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If William Blake had designed fabric …

20 Apr
'Tyger, tyger': more kaleidoscope fabric design using Pixlr Express. Design/photo: Su Leslie, 2014.

‘Tyger, tyger’: more kaleidoscope fabric design using Pixlr Express. Design/photo: Su Leslie, 2014.

Tyger, Tyger

William Blake

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
 
In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?
 
And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?
 
What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!
 
When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
 
Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
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Six word Saturday: Going south for a few days

19 Apr
No more Auckland skyline for a few days. Manawatu, here I come. Photo: Su Leslie 2012

Bye bye Auckland skyline; hello Manawatu. Photo: Su Leslie 2012

auckland sky golden

So long SkyTower; missing you already. Photo; Su Leslie, 2013

Six Word Saturday is a blogging prompt from Cate at Show my Face.  Here are some others’ Saturdays that I’ve enjoyed:

http://genealogysisters.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/okay-whos-going-to-bid-first/

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/national-library-week-we-salute-you/

http://agadiranimalsandattitude.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/solution-to-summer-shoe-shopping-dilemma/

http://bookmammalmusings.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/six-word-saturday-41914/

http://whenwordsescape.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/six-word-saturday-41914/

http://travelwithintent.com/2014/04/19/easter-eggs-chocolate-bunnies-tomatoes-chocolate/

http://whenwordsescape.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/six-word-saturday-41214/

http://sandraconner.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/six-word-saturday-my-life-today-in-6-words-7/

 

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A micro macro universe?

17 Apr

 

Cotton bud universe. Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Shot on iPad, edited with Pilxr Express.

Cotton bud universe. Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Shot on iPad, edited with Pilxr Express.

It wasn’t deliberate, but somehow macro shots of very mundane items have taken on a celestial sort of feel. My container of cotton buds becomes a colourful galaxy (one where earwax isn’t a problem), while my desk lamp (made by the boy-child from exposed 35mm film and Meccanno) has morphed into a rocket patterned fabric that I wish I’d been able to buy when the boy-child was little.

I'd buy this fabric for a kid's curtains or duvet cover. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad, edited with Pixlr Express.

I’d buy this fabric for a kid’s curtains or duvet cover. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad Photo Booth, edited with Pixlr Express.

And as for the weird fungus growing on the back lawn …

space fungus design

… Dr Who might like to explore that sometime.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Here are some other ‘Macro’ entries I enjoyed:

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro-up-close-in-the-kitchen/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/hello-stranger/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-challenge-macro-under-water/

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-challenge-macro/

http://steve-says.net/2014/04/14/hit-the-road-jack/

http://helpalongthepath.com/2014/04/14/ants-phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge/

http://firebonnet.com/2014/04/14/l-phoneography-a-mushroom-cap-labyrinth/

http://passionatelybored.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/04/14/iphoneography-monday-4-14-14/

http://19planets.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/bamboo-spring-007-april-2014-haigahaibun-phoneography-challenge-macro-plus-napowrimo/

http://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/early-morning/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-macro/

http://blogagaini.com/2014/04/15/macro-ranunculus-bud/

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Wordless Wednesday: a new career in fabric design?

16 Apr

Here are some other Wordless Wednesdays I’ve enjoyed:

http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-spring-lamb/

http://edprescott.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/almost-wordless-wednesday-3/

http://josephelonlillie.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-frozen-not-flustered/

http://lipstickandplaydates.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-95/

http://irenewaters19.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-noosa-sunset/

http://deliciousfoodandtravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-busy-bees/

http://katpegimana.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-three-wise-men/

http://annacull.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-15/

http://diannesphotojournal.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-olivia/

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/wordless-wednesday-cornwall-park-2/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-4sale/

 

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Thought for the day

14 Apr
Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Edited with Pixlr Express

Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Edited with Pixlr Express

And since the view from my window is a bit grey today, maybe music can be colour for my ears.

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Six word Saturday: Coffee and nostalgia and something new

12 Apr

An alternative to paint: the walls of this cafe in Pukekohe were lined with old album covers, including one by the Red Army Ensemble. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Solid Gold Hits of the Red Army?

 

 

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… feeling secure against such mighty dreams?

10 Apr
Definitely having weird dreams at the moment. Good time to see The Angel. Photo: Su Leslie 2013, edited with Pixlr Express.

Definitely having weird dreams at the moment. Photo: Su Leslie 2013, edited with Pixlr Express.

 

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