Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

03 May 2007

(A delapidated saw mill in the forest)

Right now, I'm throwing my hands up in despair - everyone who knows what fun and games I've been having with computers will know what I mean when I say that I got the gadget yesterday, and was jubilant, thinking I'd be blogging away by nightfall....

The gadget came yesterday morning, and sat in the car all day, waiting ... just waiting... for the moment when it could fulful its purpose in life... to give internet connection to my son's laptop once more!


and Ha again!

I'm not blogging ( :-) ) again, as the little gadget doesn't do what it should be doing. Or, rather, it does do what it's supposed to do, for the time it's working, but unfortunately, since it's now freezing up the laptop every five minutes, there's not much improvement over not working at all! :-(

So, until I work out what's wrong with this now, I'm still on a 'whenever I get a chance' status :-(

Now to work....!!

See you later

© Annelisa Christensen 6:35 am

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At May 03, 2007 7:14 am, Blogger Princess Haiku said...

And when you were waiting for the thing to work........ all this beauty happened around you. Tomorrow, I am unplugging and going for a walk.

At May 03, 2007 8:44 am, Blogger twilite said...

Hi Annelisa! I love your pics...especially those cobwebs...and the last one. Have a jolly day!

At May 03, 2007 9:26 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh no!! Still your camera is working! :)

At May 03, 2007 10:00 am, Blogger TopChamp said...

Well good luck with it all!!! I'm not really technologically minded, or I'd try to help.

Those spiders webs are amazing - you can't beat nature can you?

I scouted out a mushrooming woods yesterday... it's on the way to Dunfermline and had beech and fir trees. Should be good in September.

At May 03, 2007 11:28 am, Blogger Queenie said...

Computers, curse of the working woman (don't know what excuse I've got). The photos are brill, I often wonder what time you rise??
The spider webs are really neat.
I am hoping to invest,big hint here for my birthday (if Math is looking) in a good camera. Mind you I would still need your skill and inspiration!!!!

At May 03, 2007 7:19 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

My that makes me want to rise early and discover the true beauty around me. Thank you for posting these wonderful photos...

At May 03, 2007 8:48 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Now there's a delapidated sawmill
I could do something with
Dare I say though if inquiries were made the 'owners' would come out of the woodwork.

great spider web pics
gotta catch them with morning dew
I know, I know - I'm so demanding
Never satisfied always wanting more

At May 03, 2007 9:07 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

I LOVE your pictures, sweets. My fave this time is the delapidated saw mill in the forest! Thank you!

Good luck on the gadget =)

At May 03, 2007 10:33 pm, Blogger Danielle said...

Your photography is absolutely breaktaking. I enjoy the photos as much as the words that flow between them.

Great style.

Be well and enjoy the day.

At May 04, 2007 8:52 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh please God mend Annelisa's computer I miss her!

At May 04, 2007 10:32 am, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
What a peaceful setting...What a world we live in. We are all just a little part of this beautiful world you are showing.
Thanks a lot, Annalisa!

At May 04, 2007 2:14 pm, Blogger Mystic Rose said...

hope everything gets fixed soon..

miss you but atleast i can read your posts now.. :)

At May 04, 2007 6:16 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Back to send some good vibes =)
Miss ya!

At May 04, 2007 11:41 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

So lush there! We don't have any leaves yet! Love those pics...though I hate spidies! Have to take more pics on mine!

Have a great weekend! (I forgot to get the girl to send you my song!!! Will have to wait till Mon. unless I can figure it out! HA! I heard you laughing!!)

At May 05, 2007 12:42 am, Blogger ann said...

your *whenever* is producing some brilliant photography...

have a great bank holiday weekend... hope the sun shines down on us

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

At May 05, 2007 8:05 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Morning Princess - I hope you managed to go out for a walk this morning! It's a bit overcast here, but still dry... so I took some vids of my walk.

I managed to miss filming:
a fox,
a rat,
the husky sled
and a billion birds...

but I still enjoyed the walk! :-)

Twilite - the sun was shining really brightly just on those cobwebs... how could I resist?! :-)

No, Akelamalu, the computer time's still not my own (come summer!!!) but my camera's still working (touch wood!)

Morning TC - Unfortunately, my ex is very technologically minded, and the computer still isn't fixed. It has it's moments. We've tried uninstalling and re-installing again (half a dozen times!!), but haven't quite got it yet :-(

I reckon nature could out-do us every time on creating fantastic art....

Today's video (maybe I'll get a chance to put it on later) is just a walk round the forest, but might be interesting to your man in showing the variety...Beech, birch and fir are the dominant species in our woods/ forests as well... the birch are looking particularly dapper with their emerald green leaves just now!

Did it actually make you rise early, Pauline? :-D Bet you were in bed as long as possible this morning! But it is worth getting up early occassionally... it's a different world first thing in the morning, before everyone else is up!

