With a title like that it could be all about bread or jelly … but no! it’s the sun we are talking about this week. Check out all the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from around the world and then compare to my subdued offering from last week…
Sun Rise 0645 29.3.2018
It’s a race now between myself and the sun as to who rises first. It won’t be too far in the future when the sun will win that particular race. Fortunately I can sleep through the early early morning sunrises. Instead, it’s the birdsong that gets me, although eventually I learn to tune that out as well…
Sunrise is all about walking the dogs – they hate it when I stop to take pictures!
PS: This was the start of beautiful (and crisp) spring day 🙂
The things I am sharing today for this challenge are probably more at home over at Heather’s Helsinki 🙂 as they shed a shining light on three great locations for buying repurposed / recycled / upcycled items in Helsinki. All three are very different in their approach and pricing.
Every item you buy has the background story of the material and how it came to be used by Globe Hope. My pipo (beanie) and scarf set are military fabrics and rescued crocheted flowers (my bad I can’t remember the story in full :/). A favourite shop to browse – I love reading the stories of the products. Keep an eye out for their sales – but be quick, things sell out fast!
Run by City of Helisnki they have their very own fashion brand! PlanB. Not only can you buy second hand clothes at ridiculously cheap prices, they also make a line of very stylish (and flattering) clothes from donated fabrics. The workshops behind the Plan B are all about offering training to long term unemployed.
Mutsi is Helsinki slang for mum (that’s me!), and the key-tag has been repurposed from an old spoon handle. MadeBy Helsinki is a cooperative of artists – a few of the artists specialise in repurposing while other’s are creating from scratch.
For my Names challenge posting I presented the dog tags and asked the question – which dog belongs to which tag?
Now is the big reveal – Noa has the paw print and Perry has the bone! I have spent the last two days trying to manipulate dogs and tags to be all facing the camera at the same time. This is the best I could come up with… 😉
I always have trouble with any challenge that talks about mood. It always involves lighting and I just don’t get lighting at all… so I thought I’d turn this challenge on its head and post one little corner of the … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve been inspired to take part in one of these challenges. Here goes for the Vibrant theme:
Winter turns to spring..
This time of year is fabulous, as the short dark winter days of November and December stretch into shiny spring days. Blue skies, sparkling snow, elongated sunrises and brilliant sunsets add more than a little zing into everyone’s day.
Check in ‘counter’ at Viking Line terminal Helsinki
My interpretation of Beginning for this weeks photographic challenge. Here we sit waiting for our turn to check-in. Destination Stockholm & Perry 😉 I actually took this photo for the tail-lights of the car in front. I like the way they climb up the body of the car.
I’m going to do something today that I rarely do: share a little piece of myself 😉
This weeks challenge is Joy and while I’m guessing most posts have concentrated on Christmas / Holiday / New Year joy, here is mine.
At the top of the mountain
Some background. My brother told of a great walk to the top of a mountain by the name of Pigeon House on the N.S.W. south coast. It was close to where we were staying and the weather looked pretty good (as in there would be a view from the top!).
It’s a pretty decent walk, not very long in distance. Instead you go up very quickly. I traveled very light this holiday – one pair of sandals and one pair of dress-up shoes and so did the walk in my sandals. We probably passed in the region of 50 plus people on the track that day and only one commented on my unwise choice of footwear!
I was extremely happy to make the top: let me just say that bush-walking in sandals is not something I recommend.