Saturday, 23 October 2010

October Challenge - Frost

We had our first show of frost on Wednesday so I ventured outside a took a couple of shots before dashing back in doors for a hot mug of tea!!! well it was 7.30 in the morning......

frozen strawberries anyone????
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Sunday, 10 October 2010

October Photo Challenge - Shadows

I can't believe we are coming into the second week of October already....I've been busy taking pictures for the photo challenge and am putting them into groups rather than uploading them all together so here are some

An arc of ivy leaves and shadows
I changed the colour on this one using Picasa and it sort of has a Wizard of Oz feel to it now....

I would have liked to have had a nice flower shadow but the only thing growing in this pot was a weed but it does cast a good shadow don't you think???

After our mammoth conker collecting session last week I finally got round to make some holes in a few conkers and attaching the string, it took a little while for the kids to get the hang of it and it also offered a great opportunity in the afternoon sun for some dramatic shadows....

which I made into a collage using Picasa.
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Friday, 8 October 2010

Charity Shop Finds......

One of our local charity shops was having a camera event today and I just couldn't resist these......

Two flask type lens holders
And what goodies are hiding in here....
A Kodak Brownie 127 made from Bakelite from the 1950's and this Agfa Silette also from the 1950's in its original case..
The cases were £2 each and the cameras cost me the princely sum of £3 for the pair.....
I have no idea is they work or not but just loved the look of them and they will look great in my summer house when I finally get round to painting it!!!!
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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Autumn Delight...

Every day I drive past this tree on my way up the hill to pick up Jack from school and I've been promising myself I will stop and take a photograph of it, well I finally got round to it yesterday...
It's leaves are just turning

and it also cast a beautful shadow over the grass

Definitely an Autumn Delight!!!!
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

For Joy....and more rain!!!

We have an old sycamore tree that we had cut down a couple of years ago and it just keeps sprouting new shoots which I attack on a regular basis and growing on these shoots is this strange looking orange fungi spore type growth which I photographed the other day, now Joy couldn't see from my last photo exactly what it was supposed to be so I popped out today and took another shot - hopefully this one's a little clearer!!!

What do you think Joy???

There have been lots of spider web with raindrops on taken for the October Photo Challenge so I decided to get in on the action and found this web lying horizontally between my sleeper bed and step so I have taken one photo from underneath looking up

and another one on top looking down
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Monday, 4 October 2010

October Photo Challenge - Orange

This month's photo challenge has a variety of themes and luckily for me they don't have to be taken in order so here are a few pictures from the theme

And finally I just had to add Tompom with his mop of Orange hair!!!!
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Saturday, 2 October 2010

What a difference a day makes....

Yesterday was Wet, Wet, Wet, Doctor Foster himself wouldn't have enjoyed the day more.......
Today it's dry, sunny with a little cloud and quite warm, I even have the washing out (shhh!!! don't say it too loud!)
I'm hoping to get out a bit later and take some pictures of the leaves for the challenge but until then here are some Yummy (No.11) cakes from yesterday's Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Friday, 1 October 2010

October Photo Challenge

It's the first of October and time for a new photo challenge here are this month's themes
It's been raining here today non-stop since lunchtime so as I left the house for school pick up time I grabbed my camera and whilst waiting in the car took these two shots.
I hadn't deliberately parked centrally in front of the pylon but it worked great for this shot...

I like the fact that you can just see the windscreen wiper in this one....

I had wanted to take one of all the umbrellas bunched together outside school but just need to get over the embarrassment of pointing my camera at people when they don't even know you!!!!

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