Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Robin in her wet back garden~self-portrait

Day10 of robinintheuk Project365
No one but me and the dog around at the moment and the dog refused to cooperate. So managed to hide my double chin and shoot a self portrait ... job well done, I would say :)

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Grand Marnier kind of day

Grand Marnier with Scarf ~ Photograph by Robin Dalton

Day 9 of  Project365

My one attempt to leave the house today was met with cold, wet, face freezing wind...
So a warming snifter of Grand Marnier seemed the best option...

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco. ~ Edmund Burke

Monday, 29 March 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day8 of robinintheuk Project365

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I waited quite patiently for it to stop raining or at least take a break. Meandered about the house looking for something needing its photo taken, some inspired still life perhaps... Finally, late in the afternoon I took this shot of my neighbor's plum tree from just outside my front door.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Woodsy Explorations

Woodsy Explorations, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day7 of robinintheuk Project365

Dixie and I on our daily constitution stumbled upon this... Green is good...

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Rainy Day in Brighton

Rainy Day in Brighton, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day6 of robinintheuk Project365

The Dalton's escaped to Brighton today. Sadly the day was gray and gloomy except when it was chucking down with rain and then it gray, gloomy and wet! My shots taken on the North Lanes should have been hugely fun, however...

Then, as we were headed back home, I walked into the car park and spotted this red house against the stormy sky. I love the contrast of colours...

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Friday, 26 March 2010

Reflections on Spring

Reflections on Spring, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day5 of robinintheuk Project365
Woke up feeling decidedly uninspired even in the midst of glorious sun.
Dixie and I followed a different path to the dog park and stumbled across a rather unkempt graveyard and this lichen covered angel.
Such a feeling of serenity there even though it sits on the A27 with noisy traffic in a constant drone. I wanted to capture the stillness of the moment... and yet now when I look at the image my eye is automatically drawn to the riotously blooming daffodils, ever a reminder of the beauty and hope of spring.

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Ode Upon a Not So Grecian Urn

roject 365 - Day4

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

Result of a contemplative, rainy day...

Uploaded by robinintheuk on 25 Mar 10, 2.00PM GMT.

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day3 of robinintheuk Project365
Dixie and I were on a walk at the foot of the South Downs. We both had our eyes glued to the ground, Dixie looking for possible prey while I was trying to gracefully traverse uneven terrain, tree roots and wet ground. I stopped for a moment and looked up and this is what I saw. So, you see, this is what happens when you stop what you're doing and look up: Magic!! :)

Angelic Impressions

Angelic Impressions, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day2 of robinintheuk Project365
Well, I wanted to follow up Day One's photo, "Doorway to Hidden Worlds", with its allusion to Secret Gardens, Hidden/Faerie worlds with something depicting angelic realms as an alternate reality in an aesthetic way as opposed to religious and/or philosophical. Having said that, I am not that happy with this photo or my grandiose ambitions for that matter...too pretentious? Oh well, tomorrow's another day...

This photo was taken in the church yard of my local Anglo Saxon church, St. James the Lesser.. Oh! the joys of living in the English countryside...

Doorways to hidden worlds

Doorways to hidden worlds, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

Day1 of robinintheuk Project365
Dixie (the dog) and I pass this almost everyday on our walk without taking note of its existence. Could it be a doorway to a hidden world? Are all doorways to hidden worlds this clumsily blocked off? Did Alice and her rabbit hole or Narnia and the wardrobe look as innocuous? Is it a mystery waiting to be unearthed or just another bit English pastoral beauty?