Category: Photo a Day

Photo a Day – Week Thirty Five and Thirty Six

Another catch up….

I’m on an eco friendly mission at the moment. It’s a minefield. We do lots of stuff in our house that is good but always trying to be better. Our vegetables come from an organic box scheme. It was the original box scheme in the UK called Riverford. The nets they use are completely compostable no plastic in sight. I was celebrating that in this photo! Plus I love a Clementine.

Adore, adore, adore.

A little winter arrangement Gav put together.

Eggnog latte……. mmmm.

Frosty morning.

Found this beauty.

Home made. Another way to cut out the packaging and know exactly what you are eating.

The saga of this quilt continues……. Trying to hand quilt some of it as my machine quitling wasn’t working. That or my basting was rubbish. This hobby is a labour of love!

We had avocados to use up so a mid-week special breakfast was in order.

Took a trip out looking for bracken….. as you do! Wanted some for a winter wreath.

And here is said bracken.

Another quilt in progress…. and my helper.

Time for the Christmas bedding.

A twinkle of sunlight.

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Thirty Three and Thirty Four

Catching up…..

All about the light this first week.

The off we went northward bound to the cottage.

Never photographed a whole rainbow before! I took a panorama which is why the fence at the front looks slightly ‘off’.

Guess the wind blows around here…

My favourite castle ever.

Love that pooch so.

Oystercatchers.

A little sun at last.

Delish cream tea.

I opened the curtains on our last morning and saw that it wasn’t cloudy. Bud and I dashed down to the beach and were rewarded with a sunrise.

Back home and I found these pretty Cherry tree leaves.

And there we go. Still have several weeks to catch up so probably be back with more later this week.

Photo a Day -Week Thirty One and Thirty Two

Catching up with more photos.

Autumn is here.

Still trying to eat some healthy food.

Love me a sunset.

And the golden glow of early morning sunshine too.

Still harvesting tomatoes. Best year ever.

We were working he was watching……..

Took a trip with my sis and brother-in-law to a camper and caravan show. We can but dream.

Thought the Amaranthus matched the berries on the plate perfectly!

The Hellebores are coming.

Shadows on a walk during my lunch break.

Garden still life.

Oh these Dahlias. Labyrinth on of my favs. And the light of course.

We had a sudden cold snap which called for our first all day fire of the season. Someone was happy about that.

Delicious breakfast of poached eggs on avocado toast with a side of tomato and sweet potato hash. Yum!

And that was that.

Photo a Day – Week Twenty Nine and Thirty

Back to everyday life. However everyday life was filled with nature these two weeks (and hopefully every week right?)

A path in the woods.

Sunrise.

Found on my lunchtime walk.

Amaranthus.

Got the big camera out while the sun was shining.

Took my BFF away for her birthday and this was the view from our hotel window!

The we went to Tatton Park, more on that garden soon but for now these were the lovely pumpkins in the vegetable garden.

I adore this photo. The blue sky, the living fence to give a linear structure and the light on that beautiful Dahlia.

Texture, colour and contrast.

Got so lucky on my walk to work! Wish I’d had the big camera but still love this photo. And that tree is the one we played rounders by last year.

Another pretty Dahlia.

More pretty light this time peeking through and illuminating the greenhouse.

Almost time for this darling tree to come into the limelight for December.

Cheerful Rudbeckia brightening up the border.

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Twenty Seven and Twenty Eight

The holiday continues…….

Not sure if I mentioned exactly where we went. Above is the picturesque town of Lucca in Tuscany. Above is the view from our first Italian pizza lunch spot.

Then Venice the following day and a rare opportunity on a quite street for a timer shot.

Lucca again and we borrowed bikes from out hotel and cycled about. This ‘street’ is actually on top of the wall that circles the town! Yep it’s that wide and is pretty amazing. The locals and tourists alike use it a their open space, their park and it is a magnificent treat to see.

I keep trying to perfect these shots…… I’m composing a blog post on my more recent attempts at selfies.

We moved on to the coast and on our first evening caught the sunset.

I began a new Dropcloth sampler after buying a pair of scissors from the supermarket. So cute!

The grounds of the hotel were filled with flowers.

A day trip to Pisa. More on that soon too. Love how the Cathedral and the famous tower are the tallest buildings around.

Loved the pool here and the light.

And for our final stop on this Tuscan tour we headed to Florence.

