Some things broken

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broken into garlic clove

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOld tree stump, jagged in its brokenness.

We took a trip to Birmingham and only when we hit the motorway did we hit the rainstorm too and the windscreen wipers revealed themselves to be on their last legs.We watched in horror as they gradually loosened up and the rubber strip separated. It created some interesting streaks on the window but it was good to get out of the rain and no longer have them flapping around

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wibbly windscreen wiper!

Found kettle

This kettle was jammed in the hedgerow when I went for a walk. The hedgerow was alongside some allotments and I tried unsuccessfully to remove it from where it was stuck. I headed home without it but a pair of secateurs later it was free and back at my house. It has a handle bent and distorted but I like its quirky nature. It sits in front of some linocuts I have been doing and I have sketched it already.

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Intricate

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A gift of some tea from China. It was a small grey nut shape so finding a glass and then pouring hot water over it and letting it sit for a while an intricate flower showed up. I had not seen this before so it was a pleasant surprise…ta very much! And it smelled and tasted nice too….  :)

Travel theme: Trees

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sometimes we don’t notice trees. They are there, quiet and standing silent and we walk past on our daily business and take no notice unless the dogs need to use them. However nature makes sure that we take notice. A fine strong breeze will rattle through the leaves and sing a fine tune and we have to listen and notice the shaking and swaying of the branches and the falling leaves.The heavens will open and we are forced to take shelter under the spread of the natural canopy.  Then the sunlight will strike the bark and shine through the branches and create lines and shadows and then we really do have to stop in our tracks and take note. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Inspiration for this post was from http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/04/24/travel-theme-trees/