28 Days Later Posts

28 days later {days 50 to 56}

April 23rd, 2011

So 28 days is up – again! ……and I’ve decided to carry on with my “photo a day” – again! I want a more interesting name though! Anyway, for now, here are days 50 to 56………

Day 50: The Clematis have finally opened…..they look really pretty!

Day 51: While I was out shooting a wedding on Saturday, Ian was shopping at Ikea buying new office furniture. While he was there he bought 4 strawberry plants…..this gave him serious brownie points. Although, any plant we buy that’s edible, always dies. I’m really hoping the strawberries and the blueberry bush make it. I’ll keep you posted…..

Day 52: I was at my parents this morning and when I walked into the garden to seek out the pussy cats, the lawn was covered in daisies. I was instantly transported back to my childhood, with memories of the hours I would spend in the garden making daisy chains…..

Day 53: I don’t always make a good passenger. It’s not uncommon for me to take an “activity bag” to keep myself occupied on journey’s! Even though I was only a passenger for a short journey tonight, I couldn’t resist messing around with my camera and polarising filter…….

Day 54: This is Smudgie, one of my parents cats, I adore him. When I see him, he gets no peace! I think he always looks grumpy and quite mean. He’s a bit of a bruiser but has the most girly meow ever……

Day 55: I see a pattern forming here – maybe I should have called this project “28 days of flowers”! I love it now all the flowers are in bloom; Ian and I went for a walk earlier on and all the flowers were looking bright and pretty in the afternoon sun. I saw these on the way back home and couldn’t resist taking a photo of them……

Day 56: At Biddulph Grange Garden today there were some very cute little duckies – I could have watched them all day!

28 days later – days 43 to 49

April 17th, 2011

A day later than usual as I was busy yesterday……I’m still going strong and I’m still loving it! Here is the latest from my personal project of “28 days later”……

Day 43: I love looking around the garden at all the plants getting ready to flower. I’m really looking forward to the Clematis coming into full bloom – hopefully it will be at some point this week……

Day 44: Yay! The lilies that Ian bought me a week ago are open and looking fab! I love the smell of them….and they look so pretty too!

Day 45: I’m so loving my new Converse trainers. Been after them for a while, so on Saturday I treated myself.

Day 46: A photo taken from the Jessica Claire course I went on at Aspire. I was blown away by her attitude to everything and her shooting style. Amazing.

Day 47: My new ring to match my new dress that I bought today. I thought I would treat myself to a new outfit for a wedding I’m shooting on Saturday…..well, I have to look my best!

Day 48: I’m loving all the garden coming into bloom. Everyday when I look out of the window, the plants are getting bigger and prettier…..

Day 49: I shot a wedding yesterday at Warterton Park Hotel in Wakefield. Kath and Dave were an amazing couple and planned the day really well. It was the most organised wedding I’ve ever been to, everything ran according to plan apart from the first dance which they delayed by 15 minutes. It was a very tiring but amazing day and I feel honoured to have photographed their wedding.

28 days later – the last 7 days

April 9th, 2011

I’ve really enjoyed capturing images over the past week, especially the last few days. Just in case you missed them, here they are……

Day 36: Definitely not the best sunset I’ve ever captured! I’m not a landscape photographer by any means, but I love watching the sunrise and sunset, and I do my best at trying to capture them when I get the chance. On the way home from my Mums tonight, the sun was setting, but by the time we’d found somewhere to pull over, there wasn’t much left to capture…..

Day 37: I’ve just got home and as I was admiring the fish, I had the bright idea to take a photo of them. They’re a lot faster than I realised and everytime I went near them they went mental! I could watch them for hours swimming around, I find it really relaxing…..

Day 38: My favourite flowers are lilies. Ian came home with some yesterday “just because”…..I can’t wait until they open in a day or two….

Day 39: Whilst out and about at the Trafford Centre tonight, I saw this Dalek in River Island….Daleks don’t bother me – it’s Cybermen that freak me out!

Day 40: I love flowers and when I saw these flowers last weekend they made me smile. I was feeling a bit blue on Thursday so I went and bought some to cheer me up.

Day 41: This is Jack. He’s very loud and energetic. He always insists on bringing a present to anyone he likes. Yesterday he brought Ian and I a piece of cardboard followed by a fruit pastille!

Day 42: Walking along Worsley canal I saw these flowers. The sun was shining and all the flowers looked beautiful. I took many photos that I will probably turn into a blog at some point in the next week.

28 days later – the last 7 days

April 2nd, 2011

Following on from 28 days in images, 28 days later is my next project. In case you missed the the last 7 days of images, here they are in all their glory!!

Day 29: I pass this tree a couple of times a week on the way to Ste’s house and there’s just something about it I love. It’s just that sense of openness. I took a photo of it a few months back in the snow. It just looked beautiful stood all alone.

Day 30: I realise that this doesn’t look particularly appetising – but it was. Everyone who knows me are aware of how shocking my cooking skills are. But occasionally I manage to pull something quite spectacular out of the bag; well, for me anyway! Yesterday as Ian was late getting home it was up to me to make tea, so that he had time to get to college. I made this chili stir-fry and it was edible. Not only was it edible, but actually really yummy! I took a photo as I was so proud. I realise I mustn’t do this too often or Ian will ask me to cook more…..

As edible as this was, Ian thinks it looks like I killed something and then turned it inside out! I think I have to agree with him on that!

Day 31: I collect lots of things to use in photoshoots. I have signs, letters and other various things that I’ll get around to using – one day! This is the latest to the collection. I’ve been after one for aaaaages and then finally gave in to temptation last week and bought one.

Day 32: At the gym they have amazing power showers; they’re the best thing ever after a workout. I never want to get out…..I love the massive shower heads so thought I would take a photo!

Day 33: After a meeting yesterday, I saw a small grassy area across the road that had a few wooden sculptures in. As soon as I saw this eagle it made me giggle, for some reason it reminded me of the rooster from Family Guy that Peter fights…..

Day 34: This is my piggy bank. I didn’t get to own one until I was 30 years old. When I was younger, I collected pigs, but never had a piggy bank. I always wanted one though. A few years ago after a trip to the Lakes, we stopped at Levens Hall on the way home to visit the topiary garden. In the gift shop on the way out there was a piggy bank. It was last one. I saw it as a sign and bought it.

Day 35: Out and about at a garden centre today, there was a pets corner with two parrots on the loose. This one seemed quite happy for me to take his photo, but his mate looked like he was going to attack me any second – so I gave him a wide berth…..!