When we visited Mottisfont last week, I couldn’t resist taking photos of a basket of ‘vintage’ hats and pretty spring flowers while N played with the children’s wooden toys. It was so pretty, and made me feel like spring was on its way.
It’s been really chilly this week, and it culminated in me spotting this lone icicle hanging next to the bedroom window. Of course I didn’t have my big camera, only my phone. But given I had to bend my arm holding the phone out of the window in an uncomfortable position, I didn’t mind. Thankfully my phone camera is pretty good and I could get in the trees in the icicle.
Sometimes you see some amazing sunsets and sunrises in the UK, and this was one this week. A fiery sky, it really did look as though the sky was on fire and burning behind the tree. We’re so lucky living on the farm. We see everything around us, although taking photos of the best skies is sometimes restricted depending on which window I can hang out of at the time.
Our labrador is meant to be a gun dog. We went to pick her up when N was just under 3 months old, so they’ve grown up together. She’s a lovely temperament, is great around children and is a good protector. She is a rubbish gundog though, because she’s gunshy. She’s too nervy and doesn’t like loud noises. So she mostly just roams the farm all day. This morning though, I’d opened the door to get a shot of the… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – friendly labrador”
We had a morning at Stowe Gardens the other day, before the crowds arrived. Giving us time to decide how far to walk and where. The advent trail was largely ignored in favour of us going where N fancied. It was a beautiful crisp winters day and the sun was beautifully reflecting everything in the lake.
I love Christmas tree light photos, and working through Emma Davies’ A Year With my Camera for this week meant trying out different shaped bokeh photography. Of course, N refused to be in my photos – he wouldn’t sit still anyway which didn’t help. So one of his bears helped out. I tried hearts and stars, although my free form stars weren’t great. I still like this photo – and it’s something to work on next year…maybe try and work… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – Christmas tree bokeh”