"Happiness starts with a wet nose and ends in a tail." -- Anon Photographed this little 'furry friend' this afternoon whilst out photographing for my Project 365. He was such a happy chappie and I couldn't resist asking his owner if I could photograph him. Cute or what? For more furry friends, click here
The weather seemed fine when we set off for a walk this evening, but within 10 minutes it started to rain! Didn't get wet thankfully as we managed to find shelter under some trees until the rain stopped.
"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climatic symphony of colour and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts of being on earth." -- Victoria Erickson
"Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, They depart from our lives to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog It merely expands the heart; If you have had many dogs You have a BIG heart." -- Anon
PLUVIOPHILE (n) a lover of rain. Someone who finds joy andpeace of mind on rainy days. On a wet evening, I love nothing better than being cosy indoors listening to the sound of the rain trickling down the windows and gurgling through the drainpipes. In the morning, the smell of freshly washed foliage outside is heavenly and the sight of the raindrops glistening in the morning sunshine is so beautiful. Thought I would share an 'after the rain' image in this month's Serenity Project - a collaborative project which provides the opportunity to view 'serenity' images captured through the eyes of various photographers during the course of the month. The genres which the group share vary and may include landscapes, still life, portraits, macro, etc. Next in the serenity circle is Mabel from Mabel Chow Photographs. Please click here to follow the circle around and enjoy what Mabel and the girls have to share this month. Can't wait to view their images.
"At first glance, it may appear too hard. Look again.... always look again." -- Vision Quotes Aberdeenshire has literally hundreds of beautiful steading conversions dotted around its countryside, but they weren't always so beautiful and charming - rather they looked more like the one above, i.e. old, tired and beginning to fall down! Love looking at the possibilities which exist; also admiring similar buildings which have already been transformed and sometimes wonder "would we do it again?"
"When I moved to the country, I felt as if I could finally exhale that little bit of breath I'd been unconsciously holding in my lungs. Time is not so relentless when it is possible to watch the sun make an uninhibited arc across the day, when the stars take up more of the night's space than the darkness, when a footprint lives for days in its moist soil bed, when the only motor to be heard is the occasional tractor several miles away." -- Cecily Schmidt, "Common Threads (Wild Child).
Spotted these spider webs whilst walking Finn shortly before 7am this morning. After taking the pup home, I picked up my camera and headed back outdoors for 10 minutes to capture a few images before these delicate littlewebs disappear at the first breath of a wind.
This little spider was right in the middle of her web. Didn't spot her at first until I looked a little closer. Ahhhhh! Didn't get too close as not exactly overly fond of spiders! Eeeek! "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." -- Walter Scott