Friday, 28 August 2009

Friday Shoot Out - Incongruous

This weeks topic INCONGRUOUS has been a challenging one. It means "out of place" (I have learnt a new word this week!). I had lots of ideas but sorry fellow FSO's I just didnt have the energy this week to go and get them. My week has been filled with appointments and tasks so, phew! I am totally whacked!
We went shopping to Broughton Retail Park for school shoes for the boys and while I was there I captured pictures of a couple of trolleys out of place.
Isn't that supposed to be a CAR parking space!!!!
This is my sons hamster "Blossom". I bought this dolls house in order to "do" it up but my project has been on hold for some time. My sons use it for their Dr Who games or their hamsters. I always remember the dolls house my mum made for me out of a cardboard box. It was amazing, it had windows, working doors, pictures of plants growing up the walls. A few years later she bought me a "real" dolls house and it didn't capture my imagination the way my cardboard box house did.


My mum lives in what used to be the stables. The old hall is sectioned into three houses now. The surrounding land is split up into sections and my mum owns what used to be the orchard. The land is walled in and I can't make out what it would have been once upon a time. Maybe a walled garden? Anyway, the orchard is like a field and when you look at the wall and find an old door hidden by the Fig tree - how suprising? It has no use now because the field beyond is very rough and only used by cows, pheasants and wild life.

Bumper harvest this year with huge plums, grapes, figs, pears, peaches and apples!









15 comments:

  1. Sarah! We used to make dolls houses out of card board boxes, as well. I'd forgotten about it. What wonderful afternoons those were!

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  2. Would love to have some of that fruit.

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  3. I love your incongruous photographs...carts left like that in parking lots make me nuts!!!

    And then think about this sweetie, your whole week was "incongruous"!!! ;)

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  4. Sarah, your mom must be a terrific mother. It seems that she raised a terrific daughter.
    Enjoyed the shots.

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  5. Blossom certainly looks right at home.

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  6. Ooh, I love the idea of the secret garden. Your mom's land sounds wonderful!

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  7. I really like the hamster in the dollhouse. I used to have shoebox or whatever dollhouses too when i was a kid, and you're right they were more fun than done-up ones that knew already what they 'should' look like.

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  8. The best doll houses were those that were made with love and imagination, don't you think? Super memory shared :)

    Great idea to share your little house in the making with the hamsters!

    AND...yummiest of fruits to the harvest, jams, pies...ooh the ideas :)

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  9. I love the doorway behind the fig - my imagination always runs wild when I see a hidden doorway, as if to another world!

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  10. Looks like how I always pictured The Secret Garden door!

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  11. A hamster in a doll's house is a little incongruous, isn't it? ;>)

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  12. I'd say a hamster in a doll's house was very incongruous!! Love the hidden doorway!

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  13. the grocery carts left all over gave me a chuckle. great shoot out!!

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  14. you did an excellent job of this shoot out - what you complaining about???
    what a wonderful place your mom has.
    when we were kids (1950s) there were 9 of us in a small house, 7 children. my dad had a pile of sand dumped in the front yard under an old mulberry tree. we used to use cardboard boxes to make funiture, and appliances, and climb up in the tree to the 'bedrooms' and I'd lay on a large branch and read.... great life for kids in those days. was even lucky my parents couldn't buy us shoes in the summer we ran up and down the hills bare foot....better life than any child now with ipods and super video games...

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