The crocuses were early and really rather
spectacular this year. By the 16th of February the earliest ones, the yellow
ones, were mostly finished. By the 18th the crocus field was in full bloom.
The crocus field is now about finished. The grass was taller than usual, so the
crocuses had to grow even taller. I have been putting bone meal on them in the
Fall, so they have rewarded me with good color and more of them. The daffodils
are in full bloom now and tall with good sized blossoms and fragrance. The
hyacinths are up also. In March, the primulas started blooming and the plum
tree at the back is now in full bloom. The blue bells are coming up every
where, even through the cardboard covered with leaves that I put over the ones
in the woodland. The other day I spent a bit of time pulling these things out
of the area where I have the fawn lilies sprouting leaves. The bulbs are still
in the ground. I do not want to dig around these wild lilies. I hope this
process of not letting the bluebells feed the bulbs will eventually get rid of
them. Chemicals will not do it.
I traded up my Canon SX40 to the SX60 that shoots
in raw and has larger files or resolution I believe it is called. Correct me if
I am wrong. I have had some adventures in learning to use the conversion to DNG
files, since my Photoshop CS5 does not support the newer camera. This DNG
converter will convert most camera RAW files to the dng that I can then process
in ACR in photoshop. This camera and I are slowly getting acquainted. Have lots
to learn about the processing of the files and have been learning a few
photoshop things too.
We have been having beautiful weather. I injured
my knee about 10 days ago and I have been taking it easy for the last few days
so this does not happen again. I must have stretched the muscle just below the
knee. I could not put any weight on it. After some ice, a couple of days rest,
and I was up again. But not doing too much outside. Its a too bad as the
weather is so very nice.
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Garden at 3/12/2015 08:21:00 PM
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom