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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

BLUE GREY TAKES A BREAK....


Ok... well it was always coming.

Due to the fact that yesterday I found out that the regional offices I work in will all be merged into one in Sheffield, due to my sisters wedding in Chicago in a fortnight or so, due to my and Anna's impending wedding in Shrewsbury in August and due to other pressing matters, I am afraid to say that I will not be posting regularly on Blue Grey for a few months.


I WILL however be posting very regularly on my online photo album site (the New Warren).

Most people who use that "flickr" photo-hosting site don't add much text to their photographs - I always like to - its pretty well Blue Grey really, without the links.


The Web address for the New Warren is : www.flickr.com/photos/the_black_rabbit and I'm sure once there (if you haven't been already) you'll recognise my "Black Rabbit" avatar (symbol of a Black Rabbit on a blue square).


Should you visit Blue Grey over the next few months or so, you'll see the odd post, from time to time possibly, and the most recent twenty photographs in the New Warren scroll through a slideshow in the top left corner of the home page - but that will be that I expect.


Blue Grey was a bit of an online diary, and so, now, is my flickr account, and at present, I have a lot to do - and that is why I cannot justify running (effectively) TWO online diaries...


Want to still keep up with what Anna and I are up to (and seeing) then nothing's really changed - you just have to visit the Black Rabbit's flickr account...

Easy.

Blue Grey will still be kept open (I will use it if no-one else does, as a very useful links page for myself, so I can keep up to date with Urban Extension, Shirl, Shirley and Words etc...), and soon I hope to start posting on the blog again, but its ta-ta for now grapple fans.


I'll leave you with one of the best photographs I've taken recently. Yesterday, as it happens, of a Red Damselfly in the drainage ditch by the "rec" behind the house.

(As always.... click to enlarge).

This photo and MANY others are of course viewable at the New Warren....

See you there!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

BRIEF UPDATE, PHOTOS AND THE NEW WARREN




I've been a bit busy recently what with one thing and another, so haven't had time to update BG AND The New Warren.

Lots of new photographs in the Warren though, complete with explanatory text.

Click on any of the small selection above to enlarge them, and visit the New Warren, by clicking HERE (or by clicking on the "New Warren" link at the top page of BG) to see far more photographs and a lot more corresponding text.

Thanks.

Monday, May 05, 2008

A FEW MORE PHOTOS






Ready for a good week of weather?

Here we go....



Just a few more recent photographs...

A Serotine bat over the Thames (apologies for the ridiculously poor quality of that one!), a Swift over the house (more on them in time with luck), two pictures of the newly hatched Goslings on the Thames at Caversham and one of a Great Crested Grebe.

Visit the New Warren to see accompanying text.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

MAY BANK HOLIDAY






Silly season again.


The fairground is finally getting some punters on the opposite bank of the Thames from the office, the CAMRA beer festival right next to the office is in full swing, the hot air balloons have started drifting over the house, the geese have produced their little furry goslings (pictures soon), the male Zebra spiders (with their HUGE fangs) have appeared in earnest, and I'm stuck in bed during the day, and in the office at night...
Humph.

Some recent photographs I've taken are above - as always click to enlarge or visit the New Warren to see them in all their glory accompanied by some explanatory text...


Oh....

On the subject of the New Warren and my photographs - I was emailed t'other day by an online news/media thingy, that wanted to use one of my Jumping Spider photographs for an article they were running.
I said yes, of course you can use it, (if I get credit) and use it they did!

YOU can read the article (and see my accompanying photo(s)) HERE....

Maybe I should start charging for my art, darlings....?!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

PINCH, PUNCH etc.... etc...


THE PEEKABOO SPIDER, originally uploaded by THE BLACK RABBIT.

"You ain't see me. Right?"