We have had some reasonable weather (at last) over the past few weeks and the garden has really burst into life. I think the huge amount of rain earlier in the year has really benefited my Rhododendron. It’s quite difficult to photograph, but with a combination of the Sigma DP1 and Olympus E620 I managed to get a few images.
I put my old Tamron macro lens on the Olympus via an adaptor, It’s tricky to focus as the viewfinder on the Olympus is a bit small and the depth of field very shallow.
The Bee’s love it.
I tried the 1 to 1 adaptor on the lens and photographed a few of the plants around the garden.
The Humble Dandelion
My midnight visitor comes in every day now for his breakfast or tea, quite often both. He’s such a sweet little cat, today he was a bit dusty. I’m still not sure if he has a home of sorts, but someone must be feeding him as he is at least 9 years old. Of course he might be a (click link) “Six Dinner Sid” but I don’t mind.
I took these a couple of weeks ago on a lovely bright day.
The weather was great today so took a walk into town and along part of the canal towpath.
I don’t know why but this little scene appealed to me !
Not changed much for many years.
Water Polo ?
The weather was really bright and clear yesterday but cold, especially so for me as I just had a haircut, not that I have much in the first place !!!!!
This young woman was having trouble starting her bike, the guys standing in the background offered to help, but it was politely refused.
There’s quite a bit of construction work going on in the city, hopefully this won’t be further student accommodation as the city is already awash with it.
On Sunday there was a lot of lovely birdsong coming from my garden, so I grabbed the camera and took a look, it was a small flock of Goldfinches.
This is crop from the photo, the longest lens I have is only a 300mm equivalent.
We had the first snow of the year today, and Fleur decided it would be better to just stay indoors and look at it.
View of the University (Just)
The weather was even more drab and greyer than yesterday. But a need for food (myself and the cats) required a visit to town.
Keeping in trimSomething I need to do, but on my mountain bike, when I’ve brushed the cobwebs off it.
Hairy Chimney PotsThey looked hairy to me from a distance.
All photos taken on Olympus E620 & 14-42mm lens