Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
Kim spends more time writing at The Shake these days.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It
Gillie at RandomThoughts From Abroad
As most of you know by now, my home is very small. Each room, (there's a total of three, if I don't count the kitchen, which is really just a one and a half metre bump into the lounge room) opens directly off another so there is no real privacy unless I close all the doors.
I'm not a big fan of closed doors inside, I prefer free airflow.
So I bought a cheap, (very cheap) string curtain from Cheap As Chips to hang in the doorway.
When I found it to be almost useless, I went back and bought another one, stitched the two together across the top, then hung them both up. Now it was better.
This is looking from the bedroom into the lounge room.
Not entirely private, you can still see through a bit, but there is an illusion of privacy and that's enough. Plus there is still airflow.
here is a close-up of the two curtains. The black thread with silver woven through is one curtain, the other has plain black strings with five strings of silver coloured beads spaced along it.
When I bought them, they were the only black and silver ones available, and the first one had been opened, then stuffed back into the packet, very tangled. I knew I could sort that out, so I bought it and had it untangled in half an hour.
One night last week, at bedtime, I turned on the bedroom light and switched off the lounge room light and noticed the shadow patterns made by the strings.
Pretty neat I thought.
As you can see, the overhead bedroom light is very bright. I can walk around in the dark, I know where things are by now, but if I'm having a light on, then I want to see like it was sunlight.
this is the curtain and the shadow.
looking through from the lounge room side, it seems darker in there now, possibly I had closed all the window curtains by now. I'd had the blinds drawn down, but light still gets in around the edges.
I changed the lights to see what the shadow looked like lit from the lounge room, the effect is different because the lounge light is more in line with the doorway, while the bedroom light is centred more towards the bed side of the room which is oblong, so as to create a walkway from the lounge to the back door.
Do you have interesting shadow patterns when you turn different lights on and off?