The snow went as quickly as it came but did make for many a happy hour at the window watching it.
Our trip out this week was to Stornoway to the An Lanntair to see the Weaving Ghosts Exhibition, based on the Shetland basket making tradition. It is an evolving exhibition made from 'ghost gear'. I know. I didn't know what that was either, apparently it is the name that has been given internationally to marine debris. Polypropylene ropes, nets and plastic that is a consequence of commercial fishing. It is a global problem and is dangerous to shipping and wildlife.
It certainly made for a most interesting exhibition...
For such a small Island we are certainly blessed with a superb programme of events and exhibitions.
As always I thank you for your visit, continuing support and comments. A very warm welcome to new followers I hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.
See you soon.
How incredible that all those lines and nets are made into something beautiful. I see you have had a busy week with shopping and making. Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
How interesting and that doesn't even address the weather.ReplyDelete
I am so inspired and intrigued by the those articles made of "found" objects! How do they collect it? I'm glad to see someone pulling it out of the sea. Do they EVER find vintage glass floats on the beach there? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
It's always lovely to watch the snow fall, especially from the comfort of a warm room.ReplyDelete
The exhibition looks fascinating. X
The weather patterns are certainly changing as we get closer to spring. How interesting your program was on the plastic issue that haunts our planet. It's nice to hear something useful is being done with it. ♥ReplyDelete
The sun coming through the clouds is so dramatic and the fresh snow is lovely. It's great that there is an art exhibit to call attention to all the plastic pollution in our beautiful seas.ReplyDelete
they are so beautiful..ReplyDelete
I love to watch snow falling too. Your weather is sure changeable. Ours tends to change from light rain to heavy downpour but today we finally had a clear day ( only a few degrees above freezing, but clear skies!). We made the most of it.ReplyDelete
Once you explained 'ghost gear' it made sense because it reminded me of 'ghost ships'. What a relevant and timely exhibition for a coastal community. The whole 'ghost gear' awareness campaign needs to go worldwide and your blog is obviously helping that. Such an interesting exhibition. Thanks for bringing it to us on line.ReplyDelete
I so love your blog, you live in an area that I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing the pics.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures!! Love your post.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos! What a fascinating exhibition andit is godthat all that marine debris is being used to make interesting items, lovely colours too:)ReplyDelete
I was just telling my husband that I wish we lived where we could do things like this. We are in the middle of no where, and near the big city (actually between two) where it's college town USA. I'm on the hunt for something for us to do this winter (inexpensive). It's been too cold here lately to really get out and enjoy ourselves.ReplyDelete
Our snow is not coming and going....it is coming and coming and coming. It just keeps getting deeper and every day I have to get out and shovel my driveway. I will be happy to see a few days without it.ReplyDelete
Wow, all those beautiful things made from debris. I saw on Youtube a company in Mexico is making cheap affordable houses out of recycled plastic.ReplyDelete
How lovely to see a redwing.ReplyDelete
What a fascinating exhibition! Maybe we should save the detritus we pick up from the beach and try to make something arty with it, instead of putting it in the bin!!ReplyDelete
Changeable is a good word for this winter. Our weather has been so very strange this year. Love your photos of the birds!ReplyDelete
Now that would be an interesting exhibition. You do have a wide range of events happening on your island. It never dull there is it?ReplyDelete
Hi, sweet friend! What a delight it was to visit you today. Your snowy scenes are simply beautiful and oh, what a fun exhibition! Thank you for sharing with us. Happy new week to you! Hugs!ReplyDelete
what wintry views and the birds! I love birds :) fun exhibit to explore!ReplyDelete
There does always seem to be plenty to visit and see. I love to see photos of birds, especially as we don’t really get any in our garden xxReplyDelete
That looks a great exhibition, I was expecting far more rugged items but they were so delicate.ReplyDelete
Those stormy sky photos are gorgeous and I am in love with that red door.ReplyDelete
That was quite some weather! Hope you stayed safe and warm and cosy inside as much as you could. Hope that you are both OK after your comment over at mine today. The exhibition looks very interesting and reminds us all about our waste habits doesn't it.ReplyDelete
Fascinating exhibition and seeing wildlife thriving amidst harsh weather, have a good week, Cathy xReplyDelete
There is almost more to do on your little island then here in the big town in winter, lol ! Very interesting exhibition !ReplyDelete
I like your sky photos and the crafts from the exhibition! The rainy days have passed and now we are going through hot and dry days!ReplyDelete
love the exhibition so interesting.we have been having all weathers too.Those Beautiful birds,love the lil bunny too.Take care keep warm.Awesome photosReplyDelete
Very useful post my dear! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
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People never cease to amaze me when I see the creativity, resourcefulness and inventive ideas from all over the world.ReplyDelete
Would love to visit this place.
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Have a nice day :-)
xo from Italy,