One thing I love about blogging, is there is a whole world of extremely talented people out there with either very different, or very similar blogging interests as my own. Both work to stimulate thoughts and creativity, just when you think "what on EARTH will I shoot or write next?" I found this amazing photography blog while surfin' about. And found a fellow Aries, Gluten Intolerant lady, who loves photography and blogs and documents her daily life in photographs too! Cool huh!! Although she lives in San Fran one of the coolest places on earth, and I live next door to the Queen in Windsor (i don't know... IS that cool!?)
She has a regular series of posts "Thank You Notes" I loved it - a little appreciation for all the good in your life, is something so easily overlooked, so here's my attempt!
Thank you for coming home tomorrow after your trip to the US - who knew 6 days would feel like a lifetime and I would end up having a little cry a couple of evenings due to missing you so much!
Dear Autumn Sunshine,
Thank you for shining, I know it's hard for you here in the UK, but your efforts are MOST appreciated! In 2 weeks time it will be my wedding, if you could see your way to making an extra special effort on 13th October I would be SO grateful!
Dear Chocolate Fudge Sundae from my Favourite Gastro Pub,
As per the photo a couple of posts back, you rocked my world, I miss you and had hoped to meet with you again this evening, but due to a huge crazy auction in the bar tonight, and my Mum and Dad not being fans of the thought of that - it is not to be, but soon....... we will be together again (and is it odd to think about a dessert this much?)
Oh most Godly and Royal of days! Thank you for your end-of-week-ness - only 2.5 more hours to go til the
Dear Awesome Discount Online Shoe Store
THANK YOU for your knee length brown soft and gorgeous boots for autumn at 50% off! WHAT a delight to go to the mailroom to collect!
Sorry about all the straightening this week... I know I know.... I ask for long silky glossy locks, and then fry you in between two heated plates at about 200 degrees, i'd be pretty fed up too.. I don't blame you for having a tantrum, I am hoping the serum and I have made it up to you and together we can move forward..... more respectfully I promise.... :)
Lastly... Dear Autumn Moon,
Man you are so amazing! I caught you a couple of days before "full fullness" and you were stunning, I may well be leaning out the window with my camera and tripod in my jim jams (PJ's) again this weekend at 10pm trying to get an ever better shot (apologies to the neighbours for this sight) but i'm not displeased with this one (above) for starters!
A little work trip up to London today! What a lovely day for it! In the spirit of cultivating a photographic eye and practicing mindfulness, I decided to take my compact camera with me to record the day. From the top, sunlight through my curtains while I was getting ready and some views of the local houses on my walk through the village to the station. A close up of a spiders web, and a sign at the station. Sunshine and blurred trees through the train window make an cool abstract image. Blue skies and the London Eye and then me in the mirror before I head off to meet some clients! Fun day and some interesting photos too!
Because sometimes you have just had one of those weeks, and some sugar is oh so very much needed! Here's to having a fiance that recognises when a girl just needs a lovelycountry pub, a wonderful date night, dinner, wine, hugs and kisses and a fudge sundae to know that all is right in the world again!
Sometimes in a busy week, I just don't seem to find the time to take any photos, and yet everywhere I look there is beauty waiting to be captured! This morning was a wonderful crisp sunny autumnal day, so I got my camera out while drinking my morning tea and just snapped what I could out of my windows! Guess I should feel very lucky to live somewhere as beautiful as I do where these are the views out of every window! I love this time of year!
Last but not least from my day at Capel Manor Gardens - some details. From the top, some adorable cyclamen flowers, a fairy ring perhaps? (we found this on the lawn, a mixture of feathers, pebbles and sticks in a ring, maybe a magical dance had taken place the night before?) Two close ups of a honey bee doing its thang! And a funky metal owl - do you see why I could move in and live in these gardens?? :)
Ahhh sunny days in the English countryside! You really can't beat it! You know how rainy we have had it this summer, but the net net is that there is so much glorious greenery everywhere, its just idyllic, I could have stayed in these gardens FOREVER!!! :) (well a little bit anyway, until I needed an ice cream... you know how it is when you neeeeeeed a Mr Whippy???) :)
Who would have thought I would so much love getting up at 6am on Sundays to drive around the country, park up a car in a field and spend the day looking at other cars?.... but it turns out that I do! Today was the last car show of the year, at the beautiful Capel Manor College and Gardens, and it was a stunningly sunny wonderful day, and some real beauts of cars came out polished and gleaming. The car club we belong to has, after 3 years become a family, in that time we have seen engagements, marriages, babies born and start to toddle. Although we do meet up on the odd evening now and then through the winter months, it's not the same as our long sunny sundays sitting together bantering and chilling out in the sunshine in our camping chairs. But we'll see them all again in 4 and a bit weeks at our wedding!
The Chelsea Auto Legends show had SUCH alot to inspire me photographically, I spent a whole raft of time just going for colourful / abstract close ups. You can really appreciate the design elements once you crop in and almost forget that its a car... impossible to though really, just look at those racing lines!