Thursday, 19 March 2015

Beauty in Dereliction


Yesterday's blip hand holding event was a great success and looking at us all reaching out to each other and to the Blipfoto site and it's, now no longer with us, staff members was hugely satisfying. We will have to wait and see who is going to buy the site and what will happen in the future but we showed an amazing amount of solidarity. 

It did however mean that one single line of stitching (30" long) was achieved in the studio yesterday, and nothing else. I spend the entire day online looking at all the pictures and leaving comments as much as I could and that in turn resulted (as I almost already knew it would) in a horrible migraine. So today I'm treating myself with kid gloves. A bit of gentle machine quilting and some playing with paint was on the agenda, and joy of joys, the sun was out and we were able to drink coffee outside. A real treat. The dog walk this morning was equally lovely and I decided to try and find dereliction (for the DerelictThursday challenge on Blip) close by. Fortunately there is plenty of it along the old railway line, starting with the image above.
As I had my camera I also couldn't resist taking pictures of the beautiful reflections in what is the peat field's draining ditch.
But beauty can be found in unconventional places too and I was very taken with the patterns of the wire around one of the old fence posts, specially seen against the low sun.
 So intricate! And such beauty in decay.

2 comments:

Jewels said...

What interesting pics Frieda. I love the grunge of the rust against the wood and plants - wonderful.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I agree, so beautiful the wires, sun, old wood and lichens are. Hope you are feeling much better today.

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