Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Metal and Wood

Window on the world

Window on the world

We came across this quaint traditonal old farmhouse near Kenmare, Co Kerry, that has been renovated to the style of the 50s,  and we enjoyed a cuppa and pastry in this room.   On the window along with the teapot and candlestick is what looks like an old meat safe, which would have been used for storage of perishables, and placed in the coldest part of the house.   I think the picture fits perfectly with Cee’s challenge for this week.

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Knitting for Miniatures

Knitting in miniature

Knitting in miniature

I was in a shop near Kenmare, in County Kerry this week, and saw this beautiful hand crafted piece of knitting in a frame, complete with little needles and tiny balls of wool – the frame is only about ten or twelve inches high, so this little piece must have been made by teeny tiny hands, maybe even by the fairies!   Wouldn’t it be the perfect present for a keen knitter?

Linked to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge : (Extra) Ordinary

Mundane and  meaningful objects

Beautiful everyday things

I enjoy being out in the countryside, enjoying the scenery and nature in general.    The things that make up beautiful scenery can be the things we see all the time – grasses, a few plants, a tree or two, a stream, sunshine, some patchwork fields and hills.  If you take each item on its own, it can be ordinary and mundane, but put them all together, or let nature put them all together, and you have something EXTRA ordinary.

Bridge on Sheen Falls and River, Co Kerry

Kenmare, Co Kerry

Wordless Wednesday : I can Fly, I can Fly, I can Fly!

Flying from tree to tree!

Flying from tree to tree!

Tuesdays of Texture !

Having a swinging time

Higher, higher!

I love the texture and footprints in the sand at the playground!    And after all that hard work, it’s time for a treat!

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Head on over to Narami’s blog for more Tuesdays of Texture

Thursday Doors : Visiting Germany

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The metal and glass doors belong to St Bartholemew’s Cathedral in Frankfurt, also known as the Frankfurter Dom, and the original church on this site was constructed many years ago, in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Russian Orthodox Church

These very ornate doors are from the Russian Orthodox Church in Weisbaden, also in Germany.    The church itself is also very highly decorated, with golden turrets on top, which sparkle in the sunlight.

To check out more interesting doors, head on over to Norm’s place.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Monochromatic

Garrettstown Beach

Garrettstown Beach

Clumps of grass

Clumps of grass

Winding stairs

Winding stairs

Linked to WPC : Monochromatic

A Lingering Look at Windows : June

My first two windows for this month’s challenge are the plain and simple, old fashioned sash windows,

which are part of a lighthouse we visited last weekend,

and as we climbed the 150 steep steps to the top, they were a welcome sight to ‘stop and stare’

(and get our breath back) while gazing at the wonderful views.

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The view from the top of the lighthouse

Almost at the top of the lighthouse

And my next window which is the opposite of simplicity, is a fabulous stained glass from

All Saints Church in Drimoleague, which consists of seven panels telling the story from birth to death.

You can read the story of this church here in the very interesting post from a fellow blogger- Roaringwater Journal.

Check out Lingering Visions for some more wonderful windows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Pick a Topic

This week Cee has given us a choice of subject, and asks us to pick a topic from her photo.    I recently visited one of the higher buildings in the City of London, and the extra special attraction of this building, apart from the amazing views, is the SkyGarden, which is on floors 34 to 36  (luckily there are plenty high speed lifts to get to the top quickly!)  The garden has a restaurant, plenty places to sit and chat, and the covered gardens are full of exotic tropical plants to soothe the stressed mind.

Hope you enjoy the views of my lines and shapes!

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