Sunday, March 22, 2009

Echeveria elegans

Echeveria elegans, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

One of my Mother's Day treats was an expedition to the Botanic Gardens with my camera and the child most likely to nap in the buggy. Nearly two hundred shots later this desert plant turned out to be my favourite.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St Patrick's Day Stone Men

St Patrick's Day Stone Men, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

We hosted the NCT open house here on St Patrick's Day so I thought it might be fun to get the wee ones to paint some stones green to make these little faces. Some of them have more eyes than I expected.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Walking with Giants

Walking with Giants, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

Alex walks on Ian's feet.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Baby Carrots

Baby Carrots, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

Alex planted some seeds and has been enthusiastically watering them. These carrot seedlings have survived the deluges so far.

It would have been much better to get the seedlings in focus.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Parsnips for Soup

Parsnips for Soup, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

The base for roasted parsnip, vanilla and lemon soup. It was ok but not a soup I'll make again.

Not a very interesting photo unless you want to know more about chopped parsnips.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Binoculars, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

I like the spots and stripes.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Alex and Ian reading

Alex and Ian reading, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

Another busy day on the couch.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Saoirse Colouring

Saoirse Colouring, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Alex, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

The cheeks are still there.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Ivy, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

This is the house I grew up in. The ivy is claiming it.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Rosemary and Stephanie

Rosemary and Stephanie, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

Stephanie was so comfortable when Rosemary was holding her that she just nodded off.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Beaded Frame

Beaded Frame, originally uploaded by rodillagrande.

Late at night in my Mum's house casting around for something for the daily photo I found this frame near a lamp.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Great St. Mary's (Day 7)

This church stands overlooking Kings College in Cambridge. There was lovely light at about half four this afternoon. Unfortunately the buildings blocked most of it so that it only fell on the very top of the tower. I've tried to make the most of a rather disappointing shot by converting to black and white and upping the contrast.

I would have liked to have gone round to the other side of Kings to see if the light was illuminating the college along the Backs but time and the buggy were conspiring against me.

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Twists (Day 6)

I took the camera with me this morning to drop Alex off at nursery. I thought there was bound to be some nice snowy shots but in the end this was the only thing I saw. I like the lines and the lack of colour.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Big Hands (Day 5)

The shadow behind my little statue is way too harsh but this last minute shot isn't as bad as I feared it would be.

I love this statue. Alex and Ian bought it for my birthday last year. She has huge feet.

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Ex Scott (Day 4)

Again a late in the day shot. As luck would have it Alex had made biscuits earlier in the day with the new letter cutters. And her name is the only thing she can nearly spell. She ate the A as soon they had cooled from the oven. The L went as a treat (oh, ok a bribe) for getting into her pjs with no fuss.

It looks threatening to me. As though Ian had really annoyed the biscuit mafia.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Floorboards (Day 3)

The end of the day was drawing close and yet I still hadn't taken a photo. Expect a lot of these sort of almost abstract pattern shots taken at the last minute before bedtime.

These are our floorboards. When we took the carpets up they were covered in some sort of gluey tar (or possibly tarry glue).

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Bamboo in Snow (Day 2)

This is the only photo I took of the snow that doesn't include a small toddler clad head to toe in pink.

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On the Way Home (Day 1)

On our way home from Hatfield Peverel I thought I'd see what sort of shots I could get from the car.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

A Photo A Day

One of these days there will be time in abundance for messing round with cameras and photos. Until those days I am just going to try to take at least one photo a day and post it here. Most of my time I am accompanied by two small people. Expect a lot of photos of them. It is unlikely to be art. But it'll be something.