Friday, 25 March 2011

Calling the Shots

Photo safari 3: This time Alesa her friend Khnoum and I were joined by Kass, who submitted a theme. If you'd like to have a guess at who took which shots (as usual we each provide one photo for each theme) be my guest.


The More Things Change


The Music in my Head


On a Cloth Greenly

Of Angles and Curves



Flowers On Stalks


First I must Dive


I have so many things to tell you I'd have to do two posts a day to fill you in with all the interesting things and people that are suddenly seasoning my life. In the next day or two I hope to do a post on the apple man. (I didn't even know apples grew in Scotland!) And I must tell you about the Women of the World group to whom I now teach creative writing. And then there's my beloved local group who I've been teaching since the beginning of January. I say 'teaching' but it's more like providing them with the right space to organise their thoughts into the stories and poems they are already very capable of writing. They amaze me.

My project is coming along, but I must admit I've been utterly seduced by Pinterest recently and spend far too much time filling my virtual boards, nosing around other peoples', and following links.


The Unbearable Banishment said...

NO THANK YOU! for the Pinterest link. Another distraction! What are you thinking?! Help!

Titus said...

Yep, getouttahere with the Pinterest! Ten minutes! And I'm meant to be preparing a presentation and workshop for tomorrow!

Great shots, my heart's with the black and white sitting trio plus smoker. I love the shiny leggings and fur cuff boots girl. She looks like Claire Bloom. I'm guessing yours are the foodie ones, and Twiglet.

I not only grow apples in Scotland, I grow pears!
Plus, how happening are you?!

Alesa Warcan said...

Thanks for playing again!
Khnoum and I really liked the Music in my head shot... Both for the idea as well as for the shot!

nick said...

Flowers On Stalks has an amazing quality to it - half photo, half painting. And I like the curious anomaly of the blue fencing, as if someone had a job lot of blue paint they wanted to get rid of. But I have no idea if it's yours or not!

Kim Ayres said...

The Music in my Head
On a Cloth Greenly

Although I am wondering whether Eggxactly might be yours instead of Music in My Head...

No, I'll stick with my first guess. I don't think of you as one who would pun with photo titles :)

Anonymous said...

Of Angles and Curves

Meri said...

Sounds like a very fertile time for you!

Pat said...

Love the photos . No good at guessing but on a cloth greenly gets my juices flowing.
I am being meeesled today. Thought Meri meant you were preggers and thought Pinterest referred to old Harold.
I guessed you were busy and glad it's fun.xox

Eryl said...

Blogger just did that thing it sometimes does and trashed all my comments, damn! So, what was I saying:

UB ~ you can handle it, I have faith.

Titus ~ she does look like Clare Bloom. I'm impressed with the apples and pears, I have plums but rarely get enough fruit to make a good batch of jam, the little fruits all seem to fall off at the embryo stage.


Alesa ~ I really enjoy playing, it makes me think in new ways. Glad you like that shot, I glanced down from my desk and there it was in the bin!

Nick ~ Flowers on Stalks is wonderful, slightly apocalyptic I'd say, Sadly not mine.

Kim ~ you're just too damn good!

Mago ~ one out of three, thanks for trying.

Meri ~ fertile indeed; though a bit like someone has scattered wild flower seeds on my Japanese gravel garden!

Pat ~ I love the way you think! On a cloth greenly is mine, so I'm glad you like it.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Can't possibly guess who's who but 'congruity' what a great word.

debra said...

Even if the photos weren't like you, the titles are so you!

Carole said...

These are fun to try and figure out. And if Kim's answers were all correct, I got two right.

Great pics.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Brilliant captions Eryl

Scarlet Blue said...

I've got my invite to Pinterest now - just got to activate it with Twitter or Facebook - I'm saving it for a rainy day.
I love 'The Music in my Head', when I get round to it, could I stick that on my board?

Elizabeth said...

Hi Eryl Looking forward to meeting you on Wed at the Moffat Book Events meeting! I do a blog too - see www.moffatbookevent.co.uk

Elizabeth said...

ps I also grow apples in Scotland! Best results out of seven different varieties last year was Beauty of Bath.

Rachel Fox said...

I love the pencil shavings one.

Eryl said...

Lulu ~ congruity is a splendid word, I agree. That was Kass's theme, she's so smart, I had to check the dictionary to make sure I really knew what it meant!

Debra ~ there's always something to give one away, I'd never make a spy!

Carole ~ good on ya girl! Is it not you who always guesses my theme?

Weaver ~ thank you!

Scarlet ~ of course you may. Pinterest will probably be a good resource for you, in your visually creative field. I found the most fantastic business cards on there recently, it had never occurred to me that business cards could be anything less than hideous before, now I want some!

Elizabeth ~ hello! I can't make Wednesday, I'm afraid, it's the day I teach my women of the world in Gretna.

You grow seven varieties of apples, good grief you must have an enormous plot! I'll come and have a look at your blog in a sec.

Rachel ~ there's something about coloured pencils, by the looks of the responses to that one.

Carla said...

Hi!! I love your blog. There is much creativity and love what you do.

rochambeau said...

Hello Eryl,
ALL sounds good!! But the part of your life I like reading about the most, is that you are teaching and helping others find their creative voice. This is on my todo list, so it inspires me to have you feel so satisfied in your work now.
Hugs and whats bakin'?


Hospitable Scots Bachelor said...

I can positively smell those limes - or maybe it's the medication!

Meri said...

Since I don't have your email for some reason, thought I'd let you know that "I Am" is available on DVD, at least here in the states. It was released last year.

Eryl said...

Carla ~ thank you, even though you are a commercial enterprise, we all have to put food on the table.

Constance ~ a class run by you would be worth buying a plane ticket to Texas for, X

HSB ~ if it's the medication I'd take some.

Meri ~ thanks, I'll keep an eye out for it. I think you can email me from my profile should you ever need, or wish, to.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful series of photos!

my favourite apples grow in Edinburgh. I really like the orchard project that started in Glasgow Botanics, is that the apple man you mean?

Eryl said...

Crafty ~ no, the chap I met is in Langholm and travels all over Dumfries and Galloway collecting apples that would otherwise be left to rot in the gardens of people who don't know what to do with them, to make juice and cider. He also grows his own and is currently trying to reintroduce old local, and other Scottish, varieties. And he makes crab apple pickle which I'm rather looking forward to trying. What I particularly liked about him is that he is so clearly in love with what he does.

I didn't know about the orchard project in Glasgow.

Glad you like the photos.

Kass said...

Really interesting pictures this time.

My mind is exploding after looking at your pinterests. Egads.

Annie said...

I believe this is my first visit here. Thank you so much for visiting ME so that I could find you. I am facinated by your locations in your profile - Scotland and Vatican City. Outstanding. And you seem to be doing so much of what is important in life - pursuing your muse, sharing it with others, and encouraging others to pursue their own muses. So much more to see here. I'm off to explore.

Tricia said...

Those are useful tips, really informative. Thanks for sharing. Great post!