Hey, Quasar - see that sawmill? I love it! I'm currently doing a little project, taking a picture of that sawmill each time I go up the forest, with the idea of showing how it changes throughout the year... we'll see how that goes later in the year, if I don't lose interest :-)

Ha ha... 'out of the woodwork'... I've got some pics from inside the mill, and the only inhabitants seem to be spiders and beetles...

You know those spicer webs? There wasn't any dew on them that I could see - the shine was from the web itself! But, I'll try and catch a pic with the morning dew next time, ok? :-)

Hi Sanni - yes, the sawmill has to be one of my most favourite of favourites...it really changes with the different light on the trees around it (see what I was saying to Quasar). I'll show you later in the year.

Thank you Danielle, for your kind words, and also for nominating me for that incredibly ubiquitous 'Thinking bloggers' award... Yours is the fifth nomination (!), but I suspect I can come up with a few more blogs... if I try :-)

Good morning, Akelamalu - sorry, sweetheart, I haven't managed to fix the laptop yet, but I'm getting here as often as I can (believe me when I say I'm getting withdrawals, not being able to visit everyone!! :-( )

Hi Krystyna - that's how I think of it too... sometimes I feel just a tiny speck floating around this amazing universe, while at other times I feel triple-gigantic, like everything is a part of me, and I'm part of everything... certainly hard to place one's importance in the whole scheme of things! Just by being alive, we have a very special place on this planet... we are part of what makes it a 'living planet', and that must give us a unique spot in the universal spotlight! And, as you say, it's beautiful...

Hey, Mystic - good to see you! I shall try and stop by when I can... and maybe we can hook up and have a cuppa together! :-)

Thanks, Sanni - it must be frustrating for you not being able to get a 'feed' on the comments! :-D I'll try and put my answers in a post sometime, so you can get it directly :-)

Thanks for the vibes... I need 'em... I'm missing everyone like crazy!

From the look of your recent photos, MOI - I don't suppose it will be long before your garden is blossoming too! I'm going to try and put up a video later from the forest. All the flowers and leaves and animals are out.

I look forward to getting your song - I've spoken to the headteacher, and she thinks there might be a way to do some videoing, but I need to have the song first, so I can tell her what I'd like, and she can say whether or not it's possible. Monday will be fine - it's bank holiday over here on monday anyhow, so the school will be closed (and no work - yahay!)

Aw, that's really sweet of you to say so, Ann - the photography comes as a natural bi-product of my walks, which I have to do anyhow (dogs will be dogs, and need a whole lot of energy disappating!)

Hope your weekend's lovely too (there's no sun here yet :-( ) and you get time to put your feet up and enjoy it at some point! :-)

At May 05, 2007 8:38 am, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

How frustrating! But you did get to take a lovely walk amongst the cobwebs.

Hoping the gadget works soon.

At May 05, 2007 12:26 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

That sawmill in different seasons will be stunning! I don't know what fall is like there, but if it were here, I'd love it with the backdrop of colourful leaves! A painter's delight...I can just imagine the painting framed in old barnboard! Do you paint? I think you could probably do anything you tried to very well!

At May 05, 2007 1:51 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hey, Mimi! Yes, walking in cobwebs is a serious pastime of mine - in the morning, before anyone's walked the paths, all of them are crossed with little strands of web, and sometimes I'm absolutely certain there are little arachnids attached when they hit my face!! :-( yuk!

Ex has some ideas about gadget, so I'll try and work with him later about it.

Mother of Invention - I don't know why, but i do find this 'shed' very attractive... and you're right, it was pretty lovely in the autumn (fall)... I'll see if I can find a photo from back then. Unfortunately, I'm still on son's laptop so can't get to my photos just now...

You are such a flatter, sweetheart! I think painting is one of the things I can't do (though I'm not too bad at pastels, I don't think)... maybe one day I should take an easel out there first thing in the morning, and see if I can't capture what i see...

At May 07, 2007 7:45 am, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hey Annelisa,
what happened to the whale of a tale. Have you got a taster on another site (blog) or is it all under wraps till it is published.

Bound to make a best seller, if it's got your usual characters, should have the reader racing thru imaginary worlds filled with monster et al

Can't wait to get a glimpse of preview - you won't forget us all when you become famous now - will you?

At May 07, 2007 8:24 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Man, I know I can't live without proper Internet connection for a day - I go absolutely bonkers! After I've gone through my initial trauma, I usually seek solace in books or games. =P

What are those pretty yet messy white stuff in between the leaves? Spider webs? ;)

I hope you will get a stable Internet connection. By the way, have you ever tried going to WiFi hotspots where you can go online for free? I know there are some in my country. Maybe there is one near you. ;)


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