Thursday, 22 April 2010

Friday Town Shootout - Trees

Today's topic is honouring the trees. I do love trees. I always remember as a child being fascinated for hours in my grandmothers big garden by her cheery blossom trees, picking the flowers to make perfume bottles, inspecting the trunk and bark for that sticky sap that intrigued me endlessly and picking a leaf and going indoors when the rain fell and tracing the veins and shoots from the leaf at the kitchen table, with a pot of tea and the cosy, with sconces in the oven! Let me take you for a walk down one of our local parks in Liverpool. Otterspool is famous for it's promenade but I had never discovered the park before either, so it was first time for me too.

As you walk towards the park, this sight greets you. This looks like the path to a land of elves and fairies

and the flowers on these cherry blossoms does not restricted it blooms to branches, they grow loyally at their trees trunk

and their flowers have the most delicate features.

As you walk through the path you are enveloped in the wonderful fragrance of the blooms and archway forms.

Out on to the start of a path lined with all various trees. This was a enchanting place as the motorway is perched high above it, but you can not hear a noise only for snapping twigs, the laughing of the swaying leaves and the joyous song of the birds.

There were wonderful stair ways and old paths walls hidden like a secret garden amongst the city,

and the pathway was old faded brick, over a thousand differents steps from people down the ages taking you back in time.
I love that even if you kept your head down the shadows of the trees always remind you they are there.

This tree I found on my travels bemused me a bit. I had never gazed upon one like it before. But I liked it just the same.
I loved the way the trees adapted to where they grew

just rooting themselves down
some trees had branches to swing by

and some trees just asking to be climbed up!

I even found a secret cave!But I had found what i had really come for

The mammoth big roots,

like nothing could tear this tree down!

But is kind enough to let a holly bush start growing amongst it!

It truly is the big daddy of the trees in this park!

had a wonderful time and I will definitely go here again! to see the rest of the gangs photography click on the My shoots link on the sidebar! Happy Friday to ya!

Friday, 16 April 2010

My Town friday Shootout - Cuckle snaps!

Pictures of animals and the like make me chuckle! Sometimes it looks like their expressions could say a thousands words at times!

This chocolate heaven eyed camel was as intrigued as we were of him and he came right up to say hello in Knowsley Safari park!

When I take pictures of Big fella big fish, ( I named him after my beloved Big Fella. Big Fella named his fish after He Man. What gives?) he always looks so unhappy. But he is thriving, he is one of our first pet fish. Others have sadly came and went, but big fella big fish has stayed strong with us and could probably tell you a story or two about us if you meet him. He knows all our secrets.
This picture makes me laugh as well. Big fella and I met this fellow recently and he would not look up for the picture until I lost my temper and said something rude to him. His expression says it all. I took my picture and backed away.
Of course he is not the only one. Our good friend Wee doggie, is notorious for not looking at the camera, huffy dog that he is.

But we eventually get him in the end!

Happy Friday to you all, and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Moments in the week

Loving the seasons change

and discover old walls where secret gardens await to be discovered

going back in time in an old restaurant

with a very worthy message

and I dream of childhood memories as we sail on wheels over the arched bridge

Hope all is well in your world!

Friday, 9 April 2010

My Town friday Shootout - Country Lanes

Now, living in the big city of Liverpool, I was finding it hard to find a wee dusty trail to walk down. So I sort of made up my own. This lane is just off the road I live. It looks intriguing and legend has it, (alright then, Wikipedia) that this lane made way to a huge orchard planted here in the 1800's. The walls are from that time and still stand, but instead of an orchard, there now lies between the walls grand mansions and lofty trees.

This lane reminds me of something out of a Charles Dickson's book. Cobbles holding in the secrets of the years past. Hellish to walk on in heels though.

Now here is a lovely wee lane it would seem, the seabed!

When the tide goes out some adventurous, some would say foolish souls race with the tide and walk along the bed before she washes back in and sweeps them away. It would too, the currents in these waters are fierce. How they get back up to dry land, I do not know.

Never mistake the stillness and reflections in the water, it will always know better than you, underneath is a swirling whirling current. Even the boats do not come up this far in the water only big tankers for the current is so strong.


Have a nice weekend everyone!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Moments in the Week

Going to a visit to a castle only to find it was shut, but these fairy gates made up for the whole trip!
going out into the wild world of the highest tide of the year and trying not to get swept over too!

Having family around for Easter tea!

wishing i bought tickets for the circus!

Doing some doodles!