Thursday, 31 July 2008

365:137 Kitchen Window

365:137 Kitchen Window, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

With lime (or lemon?) plant and the aloe vera that Sunshine saved, and birdie thermometer pressie from his sister :)

Funny light and colour ....

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

365:136 Jedi

365:136 Jedi, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

OOooooooo levitating ball ... Sunshine does the Jedi Mind Trick! Jeng jeng JENG!

No strings attached and no image manipulation .... uuuUUUuuu ...

In reality this is part of us testing the photo studio we've set up in the dining room so we can take photos for Sunshine's follow up book to this one he wrote and self-published last year...

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

365:135 Texture

365:135 Texture, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Experimenting ... looking for textures and trying to take photos that are a bit more abstract.

(Street light through the textured glass in the front door).

Monday, 28 July 2008

365:134 Type

365:134 Type, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

I LOOOOOVE the Scrapstore! See what loot I picked up on Saturday ;)

Sunday, 27 July 2008

365:133 Ornate

365:133 Ornate, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Just some Bristol evening scenery ...

Saturday, 26 July 2008

365:132 Lambretta

365:132 Lambretta, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

There always seems to be some Lambrettas parked outside the Arnolfini cafe - or maybe they have a once a month Bristol Lambretta gathering or something. More than the bikes, I love the many MANY mirrors they all seem to have - reminds me of bug eyes ...

Spotted whilst out to watch this:

Ketchup vs Soy Sauce

West vs East

This is the aftermath of this 'food fight' staged in front of the Arnolfini Gallery as part of its its 'Far West' exhibition ... Not too sure what to make of it ...

The reason you I have no pictures of the actual fight is because Sunshine had the camera AND I was actually a little too short to get a good view ...

Also saw this along the harbourside - Oh Yes Baby, We sure can still be Friends ...

Friday, 25 July 2008

365:131 Driving

365:131 Driving, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Guess what I've been learning to do this month ...

Thursday, 24 July 2008

365:130 Thirteen

365:130 Thirteen, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

I visited my friend Jen today, and took this photo as I was leaving her place ... number 13 not so unlucky for some I guess ;)

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

365:129 Sweet Pea

365:129 Sweet Pea, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

We planted LOTS of sweet pea seeds earlier this summer (or late last spring?). So many that despite a substantial number of shoots being gobbled up by the garden snails, we still managed to keep quite a few - and they all seem to be blooming at the moment. The garden is filled with little blossoms of pink, purple and white :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

365:128 Raven

365:128 Raven, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

We went down towards Chew Valley Lake today to run an errand for Sunshine's parents. The lake is a man made reservoir, and you get lots of people stopping to do birdwatching. there were all manner of waterfowl to be seen but I was more interested in this black crow/raven by the water's edge ...

Monday, 21 July 2008

365:127 Pony

365:127 Pony, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Camping holiday - day 5

Time to go home :(

On the way home we drove through the Dartmoor National Park in Devon. You have to drive really carefully as there are sheep and miniature ponies roaming free on the moors. They are SO CUTE ... and come right up to you if you stop the car ;)

Sunday, 20 July 2008

365:126 DodmanPoint

365:126 DodmanPoint, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Camping holiday - day 4

Today was an absolutely smashinly sunny day, so we decided to take a walk from the campsite along the coastal path by us. 5 whole hours of going uphill and downhill some quite rough terrain, but with absolutely beautiful views. Half way along the route is Dodman Point, where you find the stone cross.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

365:125 Teepee

365:125 Teepee, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Last night we met a man who was setting up a teepee near our camp site. This morning Sunshine and I went and helped him set the 22 foot thing up! (well Sunshine helped, while I took lots of photos...).

Friday, 18 July 2008

365:124 SS679

365:124 SS679, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Camping holiday - day 2

We were camping on the south coast of Cornwall, but were close enough to drive across to St Ives in the north coast today. Spent the day at the Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum. St Ives is a gorgeous fishing port and I had to take some photos of the fishing boats :)

Thursday, 17 July 2008

365:123 Hares

365:123 Hares, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Camping holiday - day 1

We set off from home early and drove to the Eden Project for an afternoon of plants; and strange sculptures amongst the plants!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

365:122 Shhh

365:122 Shhh, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

... Don't tell anyone I'm here ...

Well done Sunshine for spotting Morph on the telephone box not far from our house. SO made me smile today :)

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

365:121 Bee

365:121 Bee, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"Damn, I've got stuff stuck all over my bee-hind!"

This fellow was in the neigbours' garden and I had to climb up on some bricks to get close enough and get the camera over the high fence ...

Well worth it though ...

