Sunday, 2 November 2008

Autumn weather and the rest.....

Love the sound of the wind and find it exhilarating when the winds are on the rough side.
















Managed to obtain footage (very amateur footage) of the unexpected snow earlier in the week which was listed in an earlier post. I also attempted to film the melting of the snow but sadly for whatever reason the filming did not turn out, its a shame because the sound of the snow melting off the trees was really good. I do however have some photographs of the snows slow disappearance........



Going...........


Going................. Gone..................

Whilst taking photographs I had an unexpected visit from 'Little Mo' ... 'Little Mo' who is fondly known as 'Mo, Mo' is my dear friend and neighbours cat (well one of them) Mo and I have a special relationship, because I have looked after her on many occasions whilst my friends have been on holidays or visits to family. My friends also have a gorgeous Siamese cat that they took in a couple of years ago. Zak has he is called was badly treated by his previous owner. Poor thing was found locked up in a cellar with quite a few other cats, they were fed although not well and did not see the light of day for months on end. You can imagine the stench and mess of that cellar. Zak has been very difficult to settle down and has required immense kindness and care to heal his physical and emotional injuries. Zak is very skittish and never hangs around long enough for a photograph. Zak is slowly getting to trust 'humans' again and will let us stroke him now and again. Why on earth do some people have to be so dam cruel!!!




Finally this weekend popped into our local charity shop and I purchased these two items.


The pot on the left is going to be my new sugar bowl. I had broken my last sugar bowl which had a lid and have been looking for one to replace it, with no luck. I came across this pot and although it may seem tacky to some and more like a pot for use on a dressing table it actually suits my requirements very well and I don't mind it looking a bit odd, I am quirky in many ways and don't always need things to match. The other container will be useful for storing my wooden mixing spoons etc. All that usefulness for a couple of quid!!

12 comments:

Compostwoman said...

ooo I DI like your charity shop finds!

Our small market town has 4 charity shops but I rarely find much in them I need or like...not quite sure why?

basic stuff , yes...but not things which say " be mine!"

perhaps I am too picky......

;-)

Compostwoman said...

I lost the rest of what I had posted? blogger playing up AGAIN?

I also said I loved the photos....very evocative!

S x

aromatic said...

Glad you liked them... sugar bowl doing a grand job... and other pot very useful. I often pick up items for our local charity shop... OH always goes through the record albums...nothing like a good old rummage!
Hope you are okay???
Love Jane xxx

Compostwoman said...

Am improved...but still not well....

:-(

kittyboo said...

Love the footage - nothing like a bit of wind to blow the cobwebs away! I've recently become a bit of a charity shop addict - its amazing the things you can pick up! Well done on your finds!

Willow said...

Well done on your charity shop finds, Jane - I must go and have another browse in my local ones! Your photos are great, I hope Basil did not mind getting cold paws?

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my post .. I am still a bit bowled over by how many lovely people I have 'met' through blogging!

Willow xx

Compostwoman said...

Dear Jane I have a little something I would like to post to you...could you send me your address via the INEBG PM system?

or have you not yet joined?

if not I shall have to think of some other way.....

Compostwoman xx

Kentishmaid said...

Just stumbled upon your blog. Writing this from central London- long to be in wind blow fields such as yours. Watching your vidieo tonight has been a delight. Work takes me into cities but I am a country girl at heart, East Sussex is my home.

Leanne said...

Jane, just popping in to say a thankyou for the e-card, it landed in my junkbox so i didnt find it straightaway, doh! many many thanks, Leanne x

aromatic said...

Kittyboo, glad you like the footage.. my daughter has recently given me this camera and I am addicted to it now, tend to take it with me wherever I go.
Yes love charity shops, managed to pick up some lovely curtains this week. Jane xxx

Willow thanks for the lovely comment.. yes get back to the charity shops you could be missing some real finds....
I am glad you got your blog going which is lovely.. it opens up a whole new world doesn't it!
Basil does not seem to mind getting cold paws..whereas I hate my paws getting cold..... Jane xxx

compostwoman, have sent you my address, sorry about the delay. I do hope you are feeling better now?
Jane xxx

kentishmaid I am so pleased to see you commenting on my blog.. thank you so much! I am glad you like the videos, I seem to have an obsession with the wind.. I find it so exhilarating and just love seeing how it moves the trees and hedges. I am quite sure I will be putting more videos on my blog about the countryside (and wind)...
Hope to see you again!! Jane xxx

Leanne, you are most welcome and I do hope you are over your cold now! Good luck with the move will be thinking of you!! Jane xxx

Greentwinsmummy said...

wow snow! I couldnt get the videos to play boohooo :o(
I love your sugar bowl!that would have whispered to me too lol!
GTM x

aromatic said...

Hi Greentwinsmummy.. lovely to see you. I am so sorry you could not get the videos to play. They do take rather a long time to load. Unfortunately the filming is a little too long for the blogger videos to cope with so have used my Mydeo account. I chose the progressive playback instead of the streaming and this is why it takes longer to load.. well think that is the correct explanation.. not so good with all of this technical stuff.
Glad you liked the sugar bowl. I have since purchased some curtains from the charity shop, need a bit of a wash and they will be as good as new...
Take Care..
Love Jane xxx