Category: Photo a Day

Photo a Day – Week Forty Seven and Forty Eight

Getting towards the end of this year of photos. The season is very, very slowly changing and I feel invigorated by it! Yay. Anyway here are some more pictures from the last couple of weeks.

Blurry but priceless.

Frosty morning visitor. Only managed to get a back view of this Robin.

Amazing frosty morning again and this time I captured a spider web all covered in the frost!

Had to get the bus to work…..

As I mentioned I was away with family over the weekend and I spotted this. My great nieces dressing gown. It took me back to a similar image a few years ago when H’s dressing gown was hung up in a holiday bathroom. I feel an updated scrapbook page coming on!

Local wildlife.

Forest foliage.

Family bowling.

He makes himself right at home at my sisters…..

Fun night with H watching Mama Mia 2 and enjoying ice-cream amongst the dogs.

Back home.

Birthdays……how can she be this old!!

Wonderful flowers to round out the week.

Busy fun times were had.

Photo a Day – Week Forty Five and Forty Six

And catching up at last!

Early Monday morning a couple of weeks ago we were up and looking at the Blood Moon. It happened at 5.30 in the UK. I didn’t get a photo of that unfortunately but it was amazing. I did catch a pretty sunrise sky that morning though.

And a sunny day complete with blossom.

It seems it’s all about the sky this week! On the walk to work….

I bought family members these lovely string bags for Christmas and I had one spare….. Popping my bagels directly into the bag and trying to avoid plastic. Can’t believe shops still think it’s okay to have plastic bags for this kind of produce.

Healthy lunch, not so healthy coffee but at least it’s in a reusable cup and that cardboard sleeve has been going for months!

Walk in the sunshine.

Another dusting of snow.

Waiting in the car for the windscreen to defrost.

But frosty nights bring sunny days and this Hamamelis is always a well photographed subject at this time of year.

Playtime.

I love taking photos from this window. I like seeing our garden laid out and also the trees in the wood beyond. Plus it was sooooo frosty that day.

Documenting the effects of the frost on our salad crops….. These are mostly mustard type leaves and hols up ok to a few cold nights.

I know this is totally blurry but I love it anyway. One of my favourite post boxes, the snow and a bright blue sky.

The bookends of our generations. My Mum and great niece having fun.

And there we have it.

Photo a Day – Week Forty Three and Forty Four

Here are the first couple of weeks of the year.

This is a close up of one of the new apple trees. I love that bark colour. So shiny and interesting.

If only I found ‘downward facing dog’ as easy as he does…… Plus chewing something he shouldn’t be!

The Hellebores are coming.

Winter sky.

Seems it was all about bark! This is one of our older apple trees. Just as interesting but in a totally different way.

And another sky. This one a sunrise.

Amazing Clematis seed heads.

Frost on that wreath.

Scene from my morning.

Trying to have a healthy lunch at work….

And then blowing that by venturing out to a coffee shop that still had eggnog latte on the menu. Oh dear we do love our eggnog…..

Some snow at last.

It stayed till the morning but didn’t last long.

I told you they were coming.

And there we go.

Photo a Day – Week Forty One and Forty Two

Back with some more photos. But first a word on two missing weeks! I decided not to share weeks thirty nine and forty. Many photos are included in December Daily and I felt as if I was duplicating and showing the same things over again so I have broken with tradition and decided to skip those two weeks.

So here we are with week forty one.

Helped Gav plant four step over apple trees. Does this count as ‘plant and orchard’ which is on my list…..

Dog walks with my sister.

One of a set of lovely wooden decorations that my Mum bought me years ago.

A sleepover and she made pancakes for breakfast.

Gav has a new game on the x-box. I was thinking about this photo. Sometimes, most times we ‘edit’ our lives to show them in the best light. That’s social media for ya! But sometimes I like to see the real life. The mess. This is an excellent example. Shoes by the door, cups and glasses, a plate with chocolate wrappers on it, a random pair of scissors! I love my house when it’s neat and tidy but that is not my day to day reality. Good to remember that.

And week forty two.

Christmas is not Christmas without Panettone. Gav bought me a teeny choc/orange one. Yum.

First self timer of the year. Or should I say first failed self timer of the year. Look at the pooch!

Here he is again.

Last of the Christmas cheese.

Blurry but wonderful. Here in the UK we tend to take out decorations down before twelfth night. I wanted to celebrate the season one last time so lit lots of candles and we ate dinner in here (we are very bad and usually eat on our knees!) It was a lovely evening and the photo sums it up perfectly.

 

A part finished wreath. Next year I’m starting earlier.

Light on terracotta pots.

And there goes another two weeks.

Photo a Day – Week Thirty Seven and Thirty Eight

Let’s catch up some more…..

Festive-ness arrived.

Buying eco friendly gifts.

Frosty morning.

Little Robin.

Pondering a new little Christmas tree…..

The cutest jumper.

Favourite December mug.

Sunset and at very teeny crescent moon.

More Hellebores on the way.

Making cards.

Went to decorate my Mums tree with H wearing our antler headbands!

Found lurking at the Star Wars Concert event.

Nature.

And there we go another two weeks.

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.