Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


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Week 41 – 42. The Wild side

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This is as “wild ” as I am going to get. This is “My Wild Side”.

I have had this on my bucket list for a while. This is my “purple streak”. It is a chalk addition so did not last long but it has prompted me to have one that washes out in six weeks next time I visit the hairdresser. My family think I am losing it!

I saw some really beautiful ones which look like rainbows on Facebook.


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Week 39. – 43. Tools of the Trade

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On our coach trip to Arundel Castle to see the tulips, we also visited this greenhouse where there was a vine growing. In the corner of the greenhouse there was this interesting potting bench with some “tools of the trade” stored there too. There were some beautiful beds of tulips to see out of the windows. A super place to work!

We have had many interesting trips over the years but sadly they are all coming to an end in June. The Company has been taken over by a French firm and they do not want to continue the trips. The trips which include trips to Europe and short holidays too will be sadly missed by older folks like us who prefer to be driven rather than drive sometimes. All good things come to an end eventually.

Arundel Castle is the home of the Duke of Norfolk. The Castle itself was open too. It had many interesting artefacts and a lovely Chapel.

 

 

 

 


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Week 38 – 21. On the Water

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Another “Bubbles” effort with oil on water for my take on the theme “On the Water”.  The paper beneath the oil and water was not so striking as clothing that I have used before but OK. I also purchased some very bold stripes and circles for another go.

Nice afternoon of fun. I was always a serious child and not encouraged to play much. I am making up for it now! These projects are a real opportunity to relax and take your mind off life for a while.


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Week 37 – 48.What a Character

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Another image from our Scottish trip. Dundee is famous for 3 Js, so I learned at school. Jam, Jute and Journalism. Sadly all three of its famous products are no longer centred in Dundee. D C Thompson was the journalism one and among other papers, they were famous for many comics. The Dandy was one of them and Desperate Dan was one of the characters. There is a statue commemorating him in the High Street. I waited patiently for a person to add a bit of interest to the statue and this gentleman stepped into the frame. I thought he was perfect for the image, looking like a typical character of Dundee. I am not sure if he spotted me or not. So, two “What a Character’s for the price of one.


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Week 36. – 49. Where the “________” meets the sky.

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My take on the clue is “Where the ship’s funnel meets the sky”.

This is “HMS Discovery”, now in Dundee, Scotland. We visited her last week when we were there to see my relatives. HMS Discovery was Scott of Antartica’s ship and it was interesting to see the history of the ship and the exploration. Dundee was a whaling centre in the 19th and 20th centuries and the seamen who sailed in the whaling ships shared their expertise in the building of the ship and the preparations for the journey and expedition.

In the background is the new wing of the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. It is a controversial building I believe with the locals. It is built over the water but had to be modified to take account of the tides. It looks like a landing craft from land. It will be interesting to see how it looks when it is complete.

 

 


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Week35. 28. Repeating Patterns

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Having fun again. I have collected many glass bottles and vases and found different graphical paper in many shades and designs so I am looking forward to a play with them all. This is the first session.

I have caught up uploading but I am still behind with commenting. I am away in Scotland for a few days but I will catch up on return next week.