This week's Saturday snap-: A photograph, each Saturday- Quirky or Serious?, Fun or Interesting?, Real or Abstract?
A winter gathering of Geese, Caelaverock, Dumfries and Galloway.
And now for something different!:
The other day I was browsing other people's blog's looking for inspiration. I was on the hunt for some new challenges and ideas to liven up my blog. I wanted to do something for advent and the Countdown to Christmas. In amongst hundreds of ideas for making children's advent calendars, or making lists of advent activities- I found a photo challenge- A virtual Advent calendar.
Now, I don't know about you- but still at my age, there are a few things that make Christmas Christmas- and advent calendars are one of them.
(I think Blue Peter had a lot to do with this- The making of the advent wreath 5 weeks before Christmas was an episode I was glued to. How 2 coat hangers and a bit of tinsel were transformed into a piece of Christmas wonderment was beyond me!) But once that wreath was hung up, and the first candle was lit- well Christmas really had started.
Now I often disguise the fact that I buy an advent calendar for the kids in my class- and sure enough I do, but it's actually me, who likes to open those little windows and see what's inside!
Long before the days of chocolate advents, the little doors hid secret pictures and I loved to find out what was behind each one- You always knew that December 24th was going to be some variation of a Nativity scene- but that didn't stop me wanting to open it.
So the prospect of making my own was too good to pass by.
An invite to post something Christmassy, whether it be a found image, clips, or photos of your own, seems an exciting way to countdown until Christmas- And so I joined up!
For each day in December, in the countdown to Christmas, I'm going to post one of my photos. Now they may just be as they are, or I might have a play around with them- but whatever takes my fancy will result in a little picture to share- and just like opening those little doors- you'll never know what you might find!
Here's to December 1st!
P.S For those who are waiting to find out what this was-
Well, you'll find it was indeed an elephant! Now I haven't got a picture of the complete elephant- but I have one very similar so you can get the idea of what it looked like. It belonged to a group of elephants on parade in Singapore:)
See you tomorrow!