I love walking in our local nature reserve. I’ve shown you parts of it before, and I make no apologies for showing you some again….. and probably again in the future. I walked there today, and arrived home to find the Weekly Photo Challenge waiting in my mailbox.
Some of the views have changed over recent weeks. Much vegetation (mostly reeds) has been cleared to allow regrowth, and islands, constructed during the last couple of years to lessen the build-up of silt, are becoming more established. During the summer they have been occupied by families of Canada Geese, now they are vacant and awaiting the arrival of winter visitors. This view is a good example of the scenery that I use as inspiration in my textile work. Although the resulting artwork would be very abstract it is ideal for translating into many layers, either in fabric, stitching – or in fact, paints.
This picture gives a better idea of how overgrown the other edge of the lake was before the clearance. Each year a different area is chosen for management. As a result we have a wide selection of wildlife visiting and living in the area.
The final photograph is of some ‘layered’ artwork that is currently on my work table. They are constructed of layers of paper.
Take a look at another interpretation on Just Snaps, and check out the Challenge link above for many more examples, and few below too.
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Nasturtiums, always add a bright splash of colour to any garden. Equally at home in pots, hanging baskets or even the ground itself their only drawback is that they are also loved by blackfly an aphid which is itself loved by ants! Keeping them at bay can be a full time job, but their yellow, orange and red flowers are a reward in themselves. The leaves, and the flowers, are also a tasty addition to salads! Our daughter, then aged 3, discovered the peppery flavour while we were on a holiday in Scotland. We still pull her leg about it, even though she is now old enough to discern whether or not eating one is a good idea.
So, they are to be recommended if you want something different, but I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting to see any for sale. Well, I did, on Saturday – and here is the proof!
The picture is a little blurred as I was trying to ‘shoot from the hip’, as it were. I didn’t want to draw too much attention to the attention I was paying to the display!
Enjoy your food today – whatever you are eating
I’m not sure where the days have gone. I’ve been hiding from the heat, but not very seriously. It’s the first year for a long time that I have actually been able to go out and enjoy being in the sun. I can’t stay out for long because I burn very quickly, even with sunblock, but for several years summer has passed while I’ve worked hard over the dye-bath. I’m still working hard, but circumstances are different, so I can enjoy the daylight as well.
In fact, I’m doing more than enjoying the daylight. For several years I’ve had a few health issues. One in particular is something that I will just have to live with, and it has left me with no energy. That is one of the many symptoms of hypothyroidism, and the medication has been frustratingly awkward as far as stability is concerned. Well, I don’t know what’s happened, but suddenly something has happened, and my old energy has returned. It has been so many years since I felt this well that it’s almost hard to grasp. I’ve been able to go out and walk and enjoy the views and the countryside. I’ve also made a rash promise, and if I tell YOU about it – you know that I’ll have to do it!
On 18th August I’m walking 5K!
Now, that may not seem much to you, but I can assure you that it will be a major feat for me. I’m joining a group of virtual walkers, but we will all be doing it, I can assure you. I’m not aiming for a specific time, in fact, I’m going to take my camera and record as much as possible in snaps. I will also probably just be walking a circular route from home, but I haven’t fully decided that yet. I might take someone with me, but that has to be decided at a later date.
The above picture is from my walk this morning. I’ll let you know how I get on, and if I’m brave enough I might even ask for sponsorship on behalf of the Alzheimers Society.