The Sunday Fraggle report~SeaLife edition

The horrible weather has been very horrible this week, culminating in Storm Desmond on Friday and Saturday. 70mph gusts of wind and rain, not too good for photography. ¬†On Wednesday I had to travel to Scotland, but didn’t get inspired to take many photos. It’s grim oop north Came across a telephone box though, always like to collect shots of these, This weekend we have had our grandson Cal to stay over while his Mum & Dad had a trip away for Dad’s birthday. We like to take Cal out, so in spite of Storm Desmond, off we went to…

The Sunday Fraggle report

I haven’t been on any day trips, but have always got cameras of some kind at the ready, so this is just a bits and bobs post. I have been travelling for work though and made use of the iphone. The first is of Skiddaw mountain and Lake Bassenthwaite in Cumbria, if you’ve followed my little blog for a while you’ve seen photo’s of it before, but it looks different every time I stop to see it, one day I’ll collect them all together and post them all in one go. I love the little church in the clearing by…

The Fraggle report, ~end of July

Apart from all my trips out to the Farne Islands etc, I have still been taking pictures of ordinary life. Not many but here they are. Cool sky on the way to Asda ūüôā and over our house and ¬†by the coast and I’ve been working over in Cumbria, but the weather was dramatic We went into South Shields and saw a busker with a puppet tin man, he somehow managed to play, sing and make the puppet dance. I had to illustrate an Elvis song, and chose ‘A little less Conversation’, my hubby was a good sport ūüėÄ We…

Farne Islands ~ part 2

  Landing on Inner Farne is not fun, lots of vicious arctic terns think you’re here to steal their babies and dive bomb everyone as they get off the boat and peck their heads- advice was to wear a hat, which I did ( and walked fast!) Sophie kindly stood still so I could get a shot of one pecking¬†her head, but boy they are so FAST! There were lots of twitchers on the island with very long camera lenses, they do make me laugh. They were also some¬†Italian people and they were very happy. This chap reminded me of…

Farne Islands ~part 1

The Farne Islands are a ¬†group of Islands off the Northumberland coast, scattered about 1 & 1/2 – 4 1/2 miles from the mainland, and Sophie and I went on a day trip with Billy Shiels boats, to Inner Farne. The earliest inhabitants were celtic monks,¬†first recorded in 651, when they became home to¬†St.AIden followed by¬†St.Cuthbert.¬†Cuthbert isolated himself on the islands until he was called to the bishopric of Lindisfarne, but after two years he returned to the solitude of the Inner Farne and died there in 687, when St.Aethelflod¬†took up residence instead. Among other acts, Saint Cuthbert introduced special…

The Fraggle holiday report~part 2

Onwards ever onwards! Firstly I forgot to take a shot of the hedge in it’s nearly finished stage yesterday so here is that one. I think it was at this stage that Phil decided that next year we’ll ‘get a man in‘. Anyway, yesterday we got up early and headed off to Leighton Buzzard to spend the afternoon with Ben. Not too bad a journey down the M1 inspite of several miles (and miles) of road works with the maximum speed allowed 50mph. ¬†No jams or hold ups so we made it in 4 1/2hrs. We took Ben and Charlotte…

The Sunday Fraggle Report

No days out or gigs or parties to attend this week, so back to flowers and landscapes and cats! I have been practicing with my Fuji macro lens on a houseplant one of my lovely clients gave me in the week. I have no idea what it is but noticed it has little stalks which produce drops of water, which I tried to get a shot of, but they are really tiny. The flowers and buds have curly¬†bits at one end, and pointy bits at the other. The leaves are quite special too. So if anyone recognises the plant, let…

The Sunday Fraggle report

Well I missed last Sunday as I only had 4 pictures, and as a result have now got too many, so lots to look at this week ūüôā The weather has not been kind, but I have had some long journeys to see clients, so have come across some quite lovely views, and my little Nikon S1 has been doing a cracking job. Last week I went to North Yorkshire again, and the sun was arguing with the clouds to see who would win out. On my way back I went through a village called Ravensworth and came across this…