the temptation here is to revisit the toys of your youth, spending serious amounts of cash on something that you'll stop playing with too quickly...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This car has been sitting in a pub car park near my office for more than two years. Every time I see it my thought process goes:
'second-hand windscreen, front lights, driver's door, front grille, maybe a second hand engine to swap in. Wonder who owns it and how little money I could put it on the road for...'
Ten years ago this would already be parked in my garage until I lost interest and sold it on, probably at a loss.
Maybe some temptations get less as one gets older and, presumably, a little wiser...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
It might be the start of Lent today ..but it's also eating disorders awareness week, three years of sobriety for Renee Yohe (of To Write Love On her Arms), and self-injury awareness day on Sunday.
Temptation, you say?
So for the next few weeks how about we try to post some photos on the themes of Lent?
Each Sunday in Lent has a set text. We'll work on the text for the coming Sunday. It's Mark's Gospel this year and if you want to look ahead then you can find the readings on The Text This Week. If we get good at it we could do a daily theme for Holy Week, between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
We're starting with the verses for Sunday 1 March, Lent 1B.
So, for week 1 the theme is... Temptation.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Tryin’ to capture the magic.
Are we moving too fast?
I think I’m seeing angels
In my photographs
But what does that mean?
In a world that cannot see beyond the tabloid fodder, cannon fodder.
Is that all I am to You?
Scratch below the surface
And find another world.
In trying to be more human
My deeper hopes unfurled
But what does that mean?
Can reality be seen?
He moves to re-enchant us? Investigate us.
Something’s happening. Something new.
- 'Photographs' from Scratch Beneath the Surface by Electralyte.
This pic was taken a few weeks back when we all went for a walk aroung Lanark Loch. We were watching our shadows on the ground and thought it would make a cool pic of a profile of our family. Even Pippin managed to get in too!
This is just a shell. But it was given to us by a dear friend on our wedding day. He talked of wedding customs from around the world and how many of them were about a celebration of not just the love between the people being married but also the community aroud them. He gave us this shell from Fiji to remind us of the scale and beauty of that love. It's just an ordinary shell. But to us it adds more than a hint of bergamot.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Just wanted to grab a picture of our downtown on my way home today. Downtown Brantford is an incredible mix of decay and vitality, activity and stillness. It is a source of despair and embarrassment for many while being the birthplace of creativity and passion for so many others. It deserves and will receive a lot more photographic love.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
These are the candle holders I bought at a candle party I was at. You can fill them with things (Ive put in pot pourri) take the tea lighter top off and use as vases, turn them upside down and they hold the tall taper candles! Very versatile. I love them. There is something beautiful about candle light isn't there?
This is an ornament from our livingroom, bought in a little shop in Keswick main street.
It's a gathering. A coming together. A meeting.
And when you place it in the centre of a room you become part of a greater meeting as the shadows of people flicker on the walls behind you reminding us of those who have walked before us.