Days 212 & 213 ~366

We have had our grandkids Callum and Liddy for a sleepover this weekend, so everyone was inveigled into helping me finish my shadow shots this month. This the one from yesterday   and watching in the wings   and before today’s shot, some of the kids           And this is my last shadow shot Next month is Colour month. 🙂      

Day 209~366

Orchids are not the easiest of things to grow apparently, but for a couple of years I had 4 plants of varying colours on my front windowsill, that bloomed regularly and lasted for ages when they did, with the minimum of interference from me. A bit of water now and then, a bit of orchid food now and then, and they were a happy little bunch. Then Storm & Skye came, and Storm, well, she was ill though we did not know it when we got her, and part of her illness made her eat strange things, like LP covers,…

Day 208~366

Phil & I went into Newcastle today as he wanted to buy tickets for Bad Company who are coming to the arena in October. Strange to see it in daylight and without herds of people. When we were walking out of the station I noticed some chaps up a height, looks like a scary job to me! I took my little Nikon S1 with me incase the sun came out and I could get some shadows, and whilst we sat and had lunch did some sneaky street shots, love the expressions that turn up, aw, so cute when the oldies…

Day 207~366

Still got this blinking cold, and fed up of having the sniffles 😦  Another cloudy dull day too, so back to creative lighting. Anyway at least I’ve been inspired to sort out my play room and made a table for doing macro’s and still life work. On which I made the shot for today, some acorns (nope! pine cones!!)I’ve kept from a trip to Eindhoven last year. They make fab shadows I think.

Day 205~366 & The adventures of Skye

With the advent of warmer weather, Skye has taken to going further afield in the neighbourhood.  As she has been an indoor cat for 6 years until we got her, we are now behaving like over-protective parents.  Unlike other cats who seem to keep a low profile and keep away from people when they are on the prowl, Skye has taken to wandering down the communal path that runs along the bottom of our garden, and stops to meow at everyone she comes across and makes friends. She’ll do it 3 or 4 times an evening, and Phil is out…