“Hobbies” photo@thecastle entries 9th February 2021 by Whittington Castle Jigsaw Puzzle by A MorrisMy main hobby is jigsaw puzzles, I have done over 100 since first lockdown all 1000 pieces Aviation Photography hobby by P Burgess Two Hobbies of mine aviation photography and birds first pic was taken by me on a hill in Snowdonia af a USAF F-15 flying at low level 500ft and at over 500mph. Second shot taken by me in North Shropshire of a Green Woodpecker. Bird Photography hobby by P Burgess Two Hobbies of mine aviation photography and birds first pic was taken by me on a hill in Snowdonia af a USAF F-15 flying at low level 500ft and at over 500mph. Second shot taken by me in North Shropshire of a Green Woodpecker. Heraldry by B JubyHeraldry has been my passion since childhood. It’s all around us, is bright and cheerful, is genealogical fun and takes many forms on buildings, churches, books plates etc. etc… Wildlife Drawing by A Williams My hobby is wildlife drawing. I drew this with pencil and then used pastels to colour in. Amy Williams date- 10/2/2021 Masquerade by J Sheffield Card making is a hobby of mine, this mask was made using acetate, glue, and glitters. Footprints in the sand by J Sheffield Scrapbooking my photos is a hobby I enjoy, this was Minehead in September the sky was so blue and the beech empty. Poppies and Wheat by J Sheffield This Sugar craft display of Poppies and Wheat was created for part of the WI Whittington entry into Oswestry Show. Whittling away the hours by Jemma Graves “My husband Dyfan is a very creative person, especially when it comes to woodwork. The lockdowns have given him time to use his creativity more – in the picture, he made the bench and the coffee table, as well as the chessboard and chess pieces he is finishing whittling out of fig tree branches from our garden. On the day this picture was taken, it was a very wet Valentine’s Day afternoon. After a hard week, I encouraged him to go outside to whittle away at his chess pieces, to enjoy the crisp fresh air, our roaring fire pit, and the rain pouring on our veranda roof. I was inspired to take this picture on this day, because as I sat by the fire, I could see him slowly unwind and relax with every stroke of his knife. For me this picture also captures everything good about this difficult lockdown period for us.” Look Up by Jemma Graves “This picture was taken on a beautiful day in May, my husband and I love to walk in our local woodland. I really enjoy taking my camera out, slowing down, and experimenting to see what I can capture. I loved how the sun was shining through the leaves in the canopy of the trees; the woodland is really beautiful all around us but there is more to be found if we just look up.” Scarlet Lady by J Sheffield Another hobby of mine is Photography this lady bird was taken in my garden back in the summer. I was trying out Macro photography. It’s a dogs life by J Adger I took this photograph on my last holiday in Marmaris, Turkey. It was evening time, the dog was taking a nap on a sunbed , he belonged to the owner of the restaurant close by, where he waits for him to finish work. I think the title sums it up.