Pretty Flowers

Earlier this year I decided to try and make the weed-strewn mud behind my house into something more interesting than nettles, bindweed and rosebay willowherb (which I just learnt is edible). So I went to the garden centre and bought a few packets of “meadow flowers”. Being of the opinion that wild flowers are quite able to germinate by themselves, without human intervention I scraped the weeds and glass off my patch of land and threw the seeds on and left them.

The flowers have made good use of the hot, sunny weather and torrential downpours of the past month and there’s a bright riot of colour behind my car. It’s pretty good ๐Ÿ™‚

Things to do with glo-sticks

Inspired by a set of photos on nuxx.net of lightsticks that were cut open and tipped down a toilet (why? well… they glow, what other reasons do you need?) I decided I had to have a go. While making a cup of tea I discovered a glowing drinks stirrer and set about it with a pair of scissors.

My photos, while interesting, don’t quite have the alien glow of c0nsumer’s. I think I’ll try again with some proper glo-sticks. Mine look like luminescent creatures in some underwater cave, or possibly a Predator with severe haemorrhoids ๐Ÿ˜‰

All photos shot with my Canon A85 camera and a 15 second exposure. My bathroom now has a pretty sparkling effect after I accidentally flicked some glo-juice up the walls and onto the floor.

We’re holding your photos to ransom

Oh damn…

Hey piku org uk! About your photos…

You’ve run into one of the limits of a free account. Your free account will only display the most recent 200 photos you’ve uploaded. All of your photos beyond 200 will remain hidden from view until you either delete newer photos, or upgrade to a Pro account.

None of your photos have been deleted, and if you upgrade, they’ll all come back unharmed.

That’s a bit irritating. I don’t particularly want to pay for someone to host “random crap I take with my cameraphone”. Think I’ll need to configure my own system and tell Shozu to use an FTP upload instead.