Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Art Unexpected

…thanks to Sandy for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Some of the best art is the piece that you come across unexpectedly. On my walk last week someone or multiple people had left these painted stones on a rock for all to enjoy.C4-CD0-EBD-D5-C0-4-F19-AB52-7-BF083346-BFC
D540-A478-68-D7-41-CA-96-C4-E7-ABAF5-D49-C3

I also find that when you walk into a setting and new art has been put up that you weren’t expecting it can affect you in one of several ways. This new art display at Montgomery’s Inn gave me instant joy because of its whimsical quality. It clearly affected a lot of people in a similar way because most people pulled out their camera phones and started taking photos of these large ink drawings.25-F5-CEE5-C04-F-4920-A055-54-EEDED3376-F
5-F302-A55-8-C7-F-4-CCD-B5-BF-9-B6-F5-D27-AAFD
9-ACB23-AE-D64-E-4-AF5-B6-B3-97-C53-B5052-F2
3-B05-BB44-78-E9-466-C-96-CB-C22046-AB8975

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – February 21, 2020)

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

No takers when the temperatures are below freezing, especially when the seat is made of metal.

A07-AC92-E-1-E8-C-439-A-945-D-57-A515038-F69

LPM – Photo Adventure – Still Life

……Thanks to Little Pieces of Me 

for hosting the Photo Adventure.

One of my hobbies, besides photography, is baking bread. Every week I volunteer at a local historic museum called Montgomery’s Inn where I prepare the dough and help bake it in the outdoor oven. After it’s baked it’s sold the same day at the Farmers’ Market which supports local farmers, food producers and bakers all year round.

Here is the focaccia that I baked today.

F492F91E-7F7B-45D4-826E-3FF7255CC8E73314057C-8CE4-4FBB-ADE6-2E3C12C7A32E

 

52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 6 – NO Filter

…thanks to Khürt for hosting the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge

I’m taking a smartphone on-line class and I’ve started playing around with all the editing tools. This week, however, the challenge is to not use a filter. This is one photo where I didn’t do any editing. 44C6C359-E57E-481A-AABF-8E15B31A9795

Blacksmithing in the City

….when you need to fix tools for the wood burning oven

Recently at Montgomery’s Inn some of our tools for the outside wood burning oven needed to be repaired. Seeing that there are no local blacksmiths in the neighbourhood my colleague decided to set up a temporary fire pit to heat up the iron tools that needed reshaping.

He started with the coals from the fire that heated up our bread baking oven. Once the interior temperature reaches its ideal temperature to bake our bread the coals are scraped out and into a metal garbage can. Using a long pipe he blew directly into the coals to heat them up even more and then placed the tools into the hot coals and then hammered them back into shape. Once the desired shape was achieved he cooled the tool in the surrounding snow. Ingenious!

4DCE73E0-6F9E-4920-AE71-ECF8D57789551B31C75D-049E-4DDE-8FA8-A11B8B33CB53464D4CA5-B7FE-4C44-8BD5-8800B6E15DABC12C9A73-3E2C-4215-A406-1359F26AB1FAAF1A1913-598E-4F47-8B62-422E2D5AA956787795A8-CEE1-4578-BF06-BC3CBF73FC02

30 Day Creativity Challenge – Day 28

….photography is one of my passions

This week I signed up for an iPhone photography class. I’ve just started but already I’ve learned some very valuable tips. Some are as easy as how to hold the phone and how to position the phone on a low surface to get some interesting angles.

AB1A43FE-4DC4-45C1-9A58-CE49CA038DD46EC57993-3CD2-4B96-BE9C-97E78F61D22B38C6DE10-4F34-4358-A4A0-BDED4E170EA06F5D6E03-DD58-4DFA-8819-298D77477F11

Thanks to Rainee for introducing me to the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Day 20 of the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

….thanks to Rainee for introducing me to the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

I’m a bit behind this week posting all my creativity actiivities. Sometimes to get creative you host other people like we did on Sunday and other times you get creative or are inspired by creativity at work. This week I was inspired by the creativity of my granddaughter’s pizza making skills and the pizza making skills by 14 children at Montgomery’s Inn who were attending an all day workshop where one of the activities involved making and personalizing their own pizzas.

I very much enjoyed helping our granddaughter with making her pizza and walking around on Tuesday and giving guidance to the boys and girls at Montgomery’s Inn.

913A9885-3F20-4933-9B62-E8A9C27C044685DD81F6-69EA-43B0-B30D-B5600B4179184B237898-9B81-4293-A0B0-BAE92E74320E00133597-2DEC-48F1-BE18-195B3C0DDBC373918CBC-87E5-4C31-BE9F-AECF094D04320894562B-0004-4702-984D-81231BEDD4A9