Monday, February 16, 2009

Magic at Work

In spite of Winter's best efforts to dampen our spirits, there is Magic working in our backyard:

Here are our Tibetan prayer flags, still waving in the breeze, and working to bring us blessings despite being laden with icicles...

...and Kokopelli, refusing to be stifled, summons Spring from beneath a mantle of Valentine's Day snow.
Good things are coming our way!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Just some gratuitous camera porn.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spun Up

I have finished spinning Marianne's lovely green roving. I'm not sure what it will become, but I think it's really nice.

Being spun on the Schacht Ladybug...

...plied and skeined.

I took these pictures with the RB67.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hitting the Trail

I got the bike out for the first time this year, and went for a ride on the trail that runs behind our house. It was only a couple of miles, but it was nice and invigorating, and it was good to be able to get out.

Our local authority do a good job of clearing the path, and making it accessible.

(pic: Nikon F100; Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4; Fujicolor Reala 100; 1/125 sec; f/8; desaturated in Photoshop)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Christmas Presents!

Finally! I got some of my films processed, and am able to show you some of the wonderful presents I got at the Spinners' Christmas  party.

First, my "Secret Santa" was my good friend and fellow photographer, Marianne, who gave me a whole bag of goodies - the green bump is Brown Sheep superwash dyed with copper, the smaller one is cormo/alpaca dyed (of course) olive :0) The Dyers Companion is a most interesting book that has been in print since 1806. Also in my bag, though not pictured, was one on Marianne's own beautiful calenders.

A little while ago, gave Jill a pack of Tayto crisps from my precious stash. In return she made the bag into this lovely origami box. 

I am really lucky to have such generous and talented friends!