Thursday, April 16, 2009


Yes, believe it or not, I woke up this morning at 4AM because my leg was itching and stinging. Still half asleep I scratched and scratched only to realize too late that it only made things worse.
I tried to fall asleep again but no such luck. The stinging was really rather bad so I got up to find a red mark on my right leg right under my knee and a lot of swelling. Oh joy.
My biggest fear was that a spider had bitten me and since I'm really not big on spiders I shook out my bedding and looked everywhere. Nothing.
I cooled the bite and then finally went back to sleep one and a half hours later!
This morning I woke up to find this guilty critter on my floor! At least it died while stinging me! That's what happens when you mess with Maky!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


... what you find when you're not looking for a photo opportunity! I was just using my illuminated mirror when I noticed how the circle of light around it reflected in my eyes. After about 5 minutes of trying I finally got a halfway decent picture :-)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

An idea

I was desperately trying to find a website which would provide me with a reason to start working on my photography again - I was looking for challenges, projects and preferably something that wasn't massively big. Unfortunately I didn't find anything that suits me.
Still, from all this browsing I haven't walked away with nothing. I remembered that whilst I don't want to set up my own challenges, I could find a way to get others to set challenges for me. In particular - YOU!
So this is the plan... I have this book called 'Word Menu'(Dictionary/Thesaurus/Almanac all in one book) and it has a TON of words in it, as you can imagine.
I shall open the book at a random page, point my finger to four random words, post them here and let YOU decide what my next photo challenge should be. How long it will actually take me to take/collect the pictures I want is a different story but at least I will have something to work towards.
So here goes - challenge number 1! Choose wisely! :-)