February 22nd, 2010 Comments
Speedy mandalas are always fun. Art sans thought, bringing you the contents of your mind without deviation, hesitation, or um.. what’s the other one? Repetition. Thank you.
You can see where some blueberries emerged from the batter, and some I added afterwards to finish the picture. It had to be quick as the pancakes were cooking, and after a minute the blueberries wouldn’t stick. So the top one is still plain, as batter intended.
The first pancake to inspire me to do this was the zig zag. Maybe they are blueberry national flags. Yes, they were tasty too.
February 20th, 2010 Comments
This is the word that the dictionary did not recognise. In fact MANY dictionaries did not. But they were WRONG.
snicket, snicket, snicket.
February 19th, 2010 Comments
Another early morning, this time for an audition, brought me this sunrise, and a mad dash for my camera before the train.
First you can see a seagull flying over from the island to the mainland, they go back to the island at dusk.
Then moments later, The Sun! The Sun!
Bravo! More! More!
February 13th, 2010 Comments
You may recall my pictures of snow in the woods, well here is another day, another walk, and those same woods are almost as magical in their February technicolour.
First to burst into spring flame, the moss:
When I first saw this I got so excited. Moss is my favourite thing. There was so much of it!
I also got excited when I saw my first catkins of the year. I wasn’t expecting them.
You’ll have to imagine why some of these pictures aren’t quite as sharp as they could be. It was freezing cold, and my camera ran out of power, so I borrowed a camera from R, but he wasn’t hanging around in the cold to explain how to use the focus and settings properly. This walk was spent with me lagging behind by several yards (how long is a yard in fact?), taking pictures, and him, gloveless, carrying on regardless. It was also nearly 4pm and getting colder by the second. This is to set the scene. Every so often I would pledge to stop taking pictures and just walk. Hee.
This is a beech forest, which to me looks like Dragon land. With it’s resident dragon, naturellement.
Dragon land was damp and cold. The fire was just waking up.
There are also many fairies living in these woods. You can tell because they leave nests everywhere:
and they gather in groups of three:
and fungi (I wanted to write mushrooms, but of course, they aren’t. Are they? Now I wrote mushrooms twice anyway which satisfies my daily quota of word goodness.)
First to correctly identify them gets a prize!
By then it was getting dark…
so we went home for some tea.
February 9th, 2010 Comments
I have been thinking for a while about words, and collecting them when I hear or say one that is excellent. I’ve wanted a mini blog on the side of this blog to show my word of the moment, but can’t find such a thing yet, so I have decided to just post them anyway.
I am writing this on March 27th, but the blog post date is February 9th, because that is near when I was thinking about these words. It all makes sense to me – don’t worry.
So here is a collection of my words-of-the-moment so far, and in future I will post just one at a time.
Ok, I was about to put several more words, but the dictionary didn’t recognise my next one, so you’ll just have to wait! ( I will hunt it down, I’m sure it is real…)
In the meantime you can revel in the glory of ‘gloaming’ and ‘woad’ …
and also in this:
“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.”
Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll
Ah, honestly, what in the world could possibly be better?
February 5th, 2010 Comments
Sometimes a more subtle view is more affecting…