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Sunday, 30 November 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
For a load more metal visit TNChick. Why not join the fun?
Friday, 28 November 2008
We've had a week of great reflections from JC of Castle Ruins. It's always worth calling in to see his photos!
I was tagged for this by Poopsie Blue over at My True Colours.
Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends!
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, & try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Just copy and paste into a new form.
Change all the answers so that they apply only to you.
Then post it!
'Tis the Season to be NICE!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2. Real tree or Artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
4. Wreath on your door?
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Favourite Xmas gift received as a child?
A very large teddy bear!
7. Easiest person to buy for?
Anyone kind enough to have a wishlist on Amazon!
8. Least easiest?
People who don't!
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Prefer to mail, but I also send e-cards - there are some lovely ones.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Milk chocolate covered toffees. I don't like milk chocolate or hard toffee.
12. Favourite Christmas Movie?
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
15. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning?
16. Lights on the tree?
17. Favourite Christmas song?
I don't like Christmas songs - but I sing along with the worst of them anyway!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
How many did he have? I can manage four and Rudolph.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Always a bright star.
21. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas?
FOOD! Cake, mince pies, chocolate...
24. Favourite for Christmas dinner?
25. Brussels Sprouts - love or hate them?
26. Favourite accompaniment to the Christmas Pud?
27. Favourite Christmas Carol?
28. Your very Favourite Christmas Thing?
29. A Christmas wish!
30. Tag a Seasonal Six!
Thursday, 27 November 2008
There is a most beautiful reflection over at Castle Ruins. Do visit if you can.
This is my late entry for True Colours Thursday, and the colour of the week is blue.
My first photo is of the first Periwinkle (Vinca Major) flower in our garden. The flowers keep blooming for a long period, and look like pieces of sky dropped down for a visit.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
His reflections are beautiful.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Once they were thought to be dinosaur eggs.
They can be very beautiful.
Two Fer Tuesday is Jonna's idea.
Visit her for the rules if you fancy joining in.
This week of reflections is JC's idea. Go and look at his wonderful photography, you'll love it!
Monday, 24 November 2008
JC at Castle Ruins is posting reflections all week. Please go over and see his photographs - you'll be glad you did.
Recently we drove to the "Big City" in pouring rain. My new camera has an anti-shake component, so I tried it out on the journey - I was in the passenger seat!
The anti-shake is a geat help, but it can't cope with the way I bounced up and down on some of the roads.
Still, I managed to practise.
I also managed to take this shot through the wet windscreen. I like the way all the lines are broken up by the rain.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
I know it's still Sunday, but I've a lot to get posted so I thought I'd start early.
This shot was taken a few weeks ago.
On the left is the corner of Dungloe fire station and the hose tower.
In the centre is the original radio-telephone tower, with the new large one on the right.
The pole at the far right is a lamp post!
Aileni is the originator of Monochrome Monday.
More participants can be found on the Monochrome Maniacs Linky page.
Have a good week.
So this is my offering for today, taken last September as I sat at the breakfast table in front of the window into the hallway. The morning was bright.
Oh, and that's part of my head you can see!
Go and have a look at JC's reflections, his photos are always worth seeing.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
For more reflections visit TNChick.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Your Vocabulary Score: A+
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
First, Debbie over at Tiny Treasures posted some beautiful dragons for me to see. Her blog is well worth visiting. She makes the loveliest things.
Then the postman came, bringing a small parcel. In it was a postcard from Harlech in North Wales, and the loveliest little trinket box.
This unexpected and very thoughtful gift came from dear friend and fellow dragon-raiser Poopsie-Blue. Isn't it lovely?
And to complete my day, I have another dragon hatchling. I've named this one Harlech, for obvious reasons.
I've had a great day.
Now at this time of year red speaks to me of autumn colours. I found this leaf by my door, and had to take a photo.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
The third round of ABC Wednesday, hosted by Mrs Nesbitt, has reached the letter R
The photo below shows tumble-polished pieces of clear quartz crystals, but they look rather different from the ones I showed last week. These crystals are filled with golden or brown needles of rutile, and they look as if they're full of hair.
In fact, they have been known as Angel Hair quartz.
Now this one I've put in for Nonizamboni, who told me last week she particularly likes ROSE quartz. This is another tumble-polished piece. It's a lovely delicate pink.
Monday, 17 November 2008
I love chimneys. I love the different shapes against the sky. I was taking photos early on a clear sunny morning, and I liked the way this one turned out.
The wisps of cloud look like smoke coming from the chimney.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
This small scroll shows my dragons - adults, hatchling, and eggs.
The females are, from the right, Seren Ddu (black), Lleuad Fioled (lilac), and Gloywbrim (pink).
The males are Tan Gwyllt (orange), Glaswelltyn (with plants), Tan Coch (red), and Tarian Las (blue-grey).
The black hatchling is the child of Seren Ddu and Tan Gwyllt.
The green egg is from Lleuad Fioled and Glaswelltyn.
The white egg was rescued from the Dragon Cave.
So that's how things are at the moment.
I really want to thank Jonna for starting me on this, and Poopsie-Blue for keeping me company.
And of course, I want to thank all of you, my friends, who have clicked to strengthen my babies and keep them healthy.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
This week's theme for Saturday PhotoHunt is RUIN(ED)
I went walking along a lovely new stretch of pavement (sidewalk). It had recently been widened by taking in a bit of the adjoining properties, and was now smoothe and safe to walk on.
Or was it?
For more "ruined" photos, visit TNChick.
Friday, 14 November 2008
I must answer all these questions with just one word - wonder if I can do that. I'll try, anyway. Here goes!
1. Where is your cell phone? Here
2. Where is your significant other? Here
3. Your hair colour? Grey
4. Your mother? Dead
5. Your father? Dead
6. Your favourite thing? Computer
7. Your dream last night? None
8. Your dream/goal? Peace
9. The room you're in? Lounge
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? Spiders
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Bed
14. What you're not? Young
15. One of your wish list items? Dragons
16. Where you grew up? Llanelli
17. The last thing you did? Type
18. What are you wearing? Clothes
19. Your TV? Off
20. Your pet? Cats
21. Your computer? Vital
22. Your mood? Tired
23. Missing someone? No
24. Your car? Red
25. Something you're not wearing? Dress
26. Favourite store? Jewellery
27. Your summer? Fun
28. Love someone? Yes
29. Your favourite colour? Silver
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Today
Now comes the hard part - I'm supposed to pass this on to seven other people. I'm chickening out of this, but I'll leave it open for any of my friends who fancies this. It's fun choosing just one word as an answer! Remember to pick up the award that goes with it, because if you read this you almost certainly have a blog that I *heart*!
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
This week ABC Wednesday has reached the letter Q.
In keeping with my attempt to post rocks and minerals,
Quartz is one of the commonest minerals in the Earth's crust. Anything you want to know about quartz (and probably a lot more than you want to know!) can be found here. Clear quartz is often known as rock crystal.
Quartz crystals can be bought in many sizes and forms. Often, broken pieces are tumble-polished, and end up looking like perfect, solid water.
Quartz can also be carved - by those with sufficient skill! - into various shapes. The one below, naturally, is a dragon.
Monday, 10 November 2008
This was taken at the same time as the photo in my earlier post. It is the top of that same wall, showing the join between two lengths of the cage wire.