This poised, piled glass installation was part of a garden art exhibition we visited in a Cotswolds garden. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, before or since. It’s not something I’d fancy having in my own garden, for various reasons, but I’ll never forget how surprising it seemed. Continue reading “Garden Glass: Careful!”
The runner up post from my recent poll fits in nicely with this week’s photo challenge: on the way. I’d never been to Austin, Texas before and found our brief trip a bit of a tease. Try to imagine my increasing awe and fascination at the extent and variety of street art we came across, while conscious of our shared desire to arrive promptly for a timed slot later that day.
Master recycler, Elmer Long, has created a Bottle Tree Ranch in Oro Grande, on the famous Route 66.
I love street art, but this seemed to be sent today as a gift. I’ve been travelling, irking my companions, no doubt (though they were too polite to say) as I was looking for an unusual subject to illustrate ‘afloat’ for this week’s photo challenge.
I had turned down several opportunities that had helpfully been pointed out – to float a leaf or a flower in a birdbath; to capture wisteria in full bloom, kind of floating over an arbour; and had just turned my nose up at a decidedly grounded, rustic boat: I wanted something different.
So I could hardly believe my eyes when we turned the corner and I realised what I was standing before. Is it just me, or do most of these characters seem to be floating on thin air? Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: afloat”
This week’s photo challenge reminded me of this picture of a colourful, customised bathroom wall taken at The Shed Barbecue and Blues Joint, Mississippi.
The reflections on the corrugated metal ceiling help capture light as suggested in Photography101. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: wall”
This customer complaint rat trap sits on the bar of a quirky, highly accessorised place in downtown Jackson, that serves real food, Mississippi style. If you’re unhappy with their service, you are invited to press your finger on the trigger.
Luckily, I thought the customer service was spot on.