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The view that draws me back…

Looking down the years of our Portuguese home, there’s an image that appears over and over. It’s the bridge, Ponte Romana, in Tavira, with its lovely backdrop.  Many’s the evening I’ve idled, with a glass of port, watching the dip and swoop of the swifts.  Trying hard to catch their flight on camera, in an unsuspecting moment.

It’s just one reason to keep me going back.

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This week Brie Anne at The Daily Post asks if you have a ‘muse‘.  Something to which you are drawn again and again.

Meanwhile Cate has just six words at Show My Face.  How about you?

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”

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Great Yarmouth in the ‘Off Season’

No-one to play on the games

No-one to play on the games

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Rescued by a fair maiden?

Rescued by a fair maiden?

He's my hero!

He’s my hero!

It’s almost 40 years since I was last in Great Yarmouth.  It’s a family resort, and nice and flat for ‘the oldies’ too.  I was amazed to find how quiet it was in early June.  The roller coaster and many of the rides were still under wraps.  The beach… well, see for yourself!

It triggered some wonderful memories though.  There’s a model village right on the seafront (closed, of course) and, in my early evening stroll about, I paused to text to my daughter ‘do you remember…?’  Just a small girl at the time, she did!  And asked ‘is the snail ride still there?’ Sadly, it wasn’t.  Some things DO change.

But not the habit of visiting Cate at Show My Face, to share your six words.  You might have guessed, it’s also my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Have a great weekend, won’t you?

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”

Ephemeral

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Something I always struggle to capture but can spend endless hours watching!  Sea spray flying through the air. That’s ephemeral for me.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ephemeral.”

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Fresh as a buttercup, or daisy?

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Primula

Crocus

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The Weekly Photo Challenge asks for Fresh images this week.  Or even a little chilly?

I hope it’s warming up nicely wherever you are.  Have a happy week and don’t forget to pop over to Cate at Show My Face to share your six words.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”

A new exhibition

Magdalene Odundo exhibit, National Glass Centre

Magdalene Odundo exhibit,  National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Last week I suggested that it was a great time of year to visit museums.  One of my very favourites in the North East of England is the National Glass Centre at Sunderland.  I’m always excited to see the new creations and exhibitions.

The shot above is of Magdalene Odundo’s Transition II and you can see a video of its creation on the link.  It was captivating seen from any angle.

I love the shadows, rippling across the floor

I love the shadows, rippling across the floor

With the occasional flare of colour

With the occasional flare of colour

Of course, I couldn’t resist the lure of the display cabinets and the new items in there.

Isn't this a lovely piece?

Isn’t this a lovely piece?

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And, naturally. there were owls!

And joyful elephants- why not?

And joyful elephants- why not?

I imagine you can see just why I love going there.  Maybe we’ll pop in again on my Monday walk, next week.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

Warmth

Does this give you a warm glow?

Does this give you a warm glow?

It does me!  But I admit that a large part of that is memory.  I took it at Chatsworth House last year in the company of my daughter.  The visit made my Christmas special and I still feel a warm glow thinking about it.

I rarely see my daughter at Christmas but the lure of Narnia brought her to Chatsworth and I managed to meet her there.  That represents warmth to me.  How about you?

This is Lisa, 'keeping warm'

This is Lisa, ‘keeping warm’

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Warmth.”