PB wasn’t in tonight, so Kelty had to do with sitting by me & the laptop instead of by PB’s computer. He sure wasn’t impressed – but I’m not sure whether it was because he couldn’t sit in his normal place & get his normal attention from PB or because I was flashing a camera in his face!!! Or perhaps just because life is often not up to the standard that a discerning cat demands.
There is a somewhat better photo at Flickr.
But this one is the last one for the week so here it is!
We’ve had a pitiful carrot crop this year.
This is 50% of it!! I was taking pics for my Project 365 shot for the day, this wasn’t the best one – just the last one!!!
See Tracy’s Topics for more about Last Picture Taken Sunday!!
I’m sure this isn’t actually the last photo I took on Sunday, but for some reason it’s showing up last in My Pictures, so I’ll go with it.
I was trying for patterns on the water, or ducks for my HooHaa 365 photo.
And it looks like I got neither successfully in this shot!!!
Behind PB’s work there is a pond that is sort of part of a lagoon. But it doesn’t change too much with the sea levels unlike the rest of the lagoon on the other side of the road. This section usually has Mallard Ducks in it and seagulls round about. Occasionally there is a Kotuku (White Heron) here and other birds like shags & swans. We often go there to feed the ducks on the weekends, and sometimes during the week we have a quick lunch together down there when PB has his half hour lunch break.
For more info on Last Photo Taken Sunday see Tracy’s blog at Tracy’s Topics!
Posted in Last Picture Taken Sunday, Native birds, Nature, New Zealand, Photography, Project 365
Tagged Last Pic Sunday, Native birds, Nature, New Zealand, Photography, Project 365
It turns out that quite a few people like blue glass! So I thought I’d expand on my photo from the HooHaa 365 Group. I actually have quite a lot of blue stuff – mostly cobalt blue coloured glass bottles, but a few other bits as well. There is blue glass in the kitchen, the laundry, the bedroom & the living area!! I’ve only just been able to get some of it out again & show it off now that the kitchen renovations are nearing finished. It looks good – but still not as good as it used to in the flat that PB & I first lived in.
Now I had to fish this actual photo out of one of my scrapbooks and scan it, so please appreciate it!! LOL
Back in the day
My fascination with glass started with this little piece that I brought a long long time ago – yikes – over twenty years ago – now that I figure it out. It was all that I could afford at the time back when Hoglund Glass was just a small venture in a the Craft Habitat in Nelson . Now I can hardly afford to look at Hoglund Glass, never mind buy it!! I just don’t have the hundreds & thousands of dollars lying around that some of their pieces command today.
Things have been a bit quite around here lately partly due to me not being very organised. I seem to have been getting more involved with photo challenges and Postcrossing, and getting less geocaching in. This is also a sign that winter is on its way. 😦 We do have some of our best weather over winter, but photography & Postcrossing will be great for days when it’s just not nice outside.
So I’m going to develop a bit of a schedule for my blog and integrate some of the other stuff I’m doing more. I hope this will help me keep a bit more focussed which is something I need. So, my proposed ‘schedule’ will go something like this:
Keep up with Tracy’s “Last Photo Taken Sunday.” This is a regular slot where we post the last photo that is on our camera for the week. To quote from Tracy’s Topics:
Scroll through your camera phone or digital camera, find the last pic you took – doesn’t matter what it was or how blurry or how random – Post it on your blog, and leave a link to it in this post’s comment section. I’ll stop by and check out your Last Pic Taken!
What makes this fun is that you can end up with really really random photos some weeks!!!
2) “My Place Monday”
I’m going to start making more use of the photos I’m taking for PJ’s HooHaa 365 Challenge. This challenge is about being committed to take a photo EVERY SINGLE DAY for the year!!!! Most of the photos I’ve been taken are stuff around the house, things I happen to be doing that day, shots of the pets and other everyday stuff. But a lot of them do have a bit of a back story, or some personal history to them. So I thought it might be interesting sometimes to delve into that.
