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!

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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.

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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.

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