Sunday, December 28, 2008
What weather we are having at the moment. Hardly a breath of wind has been stirring the smoke from the chimneys and the sun is shining - albeit on the mainland some 40 miles away. Here, we have a covering of cloud and we could see the sunshine onto the mountains across the water. The beach beckoned again this time on Gress and I took this snap with the Perkeo wide open and short-focused.
Have a wonderful 2009 all of you Tolstanians and others alike.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
The weather was just lovely today so we played around on the beach nearby having a wonderful time. Hard to believe how far north we are when the climate is like this.
Anyway, thought it was about time I did a self-portrait or two.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Really wanted to thank An Lanntair and all who sail in her for a fine 2008 and for giving me lots of pleasure. May I wish everyone a very happy and fruitful 2009. Don't forget the Wiesmier expo of snaps of a wierd ilk in Feb!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Well, its the shortest day and yes, I got wet again. This time strolling, or should I say fighting to walk back up the hill from the beach in a rain-storm. The storm that followed the sunshine and preceded more sunshine. Rex [aka 'Smeller'] came with us for a stroll - Rex lives at the top of the hill tot he beach and often comes along to encourage us to play 'ball' - or whatever Rex cn find for us to throw. Rex, I might add, is a collie of some sort.
Anyway, from this day forward for six-months, the days will be getting longer. However, the light get little better than it was today.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I took my Zeiss Ikonta A folding camera out for a walk yesterday. Loaded with some HP5 and hawked around the castle grounds for a change. Now, this camera may be some 70 years old but it still performs extremely well. Take this example - souped in Pyrocat HD.
Not bad eh? And it fits snugly into ones pocket - leaving room for a hanky and one's lip salve. What more can one ask?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
We don't have a dog, or a cat for that matter. I've never been a dog loving person really but my time with the late Rocky and old Frank changed all that. And living in a village renowned for its dogs running all over the shop, its hard not to get to like them. One such dog - that never runs wild around the village I might add - is Ziggy. House-mate of Roy, Ziggy is a most affable, friendly and well behaved animal that has on occasion livened up my beach-themed strolls.
My tip for that all important holiday book to read. Get it from the local [mobile] Library-as I did ; Affluenza; the all consuming epidemic