Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Longest Day Evening Walk

It seemed a shame to waste the evening sitting indoors, so we went for a walk down by the river. I love it down there. It is so peaceful and beautiful. We saw geese, grafitti, and the beginnings of the sunset.

The geese did not seem bothered by us walking along, but then a couple with a dog arrived, and they were off!

I can see a face in this rusty piece of metal.

I lit these candles when we got back-I found them in a skip on the way home from a course tonight, along with a number of other exciting items. I was slightly lost, and driving down a lovely street, when I saw the skip-I had to go a bit further then turn around and come back. I am fairly shameless when it comes to skips. You are supposed to ask but I don't usually. I ended up helping the neighbour lady to the skip park-she had loads of room but was not confident! She said this was the second skip. I may go back tomorrow! I also got a pair of yellow curtains, two Russian and one Greek book (great for art of various sorts), a wooden divided box and a box of bright wires, and bits of interesting metal.

I like the way the candles light up the pictures on the hearth. On the left is Andy's Granny, then my Nana and her friend Lily. Then there are two postcards I really like.


rebecca said...

evening on the longest day...so wind lifted down by your water. we are sweltering here in arizona where fires breath like hungry children.

thanks for the reprieve!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Lovely photos, love your new header.

And I see the face.

Tracy said...

Oh, so lovely, this walk, Sarah. And those candles so pretty. Who throws away pretty, perfectly useful candles? The mind boggles. But I love your skip-scavenging stories. Do tell more... did you go back for that second skip?! :o) Wishing you all the bliss for the sweetest summer. ((HUGS))

Leenie said...

Isn't it nice to finally have some late evenings with walking weather. It looks like your excursion was a fine one.

Two questions: what is the building with all the things that look like construction cranes around the roof? And: what is a "skip?" That use of the word doesn't have anything to do with candles in U.S.A. English.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking me on the walk! I've only ever taken something from a skip once - a discarded wooden pallet that Malcolm put to good use!

jabblog said...

Lovely evening walk you had. Why would anyone throw away those candles? They're gorgeous.
I like the way you recycle the things you find - very creative.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great walk! Great pictures!

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