“The Rose is without an explanation, she blooms, because she blooms”. Angelus Silesius
‘Ooh Frego those roses are lovely!’ “Yes they arrived this morning while you were at work” ‘Are they for me?’ “Of course not silly, I have a secret admirer!’ *sigh*
We had a visit from Shelley and the kids this afternoon so I took a few pictures of Liddy, just love the punk hair 🙂 also the theme was ‘sport’ in the Sunday challenge group, so I did one of my old 10~pin bowling trophies from days of yore. and finally, the colour shot… Continue Reading
Yipahoo today we had sunshine! I had to go out for a walk to take photographs for the Sunday challenge group, and as always took a few (!) on the way there and back, The challenge was to use an online random point generator to find a place to get to and then go and… Continue Reading
Today was my last day at my job. The people I work with are usually voices on the phone, or email conversations. Our Head office is 3 hrs drive away so I rarely get to see them. Today I had to go and hand in all my equipment and have an exit interview. It was… Continue Reading
Trotted over to the tree this afternoon, a bit of sunshine today, though I’ve found that doesn’t help when shooting upwards as the sky gets blown out, not to worry, I’ve got used to the settings I need to cope with it, mostly. Today I found a nail hammered into one of the upper branches,… Continue Reading
Here we go into February and on to black & white. Still going to be using flowers and indoor stuff on work days by the looks of it. I took my camera to work with me just in case, and spent my journeys in a B&W frame of mind, but no time to stop and… Continue Reading
Well that’s January over, and the end of the still life section of the 366, though I guess there may be some in amongst the other themes. I have really enjoyed this month, looking back at the beginning the first few shots were not very interesting, and not that well composed either. After day 5… Continue Reading
“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” ― Georgia O’Keefe
Only 5 more days of still life left, and my conservatory is full of flowers that refuse to die! I couldn’t help buying some more yesterday in Tesco’s as they had some different ones to Asda! This has one of my latest bunch of roses in it, I love the red/yellow contrast.
This book is lovely, you can see from the previous day’s picture there are pages of beautiful artworks by a few different lady artists. It was published in 1922 so not far off 100 years old, and the language and pictures reflect a different world back then. But the gardening advice is still relevant. … Continue Reading
I went into Waitrose supermarket in Ponteland yesterday, ostensibly to use their customer litter tray facilities, but they didn’t have one can you believe that! I mean, Waitrose & Ponteland is the fiefdom of poshish right-wing middle aged-elderly gentlefolk and we all know what happens to bladders once you reach a certain age. Anyhow they… Continue Reading
The never ending gloom continues, so I decided a bit of bling was required, and these roses are amazing. I’ve had them just about 3 weeks now and they are still beauties. Might’ve something to do with them being in the conservatory which hasn’t got up above 4degrees since I got them!
Back to work and a bit of blue sky today though mainly fog! I am going with more simple compositions when doing morning-before-work photography. Might be hard pushed tomorrow though as I’ve got an early start before any decent light appears. May have to be a night time shot!
We are still in Modor, and although the rain keeps on coming, we have had mild temperatures, so things are going a bit wrong in nature. I looked out of my bedroom window and noticed a little pink spot on my Happy Eater Blossom tree. Couldn’t believe it at first as it doesn’t usually flower… Continue Reading