Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Fiery Dragon

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2

 

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And here is taking it a step further…

 

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Friday, 20 September 2013

FMTSO/Skywatch: Blowing in the Wind

Today I decided to do a “proper” Friday Shoot Out, i.e. take the camera out for a walk (on Friday afternoon), to see what I could find blowing in the wind.

The “problem” was, there wasn’t that much of a wind…

 

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Often it’s quite windy on my balcony, but today I could even sit out there reading for a while in the afternoon sun, just wearing jeans and short sleeves. Not bad for 20th September.

 

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Not much for the wind to blow on here! (Don’t ask me why ‘they’ cut everything off this tree. I have no idea. I only noticed it today as I was passing.) As you can see in the background, most trees are still green.

 

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They’ve added a sandbox to the playground since my last visit to this park. But the sand was not blowing about (and that blue carpet is still staying mysteriously put as well).

 

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Possibly a slight flutter of wind through my hair (?)

 

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One “Painted Lady” did indeed flutter about enjoying the flowers. But she hardly had to struggle against the wind.

 

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The rowan berries are red, but the leaves still green.

 

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Some of the maple trees have started to shift colour just a little…

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… but the few leaves dropped were lying rather tidily along the edge of the street. (I’m showing off my new shoes.)

 

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Well, finally I found something blowing in the wind!
(Flags belonging to the local electricity & cable company.)

Now I’m curious what others may have found…

Friday My Town Shoot Out – Blowing in the Wind

SkyWatch Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Blue Monday, Ruby Tuesday…

About a week ago I found they’d installed some new toys in the playground in a little park I sometimes pass when out walking:

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Have to say that what intrigued me most was how on earth (literally) this blue ‘carpet’ stays attached to the gravel ground beneath it.

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I also had to try out this purple piano:

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I think if I lived “next door” and there were lots of children playing in this park – that sound would soon drive me mad! (Question: Do children NEED outdoors playground toys that make electronic noises? Do parents??)

However, I don’t live that close– and moreover, I can’t recall ever having seen this playground being used in the past, whenever I have happened to pass through there. I wonder if that has changed with the new toys? (There were no children about this time either.)

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For Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday Too.
(And perhaps a Purple Thursday??)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Weekend Reflections & FSO: Retro

 

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Friday My Town Shoot Out: Retro

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Weekend Reflections

It seems very popular just now to be using “retro” and/or vintage items  in shop window displays.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Mandarin Monday: Steam Train

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See more of this steam train here: Steam Train Nostalgia

Below I’m playing around a little for Mandarin Monday

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The text on the back of his vest says “engine driver”

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I like how the features of the people inside the train stood out more when I turned the photos into “drawings”. The man leaning out of the window in the first picture; and the woman standing in the doorway in the second one.

 

 

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