George Takei and Walter Koenig at Destination Star Trek Europe
Red Admiral Butterfly
I have been working on a photo-a -day project for seven years now – that’s 2548 pictures posted to date. I post the pictures weekly on my Facebook page and, intermittently, here and on Flickr.
My only rule is that I take at least one picture a day – no cheating. Sometimes I have a theme – owl of the week – sometimes I’ll have a weekly theme. This year Spock and Kirk have featured heavily in honour of Star Trek’s 50th birthday (and mine).
As has also become a tradition, at the end of the year I make a mosaic of all 364 pictures.
Onwards to Year EIGHT
Week three of my December photos…
Week 2 of my ‘Toys experiencing Christmas’ theme.
This year I’m doing ‘toys’ interacting with Christmas during December. Here is week one:
The Doctor turns the lights on with his sonic screwdriver
Legolas and fabulous deer
Kirk hangs out the stockings
Scotty sits on my computer
Doctor who gets in the Christmas mood
My photo-a-day theme for Christmas week was lights.
Christmas tree light on our windowsill
Crescent moon and neighbour’s lights
Christmas lights and (brief) snowfall
Made by swinging a small string of lights
Outdoor lights out of focus
Lights reflected in my spoon during Christmas dinner
Battery operated lights displayed in a wineglass
I’m now on to year six of my photo a day project. This year I am trying to do themed weeks. This week was a black-and-white week prompted by a black-and-white challenge on Facebook.
House in Buntingford
Husband sound checking
Thought I’d try out Moo’s greetings cards with a view to ‘seeing if I could do anything with my photos’ I’ve always been impressed with Moo (I’ve used them for business cards for a few years now). What’s really fun is that you can have a different picture on each card if you want. As I’ve been focusing on Lepidoptera this year (apart from one bird card made for a friend) I’ve used 23 different butterfly pictures. The process is really easy. You choose the pictures to upload (you can upload from your computer or pull them in from Flickr, etc). I prefer to upload though. Once the upload is complete you can tweak the crop, zoom etc and it warns you if the resolution is too low. Then you can add a message to the inside of the card if you want – I left mine blank. You can also add a small picture and/or a couple of lines of text to the back. Then you choose how many sets you want and which envelopes you want, pay and you’re done.
Then (in this case a week later) your cards are delivered.
It says Yay! on the box – always a bonus 🙂
And here it is open. The contents are covered in a sheet of brown paper. The cards had a protective card over the top and bottom and a paper band wrapped around them.
The box opened
And here are the cards. They have a very light satin coating and the insides are uncoated.
Recycled paper envelopes
Rather swish, n’est-ce pas?
Running a bit late… This week we have an ancient face, a late butterfly and autumnal scenes…
Autumn in the undergrowth
All you need
Lepidoptera of the week: Brimstone
This week we have cat faces, a sparkly butterfly and an orange sunset…
Robin and berries
Black squirrels on the common
Lepidoptera of the week. Butterfly brooch
Valentine the cat
Blackbird in the rain
Cat looking up