Monday, 28 January 2013

Grey Skies

The photos were taken by my sister today - which was actually mostly sunny, but at the first signs of a rather brief shower of rain, we grabbed umbrellas and pulled on our gumboots, mine paired with a charity shopped red hoodie, black tights, and shorts bought from Supré (back when their clothes weren't made in China.) Also, sorry for yet another post with a title that lacks creativity.

I was trying to think of a start to this post that wasn't about me once again being a neglectful blogger (sorry!) or the weather, but with it being more than three weeks since I last posted and with having some major weather recently, this start to the post is only one that didn't end up getting deleted.

So, to the weather, something that has been constantly showing up on my facebook news feed - people posting how much rain they've had, some sharing photos of flooded buildings and streets, constant warnings and updates. While where I am, all that we got was some wonderful rain and strong winds on Saturday (woke up the next morning to some broken off branches and the outside of my house being peppered with leaves). People nearby have had to evacuate their homes due to serious flooding, others were also affected by tornadoes the other day. My heart goes out to everyone, especially those who have been injured and the loved ones of those who have died. The destruction to people's homes and shops is devastating, and I can only imagine how awful it must be.

So for now I'm just hoping to see a little bit better news when I check the updates tomorrow.

And for something a little more cheerful, here's an un-edited photo I took this afternoon of a rainbow at sunset.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

A Belated Happy New Year

A photo of Jazz in her purple wig, a plastic necklace, and a flower. Taken by me, edited (I think) See here.
A photo taken in a quick shoot at a rest stop where I got my sister to model for me in these fallen leaves and petals. Un-edited photo by me. See here
An extra photo from this post. Photo of my sister Ireland taken by me.
I'm donning a 70's dress and vintage silk sash in front of the camera, my sister behind the camera. Not sure if the photo was edited. See post here.
An extra photo of my sister and our horse Crystal from this post. Photo taken by me (I had to make it a little brighter so you could see her face).
Styling a vintage Scottish kilt from a charity shop. Un-edited photo taken by my sister.
A photo of my sister in a newspaper dress and wearing a newspaper flower both made by me for an art project. The photo was taken by me and I forget whether or not it was edited. See here
Wearing my grandma's 70's belt and a customised skirt. Un-edited photo taken by my mum. See post here
An un-edited photo of gorgeous sister Ireland, taken by me (definitely amongst the photos that I'm most proud of). She is clad in a charity shopped vintage hat and vintage velvet gloves. See post here
The lovely Jazz plays Alice in an Alice in Wonderland shoot, wearing my mum's 80's dress. Un-edited photo by me. See here
Photo of me never before added to the blog. I'm wearing a secondhand dress, vintage hat, and 70's velvet jacket all charity shopped. Un-edited photo taken by Ireland.
My ever stunning godsister Jazz in vintage 70's sundress and silk sash. Taken by me, un-edited. See post here
An un-edited close up of a beautiful little yellow flower, taken by me. See here.
A non-edited photo of my beautiful godsister Jazz taken by me. See post here
Me sitting at a table set up in a paddock for photographic purposes. Un-edited photo taken by my mum. See post here
A photo I took of my beautiful mum after plaiting flowers into her hair. Un-edited. See here.

Once again, sorry for the neglectful blogging! It's been over a month since I posted! I'd blame it on being busy, but I just didn't have any photos (I kind of have to beg my sister to do photoshoots with me.)  So, for a (belated) Happy New Year post, I added some of my favourites from previous posts (a few of them were extra photos that didn't make it to those posts, and some from shoots that never got posted on the blog.)

My Christmas was a car trip to see my paternal grandmother, a few of my mum's friends, and my wonderful god-family (my god-sister, Jazz, can be seen in some of the photos above, although not her gorgeous mother Vashti or twenty-one year old twin brothers) whom all have me in laughing fits whenever I see them. I also saw my paternal step-grandmother, which was lovely, and she gave us big boxes of some old photos, books, a pair of my late grandfather's suspenders, his boots (which fit me), letters and a vintage lozenges case with a heap of vintage pins and badges. The best thing being a beautiful leather case with a rose gold pocket watch as good as new, we found out from the engravings that it was my great great grandfather's, from 1906. Things like that are so special to me, I'm definitely a sentiment over diamonds kind of person.

During the car trip, my dad asked everyone their favourite Christmas memory, and my thoughts instantly went back to a Christmas when my sister and I were younger and looked at everything with so much more whimsy, and wore matching satin pyjamas, a memory accompanied by the smell of pine needles and tinsel. What is everyone's favourite Christmas/New Year's memory? I'd really love to know!

As I write I am at my god-family's house, and the lovely Jazz is still asleep on mattresses that we were on last night watching Dylan Moran stand-up comedy, so I'm going to go make her some tea in the hopes of her becoming conscious. So, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, I know I'm looking forward to see what this year brings.