Sunday, September 26, 2010

bye for a week!

Hi everyone..off to Paris for a week..until 4th october.....see you when l come back with LOADS of imagesxxlynda

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY IMAGES for 19.09.2010



Hi everyone. It has been awhile since l posted. (Quite note..Husband is much better, so thank you everyone who send wishes).
I had a fun time doing the shadows this week....Hope you enjoy them and looking forward to seeing everyone elses.
The first one is of an "Indian doll" l received from an a amazing artist called Carla  (http://indiandollartworks.blogspot.com). I just love her. This was because my name was picked out of the hat for a blog give-away.

Next image is of a beautiful fungi l found at the Wetland centre which is near where l live. If you want to see more, the images will be up later to-night with my amazing adventures in the land of Birds and Nature!Ha x

This image was taken at the same place, the Wetland Centre. Love the way the twigs make a shadow over the markings on the path.
This is an European Crane (I think l remember) which has learnt to pull the string and then his food is delivered!The shadows on the bamboo fence are great l think!
This image is from a walk Tony and l took, this week along South Bank. You can see my shadow, taking this image..cool!
Happy Shadow Shot Sunday everyone world wide. Lynda  xx

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My amazing giveaway prize!!

Look what arrived in my postbox yesterday...it is so gorgeous..an Indian doll. I won it in a giveaway from an amazing artist called Carla and her blog is http://indiandollartworks.blogspot.com.
I am such a lucky lady, it is the first giveaway l have ever won! SAo once again carla..thank youxxlynda

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Friday trip to Borough Market 17.09.2010

On Friday, Tony and l went to  London Bridge to visit Borough Market. It is full of sounds, smells, colour and amazing sellers! There are so many images today because l found it very hard to cut any out and still have more in the file! Hope you enjoy and l am sorry there is no video to go with it! maybe next time.
There are SO many different types of cheese being sold, it is difficult to decide which one to buy and from which stall. 

The fun part of deciding which cheese or cheeses to buy...is the free samples from each stall.
never knew there were so many different sorts of Olive Oil, there are hundreds.
Anyone for a sausage? You can have German, Italian, British, French, you name it, it will more than likely be on one of these stalls.

Anyone for an olive? A staggering selection to choose from. in all sizes, shapes and colours, as well as stuffed or whole!
I love to eat fish but looking at these..l want to paint or print them. The colours are just so striking and vibrant!
All the fish stalls had such amazing looking fish and all so fresh.
The red markings on these fishes make them look quite menacing, l think.
Ah..squid! Ilike to eat it but looking at them like this quite turns my stomach. 
One of the things l missed when l first came back to the UK was the availabilty of freshly squeezed fruit drinks. I am so glad to see it is so much easier to get these days but still very expensive.
A still life image!
The skins hanging up here beside the butchers seemed to upset quite a few people...wonder why? she says, tongue in cheek please note!
This image just makes me want to take the veg off the stall and eat it as it is.....wonderful.
Don't these carrots just look amazing? Very rarely do you see carrots like this in the supermarket.
For those of you who, like me, love chocolate..here is an image for you.xx
Just one of the many variaties of bread that was available at the market, this one is a kind of levain Rye bread. I just love the pattern and the colour of the loaf. But please note, that this is NOT a cheap loaf!
Coming up to Halloween time...pumpkins and gourds are in the shops and here in the Market. I have never been very good at carving pumpkins but maybe l will give it a try again this year. Not sure what the sign means by "Conflicting Gourds"...do you know?
I just love this image. The colours are so rich and deep and so velvety looking.
"Who's next" is the call from this wonderful sweet stall. Not a good place to stop when you are on a diet. The smells and the colours are to die for, believe me.
This Greek food stall's banner is in my favorite blue and their olives were great too.
The next two images are of faces that l thought were just so full of character. Hope you agree too.
This guy was serving  behind the Vegetarian Food Stall.
Goodbye Borough Market, till next week!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Graffiti!

Just been to a blog that l follow http://www.melanietesta.com/  and on this Melanie is talking about graffiti and how amazing it can be. If you go to http://www.melanietesta.com/mtype/archives/2010/09/those-darned-/those-darned-ge.htmlStreet Art/Graffiti   
you will see what she has said. Go to her blog anyway as l think her work is great.
What ever you want to call it Street Art/Graffiti it is all over the Uk but these images are from the area l live in London. It goes from really amazing stuff to the very simple, done by children on the pavement in chalk!
The first image is of "Under the Arches" on South Bank, white was painted many years ago. Over the MANY, MANY years it has been going, it has sort of become an "allowed" place to grafitti and skateboard. The second image is what the same area of wall, looks like now. The walls are constently re-painted and designed.

1st image
 
2nd image
Another of the walls...so many layers of colour.
An other of the walls.
This wall was done by a guy l met on Friday, who had come down from Bristol (or was it Bath?)for the weekend. His work is quite different from a lot of other work here. He is an illustrator for a magazine...l think it shows!
Then there are the really amazing drawings/graffiti. I just love this image.


Then there are the stencils and the "tatty" graffiti , as my friend calls them.
This was drawn by a child with chalk on the pavement...just fantastic. He told me it was his family.
The last graffiti image is just a "simple" image but also has a message!
The last image is of my own work. I had just started in a black journal and l felt l wanted to put grafitti on the front.....This is my tribute to graffiti.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Interesting images within 5 mins of my flat!

A few days ago l was going down to Putney and as usual captured many images. It was not till l down-loaded these images, that l noticed how many interesting images there were within 5mins of my flat!
Some of you may remember last year, that l put up an image of a "fruit" that looked as if it was sticking on to a branch. Many people said that it was joke, l have since found out that it was real. I went past the Squash Courts and, low and behold, the bush has loads of fruit on it this time, instead of one and l think they are called Quince.
Very weird looking fruit don't you think? but beautiful colours.
I love this Cotoneaster bush, we used to have it all over one of our house, years ago and it looks fantastic even when it has no berries.
Aren't these bell like flowers beautiful, so delicate and fragile looking.
Then just along the from those flowers, l found a few Honesty plants. I used to have loads of these in my house but have found very few over the last few years. Shame because  l think they are so beautiful. I love the way the light shines through them and you can see the seeds inside them.
As a child we used to call these sycamore seeds helicopers because they twist when they descend from the tree.
This mushroom was hiding under loads of broken twigs when l spotted it. I cleared the twigs away and there was this gorgeous fungi. The next image shows a mushroom that has been turned over, for what ever reason, it  looks so fragile and beautifully formed. As you can see, l love fungi!

One of the things that really makes me angry is rubbish thrown away into the woods. Why can't people take their rubbish home with them?
Down Wildcroft Road there is a drain cover missing and so some-one has put a piece of wood over it. Good you might think, but they forgot to take the 4 nails at each corner out of the wood. One at each corner of the wooden square! Does the contractor have shares in a tyre replacement company?
One of many photographic project l am creating at the moment is called "On the yellow Line". I just thought this leaf was just so beautiful against the yellow painted line, l wanted the world to see it.
Night folks x