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Mindless Macros

Well it’s very rare that I dust off my macro lens… and even rarer that I ever take pictures of those flowery type things… but in a fit of mindlessness today I actually managed both…

I have absolutely no idea whatsoever what this little blue thing is, other than I know it’s NOT a bluebell… It has somehow found its way in to my garden though, along with the long deceased miniature sunflower that I found hiding in an old pot behind the shed…

Maybe this year I might even contemplate planting some other stuff out there, as they can be pretty cool to photograph…

BTW… By all means click and go large, but be careful not to drown in the droplets… :D


The Kissing Gate

I was approached recently by a local pub / restaurant, who expressed an interest in my pictures, and some form of arrangement with me for having some pictures framed and hung on their walls… as art for sale… Well this is one of the first few images they’ve chosen… Can’t wait to see what they look like framed and hung on the walls…


‘Nuff Stuff…

So for now at least that’s enough of the Urbex stuff… Still plenty more shots to edit and post from that visit, but for now I thought it was time for something slightly more pleasant looking… We’ve had some beautiful weather here just lately… Nice and warm and sunny… Maybe not as warm as some of you are used to, but we’re talking in the 80’s which is very nice for us on this tiny little Island….

Oooh, now there’s something I guess you never knew… I do indeed live on an Island… A proper island, just off the coast of the bigger island that is the UK…. Ok Ok… I’ll admit, it’s only a few hundred yards off the mainland, but it’s still an island completely surrounded by water… and connected by a road bridge…

Here’s some Wikipedia stuff

“The Isle of Sheppey is an island off the northern coast of Kent, England in the Thames Estuary, some 38 miles (61 km) to the east of central London. It has an area of 36 square miles (93 km2). The island forms part of the local government district of Swale. Sheppey is derived from the ancient Saxon “Sceapige”, meaning isle of sheep, and even today the extensive marshes which make up a considerable proportion of the island provide grazing for large flocks of sheep. The island, like much of North Kent, comprises London Clay and is a plentiful source of fossils.

The land mass referred to as Sheppey comprises three main islands: Sheppey, the Isle of Harty and the Isle of Elmley (it was once known as the Isles of Sheppey before the channels separating them silted up), but the marshy nature of the land to the south of the island means that it is so crossed by channels and drains as to consist of a multitude of islands. The ground is mainly low-lying, but at Minster rises to about 240 ft (73 m).

Some Sheppey inhabitants like to call themselves Swampies, a term that began as, and for some people remains, an insult; for others it has become a term of endearment or a phrase for reinforcing identity. The family names “Shippee” and “Shippey,” found predominantly in New England, derives from those whose ancestors were from the Isle of Sheppey.”

And as is sometimes the case, I was going to opt for the black and white option, but I know most people tend to prefer full colour…. but I processed in black and white too, so rather than waste it, here’s that option too…


Guitar Hero…

Well ok… Maybe not… lol… Truth is I DO own a guitar… but I have to confess to not being able to play a tune on it… Zip… Not a thing… Naught… Nada… ;)

Actually I don’t even know any chords… lol… It was bought many years ago on a whim when I knew I’d be good at it… Ummmmm…. Actually I wanted a saxophone, but it I was sure I’d need far to many fingers to play it… so opted for the natural alternative… and chose to buy a bass guitar as it only had 4 strings… Ummmm…. But I couldn’t find one so bought a lead guitar instead…. lol…. ;)

So anyways…. That’s the story behind my meagre “guitar hero” beginnings… Double ummmmm…. Actually I’ve NEVER played guitar hero either as I’m pretty sure I’d be cr*p at that too… I think I’ll stick to my triangle… Well I would had I not lost my dinger stick…

Ooooh… I have another confession actually… I CAN play a note.. I can play a C major… but only cos I googled it tonight so that it would “look” like I knew how to play a guitar.. lol..

SO.. My question now is “Does anyone know a song in C major??”… and when I say in C major, I mean JUST C major… ALL the way through… ONLY C major… As I’m determined to be able to play something and I’m pretty sure I can handle that… Suggestions welcome… :)


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