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I have been feeling quite down lately because of the lack of success in my job hunting and the increasing stress and money worries that come with that but today's sunny weather certainly lifted my mood somewhat (I was able to wear a t-shirt instead of a hoodie, omgwtfbbq!). And I decided to spend some time outside with my camera as it's been ages since I have taken the time for photography (stage door pictures hardly count). My camera is absolutely rubbish as I am still using the compact one I bought in a rush in the US when my other one broke down (a proper DSLR is on my to wish list for when I actually manage to find a job) and I still cannot figure out how to upload pictures to Facebook without them being resized and turning slightly grainy but even so I wanted to share a few of the photos:

Can anyone recommend me nice parks or gardens to visit in London? I don't mean a general place such as Hyde Park but somewhere a little more colourful where I will be able to photograph the up and coming Spring flowers (wildlife a bonus!). Many thanks ♥

Date: 2011-03-23 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gorgeous pictures! They make me want to garden so I can have pretty flowers around me dskfjbsk

Date: 2011-03-24 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks so much <3 And I want a garden too! I am becoming far too domestic I want a job already so I can have my own place, a cat and a garden...

Date: 2011-03-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lovely! And the sky is so blue (finally!)

I've heard people recommend Kew Gardens in West London. Never been there myself though.

Date: 2011-03-24 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! And today seems another lovely day \o/

Thanks for the tip. Just had a look and you have to pay an entrance fee for it :( I should've specified free parks/gardens...

Date: 2011-03-24 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whoops, sorry, I didn't even know that Kew Gardens charged an entrance fee! So used to most stuff like that in London being free!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes me too, which makes it extra annoying when something isn't! It's alright though, I'll still keep it in mind for when I have more cash again :)

Date: 2011-03-24 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These are so NOT rubbish. ♥♥

Date: 2011-03-24 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww thanks <3 If you look closely though the outlines of the flowers have a weird grainy layer over them which Facebook always does to my pictures (the originals look better) which is so annoying :/

Date: 2011-03-24 12:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Try Photobucket or LJ Scrapbook?

Date: 2011-03-24 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah I know I can use another website (though PB resizes the quality of pictures after a few weeks too unless you change it to PNG and I have never been able to figure out making folders in Scrapbook) but I really want to know what I am doing wrong with FB and change it because I still pefer to upload my travel pics there so my family can see them too (most my LJ posts are locked).

Date: 2011-03-24 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You have spring! I'm so jealous. We had snow today.

Date: 2011-03-24 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Snow? O_O Holy shit. Thank goodness we don't. Although I think we had snow at Easter in the Netherlands last year which was a bit insane. i really hope that Spring is here to stay now!

Date: 2011-03-24 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Such lovely pictures!!

Date: 2011-03-24 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks so much <33

Date: 2011-03-24 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gorgeous pictures! Totally relaxing me here :)

I'm sorry you're feeling so down lately hun :( Not good :( Understandable though, but you keep looking out for jobs :) *big fat hugs*

Date: 2011-03-24 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's what they're doing to me too :)

Thanks so much hun <33 It's all just so frustrating as I am continuously applying but the end result is mostly out of my hands. I am trying my hardest you know and I do not want to retreat to the Netherlands...

Date: 2011-03-24 09:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww squirrels AND flowers??? DOUBLE RAINBOW!!!!!! You take such good pics hon ♥ do not be dissing the camera. It is awesome.
Edited Date: 2011-03-24 09:29 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-24 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did not see double rainbows *sad(

And thanks <3 If you look closely though the outlines of the flowers have a weird grainy layer over them which Facebook always does to my pictures (the originals look better) which is so annoying :/ At least the colours came out well when I take pictures of places that are a little too bright the sky is just white giving the outline of the buildings/whatever I took a picture off a terrible computerised look.

Date: 2011-03-24 09:39 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Kew gardens definitely. St James is always nice for daffodils

Date: 2011-03-24 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the tip. Just had a look at Kew Gardens and you have to pay an entrance fee for it :( I should've specified free parks/gardens...

However I like your idea of St James Park! It's close to Buckingham Palace too and I remember living the flowerbeds in front of there too :)
Edited Date: 2011-03-24 12:01 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-24 02:00 pm (UTC)
ext_107368: (Lost // Des & Penny FTW YES!)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yeah I forget its not free boo!

St James Park is looking lovely right now went round it today at lunch very pretty

Date: 2011-03-24 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yay! I'll go there tomorrow or Saturday (assuming the weather stays this lovely!)

(and I meant "loving" not "living" in the comment above of course >.<)

Date: 2011-03-25 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! I'm so glad it's Spring! Definitely my favorite season! I love how the weather during spring isn't too hot or too cold just in between! But yeah it hasn't been like that here in Cali. Been raining for the past several days and we still have another storm coming. :( Not how I wanted to start off spring. lol. I can't wait to wear my other clothes that aren't jackets or hoodies! Gonna be great to wear flowy tops and such!

And beautiful pics btw!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't it always warm in California though? :P This last week it has been 15 degrees Celcius here in London which is so much warmer than anything we've had for ages!

Thank you :)

Date: 2011-03-28 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ooh, really nice pictures. yay for sunny days

Date: 2011-03-28 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you :)

Everything looks so much nicer when the sun finally decides to come out!


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