Project 365: January’s Mosaic

Project 365

Another year and another 365 project. I’m running a little late with this mosaic for last month, but least it’s finally here:

January's Mosaic

I think this will be my most travelled month this year. And it’s only the first month. For the first few days I was in Portugal, then Spain. A couple of weeks spent at home in the UK and then off to Sri Lanka for some more time away from home. Four countries in one month? I’m not going to beat that.

Here are some of my favourite shots:

Happy New Year! [Day 1/365] The Final Sunrise [Day 3/365] Having a ball! [Day22/365] Lights at night [Day 26/365]

See all of January’s photos here.

Project 365: November

Project 365

How is it December already? November’s steam-rolled past ad I’m looking at the end of the year already. This is a little bit unnerving.

Monthly Mosaic - November

This hasn’t been a terribly inspiring month. Looking back at the flickr set for November I’m not too happy with overall with the photos I got. There’s none in there that really stand out to me and I think, ‘Yep, I like that one’. Winter really doesn’t inspire me.

I’m down to only 5 photos taken on my phone in November though – so that’s got to be a good thing. Using my camera more!

Here’s a few of my favourite shots of November:

Happy Diwali! Sitting in the dark Garden wildlife Still Westley

See all of November’s photos on my flickr.

I’m spending half of December in another country, so that should brighten things up a little bit!

Project 365: October

Project 365

Another month has strolled on by in the blink of an eye. Only a couple more months to go in 2010. That fact alone scares me just a little bit. It feels like just yesterday when I started doing this year’s 365.

October

It’s been another fairly busy month with plenty of films thrown in. Nine photos taken on my phone. That’s a number I feel ok about. I bought my Nikon to actually take photos with!

Here are some of my favourites from the month:

Going Square Hello October Splodge! Let the sun go down over me Don't crunch me!

Head on over to my flickr to see all the photos from October.

I think my prediction from last month was correct, a lot more photos were taken in the dark in October. Hello winter, how I hate you.

Project 365: September

Project 365

September has flown past. I think that’s how the rest of the year’s going to go – in the blink of an eye.

September's Photo Mosaic

Had plenty to do each of the weekends, but struggled for photos during the week. There was 1 theatre trip, a concert, outdoor comedy event and a trip to Alton Towers. The past couple of months have been busier than I’m used to!

Here’s a few of my favourites of the month:

Just get to the top... Autumn in the park Hello night It could be summer

See all of September’s photos here.

I’m predicting that in October more photos will be taken in the dark and you might even see the return of a few light effect/trail photos. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of those.

Trials and Tribulations of Growing At Home

Gardening

Going greenYes, I like to potter around in the garden. Gardening means I’m not staring at a screen, I’m outside in the relatively fresh English air and I’m getting a little bit of exercise.

It’s probably something that I’ve got from my mum – she’s very much into gardening and growing stuff at home. I grew up eating a lot of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Well at least in the summer and early autumn months.

Last year I dabbled with a grow bag and some tomato plants. It was a success. Of sorts. The plants began to die towards the end of the summer because there wasn’t enough space for them in the tiny grow bags! But before the death, I did manage to get plenty of fruit off of them.

This year I stepped up my game with tomatoes, onions, strawberries, chillies and Italian beans all planted in a little plot at the back of the garden. Some were grown from seed in the greenhouse and others were either plants from my mum or just grown straight in the ground.

I’ve loved watching everything grow! It sounds a bit, pathetic? I just feel all too young to be excited about these kinds of things.

Things have been going great, except the onions. They just all died. Too much rain! I got some strawberries. The chillies have been good. Tomato plants just kept getting bigger and bigger.

Until I ventured into the garden earlier this week to pick some tomatoes for a salad. This is what I found:

Devastation - Dead Tomato Plants

All my tomato plants are dead/dying! It’s got cold here recently and that was enough for them to have enough. Damn.

I’ve tried to rescue as many tomatoes as I could and am going to attempt to ripen them indoors. They’re in a small box, wrapped in newspaper with a banana (to help ripen) away from the light.

Hasn’t put me off. Just the perils of growing at home. Better luck next year?