Tuesday, November 15, 2005

There is very little allotment news at the moment (apart from the things I still haven't got round to , like getting my Garlic in - sorry Phil, keep nagging!), so I thought you might like this picture of the sky over sea in between home and allotment. Posted by Picasa


Blogger KT121 said...

This is an amazing photo.You captured the perfect moment,didn't you?Thanks for sharing!

The cold weather is putting me off going to the lottie recently and our heavy clay soil is getting too sticky to do anything...hence more pics of food stuff on my page!

Wednesday, 16 November, 2005  
Blogger Allotment Lady said...


The difference in photos of a professional and a snapper like me!

Just wonderful. I never thought to take pictures of some of the things that you do.

I must get my head into artistic mode.

Changing the subject to cabbages - d'you reckon I would be better off removing the fleece - which is probably keeping the slugs warm - and leaving the cabbages to the elements - with bird scarers of course.

I picked leeks, they were not as greeny as yours, and mine had blueish leaf stalks, but were a bit bigger! Not bragging, it just made me think - oh I am doing something right on the leek front. I grew them from seeds myself for the first time. Did you?

Off to the physio today, so hopefully will be able to get down to do some lottie work. Had a three wee break whilst she was on hols

Wednesday, 16 November, 2005  
Anonymous Head Burro said...

Gorgeous shot, Mike. Digital or film? And did you use any filter?

Wednesday, 16 November, 2005  
Anonymous Head Burro said...

Oh - and is the scene anywhere near-ish Southport? There's a gas rig similar to that in the shot near Southport and by cooincidencee I was in Formby on Sunday and had a great view of it.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2005  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi, thanks for your comments - glad you liked the picture. On the subject of cabbages I hate caterpillars more than slugs so I am inclined to leave the fleece on. I made a cage for my brassicas out of chicken wire whith a mesh I hoped would be small enough to keep the butterflies out and it seems to have worked. This would protect from caterpillars but not keep the slugs and snails in such comfort.

KT your pics of food are wonderfully tempting and I am definately going to have a go at some recipes based on them.

All the best, Mike

Wednesday, 16 November, 2005  
Blogger Mike said...

Greetings Head Burro!

The picture is digital taken on a little pentax 3mp OPtio 30. No filters but I did deepen the shadows a little in a free program from google called Picasa. If you want any more details let me know.

You aren't far wrong about the location of the picture - you saw it from the other side though - it's taken near Lytham!

Wednesday, 16 November, 2005  
Anonymous Head Burro said...

Lytham! Ah Wheelan's chippy! Blessed be its name...

I know Picasa but haven't used it - I usually take the shots off either my camera or phone and run them through Fireworks at home. I generally just reduce the size for the web as I've never had much experience of 'photoshopping' and my little old laptop isn't really up to it. If I ever get a lovely fast one, I do some cropping and brightness work, but if I try now it usually crashes or takes so long I switch it off in disgust.

I'm hoping to get a 2mp phone after Xmas - I love using my current VGA one to snap away but the quality isn't brill.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2005  

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