Saturday, March 31, 2007
An old shot of mine has been at the back of my head for a while - I took this one in November 2005(!). Through a stroke of luck (or possibly conspiracy), a tip in a Photoshop book I received from Amazon last week combined with an impromptu competition on a Swedish Photoshop blog made me finally sit down with this one and finish it off, once and for all. (Click it to view the larger size.)
Monday, March 26, 2007
My mother + Fjant = PURE love!
Unfortunately Izzy had some problems accepting this, so last Sunday my mom awoke around five o'clock in the morning - hm, a wet sensation... heeeeey, waittaminute, there was IZZY, balancing on the couch above mom, PEEING at (on?) her head :-O
Oops. Well, laugh or cry? We decided to laugh.
A few days ago Fjant moved back to his old home in Stockholm. He will stay with Henrik's (his owner) girlfriend, this is a great solution. I miss him. Izzy is happy. Overjoyed. Silly old bitch ;)
(the cutest bitch ever, though)
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Anyway, two weeks ago we went to a lovely garden (Bayou Bend, run by the Museum of Fine Arts) here in Houston where among all the lovelies I spotted the flowers Shaun showed in the last post. I mainly photographed azaleas and magnolias. The latter are my favorites since living in London, but here the season is really brief and I caught it late. Glad to report that although the garden was in full swing the mosquitoes were not present yet.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
This is Leucojum vernum (aka the Spring Snowflake . Its a bit like a cross between a snowdrop and a lily of the valley and some anabolic steroids - they are about 30cm tall). I gave my mum a load of of them when we reworked our garden a few years ago. Hers are now in bloom as you can see here. Ours have still to get their act together, sadly
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
There you go Siv, another London monument to an engineer. This one is Joseph Bazalgette, the man who probably did the most to improve the level of health in London - he built the first effective sewage system in London.
Engineering is a mystery to me.. I was dreadful at physics and maths (calculus and beyond). Now to find the memorial to the unknown bean counter or the mediocre biochemist....
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Since no-one else has bothered with a shot from the lunar eclipse over the weekend, I will. This was shot in Stockholm, Sweden, using a Nikon D70 on a tripod. ISO 200, exposed for 2 s at f/6.3 using a Tamron 28-300 mm lens at full length.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
I have a number of favourite subjects - perhaps I am hoping for the definitive photograph. I will get plenty of chances to capture the Triton fountains but this was probably my last chance to photograph the Lapper statue.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
But still. Still. STILL, I feel a little like this bike outside my building. I am in dire need of thaw now. In many ways.
Saturday, March 3, 2007
This is what met me this morning. The beautiful white ranunculi I bought for myself yesterday were slaughtered during the night, probably by one ANGRY cat kept waiting too long for fresh breakfast (they have "dry" food available all the time, but every morning they want a something extra, most often some tuna)