Day 330~366

Skye has had a better day today, we are on an emotional rollercoaster with her at the minute, she’s been eating, pooping, and is a bit more awake today. However she’s now living on the kitchen work benches and follows me about the kitchen tops getting in the way when I’m trying to cook, or as shown here, doing the ironing. She tried to get on the ironing board whilst I was doing it, but settled instead on my freshly ironed clothes. At least we have a respite, as tomorrow was going to be vet day if things had gone…

Day 327~366

Forgot to post this as have been keeping the cat company, she hasn’t had the best of days today, but is much happier now Phil is home and she can snuggle on his lap.  Anyway here is the ball shot for today. “Does anyone know how to work this thing?” ‘Ummm…maybe we’re supposed to make a wish?’ “‘No you have to look at it until you get a misty vision”‘ “I thought misty vision meant I was hungry.” ‘Well then let’s cut out the middle man and just go get some biscuits.’ “Now you’re talking!”

Day 326~366

Ooh only 40 days to go! Anyways today we have had atrocious weather, it’s been very dark grey skies, lots of rain and now the wind has really picked up too. It’s horrid out there. I did not fancy going out with the ball, and the dull light indoors wasn’t very inspiring, so I waited until proper dark, (would have said night but proper dark  happened at 4.30 in the afternoon!) and messed about with flowers and candles. I quite like the result.

Day 325~366

A crystal ball, also known as an orbuculum, is a crystal or glass ball and common fortune telling object. It is generally associated with the performance of clairvoyance and scrying in particular. The earliest use of a crystal ball can be first attributed to the Celtic Druids who divined the future and omens with beryl balls. In the 1st century AD, Pliney The Elder describes use of crystal balls by soothsayers. By the 5th century AD, scrying was widespread within the Roman Empire and was condemned by the early medieval christian church as heretical. Dr. John Dee was a noted British mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth 1st….

Day 323~366

Today was a beautiful blue sky day, though very cold, and on my way back from Sunderland up the A19 I glimpsed Penshaw’s monument and thought that would look pretty cool in the ball, so took a diversion down the A183 and voila! Here it is.  Was pleased no-one else was up there as it’s a popular place for people of youthfulness who don’t have heart attacks going up that hill, which I probably would. Have been up there a few years ago and it damned near killed me then! I’ve posted some more film shots up on the Fragglefilm…

Day 322~366

Have been to work today, and the weather got steadily worse as the day went on, so thought I’d be having to do my shot indoors again this evening.  However, I was running early for an appointment, so stopped off at McDonalds for a drive through coffee, and whilst sitting in my car in the car park I had a visitor. As always my camera (and ball) bag ~ hmm think that sounds rude reading aloud in my head, never mind, you all know what I mean~were in the passenger seat, so I whipped them out and took a shot…

Day 316~366

Today is armistice day, and a day to remember my grandad who served in the RE’s in WW1. He signed up with his best friend, who got killed nearly at the end of that war. I’ve written about this before so won’t dwell, but wanted to make a picture that isn’t sad but is in memory of him. My grandad would tell me bedtime stories when he babysat me when Mum worked nights, and I remember him for that.  Although he died when I was very young, only 6yrs old, I have lovely memories of him looking after me. Todays…

Day 315~366

The day ran away with me today somehow, chores in the morning when it was sunny, and then preparing a slow cook dinner, and by the time I’d done it was grey and raining.  Skye has been having an off day, chucking up and not eating, but has perked up this evening. Feels like walking on a knife edge. SO it was dark and I hadn’t done a photo, so I tried something I’d had a go at in the past, but with different lighting and white balance settings. It was fun, but have not perfected it yet, it’s quite…