Just wondering how many times I've come down this lane and walked past this wooden notice holder. Someone laughed as they passed me taking a shot at the cobwebs. Here's a couple of different post processing effects. you'll find a front facing image of it on my 'Praisefully Yours' page, top right.
Brave little sparrow taking a bath in a stream running down the beach at West Shore, Scalloway. It was such a cold day but li'l sparra was having fun regardless.
I participated in the World Wide Photo Walk on Saturday morning. It was started by Scott Kelby of the USA.To explain what this is I quote from their website.
"The Worldwide Photo Walk® proudly supports The Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates, and empowers young orphans so that they can grow up to not just survive but succeed. We’re asking each person who participates to donate to help make a difference in these children’s lives. Every dollar counts."
It takes place on the first Saturday of October each year. We were fortunate with the weather - cold but mostly sunny. I had to post process quite a bit as my images were quite dark. Still, it was two hours of fun, friendships and good craic.
Something a little different.
And then there's this.
And finally this.....There's a cottage near the parking area before taking the road down to the beach. The couple who own it are wonderfully kind folks and very welcoming. The lady, Anne Barron, is an amazing artist whose art is sold all over the world. She decided to paint her gate posts. I photographed the one with the puffins and also a model puffin who likes to watch the visitors come and go.
Anne's Art On Redbubble.
This is the tenth year of Shetland Wool Week being held in Shetland. I can't begin to list the itinerary of events so I will just give you the link here. Folks come from all over the world to this week long event. Shetland hosting is hard to beat.
Although I love all things to do with wool, from the smell of the raw wool to the finished garment, I cannot knit a single stitch. I should have had some more interesting images to celebrate Wool Week but transport is a problem for me. I did get to the Shetland Museum via bus to catch these two wonderful ponies in there Fair Isle gansies which delighted the visitors. It was a Fair Isle Friday special occasion. There was a queue for two hours while everyone had their photo taken with the ponies.
The black pony is called Vitamin and is 19 (maybe 20 now) years old. The white one is Fivla. Two hours was a long time to stand but ponies and owners did exceedingly well.
I hope you like what I bring here from the Shetland Islands. It will not only be landscapes but other images I hope you will find enjoyable. Thank you!
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