Friday, 27 March 2009

Beauty as I see it

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you...
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves - John Muir.




The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner


A loyal sister is worth a thousand friends - Marian Eigerman.

Sisterhood is many things. It's a warn smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello... It's all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better. It's treasured. It's sacred. It's knowing that there will always be someone there for you. It's dreams shared, and goals achieved. It's counting on others and being counted on. It is real - Author unknown.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Our Wednesday morning

“Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose” Harry Wadsworth Longfellow.



“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” Og Mandino.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Pink and lovely

Stretching their heads up towards the sky, oh how beautiful to my eye!



Friday, 20 March 2009

If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few - William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed - and gazed - but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
-William Wordsworth

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

First signs of spring

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey



"The loveliest flowers the closest cling to earth, And they first feel the sun: so violets blue; So the soft star-like primrose--drenched in dew-- The happiest of Spring's happy, fragrant birth." John Keble.


“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower”
Author unknown.






Sunday, 15 March 2009

Taking things further.

I've been a little slow at taking pictures since starting up this blog, which is mainly just a place to store my pics. There doesn't seem to be much to shoot right now, and not alot of colour around, and mainly probably due to myself being such a total beginner that I haven't got that 'thinking outside the box' attitude in me, which I'm hoping will develop as I learn god willing.

My husband recently brought home a camera that his brother no longer needed, it's a Cannon power shot A95, pictured below,



I've read some good reviews on it, so I'm hoping it's going to help me shoot some better pictures than what I currently am on my camera phone, lol. Well, we all have to start somewhere!:)

Tonight I've signed up for a course at proud photography.com, which is quite flexible, and let's you fit it around your own schedule, which is really important for me right now. I'm looking forward to starting it, hopefully this week god willing, and getting more of an understanding of what I'm doing. There's more to just 'taking a picture' alot of it comes down to the person taking the photo, amongst other things.

I'm planning to go and visit my parents in a couple of weeks in Wales, god willing, as you proceed further into the valleys, there are mountains all around, hopefully by then I'll have a few tips and techinques up my sleeve, and be able to put them into practice.

Lately I've been thinking alot about Wales, we don't live there anymore, but there are some beautiful places, like in Cardiff there's the bay, and channel View (a picture I took before I left,below), Roath Park, I would love to go and visit agaian soon and take some nice pictures. Here in Birmingham where I am, there's not that much pretty scenery, we have the park, but not much to see there at this time of the year, oh well, with summer not too far away, things should start brightening up soon.

Channel View, Grangetown, Cardiff.



Friday, 13 March 2009

Monday, 2 March 2009

Early morning walk











A place for storing, a place for sharing

Welcome!

I'm a mum of four, inspired by others photography, so this blog is just a digital scrapbook for all the unique and beautiful imges that may catch my eye as the days go by. I'm a total beginner, no experience whatsoever, feedback and tips on my photos will be recieved with thanks, as well as constructive critisicm (in a nice way! hehe)

Right now the photos I take are on my handy little camera phone, hence the reason the lighting etc.. is not that great, but intend to invest in a digital camera eventually.

Feel free to follow along.