There are all sorts of installations around our town for a three day Arts festival with the title, The Future Project, and today we made a start on discovering what is on show.
Our first stop was the Indoor Garden installation by Sue Hill and the Live Wires, with us for a few days, had a brilliant time making tray gardens which are now in the front window of the erstwhile empty shop, much to their delight. They had so much fun in the workshop that all our time was used up. We will have to return tomorrow!
On the way home up the hill J noticed the dragon finial on a neighbours’ house and asked if he could take the photo himself.
1 I just want to say how much I loved teaching and teaching peace is surely the most important thing we could all do…….
2 This is a delightful combination of colour, music and creativity. (Photo not mine, sent to me via Fb.)
Rainbow notes in crochet
Creating makes me happy, be it cooking a meal for family or friends, knitting or sewing clothes for little people, writings of various sorts, designing in the garden, playing music …….
3 These are the powder colours which I bought from a beautiful girl in Varanasi, India, on our way back from watching the sun rise over The Ganges. She made lovely patterns on my hand with them before we negotiated a price and she told me how she was selling things to raise money for her school books. She then walked beside me protecting me from the traffic (cows, cars, Tuktuks, scooters, coaches and cycle rickshaws) until we reached our bus. A beautiful memory.
1 The sun/warmth didn’t last beyond a day but that did mean a beautiful subdued light for some flower photos this morning. Thanks to fellow photography bloggers for the hints about avoiding sunlight, early or late giving better shots, David Heilmann at dhphotosite.wordpress.com and Russel Ray Photos.
Drops of dew on the clematis
2 It amuses me to see Max’s rabbit (a bit out of focus) on the line next door. There are two more indoors so that he is never without!
3 Driving into Truro through Greenbottom, I have been intrigued by this old phone box. Today the traffic was light enough to allow me to park and investigate. It’s a little library/book swap! What a fabulous use for the beautiful old box. Next time I’m there I shall take a few books to exchange at the exchange..
1 Saw this last magnolia blossom in North Finchley on our way to Woodside Park tube station.
2 The sun shone all the way home lighting up the amazingly yellow fields. The sheep and lambs seemed pleased to be drying out and I had four hours reading time! Almost finished ‘Restless’ by William Boyd.
Oil seed rape blossom
On a hill just before Truro
3 Babel was a surreal and amazing experience! It was promenade theatre where we walked through the tree lined paths of Caledonian Park – along which were individuals living their individual lives, playing the piano, peeling vegetables, knitting, typing – into the open space in front of the very beautiful Clock Tower built in 1855. In this space, tramping through chocolate thick mud, the people came together to build their city. There was music and fire and story telling. Very few photos worked (no flash allowed) but here’s a taster:
Playing the piano
Beautiful paper models, two of many
The Clock Tower, Caledonian Park
I don’t want to tell you more at this point -I want you to go and see it if you can and I don’t want to spoil it for you!
1 My dear sister, Daisy aka Deborah, posted a picture of this beautiful painting, her first done since she moved from Arizona to Hawaii. I so admire her talent. You can see another of her paintings here http://wp.me/p1Ypl6-X
2 We have successfully moved this clematis, Sweet Sensation, from the back garden to the new fence and trellis at the front.
Clematis Early Sensation
I love the pale green in the centre of the white.
3 Clearing off my planting table I found this beautiful fungus, like a flower petal, so delicate and colourful! Click on the photo to see the feathery detail.