Photos taken a year ago at Etruria canal festival.
Oh what a change in things in a year. When will we go back to some form of normal? Or has our bubble burst?
We never expect things to happen to us. The world is hit with storms and earthquakes, but it’s always somewhere else. Until now. Life has been so strange, so different to the last few years. I guess it was about time something bad happened……
Someone was blowing big bubbles at the festival, he let me have a go. I liked when they get really big and become unbalanced and long and thin. The method was to use a long peice of string dipped in bubble solution on two thin poles. Use the breeze to blow the bubble and open the poles apart to make a wider bubble. So much fun.
From bubbles and paradise gardens to bubbles and canal boats. Etruria festival whuch started today and continues tomorrow was abuzz with fun and frolics. There were human fruit machines and storytellers, lions and bonzai. The place was having fun.
You can go and see the flint mill in steam, buy candyfloss and look at the Sculpted Steel blacksmith. I’ve taken photos but not too many. Just enough to give an idea. Good to see Etruria artists and their stall. I’m a member but things have been a bit busy lately.
Anyway it’s on again tomorrow.
I fill a large plastic bottle of water from the tap to water my houseplants. It had the advantage that I can reach some of the pots that are a bit out of reach for me.
This morning I saw all these tiny bubbles in the water. Air must have been dissolved in the water and had condensed on slightly rougher places on the surface of the plastic.
The blues and greens are from the tiles and paintwork in the kitchen. The shape of the bottle, with its swirling curves, adds to the interest. The bottle also acted as a lens and I like the contrast in the focus, making the bubbles in and out of focus.
Its not something I’ve seen before but the new paintwork in our kitchen bathroom extention has started to bubble where it is painted in gloss..
When we tried pushing one of the bubbles it burst and water ran out. I don’t know where its come from. We had some problems when the work was done, but I thought it might be coming down from the roof? It’s not urgent but worrying that it’s happened at Christmas. It’s going to possibly have to wait for the new year to be fixed.