Sunday, 29 November 2009

Monochrome Weekly Theme.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

ABC Wednesday - S.

This week's late entry is for the letter S.

is for
Skeleton and Skulls.

In his youth my husband collected skulls and skeletons. He gathered any he could find on his country walks. He even picked up small corpses, and buried them until they rotted clean.

We have very few left now, although his collection was carefully documented and recorded, and the drawings and notes still exist.

This first photo is of the skeleton of a Guillemot, a sea bird, carefully assembled from the bones found above a beach.

The skull in the second photo belonged to another sea bird, a Gannet this time.

This rather stronger skull once belonged to a fox.

All the above photos were taken by my husband - on my kitchen work-surface!

More S posts can be found through the ABC Wednesday page.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Monochrome Weekly Theme.

A leaning post, a loose chain.

Started by Aileni, enjoyed by many. You can see them at the Monochrome page.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Abc Wednesday - R for Reclining Dragon.

This week's letter is

I'm showing you another of my dragons - well, they do rather fill the house, and they make my most important collection!
This one is a very dozy dragon - and you can all stop saying he's like his owner!

This is meant to be the front of the ornament.
The dragon is
on a crescent moon, holding the favourite jewel of his treasure.
He looks very RESTFUL and RELAXED.

This is the REVERSE.
I think it's easier to see the REALLY sleepy expression on his face.
To find more R posts, visit the ABC Wednesday page, and enjoy the entries.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Monochrome Weekly Theme

Started by Aileni.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

ABC Wednesday - Q.

is for

My quintuple dragons have even arranged themselves in a quincunx.

Such helpful baby dragons!

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Sunday, 8 November 2009

Monochrome Weekly Theme

Tears for a fallen leaf.

This theme was started by Aileni.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

ABC Wednesday - P.

is for

You all know about my dragons, and last week I told you about my husband's owls.
This weekI want to show you a small collection belonging to my youngest son, who feels a particular affinity with the legendary phoenix.

Above is part of his collection - horse brasses, a fridge magnet, and a small plaque.

Here's a deep blue china thimble with a gold phoenix.

These are two old Chinese snuff bottles, both decorated with the Fenghuang (the Chinese form of the phoenix.)

Finally there are two pewter pendants. The one on the right shows the Egyptian phoenix.

You'll find many more P posts through the ABC Wednesday page.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Monochrome Weekly Theme

A dull day in Burtonport.

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