I cut through an alleyway and spotted this lovely jumble.
My Garden in infrared
It wasn’t really infrared weather on Friday but I had just found my Hoya R72 filter and thought I would give it a try. The sigma only goes up to 800asa so the exposure was quite long, 2 seconds at f5.6. I really must get that (Ailanthus altissima) Tree of Heaven pruned before it gets there.
Just on the edge of Riga is the Ethnographic Museum, I first visited the site in 1993, at that time it was just getting started so it was really good to go back and see how it has come along. They have lots of exhibitions, festivals, and craft fairs throughout the year, not to mention an excellent shop/cafe that sells lovely food and Latvian beer.
Here are a few photographs from the museum site, as usual could have spent a lot longer looking around.
Old Wooden Mill
Mossy roof on this old farm building
While we were waiting for my relatives at the end of our visit this lovely affectionate cat came and sat by us demanding lots of fuss, a great way to end our day.
Really missing my relatives in Latvia and the vibe of Riga. Inspiration/enthusiasm is at a bit of a low point. Went to a music gig at a local bar last night, a friend of mine was playing he’d just come back from a holiday in the USA, visiting music cities (Memphis, Nashville, & New Orleans) The gig was great, some friends turned up, a lot of beer was consumed so feeling a bit delicate today ! But I feel a little bit more inspired.
Well it just keeps on raining here in my part of the UK. I needed to go out though to collect some euros from the post office and grab some food and bits from town. At least it was dry for the first 10 minutes of my walk. I have a thing about old motorhomes amongst many others things. I spotted this one just around the corner near to where I live. The one plus point about the rain is that Mimi, one of my cats is curled up on my lap while I’m writing this post, and she’s purring away keeping my blood pressure where it should be :>)