On 21 August this year I was in New York and could go to Central Park to see the eclipse. I did not have a pair of special glasses, so I concentrated on other people who were also watching. It seems a little alienating, all of us looking up in the sky. Luckily we saw something, it was not all covered by clouds and worth the wait! For more responses to this challenge, have a look here.
In a shop window in Rotterdam, I saw these textures of wool and textile.
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Small, midsize and big dogs and their bosses all get together to be trained an hour a week to ensure well-behaving dogs. Your little puppy might be the sweetest thing but if not well educated it may rule the house before you know it. They learn to sit, lie down and walk right next to you. And you learn that no dog will be well-behaved if you are not as consistent as you can be with your pet friend. It was really nice to see how eager the dogs were to do as told, even if things didn’t always go right. And after a number of weeks, the dog (and of course its owner) receives a certificate and moves on to the next training. A bit of patience is required, because each dog takes its turn and receives a lot of individual attention. Until the next lesson, there is a lot of repeating the tricks you were taught.
An old plow in Rappahannock, Virginia
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What a nice challenge!
Here are the RegularRandom Rules:
- choose a subject or scene
- spend just 5 minutes shooting it
- try different angles, different distances, even different lenses, shoot through something, under it, play with the light
- have fun!
- tag with #regularrandom
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Close to the heart of The Hague, you’ll find the Clingendael Park. And only a bike ride away, you get to the allotments which form the community garden or approximately 35 volkstuintjes, which together form a kind of cooperative. On a beautiful Friday evening, all members got invited for home-made drinks and food, to celebrate the beginning of the summer. It was a great opportunity for me to take some photos and hear more about this particular piece of land and everything that grows there. It is behind a big fence, but you are welcome to look around.
Black berries, strawberries, raspberries, I got to taste them all. Pumpkins started to grow, as well as tomatoes, paksoi and zucchini, and if you treat them well, they’ll give a great harvest. Of course, there are lots of flowers, depending on the season (and the owner of the plot). In the beginning of the year, there is a kind of lottery, so you never really know which plot will be yours for that forthcoming year. The neighbouring farmer provides the manure. The members built their own well, so that they always have additional water if rain falls short.
The main problem is taking good care of your plot. If you don’t attend to it regularly, it will be covered in weed in no time, which is not looked well upon. In fact, you may then risk loosing your membership. There are always plenty of others on the waiting list.
Not so for those celebrating on that Friday evening. They were very knowledgable and managed to take a lot of produce home, on their bikes of course!
Some cows for this week’s challenge.
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