Monday, 31 March 2008

365:015 Fallow Stag

365:015 Fallow Stag, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Another walking day - this time at nearby Ashton Court estate - admiring the beautiful fallow deer.

I really need a decent 'wildlife' lens for small things (like birds) and faraway things (like deer-at-a-distance).

Sunday, 30 March 2008

365:014 Blossom

365:014 Blossom, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Despite the weather forecast, we had a wonderful day out at the Westonbirt Arboretum. The springtime magnolias were out and the place was full of the sweet chirping of songbirds out to entice mates for the season.

Here's a few more favourites from the day:

Saturday, 29 March 2008

365:013 Flowers for Sue

365:013 Flowers for Sue, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

We spent this evening sitting round the kitchen table having dinner and catching up with Sunshine's mum who is visiting us for the week.

Friday, 28 March 2008

365:012 Undercover

365:012 Undercover, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"Hmmm... wonder if the weather is worth getting up to today ..."

Sunshine doing his pre-coffee early morning 'inter-fishy-webbing'.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

365:011 Bus Stop

365:011 Bus Stop, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"standing 'neath a tree and waitin' for the bus..."

Off all the photos I took today, some how this one was the most compelling.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

365:010 Rosemary

365:010 Rosemary, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

I'm looking forward to spring, and sunnier days spent out in our little "yarden".

Rosemary 'Primley Blue'

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

365:009 Dinner

365:009 Dinner, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Rice with dal, and spinach and chickpea curry ... Nom Nom Nom .....

Monday, 24 March 2008

365:008 Jug Love

365:008 Jug Love, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

My sister-in-law-to-be has a wonderful sense of style and her home speaks volumes about her.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

365:007 Maritime

365:007 Maritime, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Lovely day out today at the National Maritime Museum. This is an antique Arabian sextant lit from below.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

365:006 Maple

365:006 Maple, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"Don't take my photo ... I'm shy ..."

Psycho kitty Maple has become a lot more genteel since we saw her last, six months ago ...

Here's some more of her:

Psycho OFF

Psycho ON

*Main photo on the Canon, the bottom two on the Nikon

Friday, 21 March 2008

365:005 Rain on the windscreen

As a child, long journeys on wet days always meant following the trails of rain drops as they slid up the windscreen ... very calming I find ...

On the way to London for Easter weekend.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

365:004 Tools

365:004 Tools, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Tools and materials - today was a day of making...

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

365:003 Ghost

365:003 Ghost, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Next to the SS Great Britain is the Maritime Heritage Center. It wasn't open today as I walked past it towards the ship itself to do some research on a current project. As I wondered past one of its full height narrow windows, I almost jumped out of my skin when this fellow suddenly appeared looming above me!

It was so bright and sunny outside that you couldn't see the other side of the windows until you came right up close. Lifesize model of a horse - and three more one window along. Man did he give me a fright I had to take a picture. The flag pole and clouds are actually reflections in the window ...

Here are a couple of photos I like that didn't quite make it to the 365, but I really liked anyway:

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

365:002 Illusive

365:002 Illusive, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Some day-late birthday presents have just arrived today- from my parents, off my Amazon wishlist ... including this little lovely, "Illusive - contemporary illustration and its context - v.2". I already have volume 1... they are both LUSH ... happy happy me ... thank you the parents!

Note the wonderfully appropriate number "2" on the cover ;)

Monday, 17 March 2008

365:001 Slimbridge

365:001 Slimbridge, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Today I start on my project 365. Its my birthday and to celebrate we went to the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. This was taken there - its a moorhen with some mighty wonky feet. I love how its claws look so metallic!