In this week’s “Weekly Photo Challenge” set by the Daily Post the subject matter is ‘art’.
We are to show a thing, place or person that’s a work of art to me.
The thing is in my humble opinion, art can be anything. To one person it can be nothing, to someone else it can be everything, what is the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This normally relates to what we find beautiful in a person but relates to art too. Art can elicit all kinds of emotions and be viewed in so many different ways in so many forms, there are in my mind no strict rules.
However, art for me comes first of all from ‘mother nature’. For surely she provides the backdrop from where we get our ideas? The colours of beautiful flowers, the lines of trees, the shapes on the horizon and so much more.
I thought to provide pictures such as these, but today I would like to share an example of craftmanship that involved love, care and a lifetime of dedication.
This weekend I visited old family friends. My ‘fairy mother’ who is now 86. You can see the post if you wish here.
Her husband was a Major in the army, sadly he has departed this mortal plane. However when he was here and active, he had what they call a Batman, there is a description here:
The action of serving as a batman was referred to as “batting”. In armies where officers typically came from the upper class, it was not unusual for a former batman to follow the officer into later civilian life as a domestic servant.
And as mentioned, this batman and his family joined my ‘fairy mother’ and her husband until his latter years and there was great companionship and fondness between all.
I shall get to the point. As I went to leave her house, I spotted the most amazing bird house if you can call it such a thing. I took a photograph of it, it was in her what I call ‘side garden’. I struck up a conversation, marvelling at its beauty and detail. She then told me that is was her husbands ‘batman’ that made this birdhouse, taking on the form of a ‘cathedral’.
So it is with much delight I present to you this amazing birdhouse 🙂
As always thank you for reading/viewing, xx
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