There are so many fun challenges at the moment that we bloggers are spoilt for choice. I used to go by the rule one post, one challenge, but the times they are a-changin’ and I’m going to follow the trend by hopping on several. First, I’m sharing two kinda cuties for Becky’s PastSquares – a tiger tyre planter with strawberries from Darwen and a robin from Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The robin is a cheery detail from a woodland fantasy by Jim Vision that covers a gable end. If you’re curious to see the whole design, Eunice posted several pictures towards the end of this post.
This seascape is also part of a larger project, this time by Gary Drew for Seven Social in Shrewsbury. Again I’ve picked the cheeriest part, although focusing on orange may steer that way. Is that a sun smiling or a duck or one of many cartoon characters that have passed me by?
The marionette painted on a door in Prague seems cheery too, though in a slightly creepy way, especially when you imagine the door closing behind you. Are you getting the impression that I read too many stories as a child?
Some readers will have guessed that the colour orange threading through my motley selection meets HeyJude’s Life In Colour challenge…
or that the final slice of inspiration is the Photographing public art challenge hosted by Marsha and Cee. By coincidence, Marsha is sharing dinosaurs this week too.
I’m signing off with a pole packed with city signs plus distances. These make me smile and set me off dreaming so I’m sure Jude will forgive the ‘orange’ being decidedly red. I shared another sign post (or should that be signs post?) from a colourful and quirky private garden a few years ago.
I always wonder if the distances and directions indicated are strictly correct or if some artistic license is assumed. If they are accurate, someone might be able to work out (or hazard a guess) where this one is!