I’m doing ‘photo a day’ weekly instead of daily. Here’s the challenge for the week of July 15 – 21.
15 – Relax 16 – Midnight Blue (lace shawl my daughter knitted) 17– Succulent (30+ year old Christmas cactus) 18 -Ceramic 19 -Waves 20 – Start with “E” (Espresso Love, my favorite place on MV for blueberry scones & coffee) 21 – Red & White
This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.
My daughter’s straw hat with roving in it which she then spun and turned into beautiful yarn.
From freshly shorn from the sheep, to roving, to spinning, to yarn.
The prompt is : This week, share your take on “dense” — you could focus on a natural landscape, or take the theme in a different direction, from a crowd at a rock concert or a busy avenue during rush hour to a fresh loaf of bread, waiting for someone to take the first bite.
I was going to try and stay away from fog, trees, flowers, food, cities but you know what, that’s where all the density seems to be. So from boats in a dense fog, to a house covered in lilacs, to the skyline of New York City, to chocolate cake and candy, to the dense colors of freshly spun yarn, and to the density of a sunflower, , here are my choices.
As I mentioned a few posts ago every Saturday my daughter Deb and I, often accompanied by her best friend Dawn, go out for coffee and whatever else occurs. This past Saturday was chock full.
First up is coffee… almost always the first stop. We were in the charming town of Summit, New Jersey and stopped in at Boxwood Coffee which I have to say was a great choice.
Third up was the main reason for the outing… The New Jersey Wool Walk. You may be wondering what a wool walk is, here’s the description from the website… ”The New Jersey Wool Walk is an event to give passionate knitters, crocheters and fiber artists the opportunity to visit, experience and enjoy the wide array of yarn shops throughout Central, South and North Jersey. Our diverse stores have a variety of yarns, notions, classes and styles. The Wool Walk is a four day festive happening that is not a sale, but an adventure for all lovers of yarn and what it can become!”
The girls had visited several yarn shops the day before and did a few more when I joined them on Saturday. Here are a few pictures from Summit. Look at those happy faces with their bags of stash.
As if that wasn’t a full enough day there’s still one more event to go,
Fourth up is for me, the main event…. ELVIS is in the building 🙂
My life long friend and I are also life long fans of Elvis and so when the opportunity arose to see this Elvis impersonator we jumped at the chance. I wish I could remember his name because he was fabulous… looked, sang, sounded just like The King himself. It was quite the climax to a full day.
*** – Memory Correction CLICK HERE – taking the train from NYC to Woods Hole, MA right to the ferry.
*** – Movie Magic CLICK HERE – movies and popcorn and dancing in the street on MV in the 1950’s
*** – A Shearing CLICK HERE – shearing day on the Vineyard 2008
*** – Saved By The Bell CLICK HERE – summer Bible school at the Tabernacle and the mis-adventures of ringing the bell.
*** – Memories of the Flying Horses CLICK HERE – how I spent my summer evenings as a kid and why I’ll never forget a certain ticket taker.
*** – Barnegat Lighthouse, New Jersey CLICK HERE – 217 steps to the top, or was it !
*** – I Can Bake CLICK HERE – my first venture into baking from scratch
*** – The Vineyard In Stitches CLICK HERE – recreating Martha’s Vineyard one stitch at a time
*** – Thomas Edison Installment #2 CLICK HERE – it took 3 installments to cover my visit to the amazing Edison’s laboratories in West Orange, NJ
… otherwise known in knitting and spinning circles as ‘Rhinebeck’ (no pun intended)
Saturday, Oct 18…7:30 sunrise…
9:30 a.m. arrival at Rhinebeck… already a jagillion cars there…
even though it was mostly cloudy and even spritzed a few times the foliage as usual was beautiful…
these friendly looking folk caught my eye…
they were in front of the museum which I had never been in … the exhibits included old milk wagons, baby carriages, wash tubs, and a man making caned seats…
there’s more to the sheep and wool festival than livestock and yarn…there’s a lot of other things to be looked at, admired and coveted.. for years I denied myself the small, orange, felted pumpkins… and then 2 years ago I got one… and then last year another one… and this year a third one….
but they’re not the only thing I had my eye on… there were these baskets too… my daughter had one, friends had them, almost every third person walking around Rhinebeck had them… they were great to put stashes of wool in, or food, or a small animal even… so this year my first stop… after coffee… was a basket…
here’s my treasures from 2014 Rhinebeck.. 🙂
the sky on the way home at 4:30 was just as beautiful as the morning sky was…