Tag Archives: Tree

Ready for yuletide – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Christmas Preparations

This week the Friendly Friday photography challenge  asks:

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas in your place?

And indeed it is, this morning we put the ‘fake’ tree up, the ‘real’ tree will go up in the living room tomorrow:

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And of course we have had this years advent calendar for a few days, we do not have children so this may seem a little strange, we now have 2 Playmobil advent calendars, we have also already added in 2 extra none ‘calendar figures:

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And while we are dressing the tree it has become tradition to have a mince pie, drink some ginger wine, and listen to this:

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I put this on a CD as a present for my wife some years ago now, as our tape was wearing thin and had been repaired at least twice.

The Ginger wine will actually have to wait until tomorrows tree dressing as today’s effort started at just after 10 in the morning!

Ken

One day – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019: Week 48

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat‘.

We pass this one by on our walk from Carbis bay to St.Ives, whenever we visit.  I have never taken the time to sit down here, maybe next time!

‘One day’, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2019.
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Ken

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Arc – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019: Week 47

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat‘.

I particularly like this one, I like the craftsmanship shown in the jointing, the simplicity of the arc, the way the seat stretches and fills the void between the walls, enfolding the tree.  At first look very simple, but I think a lot of thought has gone into this.

‘Arc’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.
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Ken

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Resilience – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #50 – Trees

This week we are challenged us with:

the theme this week comes natural (!) to me – Trees.

I love trees, and walking in wide open spaces, interaction with ‘nature’ is when I probably feel most like ‘me’.  Trees whisper softly and slowly to us, if only we stop and listen.

“I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintelligible language; and the branches swayed and groped without any wind.”

“But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

But sometimes they shout and let us know what they are thinking, they breathe, they weep, and bleed.  If we pay attention we might learn what we are missing.

Look at the way the Welsh weather has shaped this tree, and how resilient it has become in spite of the forces of nature, Uprooted at on point in its life, but still strong and apparently healthy.

‘Resilience’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.LATrees

Ken