Saturday, 27 June 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday and children's art

Today was hot, hot , hot and then, as so often happens after this kind of day, there was a massive thunder storm. It was great! We all gathered in the bedroom, opened the blinds and turned off the lights. The storm was most entertaining although Lily thought it was a bit too scary to stay on top of the bed for long, and soon disappeared under it. Tiger is made of sterner stuff! Here are her ears in shadow against the window. This shot is from a few weeks ago. It was another lovely day and I had the urge to visit my favourite church around here-St Nicholas in Deptford, after work. We used to live near here and found this church when on a bike ride. It is just off the main road. It is very near to the river and we used to visit a bit of the shore near here. Over the years I have lived here it has changed around there a lot-new flats, the shore is closed off and there are even more developments springing up all the time despite the recession. But this church remains as lovely as ever.
This plaque commemorates Christopher Marlowe who was murdered in Deptford. He is buried in the churchyard in an unmarked grave
I have included my bike as it is a reminder to myself to get it ready to ride on Wednesday as the car is going for its annual MOT and general replace and repair session. It will be missed but is a good reason to get on my bike!
Lichen on one of the cut branches from last week's tree work-which I have not actually mentioned but it was most exciting! There are little shadows if you look closely!

Last of all this week is my plasticene man. I was really pleased with him and even more pleased when one of the children made her own version.
This is Jessica's painting-we were using cotton buds to paint (good for hand muscle development you know!) but this was Thursday and that had lost its attraction. Hand and finger painting is always so much fun! I thought the effect she got looked like the sky in one of those beautiful renaissance paintings with angels and other religious imagery.This is a boat that Bobbie made for me. I put the boat on my wall as promised but it looked empty. The next day I asked her to make me a person to go in the boat and here he is! He has special little cut out purple buttons. I think it goes well on the polka dot wall and the face looks like the sun. It is making me think of the owl and the pussycat.
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16 comments:

Poetikat said...

I love your plasticene man! It reminds me of Anthropology class in university; Pleistocene Man meet Plasticene Man!

That shot from behind Tiger could have been taken from my bed in my bedroom (for a number of reasons).

Check your Mad Tea post for a comment.

Kat

Sherrie said...

Hi!
All your shadows are great! I really like the little guy in the boat, he's cute!! Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/06/shadow-shots-and-weekend-snapshot.html

Sylvia K said...

Fun shadow shots!!

Linda said...

Great shadows! Don't the leaves and trees make the best shadows!

Cottage Way of Life said...

I quite enjoyed your tea party, the drawings were wonderful! And thanks for today's tour of the church where Marlowe is buried. The skull on the wall's post is intriguing.

bobbie said...

I love Tiger's ears, and the rest of your wonderful shadows. Children's art is always a delight.

Elizabeth said...

Loved the church in Deptford with the skull for Marlowe.......
and the art work too.
I must post our wire man soon!

happilyretired said...

What a delightful series of photos this week! Love the first one and wish you could send some of that rain our way ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

kendalee said...

Wasn't that storm amazing?! Like a tropical downpour. We had it here too. I LOVE rain like that 'specially with thunder and lightening. Some crashes made my windows shake!

The art your children make is so lovely - what a pleasure it must be to have you as a teacher Sarah - you obviously inspire them!

PS loved your tea party too :)

Liz said...

Great shadow shots. I really enjoyed that children's art. So creative!

frayedattheedge said...

I look forward every week to your shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

Your plasticene man is a cutie, and the art is so sweet. My fave shadow shot is of your Tiger :)

Sonia ;) said...

sarah...
How wonderful..always love your pictures and posts. Even a grand surprise a History lesson to boot. Read it all. Isnt it funny how scandal arises everyone in any era...LOL

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

So many great shadows. I love watching thunderstorms too. I really love the lichen photo:D

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! We have a cat that is scared of storms, too. She really hates the thunder. Love the boat with the green man and purple buttons and orange face. :-)

Linda said...

Wonderful shots -- especially that bike!