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Friday, 27 July 2018

Kate's photo challenge - July 2018

I did not think I could/would manage to join in this month, but complaining loudly yesterday about the drought and getting it out of my system has helped tremendously, and I told myself not to be such a grumpy guts and get on with it.




So, here we go, joining in with the lovely and talented Kate at I live, I love, I craft, I am me


1.     Door:    This caused a hell of a problem when I insisted we wanted a stable door as part of the house refurbishment.  There are not as many opportunities to use it as I might like, but in the recent heatwave having the top open helps bring what little breeze there is into the house, and both Daisy and delivery men seem to enjoy the interaction over the closed panel.



2.     11.00am:    This had me stumped, until I realised I was sitting at my desk mid-morning thinking about this, and whilst it was not eleven o'clock, it was a time that is even more magical; it was 11.11am which I always think of as a very special time.  So I grabbed the phone and took a picture of a corner of the desk, not very exciting but made me smile.



3.     Texture:     That's easy (thank you Kate).  The texture which appears as I quilt still always surprises and delights me.



4.     Shadows:    I remembered a walk with Daisy



5.     View:     Another 'thank you' to Kate for a category which could have been made for me.  After all, this is The View From . . .   Hard to select just one, many other possibilities if you click the 'view' label at the very bottom of the screen :)



6.     Own Choice:    You know what is coming here.  We did not so much choose Daisy at the rescue, Fate and Daisy chose US,  and everyone's lives have been improved as a result.  To be reminded what  a starved, emaciated little darling she was, have a look around December/November 2011.










20 comments:

  1. My sweet - you have risen to the challenge and done yourself (and Daisy) proud :) yes 11.11. is a special one for me too and what on earth was Daisy doing in the shadows image - her body shape and her shadow shape are from two very different time zones!! Her shadow looks like some creature from another world hahah made me chuckle.
    Very glad you joined in xx

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    1. Thank you dearest girl, I am glad my interpretation of 11.00am pleases you :)

      In the shadow photo Daisy is doing her mad thing whereby she tries to catch her tail, and jumps in the air and spins around at the same time. it's quite bonkers but she is clearly having a good time when she does it.

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  2. These photo hunts are great, you choose so well. Love the stable door and excellent shadows photo. Daisy does look like a contortionist and her human looks ten feet tall :)B eautiful Daisy, she landed on her paws when she chose you!

    Must go, our thunderstorm and torrential rain has arrived, I'm going to go and hide under the stairs now :)

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    1. Thanks Eileen, please send precipitation up here! Nothing so far.

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  3. I liked your stories. Thanks. Years ago I too hankered after a stable door but move on 25 years and my wants have changed! Well done with your sunset photo. Mine are never true to the actual colours. My favourite has to be the long arm quilting machine. I've no room for one nor the time to learn how to use it. I hope you enjoy yours!

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    1. Thank you m'dear. In hindsight I did not really need a stable door either, but I am glad we have it. I do enjoy my longarm machine, but struggle to make time to use it often enough.

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  4. Well done you. You're not grumpy guts, but "human", same as rest of us. I've always wanted a stable door too, but alas never had one & that corner of your desk, makes mine look like a bomb has hit it at the moment. As for that view, you know I love it & can't wait till next August & I too was spoiled for views in the archives & found one I'd not shown as it was taken recently of a place I love. Thanks for joining in again, take care & huggles to Daisy.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Interesting how many of us want/like stable doors. My desk always used to be 'bomb like' but I am making a huge effort to keep it straight these days because the mess drives me nuts.

      August you say . . . smile . . . xx

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  5. Great photos. How wonderful to have a stable door and I agree there is something special about 11.11a.m. Your photo of Daisy is gorgeous, what a lovely soulful face she has:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, I am surprised (and pleased) to find it is not just me who notices " 11.11am" :)

      Daisy is a very thoughtful girl, although that is not the most recent of pictures and she's much greyer around the muzzle now.

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  6. Wonderful view picture.
    Daisy does look a beauty.
    Love the stable door.

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    1. Thank you Julie. The view we have here really is something special, we're very lucky.

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  7. Great photos, love the shadow photo
    Julie xxx

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    1. Thanks KC. I think Daisy's face looks like a cartoon hippo in the shadow :-)

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  8. I like the stable door, I've always wanted one of those. Your desk is a lot tidier than mine, I love the view and the close-up of Daisy is just adorable :)

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    1. Cheers Eunice. Traditionally my desk has not looked like this at all, but I realised just how stressful I find it when there are piles of "stuff" in front of me as soon as I sit down so I am working really hard to try and keep it all under control. Not always successfully . . .

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  9. I like the stable door and your 11am shot. I struggled a bit too this month but like you, managed to pull it together in the end!

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    1. Thanks Louise, your photos are lovely, it doesn't look like you struggled :)

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  10. I'm glad you "got on" as the photos are great, especially the shadows! thank you.

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    1. Cheers Papillon, a cartoon hippo and 15 foot tall companion - just what you always see on a beach in West Cumbria!

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