30 September 2015

29 September 2015

29 September 2015

A crane fly on a window. 


I managed to get a shot this time; a couple of weeks' ago, I was trying to photograph one of these, when Georgie came up to see what I was doing and promptly ate the 'model'!

28 September 2015

28 September 2015

Whilst many of my photographic friends conscientlously stayed awake and recorded wonderful shots of last night's
'Blood Moon', this muppet fell asleep after deciding, just before 2am, to have a little sit down.
Next thing I knew it was 5.30am and I'd missed it :( 


This is the last shot on my camera before I fell asleep: an ordinary full moon in the early degrees of Aries.

27 September 2015

27 September 2015

The lovely autumnal sunshine we're having at the moment is making my daily picture-finding a lot more enjoyable.


26 September 2015

25 September 2015

25 September 2015

A contemplative state of mind took me to one of my favourite thinking places this morning.


24 September 2015

24 September 2015

I have known this lovely lady for ... blimey, it must be 30 years, give or take a couple of years. I don't often see her anymore because she now lives in Western Australia. 


She's over in the UK visiting her family at the moment, so it was fab to catch up with her today.

23 September 2015

23 September 2015

Buttons. Lots of, at the Witney Sewing & Knitting Centre. I also went to T4 Cameras, where James and Mark charged me the princely sum of £2 for sorting out my camera. Phew. 


Big thanks to Carol for driving. x

22 September 2015

22 September 2015

A very uninspiring photo; I just haven't been in the mood to find a decent shot. 
It's rained. And rained. 
And I'm cold. 


21 September 2015

20 September 2015

20 September 2015

Today, I went over to Coleshill with Tracey and Din, for the National Trust's '1940's Day'. Lots to see and do, and I particularly enjoyed the demonstrations by the members of the Home Guard. 
Here, a Sergeant demonstrates different types of detonator cables. 
There were guns, a hand grenade and fiery explosions. 
Thanks to D and T for a lovely day :) x


The bad bit of the day was my 7D falling from my holster. I now have a cracked screen :(  But this was taken after the fall/crack, so I think the camera is still working okay.

19 September 2015

19 September 2015

My lovely girl is back from Venice (she went as part of her Art & Design course). 


She brought me back this pretty Venetian glass bead bracelet.

17 September 2015

17 September 2015

A pink hydrangea


Soon, all the pink will be gone, replaced by brown petals.

16 September 2015

16 September 2015

"Won't you walk into my parlour? said the [garden] spider to the [hover] fly."
When I saw this in the garden this morning I was fascinated. 


That is a very efficient 'shroud' the spider has made for the poor hoverfly.

15 September 2015

15 September 2015

This plant has grown under the fence from next door. The purple flowers are bell-shaped, and as you can see, very hairy!


I've done a bit of googling, and think it is probably Campanula rapunculoides (Creeping Bellflower)

14 September 2015

14 September 2015

Possibly one of my most boring photos all year. I haven't done much today because after only 6 days back at the germ factory they call 'school', my youngest is full of snot, fever and cough. So you've got a picture of lunch 
(jolly tasty it was, too).


13 September 2015

12 September 2015

12 September 2015

After consulting the weather forecast, Tracey and I decided White Horse Hill would be a good place for a sunset this evening. 
Unfortunately, the sun disappeared a lot quicker than we anticipated, 
but it was still lovely to be out and in such a beautiful spot. 


Thanks for driving, T x

11 September 2015

11 September 2015

A lovely sunny day for a quick jaunt to Millet's Farm this morning. 


Thanks for the invite and for driving, Carol :D x

10 September 2015

10 September 2015

With many thanks from Lou and me, to Sue for the flowers. You shouldn't have, but they are lovely.


Thank you xx

8 September 2015

7 September 2015

7 September 2015

If I'd got off my backside and gone and taken this shot last week, there would have been a lot more straw bales in it. 


The farmer has begun to collect them up now.

6 September 2015

6 September 2015

In my experience, when one is out taking photos and encountering other people, they fall into three categories. 
The first group just ignore you. 
The second seek to engage you - either to express interest, or to question you about what you're doing, and perhaps ask you to get off their land. 


The third group cannot help themselves but act up to the camera, and this guy fell into that third category. "You're not going to plaster me across Facebook are you?" he asked.

5 September 2015

5 September 2015

Today didn't pan out as I had expected, so you've got a shot of some late lavender, 


growing at the front of the house.

4 September 2015

And now for something completely different. When the idea was first mooted of taking photos at a boxing event, I wasn't at all sure: I don't really like boxing. But the opportunity to shoot something completely different was too tempting. 


I could've done without the blood that landed on me, but the nice man in the corner wiped it off with his towel. 
At least it didn't get on the lens.

3 September 2015

3 September 2015

I may live to regret this (after having had 'issues' with a previous shot of a leaf) but what's a girl to do when she sees a particularly beautiful leaf just begging to be photographed?


2 September 2015

2 September 2015

Today felt like a sitting-somewhere-peaceful day. I couldn't get where I wanted to go because a large lorry was blocking the narrow road; so I went here instead.