Summer in colour

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I am not very good at ‘wandering camera’. In June my Son came to stay with his fiancee, her sister and her sister’s husband. They set off on a walk with Poppy to our nearest village, which is a couple of miles away, and ten minutes later the skies opened in a torrential downpour so I rescued them by car and drove them the rest of the way. I stayed in the car with Poppy whilst they went to look around the church. As usual, I was without my camera so I (lazily) took some photos (above and below) from inside the car with my phone. I love the way the one above came out. It reminds me of a watercolour painting. Unfortunately the ones below just look like phone photos taken from inside a car…

On a sunny day I took a garden picture because I think it will be interesting to look back through a year of Wandering Camera and see the seasons changing month by month.

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It’s hydrangea time!

And then I took my camera to Hull for my daughter’s graduation but, foolishly, left it in the hotel. Luckily, I managed to get some nice photos with my husband’s phone. You can see her below with her twin brother and with her friend. Congratulations Dr. Abigail! :)

Finally, I took quite a lot of progress photos of my crochet ripple blanket. I finished it over a week ago but I was not home during a sunny enough time to take any pictures. I will give it its own tada post with stats etc but here are some shots of the finished blanket.

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Where has your camera wandered in the last month?

I am linking this post with Soma at Whims and Fancies for her July Wandering Camera Linky Party.

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If you haven’t linked up already, please visit Soma to see lots of wonderful pictures and some useful photography tips :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

April – May

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For this month’s Wandering Camera post, I have a fairly random collection of photos.

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April was cold and full of grass. I’m pretty sure that it was the coldest month of the year so far. We had frost most nights and snow on two days. May couldn’t be more different – very hot and sunny. But although it’s officially Summer now, all around Spring is still Springing. I don’t remember it ever arriving so slowly. Bare branches and baby leaves are still the height of fashion.

On the craft front, I made a wall hanging for the Four in Art May Reveal. The theme was Colour + Music and it has it’s own post here.

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And I upcycled some old clothes to make silk cushion with cotton crochet.

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Whilst watching paint dry, I thought I’d take a photo of our new front door colour…

If only! Really, I’ve become a full time gardener and everything is very definitely still in progress. I expect to resume proper crafting around the middle of July…

Apart from that, we had a few more unusual visitors.

Great Spotted Woodpecker. You can learn more about Great Spotted Woodpeckers here.

Red Legged Partridges. You can learn more about them here.

And some visitors who come back every year to tell us it’s Summer and to nest in the stables. The swallows are back! These may not be the greatest pictures but by catching some in a photo at all, I’ve realised one of my lifetime ambitions :D

The lanes are full of wild flowers but I have yet to take any pictures so maybe I’ll do that for next month’s link up. In the meantime I am going to link up with Soma over at Whims and Fancies. I hope I’ll see you at the party!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Wool on Sundays – 105 (blue)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays again – I feel as if Sundays are coming round more quickly every week!

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This week the world is very much bluer than we’ve seen it in a long, long time. A couple of days of torrential rain excepted, we’ve had wonderful blue skies and the woods are a carpet of wood anenomes and bluebells. I began to crochet a blue flower to give me something to do at a hospital appointment (I was expecting a long wait!) but then it was cancelled and I didn’t get very far. I thought it might make a nice hand towel but I think it will be too holey so perhaps it can turn into a cushion.

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Have you been working on any yarn projects this week?

If you have, I’d love you to link up. The rules are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT Visit anyone else who links.
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