Hanneke and I live in a Roman Catholic region, where these crosses are a tradition. We call them “wegkruizen” (road crosses). They can be put up for several reasons:
- devotion: a general show of faith;
- memory: to remember a fortunate or fatal occasion;
- vow: when your prayers were heard;
- mission: to remember the visit of a missionary;
- hail: a cross in the middle of the fields to ask for protection against natural disasters like hail.
I don’t know if Hanneke is singling out one kind, or just the crosses she stumbles upon. I’ll leave that for her to answer.
I admit it - I have an untidy desk problem. Today's image is 'office shaming' and I undertake to fix the situation before the end of SiJ. (Fair enough before the end of SiJ 2018). I will document the transformation here.
BTW today's shot is in the miniature style.
-15F today, not as brutal as Saturday was. We're actually hoping for a warm-up this week - above freezing 4 out 5 days. So back to more experimentation with the close-up filter on my 56. The good news is that I'm getting better at it, and was helped by an additional holiday gift on my list - a very nice Joby Ball head to replace my decades-old original pan-and-tilt that came with my tripod - made positioning the camera a breeze. A close-up of an ornament - it was about 5" from the lens front. See this post to get a sense of what the native minimum focusing distance is without the filter.
SIJ2018 Day 7 by donlaw200, on Flickr
Amber & Angela are two of my nieces from my sister's family. They have grown up very close to my two daughters and are always around for family gatherings. Here they stopped by to share some cake and tea.