I thought I'd experiment with the new tripod and see if I could get any decent moon and star type pictures over the weekend, having felt inspired by the moon and star photograph man confidently asserting how easy night-time photography is on stargazing last week. Here are the results...
|Bit indistinct, but you can at least make out some of the craters on the dark side. It got a lot worse after this....|
|Oh Dear. Bet you didn't know we had a sock-shaped moon in the sky did you?|
|Yes. This, believe it or not, is a star. More practice required I fear...|
Here are a selection of LTT's who have been Very Busy Indeed in the garden over the weekend...
And not to forget our Robins, who have been showing suggestions of Spring-type behaviour, by which I mean all three of them have been seen sharing the same patch of garden without war or bad language breaking out...
Limpy the sheep (otherwise know as Gladys) has made a truly miraculous recovery and is now only distinguishable from the others by the off-white coat she's sporting, which is still encrusted with dried mud. There was barely a hobble in sight when we took the dogs to check them over the weekend, and this was despite Poppy's best efforts to test her recovery by running excitedly at the flock. A severe reprimand was issued for this naughty behaviour and she was put firmly back on the lead, not looking, I have to say, in the least bit chastised. Ted, meanwhile, looked very worried indeed and hissed at her when she was brought back under control: 'Poppy, you mustn't do that. You'll get us both into so much trouble,' which is not unlike his response when she zips upstairs and he looks mortified and shocked at her nerve. I fear she will never be as polite and thoughtful as Teddy. She is a bit of a wild child at the moment but that's perhaps only to be expected.
|Gladys (far left), looking better than this time last week|
|Orange Sheep, this way...|
|I swear they do this on purpose, hiding in the most inaccessible undergrowth at the top of the steepest hill|
I've also just ordered a whole pile of wool with which to make L a blanket of his own. He has been casting covetous eyes on mine and I fear if I don't make him one of his own he'll pinch it before long. The new wool is cygnet seriously chunky and I splashed out on a wide range of shades from bluebell to candy pink (that'll go down well won't it?) so we have a rich variety of colours arriving. I'll try to post some pics for you. I must be getting old, because the ordering and arrival of new wool heralds such great excitement I can't wait for it to get here so I can start knitting!
Hope all are well,