In the Ruins

I went to Soul Deep, yesterday, just on sunset…

… I was showing off my legs, with my new skimpy shorts…

… because I have new ink that I love…

… I was in a playful mood…

… teetering around on rocks in the water…

… like the big kid I am…

… feeling like a nymph in a Maxfield Parrish painting (:

Night Light

During my midnight camera-drone jaunt, the other night, I realised that the bottom of the steps from my wild garden to my managed garden were pretty dangerously dark for anyone not familiar with what was where…

… so I installed some of my trusty Japanese stone lanterns and a bit more paving, so the path was more obvious and manageable from the bottom of the stairs to the old path that used to run down the side of my chateau, before I pulled the chateau down, and let nature run wild in what was left of it’s footprint…

… the lights and extra paving work really well. After I took these pictures, I went for another midnight camera stroll…

… there’s lots of sweet fauna amongst my flora…

… this little Fae and her friend come most nights…

… and sit here, endlessly entranced by the water running into the bucket from the fountain. The bucket is plumbed back to the fountain, so it never fills up, but is always filling. Perhaps the Fae and her friend don’t know this, and think the bucket is a magical thing?…

… a fox has recently made a den under some rocks. If you are patient…

… she will come out and scan the area…

… making sure it’s safe for her pups to come out…

… and play.

Midnight in my Yard

I needed to recalibrate the gyros on my camera drone…

… and make sure it’s night-time pathfinding abilities were still accurate…

… so I went on a midnight spin with it, last night…

… gliding silently through my little, magical Queendom…

… checking out the nightlife…

… the beautiful things that I protect…

… who have always been safe here…

… sleeping peacefully in their beds…

… not even noticing as my nano-drone hovers silently around them…

… my drone’s senses picked up every little rustle, every chirping night insect…

… I zeroed in on my wonderful little Fae-on-a-toadstool…

… she was contentedly looking at the stars.

A Dawn Stroll Through Bay City

I started my morning in a cute little Bay City gallery

… then went out into the dawn…

… for a stroll around…

… it’s a while since I’ve wandered around Bay City…

… don’t know if it was just the light, but the place was looking really nice…

… the buses were even running, this early in the day…

… the sun through the clouds was like a gorgeous, smouldering ember…

… one of the things I love about Bay City is that you seem able to go most places…

… without getting some crappy message telling you to piss off…

… by the time I actually did get one of those messages…

… I’d been strolling for hours, had over four hundred pictures, and just TP’d home.