And now for something completely different

These are some of the experimental shots from Saturday night that I thought might start your week with a little different view on life.

What you are looking at is called “steel wool photography” and essentially each of the bright streaks you see in the images are sparks of molten metal flying through the air. I am fortunate to have risk-taking friends that don’t mind taking a burn or two in the name of art ? (In fact if you look closely at the picture 9927, you might be able to spot a huge lump of fiery metal that landed on top of the umbrella and seconds later had fully burnt through her cover)

Have a wonderful week!

This morning at Lake Parker

It was never going to be spectacular with a dense cloud formation hugging the horizon. But it didn’t need to be. And the distant smokestack on the far side of the lake was doing its best to obscure the rising sun anyway.

But urged on by the sounds of the waking birds and the fresh autumn air coming in off the crystal waters, I stayed there and witnessed another lovely start to a weekend that I just had to share!

Hope your week ahead is a good one!