very inspirational for photography. To be fair, the last few days did actually offer glimpses of sun and blue sky; but with the snow gone, the streets still full of old grit, and several weeks yet to go until proper spring could be expected, both town and nature are looking rather dull and tired.

And it does not help that the only proper ‘mall’ in the city centre was closed down at the end of January for a major refurbishment, and will remain closed until the next Christmas (!) season. There are of course other shops, but most shops in our town centre have their own separate entrances from the street rather than being clustered into malls. In summer, I like that. In winter, I realise now, not quite so much… Winking smile

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This is the block that is being refurbished. The photo is from early December - but winter ‘before snow’ and ‘after snow’ does look pretty much the same…

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On Wednesday, which was one of the sunny days, I did take the opportunity to go into town for a few errands (but left the camera at home). Besides some ‘minor’ items on my list I also bought a new duvet cover. It was not a total impulse purchase, as I had been thinking for a while that I wanted a new one. I also knew what kind of colours I wanted; and was happy to find them in a magnolia pattern, just right for spring and summer… Smile

It’s not on my bed yet, but here’s a picture of it from the web:

10 comments:

  1. i love the colors in our duvet cover... sorry your indoor mall is out of business for a while. i am so used to driving where i shop it would be a culture shock to walk store to store

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    1. I think it will look good with my green curtains in the bedroom. :)

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  2. Great reflection! Also, I would like that cover on my bed - so pretty!

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  3. The ramp leading up to the parking lot (I assume) makes for a great reflection.
    The magnolia duvet cover is very pretty! Last Saturday when I changed sheets, I used a light blue one with roses - I felt like it, because it reminds me a lot more of spring and summer than the sheets I've been using during the past months :-)

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    1. You're right, Meike. It is the parking deck; and without that spiral shape in it, the picture would have been very dull ;)

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  4. The duvet is beautiful, love magnolias, I have them, artificial, all over the house.

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  5. Lovely fresh colours in the duvet cover: I like it. Malls are a mixed blessing but, on the whole, however much I mourne town centre shopping the convenience and the fact that you are not either over or under dressed (well if you arrive by car anyway) does give malls an appeal.

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    1. Graham, I'm in two minds when it comes to malls. As I do not have a car, I always have to dress for the outdoors weather anyway. But sometimes I have to admit I appreciate the convenience all the same...

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