I have to admit I was really giggling to myself while taking my photo here today... with terror!!
Today's photo mini-challenge in the me-made May group is Ugly Places, and I immediately thought: building site. Building sites are the epitome of ugly, aren't they? Not just the piles of rubbish, but the dust, the noise, the disruption to the whole neighbourhood. This one is like a 2 minute walk away from our house, so I just popped over in the afternoon, assuming the workmen would have gone off somewhere else at midday like they do frequently... well, not today of all days, there was still sounds of building activity going on out the back. Cursing my bad luck I almost turned on my heel and walked away thinking to go back later, but then stopped myself, thinking for heaven's sake, get a backbone, woman. I did a quick glance about and truly there was no one in sight, all the builders were out the back. So I steeled myself; nothing ventured nothing gained.... and quickly as possible set up my camera on the verge and snapped a coupla photos, as much as I dared! before courage deserted me and I packed up and cleared out with lightning speed. This was like a thirty second photo op, honestly. I was supremely lucky that not even a car went past during that time too... the funniest thing to me was imagining those builders going about their legitimate business out the back nailing and hammering, whatever, completely unaware that some crazy woman was out the front on the street taking a photo of herself, so ridiculous, no?!
Sigh, the things we do... honestly, I cannot believe my audacity.
But y'know what, the truth is that, crazy though this photo was for me; the photo mini-challenges are one of the fun-nest things about the whole me-made saga.
But I will be glad to get back to more secluded spots!
Picture taken around 2pm; Temperature at the time 22C.
Overnight low: 11C; Today's high: 24C
Sunny and warm, in fact a beeeeeautiful day!
Shirt; my own design, a refashion of a pair of white linen trousers (also made originally by me) details here
Skirt; Vogue 8363, rust red wool/silk bought in Japan, details and my review of this pattern here
Scarf; knitted by me using Noro yarn, details here
Shoes; Betts & Betts Brazilian Collection, I've had these for donkey's years
Later edit: yesterday Dorothy asked who takes all the "wonderful" photos: thank you for the compliment, Dorothy! Unless otherwise stated all photos are taken by me, using a tripod and a remote control.