Monday, 14 July 2008

365:120 Blue Morpho

365:120 Blue Morpho, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Up close and personal with a blue morpho butterfly ...

I decided to take a trip up to the Bristol Zoo today; equipped with the SLR and a macro lens. Oh what a joy to use!

The butterfly house (that is open every summer) was up too so I got a little over excited :) ... See the best of my several hundred photos here (in our joint account).

Sunday, 13 July 2008

365:119 Up And Away

365:119 Up And Away, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"Up up and Aawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay..."

We decided to go for a walk up to Ashton Court today, and found ourselves watching lots of people taking of in hot-air balloons. There were 9 in the air at one point ... one of the really lovely things about Bristol ...

Some other things spotted on our walk ...

Saturday, 12 July 2008

365:118 Reflection

365:118 Reflection, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Just some clouds reflected on a building that we parked next to near the Southbank ...

Friday, 11 July 2008

365:118 Monty

365:118 Monty, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Sunshine's sister and husband have just got themselves a GORGEOUS Burmese kitten called Monty ...

Oh.My.Goodness is he cute - he's the most well behaved cat that I've ever come across in my life. Sunshine's managed to take a whole load more beautiful photos of him ... hopefully he'll upload them soon.

Mmmm... we're very kittified at the moment :)

Thursday, 10 July 2008

365:116 Quentin

365:116 Quentin, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

King's Cross has changed SO much since I lived around there a couple of years ago. It's actually looking _good_ ...

One of my favourite developments though is the Quentin Blake initiated "Museum of Illustration". Can't WAIT for this to be ready :)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

365:115 Bejewelled

365:115 Bejewelled, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

No, this isn't my engagement ring. We still haven't found one I like - or that fits - but this is the one I was wearing round the New Designers private view tonight.

You can't see the big gap between the ring and my finger at the bottom - I have to clamp it with the other two adjacent fingers to keep it from turning upside down, or falling off!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

365:114 King's X

365:114 King's X, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

In London, staying in a hotel (yes ...we had PLENTY of people to stay with, but college was paying for Sunshine to be here), for New Designers.

View out our window - and what you can't see, which is directly below if you look out that window is the tube tracks. No sound proofing. 5am starts.

We highly WOULDN'T recommend anyone staying there ...

Monday, 7 July 2008

365:113 Neighbours

365:113 Neighbours, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"Well howdy neighbour!"

Sunday, 6 July 2008

365:112 Chores

365:112 Chores, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Sunshine told me a story (from this film/mini series) which involves a lady who, when her husband dies, finds the household jobs too overwhelming, so writes them all down on bits of paper and puts them in a jar. So, she can pick one piece at random at a time and just concentrate on doing that! (Mr postman then helps her do the jobs).

What a lovely idea - so here you have it, our "super jam jar of pink chores", filled with things like 're-organise the space under the stairs', 'sort out the hanging of at least two frames on the walls', and 'deal with the living room curtains' :)

We're both very excited by this - I might actually make a jam jar of yellow treats filled with things like 'have some ice cream' which we are allowed to pick if we manage to get any of the pink ones done ...

Saturday, 5 July 2008

365:111 Fresh

365:111 Fresh, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

This fellow was probably happily swimming in Chew Valley Lake yesterday - and tonight he's our supper!

So so fresh ... bought at a local organic/health food shop that supplies local fish too. We've only recently discovered this place; only to find out that they're shutting down soon (and hence this fish - which could easily feed 4 people - cost all of £2.50! Yes, we bought another one to freeze...).

Its such a shame for this shop - "hard times" she said... if only they were at the other end of the street where all the young couples and families into their fresh, low food miles, organic, healthy food, shop; they would have done brisk business. Instead they were at the end of the street where the locals didn't appreciate fresh fish from just a few miles down the road and instead thought McDonalds was a decent meal ... so sad ...

Still, we had a fab dinner of very fresh fish seasoned with just salt, pepper, a bit of lemon juice and lots of bay leaves ... mmmm... yummy ...

Friday, 4 July 2008

365:110 Texture

365:110 Texture, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Beautiful wood textures ...

Thursday, 3 July 2008

365:109 Arduino

365:109 Arduino, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Gadget boy with his Arduino...

One side of the world that I just DON'T understand ... electronics ....

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

365:108 Brownie

365:108 Brownie, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

Got really excited when I realised I could take a photo through the viewfinders of our collection of old Kodak Brownie cameras ...

Corresponding camera:

And a couple of others:

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

365:107 Chomp

365:107 Chomp, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

"Chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp .... mmmmm dis leaves iz delicias..."

So much wildlife - in our front garden!