Monday 31 January 2011


Thematic Photographic is 'Curves' this week.
This is a close-up of my hydrangea, one of my favorite flowers.

Monday 24 January 2011

Blue footed Boobie

Thematic Photographic is 'Blue' this week.
So here's Stanley, my Blue Footed Boobie, whom I made a couple of years ago.
In fact he's already featured on my blog with his pal George.
He's a bit of a twit but I'm very fond of him!

Friday 21 January 2011

Carnivorous plants

I took these photos at The Chelsea Flower Show in 2006.Their bizarness really caught my imagination, I'd never come across them before. They look like a gathering of little aliens, deadly aliens if you happen to be a curious insect!
They're tropical pitcher plants aka nepenthes aka 'monkey cups' because monkeys drink the water that gathers in them.
I'm submitting these photos for Thematic Photographic.
I'm a week late, but the theme was "far from home" and as these plants originate in tropical rain forests, I felt it was fitting!

David Attenborough's documentary is well worth a watch.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Follow that rainbow.

Thematic Photographic this week is "Wet"
We get a lot of rain in Ireland, but at least we also get a lot of rainbows, silver linings and all that! Oh ya and pots of gold hidden by leprechauns too!
Not that I'm religious or anything but as a kid suffering rainy summer days I liked the story in the old testament that when Noah and the Ark landed God promised that there would be no more floods,(what a liar) and the rainbow was the sign that the sun would shine again.
Hope is powerful, ask Annie....the sun will come out tomorrow...!

Thursday 6 January 2011

From the origin to the extreme!


Black and white

Photoshop here we go....

My favourite!

With a little more colour...

And a step too far!

All the best in the new year to everybody, and happy Women's little Christmas:)