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Monthly Archives: May 2013
30th May 2013 – automaton
Carefully cut pieces, glue and instructions. All three come together slowly, the shape and movement forming like magic. Following a stranger’s design does not diminish the joy of creation.
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29th May 2013 – garden
Everything is dripping from recent rain. The new Spring leaves and flowers are heavy with water. Yet there is still that fresh, expectant green of a Spring garden, waiting to burst into its Summer glory.
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28th May 2013 – cyclist
Black raincoat covering her body, hood pulled tight around her ears and chin. Her head is forced down against the driving rain. As she reaches the crossing, she raises it to reveal a startling face; lips and eyes made up … Continue reading
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27th May 2013 – duck whistle
A blonde-haired child wearing a red T-shirt inserts himself between two of the musicians. He blows his new, quacking whistle with pride, keeping in time with the music effortlessly.
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26th May 2013 – Christmas tree
We chop up its prickly branches to lay across a bed of freshly sown seeds. Although no longer in its Christmas finery, it can still help new life to arrive in peace.
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24th May 2013 – Goldendoodle
He lies in the doorway, a big rug of a dog. Curled, creamy fur and long, fluffy legs. He is oblivious to our clambering, serene in his new domain.
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23rd May 2013 – moon
Almost full, it looks paper thin; stamped pale against the blue evening sky. It’s surface is dappled with the shadows of its craters; a different planet hanging over our indifferent one.
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22nd May 2013 – dandelion clock
She blows at it in that small child way. Lips pursed forward, air rushing out in a cloud of spittle. Telling the time in one big blow, sending the seeds fluttering damply to the ground.
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21st May 2013 – vapour trail
It lengthens slowly across the colour-drained sky of dusk. A streak of fire, lit up by the orange sunset. A man-made peril rendered beautiful by nature’s change from day to night.
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