Tuesday, 30 October 2007

October 30 ~ Wooden Firework

Just reminded me of a firework.

Monday, 29 October 2007

October 29 ~ Slinky Steps

Flex spent quite a lot of time setting this up; he was looking forward to setting the Slinky on its journey down the "steps". That little tinker of a Mini-Me took advantage of Flex leaving the scene to get his camera, and decided to set things off. He just couldn't resist, and as a result spoiled Flex's fun! Mini-Me took off at a run after his latest bout of mischief, and Flex is hunting high and low for him as I type.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

October 28 ~ Crayons

My inner eight year old has come out to play again.

October 27 ~ Morning Sky

Ventured out for sunrise, and am so glad that I did. Although fleeting, the colour in the sky was stunning. I have another favourite from this morning, and have posted it below.

October 26 ~ Colour Me Happy

The title says it all, really. It's the weekend!

Thursday, 25 October 2007

October 25 ~ To Do List

Mini-Me has a busy day tomorrow!

October 24 ~ Pole Dancing

Mini-Me had heard that pole dancing was good exercise, so figured he'd give it a whirl.

October 23 ~ Waiting for Cinderella

Mini-Me is ready. He's hoping that the pumpkin will turn once again into a magical horse-drawn coach, and that Cinderella will come out, ready for the ball.

Didn't have the heart to tell him he'd have a long wait.

October 22 ~ Rainbow Slinky

How I loved my Slinky when I was little!

Sunday, 21 October 2007

October 21 ~ Big Sky

The light wasn't the best this morning, but I did manage this shot of the lighthouse on Roker Pier as the sun made its appearance.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

October 20 ~ Castlerigg

Spent the day today in the Lake District. I'd never visited before, and it truly is a landscape photographer's paradise. I can't wait to go back! This is Castlerigg Stone Circle at dawn. It meant a very early departure from Sunderland, but it was worth it. I can't wait until I get the opportunity to visit this area again.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

October 17 ~ You Either Love It Or Hate It

Flex and Mini-Me differ quite vastly here. While Mini-Me is excitedly planning his next gourmet Marmite meal, the thought of it is making Flex try not to lose his lunch!

Marmite: you either love it or hate it!

October 16 ~ Mothering Instinct

Gertrude spotted the eggs I used in a recent image, and figured she would step into the breach and offer some mothering. Her instinct kicking in and her doing this is commendable - I just didn't have the heart to tell her what the eggs are here for (scrambled eggs for breakfast, anyone?)

Sunday, 14 October 2007

October 14 ~ The Beach

Managed to get down to the beach this morning for sunrise. While not the most spectacular I've seen, it was a far cry better than yesterday's. I managed to get a few shots that I'm particularly pleased with, so aside from this first image that is my actual PAD project photo, I will post the others that made me smile.

Going to be a busy week this week; I'm in the branch all morning tomorrow, then getting picked up by a colleague to drive down south to Telford. Overnight there, then a national conference on Tuesday. Heading home on Tuesday night, so no idea what time I'll eventually stumble in. The last time I drove to Telford from here, it took me almost 6 hours, but I have been assured that it won't take nearly as long this time round. At least I'm not the driver!

Saturday, 13 October 2007

October 13 ~ Receding Tide

Not much of a sunrise this morning, but tried to make the most of it.

October 12 ~ You Can't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket!

Or in one bowl, for that matter.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

October 11 ~ When We Grow Up...

Only the select few make it in .. or so the manufacturers would have us believe. Just like how all blackcurrants aspire to be in Ribena :)

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

October 10 ~ Lopsided

Pretty much sums up how I feel after a terrible day at work. From start to finish, today is a day made for forgetting LOL

Things only improved when I got home and curled up to watch some TV with Chris. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

October 9 ~ Pear-fect Trio

They were delicious, too. See, not EVERYTHING I have is for photographic purposes alone.

It's been one of those October days that I'm not so keen on today; very gloomy and dull and rainy. Good thing it's a workday for me then! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this coming weekend will be nicer than it was on Sunday when I last went out with the camera - C and I want to get out and about somewhere.

Monday, 8 October 2007

October 8 ~ Hot Stuff!

The letter "C" here is so hot that it seems to have melted into the background! :)

Sunday, 7 October 2007

October 7 ~ Beach Detail

Alternatively known as "The Sunrise That Wasn't". Headed out around 6:00 this morning hoping to catch a lovely sunrise along the coast. Seeing as I missed out on a beauty yesterday, I didn't want to let a second opportunity pass me by. I guess it was payback for yesterday - I was greeted with low cloud and mist, nothing remotely photogenic. Serves me right for getting all ready to head out yesterday, then dozing off on the sofa instead of getting out there! Oh well. Today, apart from the fact that the sky lightened from gunmetal grey to not-so-gunmetal grey, you wouldn't have known there even WAS a sunrise. I decided, therefore, to work on some detail shots instead (and an opportunistic grab shot of some passing swans taken as I was packing up to head home).

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Thursday, 4 October 2007

October 4 ~ They Bite!

They really do, you know!

Happy birthday Mom! Love you xox

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

October 3 ~ Sitting Ducks

Just three little duckies, all in a row.

Been on a course today so couldn't take advantage of the beautiful autumn weather. We've had a lovely autumn so far, just not enough days free to be out and about! I still seem to be fighting off some sort of flu-like bug, so not much energy or imagination today I'm afraid.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

October 2 ~ Light As a ...

Guess the line really doesn't need finishing!

Monday, 1 October 2007

October 1 ~ Lounge Music

I came across Mini-Me chilling out and singing to himself and just couldn't resist either the photograph or the title!