Windows provide a handy frame for looking out, or in, or for a photographer. They also provide a warm, sunny perch for sleepy cats – these three belong to my daughter. From top to bottom – Zelda, Maisie and Daisy. That’s Daisy again, doubling up in the mirror, and my grand daughter Juniper contemplating the view from the same window.
And because the eyes are the window of the soul, here is Juniper’s bright eyed, not-so-little, baby brother, Banjo.
When I saw that this week’s challenge is textures, my first thoughts were of roughness and bumpiness although lack of bumps is also a texture.
One of the attractions of taking pics of my daughter’s three cats on the bed is the contrasting textures of their fur and the bedding.
I made an Elizabethan style smocked and embroidered baby gown for my middle son 36 years ago. Last week I had my 7 week old grandson, Banjo, model it for me – the stitches on the fabric have lovely texture – so do his squooshy cheeks!
The white Japonica is beautiful, but last summer it was overrun by Cleavers/Goosegrass, which is now silvery grey and a nice contrast with the blossom. It’s also covered in seeds, unfortunately…
Grampians Textures is also the name of the annual textile workshop-fest that takes place in Halls Gap in March. I don’t get to do a course every year, but I did do four days of mixed media with Kieth Lo Bue this year – lots of textures in these pieces I made.
Once more, the week is flying by…time to bring some order, I guess!
My daughters three cats don’t often sleep together like this, but when they do, they make a pleasing and orderly picture.
Juni, my grand daughter, is waiting patiently for her breakfast order at her favourite cafe – Sweet Bones in Braddon ACT. All the food is vegan, which is exciting for a vegan kid – you can have whatever tasty treat you want!
The vehicles on the seat might not look ordered to any one else, but they are. They are also enjoying a snack of cotoneaster berries than Juni lovingly collected for them.
I guess every photograph is an attempt in some way to show the world through one’s own eyes. I went to Perth for a few days of visiting Zoe and Matt (and their three cats), and my camera came along too, and got a good workout. Some of these shots were taken at the Uni of WA campus, a few in (frosty) Ballarat on the morning I left. I had a scant hour to fill before the airport shuttle took me on the next bit of the trip, so I took the camera for a walk…I also had an early morning walk around Subiaco, with camera in hand…