Sunday, July 24, 2011

Something old, something new

 Here's a lovely sunset captured on Tuesday.
 Today, the same view is looking  a bit different - we have snow.  Not much though, and it's not staying very long.
 It's the perfect sort of day to be doing things indoors.  I have bought myself an iPad, and have made it a quilted cover from some work of mine that was never completed - alas, I have a lot of that.
The inner cover then goes inside this felted bag, made from an op shop (thrift shop for overseas readers) jersey that I felted.  There's enough room in the felted bag for the USB cable and plug as well.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Colour and more colour

 Today I went to Queens Park and photographed some flowers in close-up.  Above is a white poppy.
This is part of an orchid.
 Cineraria flowers.
 Inside a vireya rhododendron.
 Hoop petticoat daffodil.
 I've forgotten the name of these hanging plants - the flowers are usually red.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Winter Medley

Midwinter can be a dreary time, and while the past month or so has seen temperatures not as cold as usual (I hesitate to say "warmer"), we have had many dull, grey, miserable days.  Here's a medley of photos to brighten them up.
 Here's "Radiance" hanging in my class exhibition in the SIT gallery.
The first flowers opening on my Australian orchid, growing in my kitchen.  There are 6 spikes altogether.
 Seven, my Manx cat, in reflective mode.
 A piece of wintersweet that I picked while out walking
 One of the first poppies open in the park.
 Baby Tuataras at the Museum.
Begonia flowers in the Winter Gardens.