Lab Cat

4 May 2013

Alpaca

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Alpaca Shearing

Alpaca Shearing

30 May 2012

Postcard From Jamaica

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2 Jan 2012

2011 Photo Round Up

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My 2011 knitting summary will come later.  In the meantime, here are twelve photos from 2011:

January
Last year I took part, for the first half of the year, in 25of2011, the idea being to take a themed photo each week.  One of the first photos I took was titled “This is Me!” for which I stretched the theme a little and also allows you to see a bit of the snowy garden.

This is me!

February
Murphy makes his first appearance of the year hiding away from the snow and cold. Will it be his last appearance?

Murphy

March
After an exceedingly snowy winter, I was glad when spring flowers appeared at the end of March.

purple crocus

April
April bought more Spring flowers, including cherry tree blossom at Longwood Gardens

Cherry Blossoms

May
May is the beginning of fiber festival season with Maryland Sheep and Wool. As a keen and eager spinner, I am more than ever interested in the animals whose product I love so much.

Jacob

June
I travelled a lot in June. First to England and then to Wilmington VT. I loved the Green Mountain State. Visiting and falling in love with VT, made really devastating when the flooding happened after Hurricane Irene.

July
I have a large collection of Daylilies in my garden. This was there month. Not sure if they usually flower in July. 2011 was a strange year for gardening.

Orange Daylily

August
I went home to England again to help Dad pack. He has moved nearer, like right next door, to my brother. This was the last time I’ll visit my childhood home. I took lots of pictures and in some I almost expect Mum to appear around the corner. This was one of her favorite spots, looking at the garden while washing up:

Birmingham House Back Garden from Kitchen

September
I started a new job and one weekend explored Nockamixon State Park. It has lots of water:

Sails

October
Well, there had to be one fiber related photograph. It seems that I only took photos of spinning in October.

Three Balls of Singles BFL

November
And here is Murphy again:

December
Spending some time with family in England.  My Dad and brother now live in St Albans so I had an afternoon of photography of St Albans Cathedral:

 

29 Jul 2011

Week 23: Long Exposure

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By Candle Light

I haven’t really done this kind of photo before, so once again I had to pull out my camera’s instruction manual and find out how to do it. Then one morning waking up at 5 am I played with fire.

And phew, I made it halfway!

21 Jul 2011

Week 22: Hot

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Mum grew lots of cacti. It was an amazing but dangerous collection. This one was particularly spiky and sat near a light switch.

Some like it hot

16 Jul 2011

Garden Flowers

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Garden Jul 15 2011

12 Jul 2011

Week #20: My Passion

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It was hard to chose one passion, but to keep it simple I needed to do just that.  One thing I have learned so far is that pictures are better if they are not too busy.  So what is my passion?  I love gardening, fiber arts, music, science…oh and Murphy:

Cat paws
How could you not be passionate about something with paws like that!

10 Jun 2011

Week 19: Say it with flowers

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Bugle Weed

Of course this week I was hardly home and also had very few flowers out. It has been a strange spring with large gaps between flowering. The bugle weed above is saying “mow the lawn”


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26 May 2011

Week 18: SOOC – straight out of the camera

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Late Tulip

Most of my pictures have minimal processing, so this was not a new idea for me. Harder than I expected though.

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19 May 2011

Week 17: Architecture

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Garden Design

Garden Design

This week’s theme was architecture and I just never found time to go and visit appropriate buildings.   So I gave up and took a photo of a landscape design.  This was drawn for my garden in 2000 just after I moved in to my current house.  I was lucky that I had ~20 designs drawn by the landscape design students.  This was one of the best.

I didn’t really follow any of the designs as I was able to move things like the AC to the back of the house and put a deck in from the kitchen.  Seeing the designs was very helpful though.  It would be quite useful to have followed a design as at the moment everything is growing so fast that I cannot tell what is lawn and what is flowerbed.

Garden will not stop growing

Garden will not stop growing

The thought of clearing everything up is quite daunting.  When it finally stops raining I will have to divide the garden into square feet and clear one foot at a time.  Otherwise it is a bit deer-in-the headlights and nothing will get done.

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