Monday, 8 November 2010

ELECTRICITY (and other things)



Carmi's Thematic Challenge this week is "Electricity. I couldn't think of anything more imaginative than this one of a pylon! Nearly fell over backwards taking it one of the sunny days we had this summer!




But I thought I would post another picture of the fir trees on the pitch and putt course in the Park. They are beautiful at the moment, a real orange, and looked so lovely in the early sun one morning.

Alas, nearly all the needles have come off in the wind and rain we had last night and today. Larches are the only deciduous conifer (native to the UK) here, and I love them at all seasons. The first bright green tufts in the Spring, the lovely dark green against a summer sky, and the orange of the autumn.

This might be the last blog for a while as I have eye surgery tomorrow. Its a simple cataract operation, but it does mean that I can't see with my spectacles and I can't see without them!

Hopefully all will be perfect once I can get my new spectacles, but I do crave for a bit of reading ability once my eye has settled down. I can't do without books! I will ha ve to go and investigate the audio book section in the Library!

13 comments:

KathyA said...

Those big electricity carriers always remind me of monsters.

Hope the surgery goes very well and you'll never need your glasses again.

And those larches against the dark sky are glorious.

Hollace said...

Those are great photos, both of them. I trust your eye surgery will go smoothly and your healing will be quick!

Twain12 said...

great pictures...i'm partial to the pretty trees though

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Good luck on your surgery and I hope you have a very quick recovery. The picture of electric tower is scary and the picture of the trees pretty.

Max said...

I love the first one, looking up at all the parallels, perpendiculars, triangles and other geometric shapes.
Awesome!

Diane said...

Fingers crossed that all goes well and your eye recovers quickly Gilly - I will miss your posts. xxxxx

TheMuddledMarketPlace said...

Yikes!
Am impressed with that pylon image...altho I have to admit that it does make me feel everso slightly nauseous...

best wishes for the appointment today, may your doctors hands be safe ones

Jee said...

Hope your eye surgery has gone well and you'll be back online soon.

SingingOwl said...

Beautiful pics! Best wishes and prayers going up for the cataract surgery. Been there, done that. First one was difficult, second one was easy peasy. Hope all goes just fine. You will love the way things look after!

Carmi said...

That tower picture is phenomenal! What a great way to reflect this week's theme!

And the orange? An electric color, wouldn't you think?

You never cease to amaze me, Gilly. In a good way, of course.

kenju said...

The tower photo is very good and the trees are so beautiful. I hope you sail through the operation with flying colors, Gilly. Come back soon.

VioletSky said...

Beautiful shots. The trees always look their best in bright sunlight, under blue skies.
Hope all went well with your surgery and you will be righted and sighted soon.

Cheshire Wife said...

I would have thought that you would need to be lying down to take a shot like that of a pylon.

The grey sky really brings out the colour of the larches. I expect that tonight's wind will leave them bare.

I hope that the surgery is successful.