Thursday, May 05, 2016
I like my family. I mean, we get on well. Mostly. Unless I've got the grumps or something.
This is sister Lynne. Master bee keeper and about ten other hats that she wears with confidence. That boy by her is Joby - her son. There's a baby in that movable bed thing. You can see the hand as it tries to climb out, crawl across the grass and eat the bees. Like they do. We saw a 'baby' like that at the ballet we went to last week in Cardiff. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty [gorgeous since you ask. See it]. The baby turned out to be a puppet at the ballet. It stopped moving when you ignored it. And didn't make a noise. Maybe we should have taken this baby to see the ballet so she got the idea.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Family called. My sisters live down south and time passes by so very quickly so thought I'd pay a visit. Cheltenham and The Somerset Levels was were I stayed - the requisite sisters' pads.
I was in Cheltenham first don't you know but haven't found any snaps of that yet so it's by Lynne's gaff you'll see here. Lynne's bees live through that there gate. Since I'm not too keen on them I left them to it but took the opportunity too snap up the gate in the sunshine that pleased us all for a few days.
You know I love that James Ravilious fellow and can't resist a snap towards the sun. The Minolta 5005si I had with me did a respectable job. The foma200 works well too - it's only the operator that's at fault. Still, I enjoyed the challenge. I might have to shine a light through this one onto silver gelatin paper - just like I did this afternoon with some Perkeo snaps. I might show you one of those when they are dry.