The Road Taken ~ Photo Challenge 

There couldn’t be a more ordinary commute than the route I walk to work each day. I pass houses, car forecourts and small businesses, and most days I inhale the morning air but observe nothing of note. 

This photo was taken one morning when the sky decided to do something just a little unusual.and breathtaking. My road taken is a road I choose to take almost every day, and here’s an example of why. 

A good match ~ photo challenge 

During a dog walk I spotted this peacock butterfly resting for a moment on a sculpture on a reclaimed pit top. The similarities, shapes and positioning caught my attention. A good match. 

Against the Odds ~ Photo Challenge 

This photo was taken on a beach in Northern France back in September. We’d spent ages laying out leftover baguette and crisps for the gulls who swooped overhead, until finally I snapped this ~ just on my phone. We’d begun tossing pieces of bread up in the air to tempt/taunt the birds into coming nearer. I find the expression  on the face of the gull in the background equally delightful. 

Shadow ~ Photo Challenge 

My entries for this week’s photo challenge were taken in the better weather, when shadows tend to be longer and even in England we see more of the sun. 

The first image was taken on one of my usual dog walking route, in a very ordinary car park. 

The second photo was taken during an impromptu trip to Durham at the end of the summer. To pass some time I walked up to the cathedral, and admired the shadows cast onto the ground by the stone windows. 

Solitude ~ Photo Challenge 

This photo of a cormorant was taken at Clumber Park a few months ago, when I was experimenting with my new zoom lens. 

Solitude: sometimes you have to go out on a limb to find some peace. 

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Sunday sewing ~ just printed + cut out my first @sewoverit #poppyplaysuit Hoping to make a wearable muslin with this cotton print from @fabworksmillshop last year. Not sure if it'll have enough drape. .
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#sunday #sewing #playsuit #summer #summersewing #heatwave #weekend Managed to just squeeze a @tillybuttons #megandress out of this end of roll @michaelmillerfabrics ~ love the tropical colours and the oversized print. Can't wait to get it sewn up. .
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#floral #flowers #tropical #michaelmiller #michaelmillerfabrics #remnant #dressmaking #summer #hotpink #june Since #dogsatpollingstations is a thing, here's Wilfie, post voting. Prosecco + peach popsicle, plus pooch (posing)
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#popsicle #icepop #icelolly #ice #frozen #lolly #lollipop #freezing #prosecco #bellini #summer June 1st and home to find that today's sunshine has brought out the first two passion flowers of the year. I'm always amazed these will grow in Nottinghamshire as they look so tropical 🌴 .
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