Monday, June 28, 2010

pond life

the tadpoles are growing in both size and frogginess:

with water wood-lice:

with weed and water-snail:

with lipz, eyez and noze:

and with live action. Sorry about the rubbish focus, I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but will try and figure it out and do better next time. But I hope it gives some sense of the wiggling.....

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Auntie Queen - as in my previous post last week for Sepia Saturday
More sepia beach photos to come over the next few Saturdays.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My previous post could have qualified for this Theme Thursday on triangles.

This photo was taken in the same place:

and some more triangles in triangles in triangles

the Moodna viaduct, New York state

Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

sepia saturday

My great-aunt Ivy - known to almost everyone as "Queen"

there is a post about Auntie Queen here - she married Uncle Stan, who I've also posted about before here and here.

More Sepia Saturdays here.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Theme Thursday

top two photos - London, South Bank/Southwark
last three photos - East London, Brick Lane

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Brick Lane, London

well I've been thinking about giving up blogging

and I've been thinking about taking a blog break

and i've thought about apologising - yet again - for my lack of reciprocal commenting and blog sociability

and i've been thinking about changes of direction and how I spend my time
(and how fast the time goes)

and i've thought about you lovely people and not wanting to lose the contact

And really, I just want to stop everything for a while.

A pause button is just what I need, after a year of what feels like living dangerously, and the year is not over yet but could - should - be soon.
Fingers crossed for a more settled future.


feeling the need for a positive decision, blog-wise, I am not going to stop, but I am going to make this a photo blog, for a while at least.

I will try and post a photo every other day (more or less, allowing for synchronising with Theme Thursday and Sepia Saturda as much as poss).

I'm unlikely to be writing or commenting much.

Silence suits me at the moment.

I'll appreciate any comments you leave here, as always
I'll try and visit your blogs sometimes, and keep up

and thats all.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


thanks to Theme Thursday for the inspiration to keep blogging!

i used to love those sweetie necklaces.....

Saturday, June 05, 2010

the garden i grew up in

Its beautiful weather here in London at the moment and I plan to spend some time in the garden this weekend.

And thinking about that led me to choose these photos for today's Sepia post - photos of the garden I grew up in.

This is the garden from my bedroom window - the bedroom I shared with my sister:

You can just see here the garage which we were occasionally allowed to climb up and sit on, one of my favourite photos which I've already posted here. Just off to the right of this photo, this side of the garage, was a pond.

And here you can see my bedroom window. And it had bars! I don't know if they came with the house (which was new when my parents bought it) - or if they put up the bars. I guess it would have been pretty unsafe and would have had to be locked without the bars.

I like the random wheels in these 2 pictures - I don't know what their story was.

My mum - with my (big) brother. Behind her you can see the beginnings of the copper beech hedge. Mum and dad sowed that when they first moved in - in my memory, it was always taller than me and was perfect for hiding in, and for birds nests.

This is just outside the back door, by the swing. My brother is facing the camera, and with backs to the camera are my sister - on the left - and me in the middle on the chair. We saw a lot of the friends we are with here, their parents were good friends of my parents.

And the swing. We loved the swing so much. It was a climbing frame - and sometimes a substitute for a tree house, we used to put planks across it and make a den. And sometimes it was just good for swinging...

And here are my parents, who loved gardens and gardening - and passed the love on to the three of us.

Thursday, June 03, 2010


theres nothing like it

getting one's whites out on the line to dry

garden-fresh, fragrant with the air

that wonderful calm smoothness of sun-dried sheets on the bed
crisp white cotton cool + a hint of a memory of the sun's warmth

soothing at the end of a dusty hot day.

and don't get me started on pillows....

you can look at other peoples' whites over here