On Wednesday I left home early for work, and stopped at Franklin and took some photos.
This is my favourite shot of the morning, I love the misty pale colours of the far shore, the waves lapping against the jetty, and the little morning cluster of seagulls.
I couldn’t resist the flash of the red yacht against the misty hills.
Some of the seagulls started to fly off and I managed to capture this one, but I admit to having to do a bit of editing to get the photo to look smooth. (I had a massive “will I – won’t I” argument with myself about doing so much noise reduction, but in the end I figured it was my photo and I should do what I want with it, it doesn’t have to be “Real Life” all the time).
Just a short way further up the road the Pelicans often sit on this log, sometimes as many as 5 will be there. This morning there were only two, and a smaller fly-in-friend.
The photo was taken on Friday afternoon -on my way home. I saw him in the water out of the corner of my eye as I approached the bay, luckily for me, even though he flew off from the water when I stopped, he didn’t go far.
Hope your week was full of calm, with a hint of colour to liven it up.
On the way to work this morning I couldn’t resist taking photos of the pelicans, usually they are much further out in the river. I ‘d love to know what happened between the 2 shots – think they got told to “Pull your head in”
I have to admit to a bit of a thing for little handbags, and my all-time favourite at this moment is this one my sister made for me:
Even though it looks little it can hold all the things I like to carry with me: purse, mini moisturiser, roll up travel shopping bag, pen, pad, mobile phone, office keys, house keys, hanky, mini manicure set, small tin of mints – on top of this I usually stick some fruit in for my lunch when I’m at work. Bit like “The Tardis” really, (for those that don’t know Dr Who) it’s much bigger on the inside than it looks.
For more fabulous bags that my sister makes, check out her etsy shop, here, my current favourites are these:
So, what do handbags have to do with pelicans? Glad you asked. As I drive to work each day I pass the spot on the river where pelicans sit on their log and do whatever it is that pelicans do. Over the years the little pelican posse has increased, so that now there are 4 pelicans sharing the log on the river. So my thought processes went something like this: Pelicans = big beaks = like having a built in handbag = blog about my favourite handbag today. Ta Dah ….fascinating ain’t it?!
Just because you stuck around long enough to get here – your reward is the picture of said pelican posse.