Two for one!

Today you have a double whammy of photo challenges as not only is it Friday, it’s also the beginning of June so it time for the monthly photo challenge from Wild Daffodil as well as the Friday Photo Challenge from Postcard from Gibraltar!

Well, officially Wild Daffodils is due on Tuesday, but as the two themes are almost identical, sunshine and sunlight I’m amalgamating the two challenges for one big spot of sunshine 🙂Kiama Beach at dawn

This is one of my favourite photos from our recent holiday, the morning after the wedding Helen and I got up early and sat on the beach to watch the sunrise. It was beautiful, I love the way the sunlight just captures the spray of the wave.

Helen and Rosie sitting in the spring sunshine.

Radiant Quilt in Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

This was the quilt I gave as a wedding present in Australia, I called it ‘Feel the Sunshine’ after one of my favourite quotes, ‘To love and be loved is to feel the sunshine on both sides’ I nearly called the quilt Walking on Sunshine but I hesitated as it was played at a funeral I once went to, but the couple clearly love the song as they walked back down the aisle to the song.

My favorite tree in the garden, a magnolia stellata. It looks beautiful when the sunlight shines through the delicate petals.

Sunlight in the conservatory making Zachs coat shine, one day I would love to turn this photo into an embroidery…one day!


I love taking photos of sunlight through trees or foliage, so often you here people say you shouldn’t take photos pointing towards the sun, but some of my best photos are taken this way!

We’re hoping for a bit more sunshine at the weekend as it’s Askwith Show, a proper village show with cows, sheep, chickens,  fancy dress pony competitions, dog that looks most like it’s owner (Helen won that one year!), Punch and Judy, three legged races…and excellent refreshments in the village hall, I must go and bake some more cakes!


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to Two for one!

  1. jaya says:

    Wish there was a ‘ Love this ‘ button too! You have a beautiful blog. So glad I came across it.

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  2. anne54 says:

    I love all your sunshine photos, but I really, really love the light shining through the crest of the wave. Beautiful!

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    Sunshine is a great topic, and we will have plenty of it this weekend. Enjoy your Show, it sounds like grand fun! I’m off to the Black Hills Quilt Show myself, it’s a great weekend for either kind!

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  4. Just amazing photos!

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  5. nanacathy2 says:

    I just love that last picture. Some super photos.

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  6. What fabulous Sunny photos. so many to love! The first is spectacular, the quilt is gorgeous – I’m going to add the song ‘Walking on Sunshine’ to my post. I love the idea of it playing at family events. Nanacathy and I both love taking photos of sunlight through trees too – perhaps everyone does! Love that fern photo. Thanks so much for your entry.
    I will be coming to Yorkshire in November – do you fancy meeting up? I’ll send you and email.

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  8. I’m all for a foliage shot!! They look lovely, but that photo of the sun rising over the sea is just stunning! ☀️Such a beautiful collection of photos and memories. 🙂

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