Saturday, 25 July 2009

IN WHICH I TRY TO PRODUCE A BLOG POST REALLY WORTHY OF THE NAME, WITH MIXED RESULTS


So i know that at least one of you has remarked the general paucity of posting over here in the last few weeks. And my last two posts have begun "So I just nicked this off x". 

I was determined to do better. I said to myself, I wanna make a post to make my readers proud.To make Vp weep tears of pride. To make Arabella Sock snicker. 

Off I went at 9am this morning, to capture the Titan arum for you all, in glorious technicolour. Before anyone else had got there. Including even the Daily Telegraph, who was hot on my heels with his big ole wide angle lens. 

So I did my bit, and came proudly home ready to upload Baklava Shed's very first Moving Images. 

Only then did I realise my filming was irredeemably, irrevocably sideways. 

Sorry! Try better next time! In the meantime, crick your necks, and be glad you can't smell it (Ryan!). I absolutely love the way the other lady sniggers after I say "have a little sniff" at the end.....


*ps by 'the smell of a fishbox', I mean a scent I remember from my childhood, when my best friend's dad was a fisherman. His car and their hay loft always reeked of this terrible ammoniac smell of beyond decay. 


11 comments:

Maggi said...

I am so delighted that I'm not the only one to turn the camera to portrait for video - doh! I've done it several times too, why can't I learn? I'm also delighted that we don't have 'smellyvision'. Good post lovey, I'm proud of you!

Karen - An Artists Garden said...

tee hee - very good, so glad I cannot smell it.
K

Ryan said...

You could have just got away with saying you were going for an arty angle?! lol!

The smell of a fish box? Maybe the gas mask was an extreme precautionary tip?

Anyway I'm glad you beat the paps and buggered up the filming in your excitement. That's exactly the kind of thing I would do. Either that or just leave the lens cap on.

Ryan

Julia said...

I'll be there tomorrow morning. Hopefully it'll be stinkier.

VP said...

Sheer genius. Pass me the tissues.

And the gas mask.

xxx

easygardener said...

Well I got a stiff neck but did find the flower very impressive.
I was rather hoping a long tentacle would reach out and lift the person off the ladder but that comes from watching too many horror films!

Simon said...

So that's where The Simpsons nicked the idea from. I had no idea. I'm nowhere near Kew so I went looking for Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Couldn't find them either.

Whilst I'm here could I alert people to the possible reintroduction of amonopyralid. You can sign the petition against this here

Victoria said...

I've always wanted to see this - how long does the flowering last? Will it still be worth going to see on Tuesday?

emmat said...

Ah this has made me chuckle...

But Victoria, I think the flower will still be relatively impressive, what you don't get after the first 48 hours is the parfum.... which may be a good thing....

colleen said...

Gawd - this made me laugh.

LittleGreenFingers said...

OK, now the children are not only asking me why they can't use the laptop to visit the Cbeebies website, but also why my head has to be at this funny angle.