On Friday afternoon @19syllables and I spent a gorgeous couple of hours sat around Honey’s fire pit drinking tea and eating cake. 19s promptly started fishing skeleton leaves out of the pond and laying them out of dry.
“If I fall in you’re not allowed to laugh,” she said. “If you fall in I will laugh so hard I’ll let out a little bit of wee,” I replied. She didn’t fall in. I took a dried leaf away and promised to do a photo with it.
Today, Scenes on Screens is going from the dark moodiness of yesterday’s Goth Tits to the vibrancy of Ruth’s propagator! I love the life and colour in this photo. I’ve become a bit of a paranoid plant parent during this third lockdown so as well it being fun to catch up with Ruth and get this photo it was also reassuring to be on the receiving end of her matter of fact gardening wisdom! My takeaway was some things will inevitably die so don’t worry about it! Do check out her fab February Photo Fest too!
You may think that Scenes on Screens is such a new project that there couldn’t possibly be a Throwback Thursday. WRONG! I started this project in lockdown two and back in November Missy sat for this shot. We’ve been in this interminable pandemic soup for so long I have remote images that quality for Throwback Thursday!
The title for this post comes from an excellent Twitter thread about birds named by humans who hate them. Honestly, if you didn’t see it at the time I suggest you check it out!
There are some folk who always need to be on my February Photo Fest – it just wouldn’t be the same without them! – and Honey is one of them. So a few weeks back when we were getting her Farewell Forties we got one for my Scenes on Screens in the bag too.
Chionophile: from the Greek words for snow (chion) and phile (lover of), a chionophile is someone who loves and thrives in cold weather.
Week three of February Photo Fest and we move onto my Scenes on Screens week, where all the images will be photos that I have taken of other people. They are in their environments and I’m photographing them through my laptop using a Zoom link.
I’m starting with this photo of the delightful Tabitha Rayne. We took this on Friday when both her patch of Scotland and my bit of South London was gleaming white. I’ve woken up today to grey and rain all the snow is gone. By the weekend we have sunshine and 16 degrees forecast. I though I better get the snowy shot in early while it still feels timely!
For rather obvious reasons, many of the photos from my February Photo Fest outdoor theme come from last summer. For the final shot of the week and the Sinful Sunday texture prompt, here’s one of me pressed up against an old oak tree. Sadly I was pressing myself up again the tree because this is from my distance diaries series, but I’m looking forward to this summer and some forest fucking!
A couple of weeks ago I went for a frosty walk early one morning. The maze where I took this photo last January is closed (not much room for social distancing in the narrow hedgerows!) but I squeezed through a gap in the hedge and had the whole place to myself. I hunted out the bee and while I didn’t have the kit with me to reprise the bee man (makes me laugh when people refer to him as this!) shot, I did perch on it for a quick flash. There was no warmth at all in that weak winter sun but I love to see the golden glow on my skin and am looking forward to when the glow also comes with heat.