Empty — One Word Sunday

Hi all 😃 This shot of Dundee is my post for Debbie’s OWS: Empty.

Empty track
Empty track
Gloves waiting for hands
Gloves waiting for hands
Empty glass 😩
Empty glass 😩
Too cold/wet to sit
Too cold/wet to sit
More coffee please!
More coffee please!

My Photos on Canvas — Fan Of… #98

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This weeks Fan Of… is my photos on canvas.

Last week saw me hit the big 50 & so it was present time. Without me knowing, my wife (awesome lady that she is — hi sweetie 👋) had snuck into my favourites album in my archives & selected 6 pictures that she thought I would like put onto canvas as artwork for around the house 😲 She sent the chosen pics off & these are the fantastic results 😃

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Icy Close-Ups — Fan Of… #97

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This week’s Fan Of… is macro shots of ice. Getting in really close, you can see the very structure of the ice, whether it be frost crystals or frozen raindrops or icicles. In some you can see all the trapped air bubbles, wheras in others, looking more closely at the surface, you can make out faint geometric patterns (see first pic).

Frozen raindrop

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Bridges — Fan Of… #96 and Water Water Everywhere #63

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This week’s Fan Of… is bridges, & it seemed an obvious step to make this a 2fer with Water Water Everywhere.

…and finally, the bridge (wheelhouse) of a ferry!

Ferry
Ferry

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Whisky Blending Kit — Fan Of… #95

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This week’s Fan Of… is the whisky blending kit by Chivas Regal. This kit has a miniature, bottle of Chivas, which is reason eanough to buy it in the first place 😋 There are then 5 other miniatures to blend to your hearts desire, a wee measuring cup, a “my blend bottle” and a glass pipette. There’s a blending guide on the inside of the box with a web address for further blending tips.

I made a fruity & creamy blend for my wife, but for me, a more smoky finish.

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Tillandsia — Fan Of… #94

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This week’s Fan Of… is my new office plant, Timmonds the Tillandsia. As many of you would expect, the Tillandsia is of the bromeliaceae family.

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New Knitting Machine — Fan Of… #93

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This week’s Fan Of… a new knitting machine.

My wife recently bought a new knitting machine so that we could make our own hats, scarfs & gloves, & eventually jumpers & cardigans. I thought I’d give it a shot to make myself a hat!

From this…

Ball of yarn

To this…

Double thickness wooly hat

Using this…

Sentro circular knitting machine
Sentro circular knitting machine

The first hat I made was able to be worn with a brim…

Or as a slouch beanie…

So far, my wife & I have made several scarfs & hats. One of the hats I made for a colleague’s birthday (her mum has just ordered another one), & sold two to another colleague. So, we’ll see where we go from here.

We’ve also started making pom-poms for the hats as well, but that’s a post for another time 😃

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Lensball Mangnification — Fan Of… #92

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This week’s Fan Of… the magnification of ice crystals in a lensball.

I was recently up at Palacerigg Country Park on a cold winters morning. I’d literally just raced the sun to the top of the park for the first sunrise shots of the New Year.

New Year sunrise
New Year sunrise

Happy with the sunrise shots, I headed off to a different part of the park for more lensball landscape shots.

Lensball landscape
Lensball landscape

The wood that lensy was sat on had frost on it where the crystals had grown in the shape of the wood grain.

Ice crystals
Ice crystals

I noticed that looking down through the lensball, the ice crystals were magnified, with a star burst effect round the outside 😎

The next shots were taken in a slightly different place.

The ice structure was very different.

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A Wee Break & Happy New Year 🎉 — Fan Of… #91

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This week’s Fan Of… is a wee break & Happy New Year. Although the craziness of Christmas working in retail is mostly done, we now face the task of reconfiguring the store to go into spring; so more long days over the next couple of weeks. To that end, I’m taking a wee break from Fan Of…! The next post will be on Jan 11th.

As Hogmanay is only a few days away now, this seems the ideal opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year & best wishes for 2021.

Aberlour Single Malt Whisky
Aberlour Single Malt Whisky

Slàinte mhath & lang may yer lum reek! (Good health & long may your chimney smoke (may you live long)) 🎉

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