Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stopping to smell the flowers.

Hey-yo everybody! I'm not dead, I'm just distracted!

Sometimes, in a girl's life, things get busy. Summer is especially tough when it's nice outside, and you're trying to enjoy every minute of sun you can - you forget that you have a self-imposed obligation to the world-wide-web and you let the sorting and scanning slip while you drink too much wine and burn your knees in the sun. So I'm going to give you two nice pictures of flower in beds because I have a peculiar appreciation of flowers in photos:

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Through the wicket - on black
My other secret fetish is photos of greenhouses. I have some gor-ge-ous autochromes of long dead flowers in greenhouses. One day, my pretties, I'll get them up here to expose in public.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Banff Snap Shots.

She scores! I love to find an old photo album still full of photos. It never ceases to amaze me to find countless albums with all the pictures removed. I usually throw those down in disgust. Not this one! Nice little find! Come! Let's enjoy Banff and Vancouver courtesy of someone we may never know:

Monday, July 11, 2011

The magic of glass.

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These six shots all came from the same lovely box of gold - 180 slides between glass. I finally got through cataloguing and sorting them, and they're mostly of of British scenes (which of course are my favourites, I mean c'mon look at these, aren't they perfect?!), with a Swedish holiday in there. They were filthy! I had to disassemble each one, clean the glasses inside and out, blow off any specks and bits from the film, and put it all back together. I know to some of you the thought of fiddling around with little plates of glass is not your idea of fun - but give me a radio and a bottomless glass of wine and I'm in glass-cleaning heaven! I polish silver too... but I don't do toilets.

p.s. How sweet is that old dog? Love it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Missed, misty, and moody.

Where does the time go?! Work's been bonkers, folks, and on top of that the weather has been magnificent - so not much time is being spent in front of the computron. Yesterday I spent some glorious time in the sun sifting through a new shipment of slides. I still have bucket-loads to get through and scan, so please look forward to some simply fabulous stuff soon, but until next week, I leave you with these two shots, no known location or people - just great atmosphere.

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See you soon!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day!

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It's Canada Day! And while we're celebrating the Dominion in the back yard with delicious Pinot Gris from Kelowna and yummy steaks from Alberta and fresh, sweet air courtesy of the new flowers, I'll be skipping out on my archive duties. Ferrous wants to roam his domain anyway. Stay safe and don't stand at the epicentre of the fireworks!!