I will try to have at least one day where I blog about the previous weekend’s exploits– whether that be geocaching related adventure or other escapades. I may try to have another day doing a retrospective on previous caching trips – especially if we haven’t done anything cache related that weekend. Now that we’re over 1500 finds, there’s plenty of old stories to be shared.
4) “Friday Favourites”
I will show off my favourite Postcrossing postcard or two from the week and perhaps include some information about the place it’s from. This may be an ‘official’ Postcrossing card, or one from a RR or a private swap.
5) And as for Saturday, well that might just be my day off!
Now – by no means can I claim that it is still Sunday – anywhere in the world.
But I have been saying to myself for a couple of weeks that I must get back to posting my “Last Picture Taken Sunday”
So here it is – two of them actually.
This is officially the last picture on the camera for the week. But I didn’t take it. Strangely enough.
Studying a geocoin
It was at the geocache GC1GZY5 Four Cygnets and I am looking at the geocoin Cheyenne’s Blue Lips Geocoin, as seen in this photo:
We though this cache was going to be a ‘troll’ cache going by the hint, so we spent quite a bit of time looking in the wrong place. But when we believed our GPS and actually WENT to GZ (ground zero – the spot where the GPs reads 0 metres, or as close to zero as you can get it), we soon found an UPS (unnatural pile of sticks) and there was the cache.
The last photo I personally took can be seen here —> at my Flickr page, as it was my Project 365 photo for Sunday.
And just to demonstrate that even here we need some sunshine – it turns out that my photo for Tracy’s Last Picture Taken Sunday is one I took today of our fire burning. Now, this is January – high summer here down under in New Zealand. People, I should not be cuddled up on the couch in front of a fire, I should be out in the sunshine, camping or swimming or such like!
This particular photo is not that great, but it was the last one! if you want to see a very slightly better one check out my photostream at Flickr: AnnieWildfire at Flickr
Just a few random bits of news thrown together!
1) I offer a thousand apologies to some new readers (Sorry sorry sorry) I think I accidentally deleted a page of comments from my spam filter that were actually almost all valid comments, despite my spam collecter telling me they were spam. So PLEASE PLEASE comment again !!!!! I have changed a couple of settings so the filter should hopefully not be quite so fierce, and I will make my best effort to remember to check it more frequently.
2) In a similar vein, if you have been out there reading, and have never commented on my blog before – or even never commented on anyone’s blog before, this is your invitation!!!! It’s a New Year – a new chance to start commenting – here or elsewhere, go comment on a blog and possibly make a new friend. Go on, you know you want to……
3) Some of you will have already heard of the Project 365 photography challenge? Well, PB and I are giving it a whirl this year. We take photos most days anyway (our pets are always doing something either cute or nutty) so I thought for myself that it will be a good way to practice more with our relatively new camera that I don’t really like, and to broaden my photographic horizons from pet photos and scenic snap shots. You can check out our efforts at Flickr – see the widget on my blog sidebar or click here: AnnieWildfire’s Photos
4) Also you may have noticed that I’m now on Twitter too. If I don’t recognize who you are I WILL block you, so if you are a regular reader and you want to hang out on Twitter and your user name there is different – please leave a comment here and let me know, otherwise I will inadvertently block you. The world is a strange place sometimes …. and especially on Twitter ……
Hope your New Year is going well so far!!!
P.S. Quote fans, you will notice that I have changed my Quote of the Week. The previous quotes are stored in my ‘Quotes’ page – link on the link in the bar at the top of my blog.
This turned out to be my Last Picture Taken Sunday, and it actually WAS a photo I took myself. It’s also my Project 365 photo for Sunday 3rd January 2010. You can check out my photos at Flickr at the bottom of the sidebar to find out more about this photo.
Take a look at Tracy’s Topics to find out more about Last Picture Taken Sunday.