Day twenty-three of the 30 day photography challenge – patterns

I like the patterns found in nature and this one in particular appealed to me – it’s blue skies and sunshine, clouds, and aeroplane trails from the Red Arrows!  If you look carefully at the bottom right hand corner you’ll see a couple of flags from the grandstands – one of them a chequered flag and the other a Union flag (we were sitting amongst lots of other McLaren/Jenson Button/Lewis Hamilton fans that day).  If you look even closer, you’ll see that the bright white swirl in the middle of the picture is in actual fact five Red Arrows – but I just love the pattern of the clouds in this picture.  And it reminds me of English summers…

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Day twelve of the 30 day photography challenge – sunset

One of the things I love about living in an upstairs maisonette is that we have a beautiful view from the big bay window in our lounge – because we’re upstairs mostly what we see are a few chimneys and lots of trees.  It also means that in the evenings we get a beautiful view of the sunset, and although we saw some spectacular sunsets while we were travelling, there’s something rather special about English sunsets.  This picture was taken shortly after a downpour had given us a beautiful rainbow which then dispersed, leaving us with pretty pinks and blues:

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Day three of the 30 day photography challenge

This one was almost a last-minute pic because I’ve spent the day at the Duck Pond market with the Little Lemon and it was so busy that I hardly sat down all day! (Brilliant, but my back and knees were slightly less enthused).  We’ve been going to the Duck Pond markets since February and we’re really enjoying them, and today was the start of a two-day event which is much bigger than the usual, and one we’ve never done before.  This was also the first one I’ve done on my own (Beloved works on a Saturday) and actually, it was fine (I had a big flask of tea.  What more could you need?)  Towards the end, Ollie and Chris popped in and held the fort for me to take a quick break, and then helped me to pack everything away, along with my mum.  Four pairs of hands and a trolley are much better than one pair of hands and a trolley so I’m very grateful.

Afterwards, I headed round to my mum’s for another cuppa and to collect George, and ended up staying for dinner.  Then I remembered the challenge and thankfully there were clouds!  Of course, that shouldn’t have come as a surprise – good ol’ Blighty is very obliging when it comes to clouds…Clouds