30 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 30 The ending up

Today, the last day of naphopomo, began with a smile
whilst meeting up with a best friend and reading the
names of the boats at the fish market.
 'Doggy Style' caught my eye!

'T', having finished selling in town when we caught up with him,
was selling for other people and behind him, through the wire
fencing, I saw

another time, lives lived before on Melville Street.
It has been enjoyable, this daily posting of 'something'. 
I have not always risen to the ocassion, but the naphopomo
challenge was interesting.
Our 'day to day' (isolated within a frame) spoke of inner
things that we were unaware of, attuned to a moment
that otherwise may have passed by, unnoticed. Thanks
again to Karen aka Chookooloonks who brought us all
here , to this wonderful space where many lives,
lived in numerous places,that have been
shared through a lens,
with lessons loved and learned, united creative souls
of many persuasions.
It takes a special kind of person to do this, a person
who can see beyond her own boundaries to embrace,
inspire and include one and all. 
Much love Karen and thank you xxx

27 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 27 Almost Time

Making an early start this year, not going to be left behind
with cobwebbing and cleaning and all there is to mind.
A true Grenadian Christmas requires a lot of elbow grease,
beginning now might help us find the path to inner peace!

23 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 23 Catch a Falling Star

when you open your mouth
do the wrong words come out?
are you constantly offending
are your jokes in bad taste?
does your expression
the well meaning person
beneath it?

22 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 22

A chance shot of cross country stragglers, taken whilst
waiting for news. Heartfelt thanks to the very special man
who gave my sister one of his kidneys today.

21 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 21 Thunderbirds are go.......

Eternally grateful to Blue Peter and having, for many years,
bemoaned the fact that some artisans refuse to make
displays for their work, I truly believed that this would be
a doddle. (The original idea of a beautifully carved
showcase had evaporated as fast as T could make it to
the garden).
Undeterred, the empty cardboard box beckoned,
accompanied by a 'eureka' moment!
Starting early (and envisioning completion within an hour or
two), things began to unravel around lunchtime. By 3p.m.
the glue was still drying and it was obvious some 'minor'
adjustments were necessary.
It is now 5p.m. the glue is still wet and I am drinking the
last of the wine.

I will leave you with

20 November 2013

19 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 19 Happiness is...

......new shoes.


"Choosing Shoes"


                                                                                             by Frida Wolfe
New shoes, new shoes,
Red and pink and blue shoes.
Tell me, what would you choose,
If they'd let us buy?
Buckle shoes, bow shoes,
Pretty pointy-toe shoes,
Strappy, cappy low shoes;
Let's have some to try.
Bright shoes, white shoes,
Dandy-dance-by-night shoes,
Perhaps-a-little-tight shoes,
Like some? So would I.
Flat shoes, fat shoes,
Stump-along-like-that shoes,
Wipe-them-on-the-mat shoes,
That's the sort they'll buy.

16 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 16 Deep in the Forest

Deep in the forest something stirred , broadcasting far and wide
a song for all who chose to hear. The call to return tugged hard
at a skirt hem, speaking of rewards for the soul.

13 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 13 'tis the season

Christmas arrived early this year, lots of sorrel juice in the
making from now until...

12 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 12 Things that make me go mmmmm

Got batteries today, which are
the same useless ones that
only last a couple of days and to be honest, having got
over the initial,"Oh no,how am I going to continue with
#naphopomo?" without them, I have really enjoyed what
the webcam took, although it felt a little like cheating.
No doubt the webcam pics will return before the month
is done.
However, this particular image I wanted in full focus,
well, at least for the first glass. It is my monthly ritual,
once bills are paid and debts settled and I can go......
Time for some music me thinks. :) cheers E and Zozo
love you.x

11 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 11 the Raincoat

Rain is coming and T has left his raincoat on the hook

10 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 10 Roost

Every night, come rain or shine, the yard fowl cock, and his two
faithful hens, roosts in the angel trumpet tree.

9 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 9 pots and pans

Still with the webcam until new batteries are found for the
trusty Canon PowerShot A530. You probably know by
now that my phone is far from smart and that I need to
play around with this medium for some time. Not giving up!

8 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 8 Natural Selection

Today did not go as planned. Being a wash day I was glad for
any diversion and found myself glued to the live feed from
Nautilus in between rinses. Dr. Robert Ballard and his Corps
of Explorers aboard E/V Nautilus are studying Kick 'Em Jenny,
an active underwater volcano just north and off the coast of
Grenada. This is the best thing since the moon walk! Plus you
can ask questions which are answered in real time by the
knowledgeable people in the control room.Using remotely
operated vehicles, Hercules and Argus, today we saw,
champagne bubbles from vents inside the volcano crater with
temperatures as high as 256'F inside the vents, where there
were shrimp living in little hollows, albeit a little on the pink
side, and then up on the rim, a shark! Darwin would have had
a field day. What has this to do with the above image?
Not a lot, except to say that the camera batteries were
exhausted so it was necessary to adapt and resort to the

7 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 7th Trying a Thing

With #naphopomo being all about photography month, I thought 
I would 'try a thing' and experiment a little, while T transferred 
some basil in the beds above the river.
Ever since Dad gave me a Brownie 127 when I was about 5, 
I have always enjoyed taking photographs but I am not a 
photographer. I like to play with composition, record people, 
places and things that interest me and on occasion manage to 
capture a special moment in time. With almost everyone having
a camera phone nowadays, it is even more fascinating to 
observe what professional photographers achieve through their 
lens. The magic worked in a dark room beneath a red light, the 
alchemy between eye, camera, creativity and knowledge is 
nowhere better seen than in the work of Lee Miller and then, 
the contemporary work and delightful voice of Joann Verburg 
cannot fail to inspire.

Last but not least and from the heart, thank you Chookooloonks .
I am truly enjoying this voyage of discovery which I would not
have embarked upon were it not for you.

4 November 2013

#naphopomo day 4 What's Cooking

First proofs drying, dough rising, sun shining. Finally
worked out why the first 2 photos for #naphopomo
failed to send and reset my security settings, I now
find all is getting a bit 'precious' and am second
guessing everything! Not going to be deterred though,
I really want to see this through.

3 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 3 Behind The Clouds

Our moon
kissed the sun
this morning
from behind
a veil
of clouds.

1 November 2013

#NaPhoPoMo Day One All Souls

With gratitude to the very wonderful Karen Walrond aka Chookooloonks
I am delighted to be participating in #NaPhoPoMo . Why not join in too?
As today is All Souls we remember all mothers who have passed, most
especially Betty and Ivy. xxx

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