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
I adore blue butterflies. I know there are many others that are much more showy and much more rare, but give me these ‘sky flakes’ any time. These are the only four blues you are likely to see in Hertfordshire. All photographed this week in Letchworth Garden City – apart from the Chalkhill Blue, which is from Hexton.
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
Meet Space Cat and Space Dog! I read a piece about Lego becoming too prescriptive recently, so I was heartened and impressed to spend several hours on Sunday playing with my four-year-old nephew and his Lego friends — built by him from bits and bobs in his toy box.
Space Cat is the one at the back with the red tail, and he was my nephew’s character. I was given Space Dog (at the front) as my character. We battled fiery space blocks and watery space blocks, bad space dogs (complete with laser weapon), transformers and scary chocolates (oh, yes, it’s amazing how scary chocolates can be) in a game entirely led by my nephew i.e. being told what to say and what to do!
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
Last year, to commemorate the 50th anniversary, I made this little homage to Doctor Who using my Character Building Doctors’s set. Yesterday I got some of the latest wave of figures, including two versions of the new Doctor. Apparently John Hurt’s ‘War Doctor’ is in this wave too, but he’s one of the rare ones. I’d love to get hold of him to make the set, so if anyone knows of one…