Fraggle Report~Howick Hall Gardens ~ June 2017~ Rollei edition

Last weekend Sophie and I tromped off to Howick Hall Gardens, as the last time we went was in October 2015 and it was very autumnal, you can see that post and learn about the history of the Hall HERE

This time I decided to take the rollei only so was limited to 25 shots, but as readers of The Other Place blog will know, things didn’t go as planned! Anyway, here are the 15 shots that survived.

Every pathway was lined with gorgeous flowering bushes

 

It’s a long walk around the gardens and there are plenty of places to stop and rest if you need to

There’s a beautiful lake

and though we were warned to keep away from viscious swans protecting their young, they were quite happy to be photographed by us 🙂

Wild flowers everywhere too

Lady Howick’s private garden was open for the day too

Fingers crossed the next Rollei outing will be more successful!

 

 

 

poppies

“And far and wide, in a scarlet tide, The poppy’s bonfire spread”. 

Poems of the Orient–The Poet in the East  ~ Bayard Taylor  

I found a beautiful field of poppies today, and then I found a most beautiful poem that reminded me of my friend Francis. 

Field of poppies
Field of poppies
Pop!
Pop!

 

Hello 2014

One of my projects for this year us to do a ’52’ with my polaroid equipment, am going through the (expensive!) learning curve at  the minute though, am getting the hang of the camera settings just about but a bit unsuccessful with my first attempt on the instant lab, which converts iphone shots to analogue polaroid shots.

iPhone shot of Herky
iPhone shot of Herky
Converted with Instant lab
Converted with Instant lab

I t hink I forgot to choose which type of film I was using so another test shot coming up.

Finally got there!!

Cuppa Ben & Lewis
Cuppa Ben & Lewis

65/365 ~ black beauty

65BB

 

Maybe not as visually engaging as my previous vintage camera’s, nor as old, but this black beauty holds a special place in my heart. She was my first ‘big girl’ camera, way back, when I didn’t have wrinkles and love handles, and the one I had got damaged beyond repair by orange juice during a trip to London with my ex boyfriend.  Several years later and I married that guy, and now I have my first love too 🙂 Gotta love ebay. AM scared to use it, as I haven’t had time to buy a battery for it, so am not yet sure if it’s fully functioning, but I love looking at it and remembering the days out to London…..