Plants plants plants, they are hanging onto the warm afternoons. Tomatoes are ripening, chilis are getting fat alongside the aubergines, all for harvest before the first frost. Nights and mornings are in the 40’s and by mid afternoon we are in the mid 80’s and the poor plants don’t know what to think. It is ‘boots in the morning’ and ‘flip flops by the afternoon’ kinda weather! This little barrel cactus lives on my kitchen windowsill, he is an indoor cactus whereas the rest live outside in the summer, and they all squeeze into an inside spot like a shelf or a clearing at the table for the winter. As the nights are getting colder, the plants are starting to jostle for space inside as I bring them in gradually. As usual, they are all a little bigger than last winter! Next week’s Through the Lens Thursday prompt is ‘Spicy’.
I love a spot of vintage and I have had these fab ‘Phonics Key Cards’ from the 1950’s for a while now, waiting for the perfect use for them. This one is number 8 so it fits the prompt nicely and they have such lovely graphics. I wonder what the extra pencil symbols at the top right are? Shorthand? Secret code? I don’t know, do you?
I have taken a slightly different approach to Through The Lens Thursday this week. A whole more casual approach. It happened by accident and I am pleased with how it all turned out. As usual I had been thinking about the theme ‘lines’ for a couple of days, you know trying to come up with something artist and cool, putting the pressure on myself, trying to make sure I get a great photo. Then I grabbed my green yoga mat and took myself off to yoga class followed by pilates, yes, Thursday is my over-achieving at the gym day! On the way to the YMCA I always cross the same bridge and today they were painting the walkway of the bridge. Half of it is painted and drying and I assume that tomorrow they will paint the other half to make a matching bridge. The shadows were making lots of lines for me, combined with the line of the paint and the wood slats so I thought it would make a great ‘lines’ shot. Oh …
I got rather distracted on my last trip to Michaels the craft shop and I ended up buying three balls of super chunky yarn in this lovely pink with a view to knit a cowl/scarf for the winter. I knitted it up in a couple of hours (on and off with a spot of cooking and cleaning in between rows) and I am pleased with the final cowl. Now I just need some cool weather so that I can wear it! I have included this photo too even though it is completely out of focus. A happy accident in my opinion, I like the fuzzy hazy look. You can still tell what it is a photo of, but it is artistically (accidentally) out of focus. Next week’s prompt is ‘Lines’.
This week’s Through The Lens Thursday was the perfect prompt as I have decided to draw more, every day in fact. I have drawn or doodled or painted something every day so far (I started on Saturday!). This drawing is inspired by the Lisa Congdon Sketchbook Explorations class currently running on Creative Bug. Next week is ‘Pink’.
I dragged out my little old Gameboy for this week’s Through the Lens Thursday. I would like to say that I chose my favourite games to go with it, but in truth my inability to play computer games for more than a few seconds at a time makes a favourite an impossible goal. You will be interested to know that I also have a Spiderman game, Star Wars and Star Trek games. It will come as no surprise that I don’t know how to play any of them! I only dislike computer games because I am so bad at them, if I can’t play it, I don’t. Maybe this is why I lose my teeny mind trying to persuade my kids off computer games. I can only stay on Facebook for a few minutes before I get bored and wander off to find something else to do. Maybe this means that my attention span needs improving, I don’t know. Are you a computer game fan? I prefer a nice board game to be honest.
I am a mite late with this week’s ‘Through the Lens Thursday’, but I made it eventually. Mainly because I don’t really eat breakfast on a regular basis, by the time I want breakfast it is usually mid morning and I figure that I might as well wait for lunch. This morning we had these ‘Queen of Croissant’ treats from Trader Joes, they are a million calories each, but very delicious. Next week I will try and post on time and the prompt is ‘Game’.
For this week’s ‘Through The Lens Thursday’ the prompt was ‘Triangle’, so I decided to find the Bermuda Triangle! Of course I had no idea where it was, so I consulted Mr Google and here it is. Has anything gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle lately? Or was it just an eighties menace? I blame Barry Manilow. Next week is Breakfast which will be an interesting one because I rarely eat breakfast! Happy Thursday x
I have these fabulous vintage toy threading beads which have faded rather beautifully over time. This week’s prompt is ‘Faded’. Thanks to Greta at Gfunkified for thinking up another cool Through The Lens Thursday prompt. Happy Thursday!
At 9 o’clock this morning I was just getting breakfast which consisted of toast with homemade marmalade which never really set enough and a cup of tea. Around this time I had just walked my youngest to school and when I got home, the usual activities of a morning – checking e mail which was all trash, putting the washer on, writing my ‘what I need to do today’ list and getting ready to go to pilates and yoga classes all took me up to 9am. I know, I am an over achiever on Thursday mornings at the Y, I take an hour of yoga followed by an hour of pilates. All of this stuff and a whole lot more, is why I am posting my 9 o’clock photo at 2 o’clock! Where do the days go? They whizz by our ears laughing at our lists as we only cross half of the items off. And now it is almost time to go and meet my little fella from school. I wonder how today went? …