A very busy day, with more packing and assembling flat pack furniture, an activity that my husband and I actually enjoy doing together! We also had a cooker and chest freezer delivery at the new house.
With all that, there wasn’t much time for creativity, but I did do this quick image manipulation of the embroidery I did the other week, trying to get it to look painterly:
I made a mask of the same image, but didn’t like anything I managed to do with it, so left the manipulated image as above.
I also took a couple of photos of plants in our new garden.
Does anyone know what these two plants are?
Is this buddleia?
Maybe blackberries? They are thorny!
Also, we have a crabapple tree, looking forward to making jelly:
It’s a beautiful gnarly old tree:
A busy day. We picked up the keys for our new house – this is the view from my new craft room:
I also finally got time to sit down with the photos I took on the Lowsonford trip, which took quite a while as there were a lot.
I love this image of the statue, with the almost pixelated reflection:
The statue had lots of lovely colours, shapes and textures:
Which contrasted wonderfully with all the plants in the surroundings:
I’m pleased with this image especially:
There were a lot of lovely spiders webs:
And fabulous signs and numbers:
There were also great flowers around the pub, including this spiky specimen:
As we were walking back to the car to go home, we noticed this amazing sky:
This is just a small sample of the images I took, more of them are here.
The Moors and Christians festival is held in the town of Alcoi (Alcoy), just north of Alicante. It’s a beautiful town, and we had some time between the two parades to explore.
Here are some of my photos from our walk around the town:
A beautiful view down from the bridge into the river bed, with the town and mountains.
Some fab art as we crossed the bridge into the town.
The streets all have these fab metal arches, which were lit up at night.
Everyone decorated their balcony with flags, and watched the parades, throwing confetti.
The park was full of palm trees, which I guess are very ordinary if you live in an area full of them, but I still find them beautiful, with their ridged trunks and pointy, spiky leaves.
Spider webs in a hole on the park wall.
I liked this approach to street signs!
A fabulous old door…
…and the faded lettering on it.
Our reflections in a modern art sculpture in a square by the old knitting factories.
The bell tolled…
Seemingly because it was seven minutes past six pm!
A lovely town, which I’d like to explore more one day. There are more photos I took here.