Saturday, 3 December 2011

Thinking of dinner

Thinking of dinner, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

Ollie is now 13 weeks old and just getting bigger by the day. He also seems to love having his picture taken - great for me but not for people who may tire of kitten and cat photographs in the future!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Autumn Dog

Autumn Dog, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

He was at a distance, stopped for a minute and turned. I had to snap quickly so the quality is the best! But I couldn't resist, I wish he had been my dog as I would have had so much fun spending time trying to get some photographs of him amongst the Autumn leaves ~ he blended in so well!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Daylight illumination

Daylight illumination, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

The jumble of cables & lights look extremely different to night-time illuminations. The 'Big One' ride in the background adds to the clutter of lights, cables, lines and cars.

It's a very cluttered photograph which, for me, sums up Blackpool in early November.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Introducing Ollie...

Introducing Ollie..., originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

My new kitten ♥

It's been over 3 months now since Lucy sadly disappeared. I have searched and searched and put flyers around and done all I can do to find her but no luck so far. A very much missed best friend. My other cat Rosie has been very lonely and is such a playful pud and needed some cat company! Plus it takes the heat off me!

Ollie's mum was a British Shorthair and he, his siblings and mum were taken there after mothers milk dried up at 3 weeks. Apparently mum was used as a bit of a breeding machine :( Possibly the owner couldn't cope with hand rearing lots of kittens. Anyway, their loss is my gain :D

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Fish n Chips

Fish n Chips, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

Fancy some??

The High Street

The High Street, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

Just watching the world go by on the busy high street, quick, quick, hurry!
Must buy must buy as the solitary pigeon ambles along waiting for you to drop crumbs as you eat your pasty.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

I wondered lonely as a cloud

I wondered lonely as a cloud, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

Taken early one morning this is Ullswater in the Lake District, Cumbria. It's said to be where William Wordsworth got his inspiration for 'The Daffodils' poem. Not surprising really, it is such an inspiring place to be.

"I wandered lonely as a Cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and Hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden Daffodils;
Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:-
A Poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils."

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

"Sunday morning, praise the dawning
It's just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning, sunday morning
It's just the wasted years so close behind

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all"

Sunday Morning ~ Velvet Underground

I had to be really quick to get this capture and time it just as the guy was walking between the posts. I was quite a bit away and also walking in the opposite direction so it was one of those 'turn around, see the guy, hurry up, press button quick' moments!

I quite like the lines of the posts contrasting with the horizontal lines of the bench, roof and ground.

A photograph that probably doesn't say much but one I quite like all the same!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Spider & The Fly

The Spider & The Fly, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

'I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?' said the Spider to the Fly.
'There are pretty curtains drawn around, the sheets are fine and thin;
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!'
'Oh no, no,' said the little Fly, 'for I've often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!'

Taken from 'The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt.

Oh dear, poor Felix the fly. This spider is camped out on my window outside. The web, like the spider, is massive but the light and position means I am having to think carefully on how to capture the full web, and do it justice. Poor flies stand no chance against Horace...

#8 ~ Web in 111 pictures in 2011

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stark Reality

Stark Reality, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

."Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

This was taken on the road as we were passing Lake Mille Lacs in MN. The whole Lake was frozen so the 'water' you see in the background is in fact ice. The whole area had an 'otherworldy' feel. Miles and miles of ice where there should be lake and then this solitary tree at the lakeside.

My battery was going, the car was flying by and my chap has an adverse reaction to stopping the car once it is in motion. So the quality is as it is, however, given the surreal land/ice scape, I thought it was quite fitting!

I have converted to B & W and give it the high contrast treatment I like so much. No where near a perfect photograph but that is not the effect that I wanted.

# 55 - Minimal in the 111 pictures in 2011