Wednesday, 20 July 2011

July Weather

While I'm on the subject of pigeons, I thought I would let this particular one demonstrate the delights of July in England. If you look against the background, you can see the rain sheeting down, while the pigeon sits deadly still, almost proudly on the fence. It was quite a funny sight. I am hoping the rain stops and the temperature warms up soon so we can experience at least part of what summer should be!
Again, this was shot using my Nikon 55-200mm lens.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Caption contest

I hate pigeons but I like this photo. Shot with my 55-200mm zoom.

Can anyone think of a fitting caption? Leave it in a comment for me and I will feature the best one!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Last week I was able to meet up with my school friend Heidi and her adorable little boy Louie. Last time I saw them was on Louie's first birthday, so it was nice to catch up with them again, this time at the University of Leicester Botanical Gardens. There was a sculpture exhibition showing and the one by the entrance proved to be a big hit with Louie, who enjoyed climbing on it and posing for the camera (until a moody woman told us off..)

There were lots of pretty flowers to smell...

This is one of my favourite shots of the day. Louie was really clever to know exactly where the centre was and enjoyed spinning around on it!

Louie also loved playing in the mud and pulling out the name tags of the plants growing there!

There were lots of steps to climb...

 ..and Louie almost took a dip in the pond!..

 There were lots of other children there to catch Louie's attention...
 ...and some very tall statues to hide behind and peep out at mummy...

All the fun got quite tiring so Louie enjoyed a peaceful nap in his mummy's sling to end the trip.
 I had lots of fun playing with Louie and capturing his pure joy at beautiful flowers, ponds and sculptures. He loves discovering new things and getting excited about every little thing in his view. I really enjoyed chatting with Heidi too and hearing about her latest happenings. Hopefully it won't be too long again until we enjoy another outing!

Check out Heidi's blog here!