Yes, I’m a procrastinator, a major one. Every weekend I think ‘Yes, I’ll write a few posts, catch up on the photo challenge, finally get around to my trip to Canada posts, and maybe add another volume of You know you’re a rural runner when…. and I’ll be all caught up.’ Then life gets in the way, imagine that! I know I’ve been a blog slacker these last few months, but at times, I have no inspiration to write. What’s up with that? I also sometimes wonder, who (besides family, friends and blog friends) are reading this? Maintaining a blog can be difficult, so I just hope I persevere and get all these posts done, even if they are late.
Anyway, back to the photo challenge.
Day 18: Your shoes
Pretty straight forward, these are the shoes I wore October 18th. Sorel boots (purchased on my recent trip home to Winnipeg) to and from work, Blowfish flats at work (where we have heated floors), Birkenstock sandals at home as slippers and my New Balance running shoes because I went for a run that evening. Can I just say how much I love those runners? They’re much lighter in weight than my Nike ones, and because of that, I feel like I run faster. And that’s always good, isn’t it?
Day 19: Something orange
One night, as I was preparing my breakfast smoothie fruit the night before and reaching for a new bag of oranges, I found that one had gone mouldy. I threw that one away, then rinsed the rest and let them dry in our dish rack. I thought I’d combine this with Day 20: Bokeh (a photo with blurriness in it), but manipulated the photo on Instagram to put the blur in instead, and ended up with this:
Then a few days later (cheating I know!), I had baby carrots, which I haven’t had since moving to Scotland over three years ago, so I snapped a shot of more orange:
Day 20: Bokeh
As mentioned above, Bokeh refers to blurry or out-of-focus areas of an image. I use my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone, how would I do that????? First I tried manipulating it, but that wasn’t genuine. Then tonight, (cheating again!), I found this photo of a forkie-tailie (not it’s enotmological name) that I took in our bathroom. Forkie-tailie’s are a sign of fall/autumn for me, as every now and then I’ll find one in our house. They especially like small cosy spaces, like towels or curtains!
I’m quite happy with this photo actually.
My head in my hand, like I’m frustrated. Not intentional at all, it’s a self-portrait after all and more of a chance photo, but I find this interesting because this is how I’ve felt these last weeks at work because things have been quite difficult. Interesting how, although unintentional, it’s totally reflected here.
Aside from a faint smirk.
Day 22: Hands
Guess who they belong to?????
Day 23: Sunflare
So, I’m going to deviate from the list here and make up my own: flare. I snapped this photo of a recent snowfall at night, which left four inches of snow on grassy areas, and all surfaces outside, including plants and our clothes line, completely covered in snow. Combine that with a bright moonlight night (or a braw bricht moonlicht nicht in Scots), and it makes for one spectacular sight. That I didn’t get. But I did snap a photo of the snow flakes, which look like flares here:
Day 24: Animal(s)
If you know me, you’ll know which animals I’ll include for this challenge: my in-law’s dogs. These photos were snapped at our Thanksgiving dinner.
|Spaniel half brothers Gille (pronounced ‘Gilly’) and Chae. Gille is actually posing!|
|Brio the old, beautiful girl|
|Four dogs eagerly awaiting leftovers|
I also got a new pair of Brooks winter running tights with a thick pink, hold-that-belly-in band to replace my grey Adidas muffin-top-creating pair:
Day 26: Close-Up
Friday night I made homemade Chicken Kiev for dinner. They were phenomenal. I will post the recipe tomorrow. I swear.
Day 27: From a distance
I snapped this photo of a deer in the grounds of my school. Can you see it???????
Day 28: Flowers
This is a desperate ‘quick, I need a photo!’ photo of my hair stuff box, which has pretty gold flowers on it.
Photo challenge done, thanks for the inspiration Shantalie! Winnipeg trip posts to come. Now, it’s time for bed.