So I’ve decided I want to burn stuff… So we bought a pyrography kit. First go!
Back to work blues has set in, and I’ve had a headache both evenings when I’ve gotten in. Today it was particularly bad and this abstract shot was all I could manage
This afternoon (late afternoon!) we went for a little walk – just for an hour or so. We went to Eckington Woods and it was lovely and warm, but there was a definite coolness in the air. The light was lovely ^_^ and some leaves have started to turn, but most of them are still green… for now!
For my birthday my mum and dad, kB and kB’s mum and dad put to and have paid for me (and kB) to go on holiday to the Isle of Skye. It’s an 8+ hour drive from where we live to Skye and so we’ve broken it into bits; stop off at Loch Lomond on the way up, stop off a Bambourgh on the way back (admittingly this is a rather large detour). We set off this morning at 7am, and drove up to the hotel we are stopping in at Loch Lomond. The drive was a nice one, I particularly enjoyed the A66, very pretty countryside on both sides of the road. There was pretty much no traffic the entire journey, but we did see pretty much the whole range of weather; sun, wind, sleet, rain, rainbows…
After we got to the hotel we had some lunch and then set off to find the tree. When I was looking for things to do at Loch Lomond I stumbled across a picture of this tree and knew that I wanted to shoot it myself. So off we went, and it turns out that the tree is pretty much in the car park. It’s rained a lot so the Loch is really full so the water was really far past the tree. It was really, really windy; but luckily the rain had just about stopped whilst we were there. It’s pretty much chucked it down the entire time we’ve been in Scotland!
Today started off as a lovely day. However we had things to do so taking this weeks photo for my “Changing Seasons” project got pushed back to being an afternoon activity. As it turns out it started to snow just as I was setting off, but I’d got no choice but to go out anyway as the next week starts tomorrow, and I didn’t have a shot. And the sun was setting in an hour. Woo! Lesson learnt; don’t leave it so late! Here are some more zoo shots from Chester Zoo last weekend, because why not.
For the next year, Project 52 (a photo a week) will be about the Changing Seasons.
After working out when a week should start for this project I’ve decided on Sunday, as there are 52 Sunday’s in the year.
In order to meet the ground running on this I’ve been stalking the BBC weather app for today’s weather forecast all week; and it hasn’t looked good all week. We decided to go out anyway this morning, so we kitted up with my water proof camera cover and out we went.
We didn’t stop long as it was really raining, but I was surprised how busy it was as we struggled to get parked around Ladybower. The original plan had to go somewhere more barren but that normally means heather and I didn’t fancy getting soaked up to my knees.
Where possible I’m going to get out and shoot a landscape at least once a month, and hopefully each time will be a different location. These things are easier said than done though!