Dumped waste

Excerpt from an email to my local councillor about flytipping on our alleyway :

 “Dear Councillor

Over the last few weeks the owners of xxxxx and the owner of xxxxxx London Road have dumped all this waste on our alleyway that includes access to the rear of our property at xxxx and also number x and x effectively blocking access for all three properties. The waste was originally moved from behind the xxxxx shop, they removed some of it but dumped the rest behind the flats. The owner of the flats or his workers dumped it on our alleyway. It is four or five feet high and at least twenty foot long. I have spoken to various people at the flats who promised it would be removed a fortnight ago. Instead the heap is getting bigger.

The owner said he was told to dump it on the alleyway and the council would remove it, he says he has chased it up with an officer called xxxxxx who assured him it would be removed by last Friday. I gave him my email address but don’t know if he will do as he says.

Will you please visit to see the problem. I am concerned that we will be left in a situation where we have to remove it which I cannot afford. It was rubbish on the left of the path including fly tipping and buddlea that had grown there over several years.”

I went on to add some personal details explaining why I cannot deal with this without my councillors support.

Yours sincerely

Cleaning photos

I just optimised about 100 photos on my phone, but as usual it’s mixed everything up now. Photos I took yesterday are right down my camera roll and this picture I created digitally is now number 1.

There must be a logical explanation for what happens but I don’t know why. I’m not a computer expert so I don’t understand the ins and outs of what is going on. Still it’s interesting to see old photos popping up again. Mostly ones I have made into patterns.

Got to 100%!

I post my own art and photos here, but they do take up a lot of space on my WordPress account. Today I tried loading a photo only to be told I didn’t have sufficient space. I had got to 100%! I have had to go in and delete some of my photos to get to 99.4%…just enough to squeeze a few more photos in. I shall try posting my pictures from my media. It does mean that some of my posts now have no images to go with them, but I can’t afford a more expensive plan, so there it is.

Deleting photos.. Again

I have just deleted 1% of my photos on my WordPress account. Because I had reached 99.9% of images on my media… 13 gigabytes of pictures! The only way to add images is to delete old ones. So if you find a post I have written without an image you know why!

Since I started this blog a few years ago I have always tried to add images of my own to illustrate what I’m describing. I’ve tried to limit them to one’s that were not as good, a bit confusing or untidy. I hope readers don’t mind. But unless I do this I won’t be adding any more images!

Fern

A fern in the corner of this photo from the Dorothy Clive Garden. The shapes really stand out against the darker background leaves. This is the sort of photo that I might duplicate and mirror. I look out for images that can be made into patterns. The deep maroon/purple is a good contrasting colour. I need to look through all my pictures to see if there are any more like this. I do take too many!

Plants

I’ve spent a few more hours planting and tidying up our back yard. I’ve potted on a lot of little plug plants and the bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen. I’ll post a picture of the yard next, but photos are taking up too much space on my blog so I’m trying to limit what I post. Here you can see some of the colourful plants I have growing here.

Giant cat?

Look at the size of the hand in the background, apparently stroking this cat? If it were really that size the cat would be as big as a pony! How does this work? The cat was very close to the camera and appears large, the hand is my hubby’s, he sat about a foot away and this is his right hand, furthest away from the cat. It’s a bit blurred because it’s at the back. This is called depth of field. If you think of a photo as being in layers from the closest layer to the lens going backwards in slices then the deepest part of the feild of view is at the back. If you have a shallow field only the things at a certain distance will be in focus. With a deep feild all or most of the photo will be in focus. This is most noticeable in the deep field view of the universe with the Hubble Space telescope. In the pictures from that you can keep zooming in to see more and more detail. Sorry for the non technical explanation!

Cats in the garden

Warmest day of the year in the UK so far today. 19°c. A couple of weeks ago it was freezing. Our cats were out in the sunshine. Basking. On the chair on the ground. The third cat was mooching somewhere in the bushes so I missed getting a picture of her. Everything is growing madly so I had a go at trimming the top of a fir tree (not tall) and some branches off an overgrown buddlea. Now I ache all over, eight hours later. I wish I was a cat.