I haven’t included one of these for a long time. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been collecting pictures, but that my heart has just not been in blogging. It’s been a difficult year, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I can safely say that it’s just the way LIFE goes. We are not promised that anything will be easy or consistent, and it doesn’t really matter what we go through. What does count, though, is HOW we go through it, and how we emerge at the other end. I’m still the same person, but I know that parts of me have changed and developed. That might surprise you, but I think we are all works in progress – and I intend to progress for a long time yet.
Here in the UK it has been cold and dry, at least – it has in our neck of the woods. The sun is low even at mid-day
The bracken has turned to rust and there are fewer specimens of fungi to be seen.
The wind earlier this week has stripped most of the broad leaves from the trees, and the landscape is being gradually dressed in it’s stark winter clothing
Paths that were recently clothed in lush green foliage are slowly beginning their seasons’ rest.
Don’t forget to let me know if you take 100 steps anywhere. I’d love to see them.
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.