Yesterday, I had to go and pay a cheque into the bank and as it’s only a ten minute walk and it was a nice day, I took a wander during my lunch hour. On my way, I spotted this little mosaic which was pretty run down and overgrown, but striking nonetheless. I loved the way that it looked as though the earth was reclaiming it again and there was something a bit spiritual about it, especially as I noticed it was called ‘Moon Corner’.
I couldn’t believe I’d never noticed it before and was excited to tell Husband about it when I got home. I barely got the word ‘mosaic’ out before he said “Yeah, that’s Moon Corner, it’s been there for years”. I did a quick Google search and didn’t come up with much info about it, other than one piece which said it had been made in collaboration with the Zimbabwean community, but I don’t know how true that is.
So, for my first ‘Closer to Nature’ in AGES, I give you Moon Corner, which may not be a natural occurrence but it certainly looks like nature is taking over once more.
So. I’ve shown you mine. Now it’s your turn to show me yours!
This weeks Closer to Nature comes courtesy of a very industrious spider, a beautiful morning dew and the macro setting on my camera, which is my favourite setting to play with. I took a few photos which worked with varying degrees of success but I still couldn’t choose my overall best so I thought I’d show you them all:
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I’ve not done a Closer to Nature post for ages, mostly because I’ve not been near much nature lately! Between the daily school runs, the nights drawing in and the colder weather, being outside has not been high on my list of priorities!
It’s been Half Term here this week and typically, Sausage has been poorly for most of it, which is a real bummer, but today she’s feeling a bit better so we decided to blow some of the cobwebs away and go for a walk along the beach. As we approached the seafront, the black clouds were gathering and the wind was whipping around, but we still managed half an hour of rambling around.
The sky was a real mix of different colours and while one part was black and foreboding, to the other side of me there was blue sky and sunshine! I remembered that I now have a panoramic function on my iPhone so I decided to try and capture it all – and I think it came out quite well! (click to enlarge)
If you’ve taken any vaguely nature related snaps in the last month or so, stick them in a post and link them up below. There’s badge code in the sidebar that you can grab too, if you like!
Now that Sausage is at school, I’m getting back into the swing of regularly blogging, which includes putting the Closer to Nature linky on here in a timely fashion!
My photo this week was taken in my Mum’s garden on Sunday afternoon, and is actually capturing a scientific phenomena as we witnessed it! We called it a ‘rainbow cloud’, but it’s real name is a ‘circumhorizontal arc‘, and Wikipedia describes it as “A circumhorizontal arc is an optical phenomenon – an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds.” The bizarre thing is, the sun isn’t supposed to be high enough in the sky for it to happen in the UK in late August, but it certainly seems to be one when compared with the pictures shown on their page.
My Mum’s dog Ralph had to be put to sleep recently, so she’s taking it as a gift from him from Rainbow Bridge.
So, now it’s your turn. If you have any photos from the last fortnight containing anything from nature, post it and link up below, we love looking at everyone else photos and they all get pinned to our ‘Closer to Nature’ Pinterest board.
The lovely folk at photo-canvas.com have been asking me for absolutely ages if I want to review one of their canvases and seeing as I love my lovely readers so much, I thought I’d turn it into a giveaway! I ordered my canvas yesterday, so I’ll give you my review when it arrives.
I’ve been doing a lot more photography lately and I’ve been trying to teach myself to be a bit better at it, especially since starting my Closer to Nature linky, as I really enjoy taking photos but there’s nothing worse than snapping something and thinking it’ll look a certain way, only to realise you’ve got your lighting and angles all wrong!
Yesterday, we visited Tropical Wings, which is a local attraction housing the most amazing selection of tropical butterflies, flowers, meerkats, birds of prey, wallabies and so much more, and I managed to take some incredible photos, some of which I’ll save for future Closer to Natures, but here’s a few you might like:
So, back to the giveaway. The prize is a personalised canvas, measuring 30cmx40cm. I was going to ask people to enter their fave photo and choose one, but to be honest I don’t want to have to be judge as I’ll find it too hard to choose, so I’m just doing a straight-forward Rafflecopter form for everyone to fill in!
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