If your world is anything like mine, then at this time of the year you may feel ready to flop beside the tv, or relax with a good book. If your world is anything like mine, there’s a good chance that isn’t going to happen!
So how then can we find some tranquility? Well how about enjoying the serene Devon countryside?
Green pastures east of Exeter, for this weeks photo challenge, serene.
The Adoration of the magi by Leonardo da Vinci has been on display this summer at the Uffizi gallery in Florence. I was able see it in the last few days before the exhibit ended.
You can read more about it here, and see it before it was transformed.
On a warm summer evening what could be nicer than a stroll around Florence? Whether you like to absorb some culture, like Signore Aleghieri Dante’s statue. in Piazza Santa Croce,
or, find a delicious and authentic meal in the Mercato Centrale.
then you could catch a bus up to Piazzale Michelangelo, join the crowds and watch the sun go down.
If you’re really lucky there might be a gelatto festival taking place!
Now, if I was going to the Piazzale again,I’d walk back down the hill instead of waiting ages for a bus, that then got caught in a traffic jam, but hey, we live and learn.
Unless you’re staying in the Oltrarno, the Piazza Della Repubblica may be on your way back to your hotel, and it’s a lively place for a little nightcap.
If you get lost in any back alleys,
wherever you are the Duomo will always help you to get your bearings.
Warm doggie blankets made with scraps.
Whoops I’ve done it again!
When Krista posted the theme of ‘Experimental’, for this weeks photo challenge, I knew I would have a play with an image. I got my first copy of Photoshop at lest twelve year ago and back then I would spend ages trying things out. I never became proficient, perhaps if I’d had some lessons, I might have been good at it.
Now of course there are far easier ways to create with free apps for tablets and phones, my camera has lots of instant and fun settings of its own.
So here’s my entry, edited with Nik free software and then cropped with photoshop elements.
Experimenting is fun, perhaps you’ll join in?
At various stitching, hobby and craft shows around the country, I saw them at Westpoint, Exeter in September.
The last two are my favourites, I could have happily taken then home. I’ve worn a sari and a salwar kameez, but never a kimono, have you? Click for a better view.