Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Taut On The Outside, I'm Crumpling And Crawling,

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Taut

To stretch or pull tight. Find something taut in your space today.

Lyrics from Sleepwalk by Ultravox

Taut on the outside,
I'm crumpling and crawling,
Watching the day drag away.
Spiralling deeper,
I can't feel my fingers,
Rip round my throat as I dream

Monday, 29 September 2008

Lilac Wine

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?
Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?
Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love,
Feel unready for my love

Walking By A High-Rise To A Landmark Square

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Landmark
An object or feature of a landscape that is easily recognisable. Show us a landmark in your space today.

Bothwell Castle, a local and historical landmark

Lyrics from These Streets by Paula Nutini

Where'd the days go?
When all we did was play
And the stress that we were under wasn't stress at all
Just a run and a jump into a harmless fall from
Walking by a high-rise to a landmark square
You see millions of people with millions of cares
And I struggle to the train to make my way home
I look at the people as they sit there alone
Life is good, and the sun is shiningEverybody flirts to their ideal place
And the children all smile as a boat shuffled by them
Trying to pretend that they've got some space
These streets have too many names for me
I'm used to Glenfield road and spending my time down in Orchy
I'll get used to this eventually
I know, I know

Thursday, 25 September 2008

They Stack The Odds 'Til We Take To The Street

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Stack
A pile of objects, typically neatly arranged. Find a stack in your space today.

Lyrics from Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'til we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

LikeThe Wind Takes A Leaf From A Tree

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Leaf

A flattened structure attached to the stem of a plant. Find a leaf in your space today.

Lyrics from A Leaf From A Tree by Mary Coughlan

Sometimes I feel like I might just fall apart
Trying to hold all this in my heart
And late at night when the house is dark
I'm scared,yes I'm scared
That like the wind takes a leaf from a tree

Time will take your love from me
Like the wind takes a leaf from a tree
Time will take your love from me
And you're kind, you tell me don't be scared

And you promise that you'll always be there
While I believe that you care
I know, yes I know
That like the wind takes a leaf from a tree

Time will take your love from me
Like the wind takes a leaf from a tree
Time will take your love from me

Monday, 22 September 2008

It's Delightful,Its Delicious, It's De-lovely

Prompt at her space my space is Delicious

Something that is highly pleasant in taste. Find something delicious in your space today.

Thanks to Louise for the tips on the white background

Lyrics from It's De-Lovely by Robbie Williams

The night is young, the skies are clear
And if you want to go walkin', dear
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely
I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Lay Across My Big Brass Bed

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Big

Of considerable size, extent or intensity. Show us something big in your space today!

Lyrics from Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
Ill show them to you and you'll see them shine
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And youre the best thing that hes ever seen
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When hes standing in front of you

My Mind's Eye

I sit here every day looking at the sky
Ever wondering why I dream my dreams away
And I'm living for today in my mind's eye
Things are clearer than before
Showing me the way, asking me to stay
I'll never close the door to all these things and more
In my mind's eye
Everybody I know says I'm changing
Laughing behind their backs, I think they're strange
People running everywhere, running through my life
I couldn't give a care because they'll never see
All that I can see with my mind's eye

Like A Circle In A Spiral

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel thats turning
Running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

So Cheap And Juicy

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Juicy

To be full of juice or succulent. Find something juicy in your space today !

Lyrics from "That Time" by Regina Spektor

Hey remember the time when I found a human tooth down on Delancey
Hey remember that time we decided to kiss anywhere except the mouth
Hey remember that time when my favorite colors were pink and green
Hey remember that month when I only ate boxes of tangerines
So cheap and juicy, tangerines

Monday, 15 September 2008

Pretty Little Policemen In A Row

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Row

A number of people or things in a straight line. Show us a 'row' in your space today.

Lyrics from "I Am The Walrus" by The Beatles

Mister City Policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row.
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
I'm crying. I'm cry, I'm crying, I'm cry, I'm crying.
Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,Boy, you been a naughty girl and you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman (woo), they are the eggmen (woo),
I am the walrus,
Coo coo, kachoo.

