Welcome to Breakfast in America
My photo journal is an eclectic mix of things; there’s no guiding theme or topic. It is whatever happens to catch my attention, what I’ve been thinking, doing, and whatever my current obsessions are. At the moment, they are clearing some of the backlog on my ‘honey-do’ list, backpacking, hammock camping, and, I’m always, taking pictures.
South Parade Pier – Variations on a theme
Two pictures, and two variations of each picture.
With all the remaining undecorated rooms in the house being decorated, I was not going to be able to keep an inside workshop. That means I’ve moved my workbench and tools out into my first ever shed. It’s going to take a while for me to remember where everything is. The kids may tease me, but I did know where everything is. When I say it’s in the general toolbox, that’s where they’ll find what they’re looking for (and all the toolboxes are labeled).
Not only am I having to move my workbench, but also my store of DIY and hobby goodies: timber, cable, old electronics, etc. To store all that stuff I have a second shed for stores.
Packing everything away I discovered what I fondly call ‘my favourite rope’. It’s the mainsheet of my last yacht — which was wrecked in the storm of ’97. I’d started growing my beard that year to save me having to shave while sailing and I vowed to keep my beard until I bought another yacht. Twenty years on, almost, and I still have my beard…
An Englishman’s shed is his Castle (365: 113)
I’ve never had a shed before, but now I’ve got two. This one for a workshop and another for my spare timber, paint, empty boxes, and disused electronics that one day might come in useful, etc.
American men (I believe) have Dens. Us English chaps have sheds. that’s because it gets us out of earshot of the woman folk. Sheds are outside the house, where we can imagine for a few brief moments we are in control of our futures, rather than having our futures dictated to us by our spouses 🙂
Disappointing (365: 109)
But only because I had to straighten the image, and I was trying to avoid post processing. I deleted all my other shots for today as they all had a slant to them – I’ll try again tomorrow.
Re-edited August 4, 2015, so this is no longer straight out of camera. However, I think this is a much better picture now.