My second entry to the photo competition
My challenge for the photo competition this time is to submit photographs of hands – resting or active, aged or very young, or anywhere in between, singly or in pairs, working collaboratively or alone, helping hands or not… do feel free to submit a series, if you wish.
The closing date is midnight (UK) on 15th February, to give you a chance to include romantic Valentine gestures in your submissions. (nothing smutty of course)
And I thought I’d see if anyone wants to take up the challenge of making this the theme for the short story competition too? Same deadline.
I know the subject is happiness, but deep contentment is as close as I could find for the moment.
My Birthday was marked by a visit to Waddesdon Manor – our astonishing local Renaissance-style château… which is about half an hour from us, just out of Oxfordshire and into Buckinghamshire, UK (not in deepest France as you may guess just looking at it)….
As you can see, a fine and varied collection of items adorning our homes, a huge thank you to the participants.
On to the judging then, in order of appearance …
On the left you will see three fish, you should have seen my face when Mrs.S arrived home with them, purchased from a local flea market, ‘its art’ she told me.
I dutifully ‘strung them up’ (fishing gut) hung them from a suitable spot and I’ve got to like them. They are easy on the eye, always on the move and much easier to clean than a fish tank!
So, show me what you’ve got, a picture, ornament, sculpture, anything that adorns your home (or somebody else’s but extra points if it’s yours!)
There, that can’t be too difficult, you don’t even have to leave the house to submit an entry.
As usual I’ll accept multiple entries from cherished colleagues.
Closing date 27th October.
A comma on the Michaelmas daisies
And the spider in this shot is hidden from view as she wraps up her meal for later on Continue reading “Hidden Nature”
For Ara’s still life competition
for the photo challenge
Since I last photographed this bench it has deteriorated further….