These poppies are beautiful and delicate and I absolutely love seeing them in swathes of red across the fields right now. However, they are seeding all over my allotment, which is becoming something of a nuisance! I don't want to have to pull them up!
Friday, 29 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Today we visited Chester - I hadn't been for years but I quickly remembered how much I like it there, with its black-and-white Tudor buildings and Roman ruins. We were also treated to a carnivalesque parade for the Chester Midsummer Watch, which was absolutely brilliant. The colours, costumes and drums created a really dramatic atmosphere. This guy looked particularly 'evil' dressed as a red devil.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
...slightly delayed this week!
Things have been pretty busy around here but I've still been snapping away. Here are this week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday interpretations - do please head over to Ashley Sisk's Ramblings and Photos to see the other wonderful entries.
1. Meet me on the
Last weekend B was driving a diesel engine down the West Somerset Heritage Railway. I spent the day driving up and down the railway route, stopping to meet him at different stations and snapping pictures of his experience. It was a gloriously sunny day and so much fun.
2. Mother Nature meets technology
Yesterday we visited Bristol Zoo and I spent quite a while in the butterfly house, utterly captivated by the beautiful exotic butterflies. These 'pads' had been set up with brightly coloured circles and - I assume - spots of nectar, to attract the butterflies.
3. One step at a time
While we were at the zoo, our friends' daughter very bravely walked the 'sky walk' - here she is near the beginning taking it one step at a time.
4. What's wrong with this picture?
Perhaps 'wrong' is the wrong word - 'What is out of place in this picture?' would be a better question. Can you spot the light fixture 'in' the table - clearly an impossible placement. The photo was taken reflected in a piece of artwork which was made up of variously angled mirrored tiles - the effect was quite surreal, almost like a double-exposure.
5. Standing tall
This is the lighthouse at Watchet Harbour, along the West Somerset Railway route. B and I have spent several days here now and have some really happy memories of this place. I love how proud and clear the lighthouse stands on the end of the pier.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, 17 June 2012
I absolutely loved watching the birds crowd around these feeders, where we were staying in Pembrokeshire. There were so many different breeds coming to feed, some of which I had never really seen in a garden before. Now I'm really keen to set up some feeders in our allotment to try and attract the birds.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
While we were in Pembrokeshire, we had one day where the weather held - it didn't rain and the sun even came out. We took the opportunity to do walk one of the breathtaking coastal paths and this was the point we stopped at. This sea arch, created over time as the elements have weathered the rock, was situated not far from Abercastle harbour on the walk from Porthgain - so beautiful.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
It's been a few weeks since I've been able to do one of these, with work being a bit hectic towards the end of term. However, I have just had a week's holiday so my camera has been working overtime!
One of the places I travelled to this week was Barcelona. I absolutely loved Antoni Gaudi's amazing architecture. This is his Parc Guell.
Another shot taken while we were in Barcelona - this is my partner Ben making silly jokes with his colleagues and friends.
3. Black and White
This little pup - Dexter - lived where we stayed this week in Pembrokeshire. A gorgeous black and white springer spaniel.
In case this shot needs explanation, I interpreted the 'spots' as spotlights. I liked how the different coloured lights created an interesting background to the drummer here.
Mmm, camembert baked in paper...I so want to eat this again.
So there you have it - another Scavenger Hunt Sunday! Do hop on over to see some of the other entries at Ashley Sisk's Ramblings and Photos.
This is Pentre Ifan, in Pembrokeshire. It is a Neolithic burial chamber - the largest in Wales. I was totally struck by its majesty on the landscape. Phenomenally it has remained standing for around 5000 years. Although the weather was pretty grey and rainy for some of our holiday in west Wales, I think in this case, I was very glad of the dramatic grey sky. I think it lends a real sense of magic to the shot.
Saturday, 9 June 2012
I am always struck by how different other European cities are to those in the UK - the colours and the light are often much brighter, particularly in Mediterranean countries. The look of Barcelona was distinctly foreign, when compared the city photography I have done at home. Beautifully different.
Friday, 8 June 2012
This woman, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, had painted her face and clothes so they appeared to blend into the stonework of the walls. Whether this was making some sort of socio-political statement, or whether it she was a street-artist, I'm unsure, but it struck me as an interesting photo.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
Another from Antoni Gaudi's Parc Guell in Barcelona. Gaudi is often referred to as a surrealist architect - but his style is so unique I do not think it can be defined or classified by a movement. Unless perhaps you call it 'Gaudi-ism'.
I've just spent the weekend in Barcelona. Although it was a quick visit, I made sure I saw some of Antoni Gaudi's amazing architecture. His designs were playful and touching on fantastical, using beautiful curves and colourful mosaic. This is one of the stunning buildings at the Parc Guell.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
I'm a keen gardener and I have no idea what this plant is. Its currently blooming in the gardens at Lacock Abbey and is absolutely enormous - at least 6 feet tall! With its bright colour and unusual flower heads, it looks very conspicuous.