Daily Post Photo Challenge : Local


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The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is : Local

It’s difficult for me to pick a ‘local’. I moved towns 3 times before emigrating to Switzerland where I lived for 35 years. Now I’m back in the UK and enjoying life here in Lincolnshire.

I knew I wanted to buy our house when I sat in the empty sunroom and admired the view to the living room. Of all the rooms it is the one I feel most at home in  whether it’s to curl up and read a book on the cuddler or to admire the laser light show and the Christmas Tree in Winter.

It has become my local, my favourite place.

Poppies : Wave

I’m sure you saw the Poppies at the Tower of London, either in person or on TV in late 2014.

I was lucky to visit Lincoln Castle yesterday to have a look at an exhibition which continues until late September and uses Poppies from that installation.

Lincoln Castle is the second venue to present Poppies: Wav by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.

Wave is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

A Photo a Week Challenge : Phone-tography

The challenge in the A Photo a Week Challenge is to provide a photo taken with a mobile phone.

These four images were taken with an iPhone 6s plus and illustrate how mobile phones cope well in two situations, low light photos (Lincolnshire sunsets) and photos from an airplane (flight over Peru and the Andes).

I call these four photos my Fire and Ice set ; a vague reference to Game of Thrones