Monday, 29 June 2015

Kirkfest Scarecrows 2015 - III

A few more scarecrows for you to look at. Have you chosen your favourite(s) yet?

Bear Grills Survival
If you are fond of gardening perhaps this is for you. Mind you Monty Don always has his dog Nigel to accompany him in Gardeners World.

"I love my garden so much I wet my plants."
I don't know what to call the next one with a bunch of flowers.


With a heat wave forecast for this week the next scarecrow got it right - if only I had got the whole of the notice in.

Summer this way ==>
Meanwhile Dorothy 

Follows the yellow brick road
Watched over by

Princess Ozma and the Wicked Witch of the East
While Homer has things to say to Bart, Marge and Lisa

The Simpsons
Rather a contrast to 

All Creatures Great and Small
There is another batch still to come before you make your final selection of the best scarecrow of all. 

All will be revealed in Scarecrows V later in the week.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ports or Harbours - Sunday Stamps II

The ports and harbours on the stamps I have this week are all associated with islands - one from the Isle of Man and four from New Zealand.

Port St Mary
Once a major fishing a trading port in the south of the Isle of Man the inner harbour and pier were created in 1912.

Auckland & Wellington Harbours
Wellington and Auckland are located on New Zealand's North Island. Wellington is the country's capital.

Waitemata Harbour provides the main access by sea to Auckland and is often referred to as Auckland Harbour; it is crossed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Lyttleton Harbour & Port Chalmers
Both are in the South Island. Port Chalmers is the main port of  the city of Dunedin and lies 10km inside Otago Harbour.

For other ports of call and harbours in which to take shelter follow the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-28.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Kirkfest Scarecrows 2015 - Part II

A number of entries in the Kirklevington scarecrow competition had the same idea.

There were two -


Peppa Pigs
And several Spongebobs.

Spongebob Squarepants
Perhaps someone can tell me who the other character is.

Straw bales are ideal for Bob's body as can be seen in these other scarecrows.



When it comes to Star Wars it should be no surprise that:

Darth Vader
appeared more than once. 

Star Wars
However a character to appear just the once was

Cob the Builder
You need to follow this series of posts before you decide which scarecrow you like best. [There's more to come.]

The judges verdict will be revealed in the last post some time next week.







Thursday, 25 June 2015

Kirkfest Scarecrows - 2015

In my home village of Kirklevington in North Yorkshire 20-28 June is Kirkfest Week.


One of the first events is the annual scarecrow competition. The theme this year was TV shows.

I have to confess I did not recognise the show in all of them and I suspect that a number are from children's television.

However at the Village Hall there was no mistaking:

Britain's Got Talent
Others are more difficult to place.


Most of us would recognise Del Boy though in:

Only Fools and Horse Feed
I'm sure that this would have gone down well with the runners at;

Kirkfest Races


Perhaps this few shots will act as a carrot to bring you back for more scarecrows in later posts.

Don't forget I shall ask you which you thought the best when we get to the end.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Straight Lines - Thematic Photography

This week is the annual Kirkfest week in our village where a scarecrow competition was held last Saturday.

This gives me a photo opportunity the results of which I will share later. Walking round today it gave me the opportunity to look for straight lines too although the line I had to walk was anything but straight.

Before I left our garden the fence caught my eye.

Fence boards with vertical lines
Straight lines can be horizontal too.

Hedgerow and Overhead Lines

Farmyards have always attracted me, especially those with Dutch barns.

Even if the bales are not exactly straight
It's perhaps as well that the steps up to the local railway line are not readily accessible.

Lots of straight lines here
The gate to a local farm contains even more.

Knowles Farm
Even the road home had lines on it.


Who said, "The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road?"

The lines look straight enough to me.

For more sets of lines check out those at Carmi's Thematic-Photographic-338.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Cartoons/Children's Drawings - Sunday Stamps !!

The only children's drawings I could find were on Christmas stamps which didn't seem appropriate to show on the longest day of the year.

However this first day cover fits the bill commemorating a famous poet and illustrator.

Great Britain - 6 September 1988
I found this at my favourite market stall.

I'm sure you are all familiar with "The Owl and the Pussycat."


To see other cartoons/drawings please check the links at Sunday-Stamps-ii-27.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Dinner Tables - Thematic Photography

I thought that I was going to miss out on this theme until I checked my archives from some years back.

Both photos relate to Christmas time - one in the USA and one in the UK.


Table set in the USA
UK Christmas
I think the photographer had had a drop too much,

For dinner tables in a more sober vein check out the links at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-337.