I’m back after giving myself a bit of a kick up the backside and reminding myself that I actually spent ages moaning about wanting to start a blog, and now I have one set up I’ve only posted twice. But I’m back! And October is the month that I enter a blogging routine of twice a week minimum! I’m changing my ways you see, and what better place to start that on a Sunday with a round up of my week in pictures?
1.& 2. These photos were taken with my Canon EOS 1000D after a short shower at the Chinese Gardens near the town centre. It’s a funny time of year really, I’d love to be capturing shots of amber trees and morning mist, but alas, it isn’t quite the time yet. I suppose I shouldn’t really wish away the greenery as we’re a long time without it, and I do miss it when it goes. (We did actually have mist this morning but I was too lazy to get out of bed and capture it – tut tut!).
The rose was hidden in plain sight on the footpath, yet to unfurl its delicate petals and wake up into October. The warm light was fleeting and I just managed to catch the warmth in this shot through a break in the clouds. I’ll never cease to be spellbound by the sheer elegance of a rose. They’re just timeless!
The web shot was taken just seconds after the shower, the light was still slightly cold which makes the raindrops look especially clear. Getting the hand of this depth of field lark! Not a bad shot considering I didn’t take a tripod. I’ve added my usual handful of hashtags to this photo on Instagram, and a few of the hashtag owners? moderators? (what do you call them?) liked it themselves, so I’d be pleased as punch if this is featured on one of their pages!
3. Another rose shot – forgive me. This is the last of my mam’s gorgeous David Austen Shropshire Lad and was taken before we cut it to pop in a vase and protect from the scary wind and rain that was forecast for the night! It’s been lovely to clip flowers from the garden this year and I’m begrudging having to pay for flowers for the next few months – but they really do brighten a room and bring positive energy to a space. I’ve actually just bought two pot plants that I’m determined not to kill this time! It’s becoming a bit of a running joke that I can’t keep anything alive, but I promise to try my best this time.
4. Another garden photo, this time an acer. I was drawn to the colours and just wish all the trees looked like this! So impatient! Hoping we’re due to have some bright and crisp autumn days rather than typical Cumbrian soggy ones so I can go on Operation Tree-Hunt!
5. Raspberries in the allotment! There just seems to be rasps by the bucket-load at the moment, they’re totally thriving on the wet weather we’ve had, but unfortunately a lot of the birds and beasties must be loving it too, as many of the raspberries are either nibbled through or playing house to families of spiders or woodlice! I entered this photo (along with a few others) into an Instagram competition and am hoping I’ll find out soon who the winner is! They’ll have their winning image feature on the @igerscumbria page, which has a following of over 2000 people. Wish me luck!
6. Taken this very morning, a cuppa and a pain au chocolate to accompany my Blogosphere magazine. This is the second edition I’ve had and I’m really inspired by the layout and structure of the magazine – it’s also great to see bloggers in another format! It’s given me a bit of inspiration to keep it up with this little blog of mine.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my ramblings, you can see my Instagram posts on my sidebar, or you can come and say hello at @isabelleclapperton !
Love, Isabelle X