Sunday, November 27, 2011


Steve has already written about our day over on Shadows and Light and put up some lovely photos.
Here are a few more from me ...

The Greenwich Observatory

Steve standing on the Meridian

Public standards of length. These British Imperial Standards were first mounted outside Greenwich Observatory main gates some time before 1866, to enable the public to check measures of length. The stated length is the distance between the inner faces of the 2 D-shaped studs.

Ceiling of The Painted Hall as seen in a mirror!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

autumn leaves

I've spent a lovely couple of days enjoying some unseasonably mild autumn weather here in South London.
The winds have divested many of the trees of their leaves, but some still cling on bravely.

Yesterday A and I took a walk around Dulwich Picture Gallery. The Sweet Gums were changing colour

Earlier today we met up with Steve & Dave and Lettuce & her family for brunch, then Steve, Lettuce and I walked through Greenwich Park, cameras in hand, to see the ancient chestnut trees

and the oaks.

More photos to follow tomorrow.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

theme thursday (on saturday) - gourds

I've taken liberties and posted a couple of photos of pumpkins here, too

These beautiful gourds were on display in Chelsea Market, NYC in October last year

This colourful decoration was seen on the steps of an old brownstone in Brooklyn

and this big pumpkin was sitting all alone atop a wall in the Cotswolds, England.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

if at first ...

you don't succeed, try, try again!

So, back to blogging. Can't believe it's been two whole months.

The Theme Thursday picture was taken by my daughter R in Vienna.

As a photographer, there's something very interesting in watching other people taking photos. The girl with the Nikon is R's best friend Jenny (R is on the right.) Jenny is a very talented jewellery designer and photographer - though something seems to be puzzling her here ...

Friday, November 4, 2011

theme thursday - gadget

Me with iphone. Daughter's friend with proper camera!

My newest gadget is my iphone.
I love it. It's beautiful (even though it doesn't support flash!!) and convenient and fits in my pocket and has a camera (of sorts) and the internet and ...
But sitting on the desk in front of me is my canon DSLR with pictures not yet downloaded from the memory card.
So, time to find the usb cable, connect and download and post some more pictures.
Time to get back to blogging too.