Author - Tim Maher

100 for 100: 86 – My Baking Heart

Heart

15 Days to 100th Year: 86/100 – My Baking Heart It’s the final weekend before xmas. Time to bring out the pastry dough, the cookie cutters from out the back of the cupboard, and turn the oven right up. A little bit of flour sprinkled on the counter, some heart and soul into the rolling, whack them into the oven and finish off with...

100 for 100: 85 – Wooden Barn with Metal

Barn

16 Days to 100th Year: 85/100 – Wooden Barn with Metal I came across this barn on a cold, clear morning when out walking with the kids. The sun has not risen above the treetops yet but the clear blue sky is reflected in the corrugated iron of the roof and every blade of grass is covered in a dusting of ice. It feels like everything is so...

100 for 100: 84 – Rotten Apples on Ice

Apples

17 Days to 100th Year: 84/100 – Rotten Apples on Ice Yes, there are definitely a few rotten apples out there but, in the right light and crusted in ice, they can still look quite appealing. Just remember to keep the rotten apples out of your barrel because you know what they say. Personally, I’m still recovering from a friend’s...

100 for 100: 83 – Hay Bales, Side View

Bales

18 Days to 100th Year: 83/100 – Hay Bales, Side View The same hay bales as yesterday, this time from the side. The sun has just managed to get high enough to hit the tops of the trees, the mist is rolling in in the background, the deserted farmhouse is still standing, it’s all going on. And, funnily enough, seeing the hay bales lined...

100 for 100: 82 – Hay Bales at Xmas

Hay

19 Days to 100th Year: 82/100 – Hay Bales at Xmas Take the city boy into the countryside and look what happens, he starts taking photos of xmas trees and hay bales right outside his mother-in-law’s front door. She has learnt to tolerate his strange behaviour as he obviously loves her daughter. The sun hasn’t risen above the...

100 for 100: 81 – Blue Anchor on Red Shed

Anchor

20 Days to 100th Year: 81/100 – Blue Anchor on Red Shed I so enjoyed my previous walk on Seurasaari that I went back there with my partner on another glorious winter’s day for more of the same. Blue skies, temperature of minus something, and those amazingly old wooden buildings collected from all over Finland at Seurasaari Open-air...

100 for 100: 80 – Bear Lost in the Woods

Bear

21 Days to 100th Year: 80/100 – Bear Lost in the Woods The first thing that came to mind when I came across this bear in the woods is the phrase “Does a bear s**t in the woods”, a long way of saying ‘yes’ to a stupid question. Then there’s the famous tv commercial from 1984, ‘There’s a bear in the...

100 for 100: 79 – Window with Ice

Window

22 Days to 100th Year: 79/100 – Window with Ice Continuing on from yesterday’s post, here’s another abstract, this time a close-up of a window pane covered in ice. There is no looking in or out, just some lovely tones as the last rays of the setting sun catch the edge of the frame and try to impose themselves over the blue of the...

100 for 100: 78 – Sea Ice Forms

Ice

23 Days to 100th Year: 78/100 – Sea Ice Forms With the temperatures hovering either side of freezing the last few days, the sea water is at that dreamy stage between solid and liquid, with the swirls of ice on the surface creating lovely gentle abstract shapes. It’s difficult to get an idea of scale without anything to guide you...

100 for 100: 77 – Corner Cupboard with Flags

Flags

24 Days to 100th Year: 77/100 – Corner Cupboard with Flags It’s nice to see this particular collection of flags hanging out together and getting along nicely. It’s only when someone comes along and starts waving one about that passions start to rise. Being a bit of a mongrel of the world myself, I’ve always struggled to...