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It’s been a while

5 Apr

So it might have been a while since I’ve published a photo. I’ve been snapping away but taking the time to compose some thoughts and share has dropped on my priority list. 

As I dashed to rescue my car from the multi storey car parked tonight the sky was doing some interesting things. 

I believe there was a small controlled burnoff and the skies were streaked with colour from the smoke as the sun set. Of course the only camera on hand was my iPhone but a snap is better than nothing. 



This next one was taken from the 5th floor of the car park.  I wish I had not left my camera in the office.

New Ferns

13 Feb

As my last fern purchase has been growing so well, I added to the collection today.  I have a few gaps in my mini fernery, so lets see how well these new babies grow.

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Tonight the weather turned wet.  So after so many colourful sunsets the last week, todays was all about the clouds

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Vet Visit

1 Feb

Our fur baby Harry had a trip to the Doc today.  It appears he spent the day yesterday licking his paw.

While at there we asked for his eye sight to be tested as we have noticed a sharp decline in the last 3 months.

Verdict?

Paw – Sedation and exploration of his paw didn’t find any foreign bodies.  Antibiotics should help it heal and lets check in a week.

Eye Sight – A bit more complicated.  It seems that his problems are possibly the result of a brain injury rather than an eye sight issue.  It may be something called hemi-inattention and while a CT might resolve questions it is unlikely to help find a cure.  What I can mostly find about this is in relation to people after a stroke.  So for now, we have to watch for any seizures and keep an eye on how he reacts in normal daily life.

Yes, our dog could need a cat scan, this potential for humour has not been lost on us.  And it was interesting to watch him as he recovered from the sedation, he was tripping.

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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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