Here is my usual monthly round up of favourite random photos which don't somehow fit into other posts. I missed June's collection so it's here too.
In "writing" these posts I am very aware that my blog mainly consists of annotated photos. Sometimes I think I should just switch to flickr instead of blogging, but I like it when I look back and find the little comments I've made around the photos. Plus blogging seems an easy way of organising the photos as a photo diary.
All blogs are different. Most of the ones I follow are heavily based on pictures. I have to say I'm very fond of pictures and like to look at all the little details. Often it's more pleasant to "read" a picture than some prose which has been over-worked and is way too long, never seeming to get to the point. Some people have a knack for writing and make it seem effortless to pick just the right words and turns of phrase. I've realised I'm not one of them. I think my style is brief and to the point. Part of this comes from my science/engineering background where technical reports included only the essential information in a clear and understandable format; no flowery writing necessary there! Part of it is just the way I am. I've been doing some preliminary reading for starting my course next month. The topic I was perusing(!) last night concerned the three main ways of learning - visual, auditory & kinaesthetic. I already figured out I would be a visual learner as I like to read books and analyse diagrams and see things in my minds eye (it's how I learnt to crochet after all!). However, the book included a little questionaire to determine your method of learning. Here are a couple of the perhaps less obvious questions...
1. To keep occupied whilst waiting, I: (a) Look around, stare, or read. (b)
Talk or listen to others, (c) Walk around, manipulate things with my
hands, or move/shake my feet as I sit.
2. If I had to verbally describe something to another person I would: (a) Be brief because I do not like to talk at length (b) Go into great detail because I like to talk (c) Gesture and move around while talking.
I'm very much (a) in both cases. How about anyone else ready this, what are you? Or perhaps you're already zooming through the pretty photos and not reading my ramblings, as I am guilty of on other blogs at times!
Anyway, back to the photos. We begin back in June...
here, complete with snow.
Now to July. At the beginning of the month I hosted a craft night. It was warm enough for us to sit outside all evening; a novel experience.
Now to other crafty happenings...
I've just glanced out the window to see if there was any chance of the sun shining today. It's peeing down. I've got washing out. Humph!