Thursday, 24 June 2010


Lupins or lupines (North America) are the members of the genus Lupinus in the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus comprises between 200 and 600 species, with major centers of diversity in South America and western North America, in the Mediterranean region and Africa.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

White Dicentra

Those of you who know me will be aware that dicentra are one of my favourite plants.

Flowers have two tiny sepals and four petals. They are bisymmetric: the two outer petals are spurred or pouched at the base and curved at the tip, and the two inner petals are straight and connected at the tip.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


The appearance of turntablists and the birth of turntablism was prompted by one major factor - the disappearance of the DJ in hip hop groups, on records and in live shows at the turn of the 1990s. This disappearance has been widely documented in books and documentaries (such as Black Noise and Scratch The Movie), and was linked to the increased use of DAT tapes and other studio techniques that would ultimately push the DJ further away from the original hip hop equation of the MC as the vocalist and the DJ as the music provider alongside the producer. This push and disappearance of the DJ meant that the practices of the DJ, such as scratching, went back underground and were cultivated and built upon by a generation of people who grew up with hip hop, DJs and scratching. By the mid-90s the disappearance of the DJ in hip hop had created a sub-culture which would come to be known as turntablism and which focused entirely on the DJ utilising his turntables and a mixer to manipulate sounds and create music. By pushing the practice of DJing away, hip hop created the grounds for this sub-culture to evolve.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Rickety Wooden Garden Fence

A fence is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction: a wall is usually restricted to such barriers made from solid brick or concrete, blocking vision as well as passage (though the definitions overlap somewhat).

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Sugar Plum Fairy

Photograph Details: Nikon D40, focal length 55mm, ISO-200, exp: 1/800sec, f-stop 14

Friday, 11 June 2010


As some of you are aware, I have been fiddling again. There are some more noticable changes which have taken place (such as the background and the two columns running down the posts). On top of this, I have removed a few things and added others - like the recent comments widget and the search box.

It seems quite stable now, its certainly much better than it used to be. If you experience any problems with the new settings, let me know and I'll see what I can do to fix them.

Since the weather has been quite pants recently, I figured I'd change a few behind the scenes things, rather than post crap pictures.

Let me know if there are any problems!


Monday, 24 May 2010

Back Soon!

Hey Folks,

Just to keep you updated, I will be back soon with some more photos for you (hopefully!)


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