Monday, 19 October 2020
Friday, 16 October 2020
Thursday, 8 October 2020
After the Garden Photos Event announcement and various Star Trek-related scribbles, sketches, and photo-comics, I thought it was time to get back to a post full of photographs. And, unlike many photos displayed here over the past few years, you may be surprised to discover that some of them are of subject matter never before seen on this blog!
First of the unseen-til-now is the lake at Felbrigg. I was dragged across fields and countryside by my sister, Inexcuseable, her husband, and Count Podgkinson (although he spent quite a lot of time in his pushchair... lucky sod), on a boiling hot day back in mid-September. It was all right, I suppose...
Sunday, 4 October 2020
Hello! Did you know, it's been nearly two months since I put up a Star Trek-related post? Well, it has. So, I'm going to remedy that with this selection of Star Trek art.
Oh, pay no heed to Lying Cat. She's like a broken record. Always spouting off that tired catchphrase. Anyone would think it's the only word she can say...
Anyway, there is a point to Saga's Lying Cat featuring here - it's that she was the inspiration for the following two photomontage comic-style dalliances starring Deanna Troi. For those who don't know, Troi is the telepathic/empathic counsellor and diplomatic officer aboard the Enterprise-D in Star Trek: The Next Generation (and my favourite character in that show), and could also tell when someone was lying (mostly).
Here she is with Doctor Beverly Crusher in the Enterprise's hair & beauty salon:
And here she is again assisting Captain Picard in the downfall of regular Romulan antagonist Tomalak:
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
So, just like every other day, week, month, year etc. etc.
Yes! Isn't it fabulous!?!
Anyway, on with the show: Here are a few photos from the last three or four days.
The sunrise below is from a week ago Monday, taken from my home office/library/blog room, and the first set of beach photos below are from Saturday (no swim then as it was a little chilly - there was a swim on Sunday as it got out a little warmer, but I didn't take any photos).
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Like many people-
As you might have surmised, I took one or two photos while I was there, and here they are:
Saturday, 5 September 2020
|This was taken from the front of Hexenhäusli Device yesterday evening.|
The sky looked like it was on fire!
Two and a half hours later - and with Camera's memory card full - I returned home...
So, you should know what's coming next, then?
Yes! Reams of photos!
Above is the view west to Overstrand,
and below the view east along the coast to Trimingham.
Thursday, 3 September 2020
I have been envious of Jon's and Madam Arcati's displays for the last couple of months, but now, at last, I have my own Morning Glory!
* Of course, had I sown the seeds back in March/April instead of at the end of May, these blooms would have come out that much earlier.
Anyway, here's what you came here for: warm, wet groynes with a sprinkle of winkles!
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
We're posting this reminder mainly for Savvy.
Yeah, you all know what she's like with competitions, challenges, and events.
Anyway, for the rest of you, we still haven't decided exactly when the Garden Photos Event will begin, other than at the end of October/beginning of November. There are a number of reasons why the date is still undetermined: One of which is that it's our 15th Blog Anniversary on the 15th Octob-
No it's not!
I said: No. It's not!
Well, when is it, then?
Ummm... [hastily looks it up] The 9th.
Oh. That's too early. The Very Mistress's garden may still not have thawed out by then. We need to give her frozen greenery time to put forth at least a couple of shoots before winter sets in again, so we can't have it coinciding with our anniversary.
Well, shit. Now we'll have to come up with an actual anniversay post!
What about Hallowe'en? If we have the grand opening then, we won't have to come up with a separate Hallowe'en post?
Oh, that's a good idea!
Sunday, 30 August 2020
August's Star Trek Art Challenge has been cancelled!
However, don't start celebrating just yet, as in its place is a load of other (mostly) old sci-fi properties that you probably couldn't give two figs about either. Such fun!
Here's the brief:
Farscape instantly popped into my mind when I first saw the theme, then later on while in the bath (where I do all my thinking) I came up with this list (WARNING: Almost all the following links are to YouTube clips/trailers):
Ulysses 31, G-Force: Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman), Flight of the Navigator, Asgardians of the Galaxy (because I can't decide between Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy), Transformers (UK G1 comic and toys), Zoids (UK comic and toys), John Carter of Mars (Disney film, because I still haven't got around to reading the books), Jupiter Ascending (Bees! Gravity boots!! That wedding dress and hairpiece!!!), Primeval (Dinosaurs!), Day of the Triffids (the nightmare inducing 1980s BBC TV series), and The Tripods (I couldn't find a non-blurry clip with the original music, so here is the actual theme).
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Needless to say, much of the visit passed by in a blur - which wasn't as bad as it seemed as most of the gardens had obviously had their day and were looking a bit tired. However, I did manage to get some snaps of a handful of unusual or distinctive flowers.