Wednesday, 18 November 2015

GULL'S WING

Feather on wing of dead gull.



You may like to know - that now I have a new laptop I am able to blog again
so posts are resumed on Loose and Leafy too.

This picture belongs to April 2016. I'm putting it where it's supposed to be so apologies if you receive this in your inbox twice.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Friday, 13 November 2015

TREE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Covered walk in supermarket car park with small tree and grassy bank at end.

Car park.
 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

NO ENTRY

The red of the back of a No-Entry sign against the blue of the sky

And sky.
When I took this picture I was thinking the red was the back of a 'No Entry' sign. Now I wonder why it has a straight edge. Will need to go back to check!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

VINE

Leaves dying on Black Hamburg Vine

Black Hamburg.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

LICHEN

A clipped circle of lichen on Portland Stone

Circle.

Monday, 9 November 2015

LAMPOST AND TREE

Lamp post, small tree with leaf buds, autumn leaves about to fall from second tree.

Next year's leaves.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

FOOD WASTE

Top of a brown plastic bin for food waste.

Another lid.
 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

NOTHINGNESS WHILE THE WORLD TURNS



Sometimes something happening is such a common sight that even though it's of other people being brave, working hard, moving fast - the ordinariness of it gives it the appearance of nothingness and that nothingness is welcome and gentle.

This is not expressed well but perhaps a short video gives the idea.

It's specially for people who don't live near the sea.

(While my other blog, Loose and Leafy, is in mothballs, some odd things may turn up here - like flowers and videos. I hope regular Message in a Milk Bottle people won't mind.)

Friday, 6 November 2015

FLOWER

Plant with yellow flower; grass and sea beyond.

While my other blog, Loose and Leafy, is in abeyance, I'll be including some pictures here which I might otherwise have posted there. Message in a Milk Bottle is largely a flower-free zone but this is one of the things which will have to be relaxed for a while.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

NO TO HORSES

Huge piece of Portland Stone in front of sea with fishing boat.

Latch.
(And see the fishing boat?)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

THE END OF A MARIGOLD

Marigold flower with pale and shrivelled leaves. Scented geranium behind.

Scented geranium behind.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

FUNGI

Small brown toadstools in grass. One fallen over.

At Portland Bill.

Monday, 2 November 2015

DUSTBIN LID

Black plastic dustbin lid with words 'NO HOT ASHES'

Black in afternoon light.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

HUTS

Row of huts at Portland Bill in Dorset. With small wind turbine like a star.

Star turbine.
(One of the small huts here is currently on sale for £20,000. It's described as a Studio Flat and measures 9'2 x 9'2.)

Friday, 30 October 2015

TOWN HALL

Morning light on town hall Todmorden.

Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

SYCAMORE OCTOBER 1ST


Keys.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

SUPERMAN GOES SHOPPING

Sign beyond market stall.

Poole. Dorset.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

SHELVES

Bottles of wine seen through a shop window with small olive tree in foreground.

Through window.

Monday, 26 October 2015

ROOFS AND LEAVES

Sharp leaves cut across a white pointed roof in front of deep blue sky.

Shapes.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

ROCKS IN SEPTEMBER

Sea comes aslant in small waves towards rocks and a rotting wooden post.

Sea defence.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

NOTICE

Joke notice outside pub offering to baby-sit men

Notice.

Friday, 23 October 2015

THIS LIGHT IS REFLECTION

Light bulb and shade in supermarket cafe reflected by a window with dark clouds beyond.

Clouds beyond window.
Rain threatens.
My lack of response is due to my laptop's lap of responsiveness.
I'm mothballing my other blog, Loose and Leafy
but planning to continue with
by setting up posts in advance when my laptop allows.
(It's erratic!)
Lucy



Thursday, 22 October 2015

GHOST AND CASTLE

Kite with ghostly face flies above Sandsfooto Castle in Dorset.

Kite.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

FUNERAL PLANS

Open-sided tent with two people sitting on chairs and selling funeral plans at Ringwood Market.

Ringwood Market. Hampshire.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

BINS

Blue bin for recycling. Black for litter.

Recycling.

Monday, 19 October 2015

ARCH

Part of underside of brick railway arch with semi-shadow

With Shadow.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

HONEYSUCKLE BERRIES

Small cluster of bright red honeysuckle berries with sickly looking leaves and spiders threads against a pale blue sky

With spider thread.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

MASTS AND CASTLE

Boats stored on land with small beach in foreground and castle beyond

With small beach.

Friday, 16 October 2015

MARKET BEFORE THE STALLHOLDERS ARRIVE

Market Stalls in Todmorden - empty of goods

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Thursday, 15 October 2015

HILL WITH HEATHER

Pennine hill with flat top, purple with heather and beyond trees.

August 25th 2015

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

FEET

Pigeon with pink feet, people with shoes, Poole, Dorset

Pigeons. People.

Monday, 12 October 2015

CLOCK

CCTV camera on clock tower in market

CCTV

Sunday, 11 October 2015

WETHERSPOON

Wetherspoons pub / restaurant in Todmorden

Todmorden

Saturday, 10 October 2015

SYCAMORE SEEDS

Sycamore seeds almost as silhouette against blue of sky

Taken on October 1st 2015.
More about this tree in October on my other blogg, Loose and Leafy.

Friday, 9 October 2015

GRASS BENT

Dry, white grass, a long stalk bent in front of blue sky with clouds. Brambles there too.

With Brambles.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

HARVESTED FIELD

Harvester (wheat?) field stretches into the distance beyond a brambly hedge.

Oxfordshire
August 8th 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

LONG GALLERY

Man talks to woman in historical dress standing by window in long gallery

Montacute House, Somerset

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

SUPERMARKET

Supporting pillars and interior pipes.

From the cafe upstairs.

Monday, 5 October 2015

RUSTY BRIDGE

Looking between the rusty railings along an ex-railway bridge with Portland beyond.

With Portland beyond.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

BRINGING THE BOATS HOME

Hefty crane lifting small boats out of water for safe storage on land over winter

Taken on October 1st 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015

ROWAN

Lone Rowan Tree on Quantock Hill with flowering gorse and heather

Quantocks, Somerset
September 6th 2015

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

SYCAMORE

September sycamore seeds and leaves against a blue sky.

August 15th 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

GARDEN IN LATE AUGUST

Plants with colour, scent and texture designed specially for with people with a visual impairment.

Plants with colour, scent and texture designed specially for with people with a visual impairment.

Monday, 28 September 2015

DAFFODIL BULB

Bulb