The shadows on our driveway on a sunny afternoon
The newly poled gate with shadows falling on it
A lamp post on the drive
The shadow of the lamp post
Aloe and tree shadows on the boundary wall between us and Amanda and Angus
I'm linking to Shadow Shot Sunday here
Last week while tidying out my cupboards, I came across a sealed jigsaw puzzle. It's 1500 pieces and wildlife scenes in South Africa.
Grant joined two pieces of wood together to take the 610 x 838 cm puzzle.
The jigsaw puzzle set out on a board on our dining table in the entertainment area
Rina and I started building the puzzle on Thursday at 12 noon. By 8 that evening we'd made the frame. The next afternoon we finished the pair of zebra which, in retrospect, turned out to be the easiest of the scenes.
I returned to my blogging and e-mails and by now, Rina had started on the rhino above the zebra. Grant joined in. That night the rhino was 80% complete. On Saturday afternoon we all three worked on the wildebeest and in between Rina found most of the pieces for the rhino.
The rhino, zebra and wildebeest were completed by Saturday afternoon
Meanwhile I'd returned in earnest and was trying to build the Bushbuck on the top left of the puzzle.
I managed to build most of the frame along that picture and then got stonewalled...
After supper on Saturday night, we all concentrated on completing the bushbuck. By 8.30, we'd completed the buck but for ONE piece. On the first evening I sorted all the pieces in color schemes in separate boxes. Now we walked around and around the table looking for this one piece. After twenty minutes, Grant called it a night; Rina and I continued until 9.15 without success.
On Sunday morning before church the three of us searched and searched for the elusive piece. Then Rina and I went off to the service. When we returned at 11 am, the first thing Grant told us as I drove the car onto the patio was that he'd found the piece!
The errant piece of puzzle which finally completed the bushbuck!
The saga continues. After lunch I worked on the computer and Grant read a magazine, Rina built the next picture on the left. She managed to create an elephant cow and its calf until the final seven pieces of sky with soft cloud. These pieces continue to elude her as I write up this post!
As for me, I'm puzzled out!
The largest section of this puzzle is of two elephants approaching in a swirl of dust. I'll probably get involved when this part is worked on...
Here's wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.