Back to the woods

And in the space of a few weeks this small wooded area is almost a different place. Well, its the same, but colours and shapes have changed a little. I over-photographed the bluebells (if that is possible) and I stalked a bumblebee that really did not want me to take a picture of it. It would hesitate long enough for me to get a good focus and frame and then  ‘buzzzzz’, it was off, not leaving me a millisecond to press the button!

stump

remember the jagged stump?

Dingley

the leaning trees?

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There has been an invasion ( and thus creating a transformation)

bluebells of these blue flowers

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and a bit of pink

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but mostly blue.

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Travel Theme : Beaches

MusselburghFor this Travel Theme inspired by http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/05/10/travel-theme-beaches/ I am sticking to a couple of little pieces of the British Coast that I have spent time on. 

This is Musselburgh beach. Arthurs Seat in the background; the dormant volcano. I sat for a while on a bench . It was January. Cold and grey. I wondered what the people with spades were up to.

Musselburgh This beach is sand and shingle.

I guessed they were digging for lugworms.

RhosneigrRhosneigr Beach (where we spent many holidays as children) is a hive of activity with water-sports

IMGP6923Cable BayThis is Cable Bay a bit further on around Anglesey and where we didn’t go so much as children as it was a bit more choppy.

FalmouthAnd this is Falmouth in Cornwall where there are more wetsuits than not……

Falmouth

Shredded Venice

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Venice

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After a trip to Venice with my daughter quite a few years ago I came back and was bizarrely inspired to find some small bits of cardboard and shred some magazines and old photographs to create these collages. Murano and Burano. They work better from further away 🙂

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Unfinished collage.This is my daughter in St Marks Square tentatively feeding one of the pigeons that she grew to dislike…..