Front of house done. Some exfoliating, subtle makeup and some jewellery and years have tumbled away. There were some awkward silences when we first showed photos of the house, but we knew she had a pretty face!
Day time/night time
It seemed like a good idea to have a rhododendron either side of the door. Now we have responsibilities out the front as well! We’ll feel like proper grown-ups if we manage to keep them alive for 12 months.
It was 21ºC today, so we beat Melbourne in the middle of winter.
Take one phone camera, a dirty windscreen and pair of sunglasses for that apocalyptic sky look then combine. Look for a sign (nothing religious happened, so settled for road sign), powerlines, vapour trails and some mountains. Take photo.
I was so proud of this shot I emailed it to my old photography teacher in the Netherlands. He has already rejected the colour and sent his version back to me in B&W! Phew, glad I wasn’t being marked.
Going for teacher’s pet, so this next one is B&W. Sometimes reflections and shadows are better than the original object. In this case the lovely old typography on a Le Parfait jar. Le Parfait started in the 1930’s and 50% of the glass used in new jars is recycled. Bet you didn’t know that. Now you can drop it into conversations!
And I leave you with this. A particular lady I live with, separates the half peanuts from the whole before eating. They also have to be separated by a kind of DNZ (de-nutted-zone) which I can only presume is so no cross contamination occurs. This deeply worrying. Putting all kitchen knives in a locked cabinet.
This time of year the valleys can start the day with a thick covering of fog. Sometimes around 9.00am what appears to be a bright and cheery start to the day can turn grey and slightly spookie as the sun retreats behind the thick rising fog. This transformation is rapid as a view like this can change within half an hour. Then as quickly as it rose, the fog gives in as the sun fights back. The day starts again!
Warm air from the Atlantic, cool air dropping off the mountains and probably something to do with dew point is why this happens. Dew point is our answer for all weather, temperature and humidity goings on that we don’t understand.
PS. If you want a larger view, click on the pic.
The tree is decorated, first batch out of mince pies out of the oven, g&t in hand. Love this time of year!
Mother Nature put on a spectacular display this evening, the photo doesn’t come close to doing it justice. Sunset at 5.15pm on the shortest day of the year.