Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sometimes I fear all I photograph is flowers

I saw Black Swan on Wednesday, it set my heart racing, made me hide behind my scarf in fear. When the end credits began to roll, I sat speechless, awed. Thursday I went to The Book Club, did some craft in the basement to a soundtrack of live music, sellotape, paper plates, lollipop sticks. Friday night Anna and I had tickets to Twelfth Night at The National, I enjoyed it, but wasn't overwhelmed, though thought the set was beautiful. Saturday Mum, Dad and S were down, and we walked through London, collars turned up against the cold, hats, scarves, hot chocolates in the Tate Britain cafe. Winchester on Saturday evening, boarding the train clutching a bottle of chilled white and a bunch of roses and freesias, a belated Burns night celebration at some friends' house, vegetarian haggis for me (pleasingly, surprisingly, good), two types of mash, brownies for pudding, running groaning, stuffed full, to catch our train, just missing it, half an hour waiting on the platform in the bitter cold. Columbia Road, again, this time with the family, my favourite place to be on a Sunday morning. Bagels, more hot chocolate, a bunch of mixed tulips for S and I to split. S and her dramatic earrings, Mum and her 'country' coat. One of my Christmas presents, from M, comes out with us, a Diana with instant film. A couple come out well, others less so, I am still experimenting. Later, Primrose Hill, visiting some family friends, I see blue sky and sunshine, and am grateful.














11 comments:

  1. I love your post Becky, and all your photos. Especially the flowers.

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  2. ah Black Swan, it has been in my thoughts! i watched pi the other day, it's very good too (though can't top Black Swan!)

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  3. But beautiful photos they are too! I was contemplating a trip to Columbia Road at the weekend but wasn't sure what would be available. I think you've convinced me to go.

    Also, yay for two types of mash! x

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  4. No, you're all right, you got some fruit in there too! ;) Stheriously though, your photos are always a delight. And we all need flowers.

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  5. Popping in from Dancing Beastie to visit the person who's seen the Northern Lights in Norway - envious! And I discover it's spring in the south...

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  6. I love your flower photos (all your photos really). And tulips, sigh, they are some of my favourites. Glad you had a lovely (albeit cold) weekend.

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  7. If you stop taking photos of flowers, I will miss them. So don't!

    Sounds like a lovely, varied week!

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  8. Awesome pictures and so glad to hear you had the exact same reaction to Black Swan that I did! Happy weekend xx

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  9. Saw Black Swan yesterday, too, still processing, still amazed!

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  10. Funny, I have exactly the same fear sometimes! I love your flower photos though and the quantity and quality you have available. I can only imagine the divine smell from the hyacinths.

    I adore your sisters earrings - do you know where she got them?

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