Pushing the Buttons

+Steven Kennard is waaaay more than just a pretty face that turns wonderful creations in wood (and takes beautiful photographs). He is also an accomplished musician. Here he was playing his Bertrand Gaillard one row D melodeon, outside in our garden. 

This was taken a few years ago and I found it when searching for photographs to be made into a slideshow of him that Canadian Woodworking Magazine is preparing to feature. They wanted to have some photographs showing him relaxing and this seemed a good one to include.

I am posting it today in honour of the new theme #musicmonday +MusicMonday by +Nathan Lucking
and processed in monochrome in honour of 
#monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz 
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Through the Diamond Window – 68/365

I had the idea to photograph the garden through the diamond panes in the back door and was interested to see if the angled glass would give fractured results. When Joni appeared under the bird feeder (there is really only one round one and one each of the others) and seemed to be confused as she looked at them this was the picture I got. (I'm a little slow in replying to everyone's lovely comments, please forgive me, especially as I so much appreciate them. I will do it as soon as I can! Thanks all! 🙂 )

For  #monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz
HQSP Monochrome  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco S. +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова  #hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome
as well as
All Things Monochrome  curated by  +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez  #allThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome
Monochrome World  curated by  +andi rivarola  #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton


Shopping is Sometimes a Blur – 53/365

I hate shopping. I always have. As a child the very mention of the word used to make me exhausted and give me a headache. Now, I don't feel much different about it and can't really understand those who do it for fun. A visit to a shopping mall is my idea of torture. But needs must at times and on Saturday I had to go shopping for drugstore glasses. These are interim (so that I can see) while I wait for my new contact lenses to arrive this week. (For those who don't know, I had eye surgery in December and they have only just been able to finish measuring so that I can be fitted for glasses/lenses.) So on Saturday shopping was more of a blur than usual. 😀

I took this photograph and when I saw it, it reminded me of +Achim Blechschmidt and the wonderful work he does. So it is with a tip of the hat to Achim, whom I really suggest you add to your circles if you want to see some exceptional quality images.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

For my old friends at  #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz 
and my new friends at #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco S.            +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова  +Nader El Assy
#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox
#monochromeartyclub +Monochrome Arty Club by +abhishek chamaria