Calling Time

Some Time Squares that didn’t feature during December’s Squares challenge hosted by the lovely Becky.

At the beginning of this challenge I didn’t think I would have very much to post, but surprisingly I did find a number of clocks among my archives along with a little bit of thinking outside the box. Or should that be square?

I even saw this one (above) last week on a trip into Penzance. And I am sure I will be seeing clocks all over the place for some time to come.

I don’t know if Becky will continue to run her square challenges during this year, but if she does maybe she will alter the timing so the months don’t coincide with her busiest periods. Thank you once again Becky for a wonderful challenging month! And thank you for popping in to view my squares. Your visits are very much appreciated.

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Time x Square

Your last chance to join in with December’s Squares hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or time running away from you.

Day 31: Arborglyph

An arborglyph is tree writing — words or pictures carved into the bark of a tree. Smooth-barked tree species, such as beeches, birches, and aspens, are most frequently carved. Some of the carvings are historically or culturally significant

Carving a heart and name or initials of a loved one into the bark of a tree can allow your feelings to live on for many years as trees can live for hundreds of years if not thousands.

Although carving a heart into a tree won’t hurt it, it may encourage others to do the same causing disfigurement. And unless the tree belongs to you, it is also considered vandalism. So, better to respect the tree and if you really want to show your feelings consider a tattoo on your own body. Or better still engraved on a silver locket…

Thanks once again to Becky for another delightful and fascinating Square challenge. She is definitely the Queen of Squares and a wonderful hostess.

December Squares | Day Thirty-one

Time x Square

Only one more chance to join in with December squares hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or ‘time running away from you’.

Day 30: The Cooke Clock in Much Wenlock

The small clock tower, located in the Square, was erected by Mayor Thomas Cooke to commemorate The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria on 20 June 1897.

To join in with the Squares challenge please visit Becky for instructions. Remember the only proper rule is that the photo must be SQUARE.

December Squares | Day Thirty

Time x Square

Time for another square month hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or ‘time running away from you’.

Day 29: Teatime – A quintessential British institution? 

Well…  Maybe not. The British are famously a tea-drinking nation. Brits drink tea throughout the day from an early morning breakfast cuppa to a late evening brew. Tea breaks often occur during the mid morning or mid afternoon.

Northerners and Scots refer to teatime as the meal at the end of the day, whereas Southerners would call this meal dinner.

And then there are of course tea rooms, where one can drink tea. And coffee and other drinks of course, and may be a place to partake in ‘afternoon tea’ – with plates of sandwiches and scones and small cakes or tarts. In Devon and Cornwall, afternoon tea is served with scones and locally made clotted cream and strawberry jam – we call this a ‘cream tea’.

Teatime, tea breaks, afternoon tea, cream tea – confused? Well despite the fact that I personally loathe tea, the taste and even the smell makes me nauseated, though I have been known to drink some herbal teas, I do like the look of this lovely Art Deco style tea-set. Though I suspect those cup handles aren’t the easiest to hold.

To join in with the Squares challenge please visit Becky for instructions. Remember the only proper rule is that the photo must be SQUARE.

December Squares | Day Twenty-nine

 

 

Time x Square

Time is quickly running out for December squares hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or ‘time running away from you’.

Day 28  Going Back in Time

My two older brothers and I back in the 1950s when boys were dressed in the same style of clothes as the adults. This must have been a special occasion and most likely the photograph was by a professional. I was about 21 months then and obviously my attention was not focused on the photographer!

To join in with the Squares challenge please visit Becky for instructions. Remember the only proper rule is that the photo must be SQUARE.

December Squares | Day Twenty-eight