Irons in the Fire © Peter Tooker
Literally and figuratively Peter and I have had too many irons in the fire. In fact, we've had so much going on that we haven't taken time out to photograph anything this year. Last year by this time, I'd taken at least 1,000 photos and this year the total is 37!
Most of you know by now that we've been undertaking a huge cleaning project and in the process found we have a sizable collection of old cast-iron irons. I mentioned them in the recent "Home Clean Home" post and Peter's cousin commented about our "irons in the fire". As we were just then sitting in front of a roaring fire, his comment sparked an idea.
I went around and gathered up all of the irons, placed them all on the hearth and began to shoot, and, of course, Peter joined in too. An hour later, we'd created this fun collection of images and the photographers in us felt quite satisfied.
Smiling Iron © Claudia Ward 2016
As far as I can tell, the iron closest to the fire is smiling with satisfaction too!