Friday, 12 September 2008

In The Bars And The Cafes,Passion

Today's prompt at Her Space My Space is Passion

A strong and barely controllable emotion. Show us some passion in your space today ;)

I was going to tell you about my morning, sitting outside in the glorious September sunshine, a pretty strange sight with my pyjama bottoms rolled up so the sun could see my legs, munching on a bagel, sipping my tea, passion on my mind, the sweet scent of the late blooming sweet peas wafting through the air, peaceful and at peace, until the vicious attack by the the dive bombing wasp ( they are worse than the spiders). But I can't because I have repetitive strain injury caused by the number of snaps I shot, all in the name of passion. So three hours later here are the results

My passion is music

A couple more shots taken along the way

Lyrics from"Passion" by Rod Stewart

In the bars and the cafes, passion
In the streets and the alleys, passion
A lot of pretending, passion
Everybody searching, passion

Once in love youre never out of danger
One hot night spent with a stranger
All you wanted was somebody to hold on to yeah
Passion, passion

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Oh Won't You Come On Over

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Over

Above, at the other side or beyond an object. Show us 'over' in your space today.

Looking Over...A vertigo delight

Lyrics from "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse

Well sometimes I go out, by myself,
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things,
Of what you're doing,
And in my head I paint a picture.
Since I've come home,
Well my body's been a mess,
And I miss yur ginger hair,
And the way you like to dress.
Oh won't you come on over,
Stop making A fool out of me,
Why don't you come on over, Valerie

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Like A Cat In A Bag

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Bag

Lyrics from "The Drugs Don't Work" by The Verve

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm comin' down
And I hope you're thinking of me
As you lay down on your side
Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

I Could Be Purple

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Purple
The colour that is intermediate between red and blue. Find something purple in your space today

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you walk out the door!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Just An Old Sweet Song Keeps Georgia On My Mind

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Sweet
To have a pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey. Find something sweet in your space today.

0% Fat = You can eat the full packet

Lyrics from "Georgia" by Ray Charles

Georgia, Georgia,the whole day through
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind
Georgia, Georgia, a song of you

Comes as sweet and clean
As moonlight through the pines

Sunday, 7 September 2008


Wash the twilight
From my head
Hanging on a brighter thread
Little darlin
Til I see you once again

Friday, 5 September 2008

Doesn't Have A Point Of View

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Point

To direct someone's attention with your finger. Find 'point' in your space today

It does have a bit of a finger in it

Lyrics from "Nowhere Man" by the Beatles

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missin',
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command

Thursday, 4 September 2008

You Ask Me To Enter

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Enter

To come or go into a place. Show us 'enter' in your space today.

Lyrics from "One" by U2

You say Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I cant be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt
One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

And Through The Hedge

Prompt from Her Space My Space is Hedge

A boundary formed by bushes or shrubs. Show us a hedge in your space today.

Went out for a drive today( or as Shannon would say gallivanting ) to find my hedge shot. I turned into a lurker, peeking round corners and kerb crawling. Strange looks and stares didn't put me off but did make me feel as if I were "up to something".

Some more shots from my neighbourhood prowling

Lyrics from "Put The Sun Back" by The Coral

Down the cinder path
And through the hedge
Climbing up to the window ledge
Throwing lockets to make a scene
I can’t explain, you know what I mean

I caught you crying
Trying to hide your tears away
But your crippled smile
Will always give the game away
Are we falling apart ?
Are we just walking in the park ?

We’ve got to put
The sun back in our hearts

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Oh I Never Was Good With Romantic Words

Prompt from her space my space is Romantic

An action or sentiment of love. Find something (or someone!) romantic in your space today.

I have gone for a sentiment of love, my daughter and I holding hands

We had fun with this shot, camera on timer, 10 seconds to get into position and the dog thinking it was a game got fed too many treats trying to keep bits of her out the picture.

Lyrics from "Mandolin Wind" by Rod Stewart

Oh I never was good with romantic words
So the next few lines come really hard
Dont have much but what Ive got is yours
Except of course my steel guitar
Ha, cause I know you dont play
But Ill teach you one day
Because I love ya

Monday, 1 September 2008

She Dropped A Coin Into The Cup Of A Blind Man At The Gate

Prompt from her space my space is Gate

A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a fence or wall. Find a gate in your space today

Lyrics from "Simple Twist Of Fate" by Bob Dylan

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' by the arcade.
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin' up,
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.
He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn't care,pushed the window open wide,
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.