Monday, 5 December 2016

5 in 5 - December 2016 - Jack Frost

    Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes.

And November flashes past into December.... and with it the buzz of Christmas and excitement begins. I am trying to get into the festive spirit and have just got the decorations down from the loft. I was going to take photos but there is not time to unpack so as an after thought I'll save those for another day. And I will go back to my original plan, because a visit to the museum the other day made me stop and reach for my camera.

At 10am the frost was still thick. The cold has only reached us recently and we notice the change, but I'm not complaining. We have been blessed to have a summer that seemed to go on and on, and a splendid autumn that was rich in colour and warm days. So with camera in hand I took photos as we walked across the lawn:

A good frost with blue skies is a start to a good day, and I hope where ever you are that the weather is being kind and gentle. I will be back with another post before Christmas, so enjoy your own preparations and festivities. I have two Christmas meals next week and other good things planned. December is looking good so far...


It is always fun to have company in this photo challenge so a big thank you to Maggie, Melanie, Miriam, Karen, Paula, Mary Lou, Barbara and Borqna for taking part last month. And to all those who visited and left comments. 

And YOU would be very welcome to join in too, so I hope you are inspired to get out your camera. Here is the plan, and there are more details here

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes (I use my mobile phone).

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool below.

                              You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos.

Thank you for visiting and please feel welcome to leave a comment or link with 5 photos.


Sunday, 6 November 2016

5 in 5 - MELANIE - November 2016

Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia and she loves photography.  Every month since the start of this challenge Melanie has taken part in this monthly meme and as she doesn't have her own blog I post here. I love that we have found a way for her to take part, so over to you Melanie:

"This week a four day craft and quilt fair was being held in Adelaide and I chose today 5th November to visit.  I went intending not to buy any new materials from the craft stands and I am pleased to report that I didn’t come away with anything except ideas.  I have been to a few fairs in the past and been totally amazed at the skills that quilters have.  As in the past the quilts were mind-blowing.  So many designs and ideas transferred to quilts and what amazing talent the quilter possesses. This year there was a special display in the quilt area of work created by the Japanese artisan Akiko Ike.  You can read more about the exhibition at the following link:-

I did not have my camera with me but I did have my phone so I took some photos of this amazing work and am using them in my 5 in 5 for November.  I especially loved the jackets of which there were several".

I smiled when I received Melanie's email as it bought home the time difference. Here I am, writing this blog in the early morning, on the same day that Melanie has already been to this quilt fair and posted me details. It's easy to forget that technology brings us together while time zones give distance. Thank you for sharing these photos, Melanie, and as always, for taking part! 


If this has inspired you to pick up your camera and join in please go to the original post where you will also find out how to link in.

And to find out more about this monthly photo challenge, and how this started, please go to this post.

Hopefully Melanie will be back next month and I look forward to you joining us. Thank you for popping by, it is great to have your company.

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