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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

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spider’s web in the early morning sunshine. Freshly made, to catch her daily dinner. Resilient? Of course. Repairs are made with every breeze or careless dog brushing past, that can shred her hard work. Getting up and trying again is what it is all about!

 

 

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Dainty but resilient flowers push their way up through the beach sand to give joy to their Creator just for today.

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The most resilient of all. A beautiful woman who has seen pain, grief, joy, sickness, health. births, deaths of loved ones. And yet she smiles so gently, wisdom in her kind eyes.

 

 

 

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1976. My first doll house, made from a grocery box and the figures made from clothes pins and the furniture made from found objects and cardboard.

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country kitchen made from a wooden wine box, my collection of miniatures has grown over the years. I find tiny objects irresistible!

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The study of an early 20th century explorer. Each tiny diorama tells a story as I have let my imagination go .

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Christmas Eve afternoon tea. I love the tiny tea-set!

 

The scale of all of these room boxes is 1″ in 12″ some of the contents are charms from Christmas crackers,  some are from junk shops. For the trophy heads I bought a packet of plastic animals, cut off the heads and stuck them to wooden discs. Such fun! I don’t think I have really grown up!


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

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I found this charming tableau in a village in Switzerland. An ordinary log had been transmogrified into a monster; a rather benign monster, judging by the waggish expression of the gnome next to it!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

These photos were taken worlds apart. The dragonfly alighted on our  boat while we were ambling down a quiet river in France. Fortunately I had my camera at the ready for other wonders, but this elegant creature stopped just long enough for me to get a photo. It was his colour that caught my eye but, just for a moment he sat on the rail and shone!

The other photo was taken on a cattle farm  in the north of South Africa. It was last winter and we were on holiday there. The winter veld is a dismal brown as there is no rain for months on end and the winds were bitter. We had found a sunny sheltered spot where we could cuddle up to our mugs of tea. The turquoise flash of this lovely lizard engaged my attention and I was glad  was able to get a photo because the click of the camera chased him back into a crack in the plaster. It wasn’t until I saw the two pictures together I realised that they were almost a matched pair with their brilliant colour and jewel-like shine.

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Weekly photo Challenge: Opposites

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The contract between the glorious orange of the aloe flower ( Botanical name Kniphofia) and the black wooden fence strikes a perfect contrast.  DSC08933

Engagement pics at Parys etc 023Opposites attract they say! Large brown great Dane perfectly happy to be the sofa for a tiny fox terrier.