Saturday, 31 October 2020

Terrifying Triffidery: An Infomaniac Garden Photos Event attraction

Yes, it's time for some Terrifying Triffidery!
 Welcome to the show!  I hope you weren't blinded by the sun in the previous post otherwise these Triffids will find you easy prey.  I advise observing the triffids in groups of two or three - do not go it alone - and keep well back (you should all be used to social distancing by now, anyway).

 If you make it out alive, I wonder if you can guess the real world plants that these monstrous specimens sprang from?  And which of you lovely Blogorati sent them in?  Please note (and I must channel The Very Mistress here): "The Management reminds you that the Garden Photos Event is NOT a contest", so I shan't be keeping score, and there shall be no points or prizes - this is just for a bit of fun. 
 The plants and their keepers will be revealed in the main event in a couple of days time.
 As with one or two things in life, giving the images a poke or prod will see them engorge in size (well, most of them, anyway...).  Don't poke them too much, mind - you're liable to lose your arm!

First up, this truly terrifying Triffid
(which was so scary that I used it for the header image):

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Crack of Dawn

 Since the clocks were put back, I have found myself up just before the crack of dawn - a horrifying experience some might say (and I'm sure dawn wasn't too thrilled, either...) - but the last four days have yielded some fine early morning images. (Not this morning though, as it's my day off, so I languished in bed until nearly 7:00am!)
 So, before we dive headlong into the 10th Anniversary  I N F O M A N I A C  Garden Photos Event - which starts on Saturday 31st with the Terrifying Triffidery preview attraction - the Host thought he'd dump this load of early morning photographs for you to peruse and note how similar many of them are despite having whittled them down enormously to much wailing and gnashing of teeth (he finds making these sorts of unimportant-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things decisions rather fraught).

 Shut up.  Let's get on with it then, shall we?

First up is a small, rather dull selection from Sunday 25th starting with a zoomed-in shot of the groynes at Trimingham

Another zoomed shot (although, less so) of Overstrand's groynes, including the End-of-the-Line and Sidestrand beyond (Trimingham on the horizon)

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Infomaniac Garden Photos Event - Final Reminder

Last orders for:
 Terrifying Triffidery*, a House of  INFOMANIAC  Garden Photos Event Attraction, is opening on Saturday 31st October, so if you'd like a particular beastly botanical or array of ghastly greenery to be featured, please submit your photo/s to me by Wednesday night, 28th October (my email address is in my Blogger Profile - just click on the right there in my Sideboard).

 For those of you who are still dilly-dallying over your non-scary submissions for the Garden Photos Event proper, you have an extra few days from the 28th to email them in (as I already have a handful of entries that will cover the first week or so of November).  If you need any extra time, let me know in the comments and I'll see if I can juggle things around to fit your garden photos in towards the end of the event.

* The Terrifying Triffidery Exhibit will be a place to show off your horticultural horrors or otherwise ordinary plants that have been photographed from odd angles/close up/while drunk which make them look out of this world. So, get inventive/within-2-metres/drinking and get that camera out!

Friday, 23 October 2020

Drunken Shags with Wonky Groynes

 It's that time of year again...

 Many happy returns to Dinahmow today! And to Mistress Maddie and Rimpy* on Sunday!

 Oh, and what else?  Ah, yes, apart from being Hallowe'en, the 31st is also the beginning of the House of Infomaniac's 10th Anniversary Garden Photos Event!  And, remember, this prestigious event is being held here rather than at The Very Mistress's this year, so you'll need to email your green-fingered photos - including any Terrifying Triffidery you may have happened to snap - to me (email address in my Blogger Profile) by Wednesday 28th October.  Mark it on your calendars!

* Sorry Rimpy, the calendar had already been printed by the time I discovered that you had an October birthday, too.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Glass Starships

 Ms Scarlet made an island with hers. I made glass starships:


P.S. It took me ten months to gather up enough sea glass to make these since sending the previous collection to Ms Scarlet.  (There are a few more bigger, more wonky bits just out of shot...)

Friday, 16 October 2020


 The last couple of days have seen some unusual suspects lurking on the cusp of Hexenhäusli Device's sphere of influence.*  There have also been some entirely usual suspects but, before we get to them, the first of the unusual: a buzzard!
 Buzzards are a regular occurance around here, but they're usually found circling high above with only their tell-tale cry a giveaway that they're about.  They roost in some of the tall trees behind Hexenhäusli Device, but this one looks like it stopped for a rest in the sycamore tree overhanging the garden, which is very unusual.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

"I don't think that's a tower full of cows..."

 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...

There were cormorants!

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Art Trek miscellanea

 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.  

 Don't worry, it won't take long. 

 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: