Had a minor operation on Monday, so was confined to barracks for a few days. Kept taking photos, but was a bit out of time in updating. Sorry! Mostly recovered… scar healing nicely!

47/365 Relaxing 48/365 Love
47/365 Relaxing 48/365 Love
Minor op this morning so not up to much – and will be indoors pics only for the next couple of days. Loving cats.  Loving cards. The cards are obvious – the cats were an engagement present from Nic’n’Vic almost two years ago!
49/365 Spout 50/365 Fifty
49/365 Spout 50/365 Fifty
Still confined to barracks. Our wedding teapot! I spotted this on about day six and had it marked down for day 50!  Thankfully I am allowed out again now!
51/365 Look up 52/365 Sundown
51/365 Look up 52/365 Sundown
Reflection in the roof of the conservatory. Rooftops over our street.

42/365 Phoebe meets herself!  Only a quick snap as I’d been at work for 12 hours and still had more to do that evening.

42/365 MetaPhoebe

43/365 A new day dawns. Rooftop sunrise over St Paul’s Cathedral.

43/365 A new day dawns

44/365 Gantry. In Wandsworth to pick up Sarah’s Valentine’s day cupcakes.

44/365 Gantry

45/365 Cupcakes. A success!  The cupcakes which I got Sarah for Valentine’s day came from the wonderful Crumbs and Doilies.

And if you want to see self-same cupcakes…

Cupcakes Cupcakes
Cupcakes Cupcakes
Cupcakes Cupcakes

46/365 For me? Finally, there were some Valentine’s roses as well.  But someone thinks they were actually for her!

46/365 For me?

Bad Richard.  Bad Richard.  Not been blogging my Project365, er, project as I go along.

So some catching up is in order.

34/365 Input

34/365 Input.  Too snowy to go out and about today.  So a different take on a familiar object.

35/365 Workhorse

35/365 Workhorse. My trusty laptop.  For some reason, only the N key is rubbing off.  No idea why – I must type more Ns than anything else!

36/365 Jump to it

36/365 Jump to it. Again, snow meant my bag was taken up by things like office trousers and shoes, so no room to take the camera to work. Close-up of my trusty trainers.

37/365 Rothko-esque

37/365 Rothko-esque. Well, only a pale imitation.  But it’s his sort of colours.  Idea suggested by my colleague Amanda remarking on the many different colours of jumper I’d warn to the office during snow week.

38/365 Pasta #2

38/365 Pasta #2. Not that good a shot because I didn’t want it to get cold!  Sarah gave me a pasta machine for my birthday.  This is our second attempt – spicy mushroom spinach agnolotti with pancetta sauce.

39/365 Vivid

39/365 Vivid. Gerbera held by a Wimberley Plamp photographed against coloured card blu-tacked to the conservatory window.

40/365 Wintry journey

40/365 Wintry journey. View from the train, betwixt and between St Albans and Radlett.

41/365 Full moon

41/365 Full moon. I used to be a werewolf.  But I’m alright nowooooooooo.   Need to try this one again with a tripod and lower ISO, methinks.

33/365 Winter

Technical notes:

Nikon D90. 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 62mm.  1/100 @ f/4.8 ISO 800

In case anyone in the UK hadn’t noticed, it snowed today.   Hey, it even reached the pages of the New York Times, so it must’ve been news!  I went for two photowalks through the park and round the Abbey.  Firstly just after dawn when it was stopping snowing and I thought the trains might recover, secondly at lunchtime with Sarah.  This shot was from the early shoot.  It was a toss-up between that one and this one for today’s pick:


A small handful of others – please do click through and have a look!

By the river Feeeeeed me In the snow! The next collection...
Waxhouse Gate Abbey & Gate House Sign of the (wintry) times Abbey
Early light Door Snow! Aaah! Winter

32/365 Self-portrait

To start the second month of my Project365, a self-portrait.  Camera held at arm’s length, lens facing towards me.   Next time I’ll try with a tripod…

Technical notes:

Nikon D90.  Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 18mm. 1/30 @ f/3.5 ISO 800.

At the Watercress Wildlife Association reserve in St Albans.  This was the first time I’d taken my tripod and just sat quietly in the hide and waited for a shot or two!

31/365 Feeding time

You can see at least seven goldfinches.  And there were two more round the other side where you can just see a wingtip poking out.  Took about twenty minutes of waiting to get so many at once.

Technical notes:

Nikon D90, Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG @300mm 1/320 @ f/6.3 ISO 200.

A couple more – click to see them larger:

3 - 2 - 1 - Takeoff!Please sir, I want some more!

27/365 Sofa Buddies

Snowflake and snowball the polar bears sitting with Chocolate Moose. Not quite sure about the processing on this one; I think I need to calibrate the screen on the new laptop.

Technical notes:

Nikon D90. Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 18mm. 1/60 @ f/4.0 -2/3 EV ISO 200