Friday, 27 June 2014

365 - 19th - 27th

19th - Historical

St Stephen's church was consecrated on 25th September 1829. It's a lovely little church.

20th - Where I stand

Ready to cross the road on my walk home from work.

21st - Solstice

I worked the solstice but made time to celebrate it with cider after work.

22nd - Summer Silhouette

The sun seems to have left us now. Just the silhouette of raindrops left.

23rd - Under the Sun

Ok so I went to a dark place with this one. I blame the fact that the sun had disappeared. All things Under the Sun die. It's a fact I'm afraid.

24th - Explore

Spotted these 2 on my way home. I hope they are enjoying their explorations.

25th - Number 15

November 15th 1916, aged 25. It's no age to die in warfare!

26th - Have a Ball

Yes this one is blurry. Maude can be quite fast bless her ^_^

27th - In the Shade

We tend to keep the shades closed.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

365 - 14th - 18th June

14th - Pick it Up

Willow loves to get in bags and will let us pick her up in them too.

15th - Dear Old Dad

My Dad lives too far away to photograph for this one so here is the brooch his bought me as a wedding present!

16th - Motorhome

Motorhomes are not so common over here. When we go away camping poor little Ralphie gets filled to bursting instead.

17th - In a Different Light

Dandelions are weeds right? But if we just admire it as a flower for a second we can see how pretty they are.

18th - Photo Field Trip

I should have gone out for this one really but today is my only day off this week and I have a ton to do. So instead I took a trip to the garden. Onion flowers look so alien that it kinda felt like I'd taken a trip to another planet ^_^

Friday, 13 June 2014

365 - 7th - 13th June

7th June - Holding it

I should always be holding coffee.

8th June - Get Away

 I wish we were getting away on a plane this year.

9th June - A Favourite Place

 I love being in quiet places full of bugs to photograph.

10th June - Staycation

 It was sunny, I swear it!

11th June - By the Water

 I love being by running water. I find the sound very soothing.

12th June - In the Grass

 Some bits of the allotment are a little wild.

13th June - Dangerous

 In my hands anyway. I'm a total klutz.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Drifting apart

Today I saw something that made me sad. I'm feeling a little silly that it made me sad because it's not rational. But hey, we feel what we feel. I'm blogging about it because I need to run it through my head I guess.

Growing up my best friend was a girl called Leanne. We joked that we were fetus friends as our parents had known each other when they were pregnant. We had literally known each other our whole lives. When I was 10 ish I moved away from my home town when my mother and I moved in with the man she would later marry. But, since my dad still lived in my home town, I was back there on a regular basis and things didn't change too much between us. Sure we had different groups of friends but we still worked.

When I went away to uni we started to drift properly. I was 300 miles away and didn't come home often. I had pretty much run away from my life. I changed a lot during those 3 years but we would still speak on the phone and see each other when I did come home.

For our 21st birthdays we bought each other the same tattoo. It's this one.
I remember her saying she would never get another because it hurt so much. She has plenty now hehehe

Over the next 3 years we drifted more and more. I know on my part I was essentially having a breakdown and was neither use nor ornament to anyone. She had moved away from our home town and we didn't see each other as much.

We met up one Christmas just before I moved again as things were strained. I felt it at the time and had no idea what to do about it. I'd changed. She'd changed. We were no longer the people we had been. The little girls who had known each other our whole lives and known each other well. We had been through experiences the other hadn't shared. We had other people that we would call our best friends.

We've not really spoken since then. We bump into each other on Facebook occasionally but that's about it. I miss her but at the same time I'm not sure that we could ever go back tot hat easy friendship we had even if we wanted to.

So what has this got to do with me being upset? Well today I saw the lovely coverup she has had done on that tattoo. I think about how to incorporate mine into the back piece I have planned. I wouldn't even consider covering it up. The fact that she had shook me somewhat. Silly right? So it got me thinking about how people drift apart. it happens often and it's sad but it also makes space for new people and experiences. So I guess it's not all bad.

And now, I feel better. I love how writing helps to sort out all the silly thoughts I have.

Friday, 6 June 2014

365 - 24th May - 6th June

24th May - Finished

These poor flowers are so finished.

25th May - Twilight

I love the view of the city at twilight.

26th May - Freedom

An odd choice for freedom I know but it just screamed at me.

27th May - Monochromatic

"of or having one color." I chose green!

28th May - Soul

If the eyes are windows to the soul what does make up do to that window?

29th May - Safety

Wait for the green man peeps!

30th May - The Present

I walk past his door everyday on my way to work. I've been meaning to stop and photograph it. Well today I did ^_^

31st May - Quiet

Not even a duck to mar the water.

1st June - Ritual

The morning ritual.

2nd June - Cheese

I like cheese!

3rd June - Wildlife Wonder

Not much wildlife in Suburban Yorkshire.

4th June - Up North

Anything I photographed for this would have worked as I life Up North. So this is my city centre.

5th June - Floating By

 Have you any idea how hard it is to photograph the bubbles you are making?!?!? Very is the answer. I gave up. But I did have fun hehehe

6th June - Well Known

I figured Roses were pretty damned well known.