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Much Ado About Nothing ….

Armeria maritima, sea thrift

It seems a while since I have posted but this digital photography course is taking up much more of my time than anticipated.   Not only is there a fair bit to read, but it has to be read many times over to try and understand the technicalities.   This week has been about motion blur and all to do with iso levels, exposure levels, shutter and aperture controls.  This is all very confusing for someone whose an automatic shoot girl (well, elderly person really).

Letter E or could be Letter C?

Then there are the photographs to either take, or sort through, edit, upload, edit etc. etc.   Finally, my group’s photos to look at and comment on and as many other photos from the rest of the community as I can manage.   There is a glimmer at the end of the tunnel though and by the end of this course, although I don’t expect to turn into a professional photographer (this was not my ambition), I should at least be able to make use of all the options offered by my simple camera.   One of the assignments was to find and take photographs of objects in the shape of letters.   I was struggling rather but my Ikea candle holder came to the rescue.

My poor garden is being neglected although that is not strictly true as D. has been busy with the vegetable plot and greenhouse.  I still  have areas of the herb garden to clear though.

Pulsatilla vulgaris, seedhead, Pasque Flower

Fronds of horsetail and other such invaders are already beginning to emerge and need to be dealt with fiercely but I fear will never be eradicated.   I also have two scented geraniums to plant to replace the ones that did not survive the winter.   I did take cuttings but since we don’t heat the greenhouse they did not survive either.

Pansy

Next week we are off to London to visit daughter E.   We are all going to the Chelsea Flower Show, a first for me and much looking forward to it.   We have also booked to go and see ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (title inspiration) at The Globe Theatre which I have long wanted to visit.  Will have much to write about next week and no doubt more photographs to upload, edit, tag …….

Here is the candlestick upside down!

14th February

Today has been a day of sunshine and showers.  Last night the sunset was amazing and I could not resist taking a few photographs.  So have added a page to the blog with just a taster on here.

February Sunset

This year, finally, we have arranged to go to the Chelsea Flower Show.   Have often wished to go, but either did not make arrangements in time or else money was scarce.  It’s still scarce, specially since I retired but we are running out of years to do all the things we said we would do.  So to make the most of our visit, I have just booked seats at The Globe.   Another place I have always wanted to go to.   We had a choice between ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ and have decided on the former.   I have seen it before but I’m sure it will be quite a different experience at The Globe.  All I have to do now is book the train tickets – just waiting for the cheap train fares to appear.

I just thought I should make some contribution to Valentine’s Day but I’ll let Robert Burns do it instead:

My Luve is like a Red Red Rose

O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune. 

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry. 

Till a' the seas gang dry , my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run. 

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve !
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' 'twere ten thousand mile!