Many many stunning buildings and many, many motorbikes!

We stumbled upon an old fashioned photo booth.

Last look around this amazing place. I liked the sliver of the famous Duomo in amongst the other buildings.

And home to him.

And that was our summer holiday.

Photo a Day – Week Twenty Six

Hello again. We are back from our holiday and I’m here to share photos. A theme week. Looking down!

I still love taking photos of my feet. I’m sure I have said before that it makes me feel grounded, like I really exist in the space I live. It also tells a story of the place and the season and they make me so happy. And while ever that is the case I’ll keep on taking them.

Out on our walk. It was chilly today. Had my toes covered up and my coat on. This is a recognisable road marking on our route.

Another recognisable spot. Warmer today but the leaves are falling already. Buddy matches them.

One of our new garden paths. With the mess of building them still visible. Self sown Cerinthie seedling. My old, old Merrells.

My favourite sneakers again. An unfamiliar surface but a pretty one. We were at the shopping centre looking for holiday clothes.

The cold weather shoes are on. I love this cobbled street on our walk and the broken yellow road markings.

The holiday feet. The very (to me) expensive sandals. A pretty surface to walk on. Somewhere I may never go again.

Beautiful cobbles and the two of us.

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Twenty Five

Here we go again…..

Making stuff.

Went to the park with these two.

What can I say?

Home grown tomatoes.

The iphone does not capture sun scenes well but I couldn’t resist sharing this early morning image. The reflections going on highlighted part of the post box at the end of our street. You can see it bottom right. Love it.

September brings a change of mugs. My most favourite pumpkin one is in the rotation.

When we were in Liverpool we wandered to the old docks. I knew there was a special post box around there somewhere I we spotted it. Now that is pretty special!

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Twenty Three and Twenty Four

Here we go with some more. Lots of summer light and garden goodness.

But first food……

Lunch.

It rained!

View on the walk to work.

Can’t wait to pick these….. but they are not ready yet.

A teeny Aubergine.

Tried the macro lens on the Bee filled Echinops. Even if they are not in focus I love the colours in this shot.

Late night building work, plus that moon in the tree tops.

The weather has returned to normal here in the UK which is chilly, but I kept my sandals on even though it was chilly.

Homegrown pak choi that looked like Matryoshka dolls.

Light.

More light. Capturing summer before it’s too late! And just look at that Dahlia. So amazing.

More bees on the Echinops.

Overseeing the weeding.

Things we shouldn’t be eating sat in pretty light.

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Twenty One and Twenty Two

Another couple of weeks to share.

Enjoying his naps.

Blueberries!

And more produce from the garden.

A wonderful sunset sky as I took Buddy round the block.

Someone is happy with his borrowed cement mixer.

Just happened to have the big camera with me when I spotted a little Robin resting on the fence. I think he was warm hence his beak open, or hungry!

Perfect Sunday morning.

A cluster of winged things on the Echinops.

Shadows.

The apple tree is looking great.

Pretty light on this Scabious.

Turned blackberries into dessert.

Lovely hover flies on the Asters.

Contrails.

On a weekend morning when the skies are blue and the weather is kind enough to let us sit outside Gav and I play this silly game where we try and guess where a plane is going. A few weekends ago I got two right! Ha. Just luck but it is fun and makes us laugh.

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Nineteen and Twenty

Another couple of weeks.

This was mid June and we hadn’t had rain for a few weeks. You can see the lawn going brown. But apart from the lack of rain I have been trying to embrace the heat. Early mornings are best.

And that sunshine has been giving us great crops of most things.

Walk before work.

Not a great photo compositionally but that blue against the burnt orange sunflower was too good to miss.

More tomatoes.

This amazing moth came to grab a snack while I was sat daydreaming. Managed to capture some video and photos. I’ve tried to identify but the images are not clear enough and there are a lot of brown moths!

Beautiful and delicious cake at friends.

Pretty little sunflower.

Evidence that H and I sat outside for breakfast after her sleepover.

Walking to work. Love the cobbles.

Reflections. Probably shouldn’t have my phone out while filling the car!

Then it was our annual trip to London with H. This is Seven Dials roundabout. I love this area and this meeting of seven streets.

Been waiting years for her to be old enough to hire the bikes!

Handed the big camera over to her on Sunday morning. She did okay.

And there we go.