Archive | January, 2017

Mountain, Moon, Planet

31 Jan

As we were heading home from our regular Tuesday night quiz I caught a glimpse of the sky doing something interesting.  Unfortunately the photo isn’t amazing, there was a bit too much street light interference but any shot is better than no shot.©2017 Cathy Craig

When I turned around there was a view of the Casino that I had not seen before.  This angle might need some further exploration with my other camera.

©2017 Cathy Craig

Hay Bales

30 Jan

We’ve been enjoying our view for a little over 21 years, and in that time we have seen some interesting changes in farming.  We have watched the crops vary to include opium poppies and grapes.  We have seen the influx of huge round irrigators.  This year it seems that large round hay bales are the latest.

Bees

29 Jan

Pottering in the garden this afternoon and I noticed the leek flowers were covered in bumble bees.  After a quick dash inside for the camera I came back to find only one bumble bee left, but plenty of honey bees.  These are the best shots, with both my 12-40 zoom and my 60mm macro.  I’m loving the detail I was able to capture.

Blocking

28 Jan

Finished is better than Perfect.

When knitting a shawl the final task is blocking.  This involves soaking the shawl and then stretching it out to dry.  It allows the work to relax into shape and for any lacework to open up.  These photos show the benefit of blocking, this shawl has ‘grown’ to almost twice the size it was straight off the needles.

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Pruning bush style

27 Jan

Today I watched the neighbours trim their tree near our power line.  It’s not pretty.

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It’s MINE!

26 Jan

My Baby Bear is packing up to head back off to Uni today.  Her cat was not so happy to see his play tunnel folded up and proceeded to pounce on it.  A quick moment photo, no time for getting focus point right, just point and shoot and trust the camera.

©2017 Cathy Craig

Works in Progress

25 Jan

As anyone who does anything creative will know, we never just work on one thing at a time.  There are always WIP’s on the go.  Here are two of mine.