Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spring Shoots

Yesterday morning there was a female blackbird on the balcony with a twig in her beak trying to get my attention. She was clearly looking for building materials. It brought a smile to my face because I'm at home all alone recovering from a winter stomach bug, (would have been more heart-warming if the bird hadn't also had a bit of plastic bag in her beak).

Unlike London, there are no pelicans, garden birds, squirrels or foxes in Milan, just one or two  less desirable species.



Spring shoots and shades of grey.

The other day A rang me. 

"How are you?"

"I'm fine, but there's a man peeing and a nutria-rat the size of a cat cleaning it's teeth in a puddle."

"Ah. You're nearly home then."


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ripples on the Pond

Mirrors within Mirrors
In the park at the Villa Reale in Monza. That's sunset - no sleazy sepia filter here!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Wet Cherry Blossoms in the Fog

Wet Cherry Blossoms in the Fog
Taken with my compact on my way to work on Saturday morning.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Little Jewels


Brooch Sparkle



Negative Pearls



Pushkin Red



These are my absolute most favourite colours. Must have taken about seventy photos with different lighting, lenses and apertures. These are the best but I don't know why. I just kept changing the settings until I got something pretty...