Friston with Barbu d’Anvers

Friston - Hafflinger colt with Barbu d'Anvers 1995 - Steven Kennard -
Friston – Hafflinger colt with Barbu d’Anvers 1995 – Steven Kennard –

This is a photograph of Friston, our young Hafflinger colt in 1995, surrounded by our bantams. I originally posted this image with the post below on Google+ and have today brought them over to my website to share from here. 

Original posting: Oct 5, 2011

Friston – one of our Haflinger horses in a setting as idyllic as it looks – Dordogne, France

Friston was the first colt we bred when we lived in France. Haflinger horses originated in Austria and are always chestnut in colour with white manes and tails. they are strong and sturdy, even tempered, willing and courageous.

The bantams you see around him are an ancient breed “Barbu d’Anvers” (Belgian Bearded bantams from Antwerp), full of personality and a pleasure to see. We started with a trio (two hens and a cock) and all three of them shared the brooding of their nests and the rearing of their young together, as tight a family unit as you would ever hope to see.

René Delin, a noted animal painter had in his possession a pamphlet edited in Paris in 1617, which depicted a bearded chicken from the Pays-Bas. 

Fundy Shore Sunset with île Haute

Fundy Shoreline Sunset with île Haute - Steven Kennard 2012
Fundy Shoreline Sunset with île Haute – Steven Kennard 2012

In the ongoing theme of the Sunsetting of Google+, and as today’s theme for a MeWe group is sunset/sunrise, I am sharing a post brought over from that dying network.

Original Posting: May 22, 2012
After my frantic rush to the shore to see the sun go down, I was rewarded with this beautiful end to the day. I wish you all a good night!

Waiting In Lines

Waiting in Lines - Steven Kennard 2012

Waiting in Lines – Steven Kennard 2012

Originally posted in G+ for the theme Monochrome Monday in May 2012, this image fit today’s #joinindaily theme of “Horizontal Lines” on MeWe. I have already shared an image for that theme, so this is a bonus image, rescued and brought to my photo galleries on my site.

In Passing

In Passing - Steven Kennard 2012

In Passing – Steven Kennard 2012These two images have been rescued from the original posting on G+, 2012.

Original post: In Passing – Caption This

I have two images of this train window as it passed me by in the station. The second one has the man leaping up in his seat and leaning towards the girl (below). I never saw what happened next. He didn’t seem angry, just very animated and she sat quite passively as he carried on his monologue.

In passing Part 2 - Steven Kennard 2012
In passing Part 2 – Steven Kennard 2012

Waterwall

Waterwall - Steven Kennard 2012
Waterwall – Steven Kennard 2012

Waterwall – originally posted on April 23, 2012

No, this is not a typo. It is not a waterfall, but a wall fountain and therefore a waterwall. Photographed in in Karlsruhe, Germany. There are more images of this waterwall on my Abstracts gallery.

This post also serves to introduce my latest photo gallery “Abstracts” which you will see if you click on the above picture.

Boules in the Park

Boules in the Park - Steven Kennard 2012
Boules in the Park – Steven Kennard 2012

A tradition in so many parts of Europe and so relaxing to watch, the game of boules is always played in open public spaces such as gravel paths in parks and in towns or village squares. It’s lovely to see such a strong community outdoor life that still carries on today. It’s a typical recreational pastime – a part of European life that you never seem to see in the New World. This photograph was taken in Karlsruhe, Germany.

This photograph is in my gallery of Street Photography which you can browse by clicking or tapping on the image.

Celebration of Tradition

Celebration 3 - African Blackwood, Cocobolo- Steven Kennard 2015

    Celebration 3 – African Blackwood, Cocobolo- Steven Kennard

I was honoured to be invited to submit a piece this year for the Professional Outreach Program
(POP) of the American Association of Woodturners “Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited” auction which took place in conjunction with the 2018 AAW A on Portland, Oregon.

This Celebration box is the third in a series of boxes of mine showcasing the rich beauty of the different woods they incorporate – African Blackwood, cocobolo, thuya root burl. Clicking on the picture will take to to my gallery of more of my turned boxes and other work.

Celebration 3 open showing tray - African Blackwood, Cocoboloo - Steven Kennard
Celebration 3 open showing tray – African Blackwood, Cocoboloo – Steven Kennard

Celebration 3 open - African Blackwood, Cocobolo - Steven Kennard
Celebration 3 open – African Blackwood, Cocobolo – Steven Kennard

June New Moon

June New Moon - Steven Kennard 2012
June New Moon – Steven Kennard 2012

One of my older photographs from a posting made in 2012, remembering warm June nights…. This photo is the latest addition to my Canadian landscapes gallery, which is linked to the photo.