My Favourite Model

When you’re a model, photoshoots can be tiresome. Specially when you’re five.

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Model: Queen Poppy

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Photography: Nanny

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Costume Design: random items from Nanny’s wardrobe

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Lighting: What came through nanny’s windows

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Editing: some

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Camera Equipment Supplied by: Henrys at Bayers Lake, when Nanny can afford it

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Special thanks go to my sweet Poppy for a fun afternoon!

Moments at Blue Rocks

Little villages by the sea are irresistible for me. No funfairs ice cream and candy floss, just natural rocky shores and busy fisherman.

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Blue Rocks  gets it’s name from these obvious giants strewn around the beaches.

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Years of storms erode the rocks into smooth and interesting shapes. This tree managed to stay upright throughout.

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This raggedy old place has been given a shiny new chimney.

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Each little fishing hut has it’s own features, and seem well cared for.

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Plenty of excellent lichen and moss around too.

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Although this old dory needs a coat of paint, I quite like it as it is.

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Will be back when it’s warmer. On to Lunenburg a few minutes away

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Last look at this shore line.

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Looks like people have been putting fresh paint on their homes, ready for the tourists.

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Love this

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A few good lines of washing out. Now time for lunch.

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Yum, that’s better. A good day out. How lucky am I to live here!

 

Too Good to Save

My marmalade was specially good this year.  DSC_1803

I found some rare Seville’s and cooked up a batch.

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Always the same recipe from Delia Smith. All you need is the time to enjoy the process.

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The shredding of peel is relaxing, and the smell delicious.

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After some gentle, cooking, then fierce boiling, it happens.

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Now I have one jar left. Do I eat it or save it? No more Seville’s until next January. I’ve decided, why wait, there’s a whole summer of fruit coming for jam, so best eat the marmalade now!

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Thanks Delia.

Lift Off

Catching moments in a day is the plan. Ordinary moments in a bit of detail. The idea is to look and keep looking to see what’s really there.

Take today, there is some serious work going on in the garden.

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Equipment showing signs of good use.

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This pick axe is being used with some considerable strength behind it.

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Granite needs shifting.

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There is renovation going on of a small patch of garden, originally built in memory of a dear person. Now it’s having a renewal.

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There’s a dog helping out. She sits on the newly dug soil to fend off the deer. I think.

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Two young men are there, doing the work, while I watch.

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