Monday, 5 September 2011

Macro on Monday - Guess What + Birthday Bash

It would seem last week's mystery plant was more difficult than I thought it would be. Maybe the top negative picture put people off. Only Glo managed to suss it out and gained the virtual gold star    gold star for identifying the piece of Groundsel. It was an anagram of 'under logs' in the clue.

Page_1  Groundsel

Better luck with the new mystery plant.
Guess What:

 No prizes. Just for fun. Don't be shy - have a go.

Grand Birthday Bash

I think I am still recovering from last Saturday night. Clinton, a close neighbour and friend, had a garden party and BBQ to celebrate being 80 years young.

Yvonne, his wife, had asked me if I would video some of the event as Clinton's daughter was to make a surprise visit from Australia where she has been living for the past five years.


The photographer was from the local paper.

The whole evening went very smoothly and so, fortunately, did my little videoing episode. Beside the constant supply of food from the BBQ and never ending supply of the wobbly leg liquid there was entertainment from a couple of belly dancers


and a pole dancer, who I missed as it was too dark for my camcorder and I had to get back to Bobby who was already panicking. It is very rare for me to leave him at night, especially for several hours. Of course my early exit might also have had something to do with the fact that video clips were in danger of looking as though I was filming on a trawler in a North Sea storm. Today I was able to put together a quarter hour video which was burned on to DVDs for the family.


  1. Its probably best you missed the Pole Dancer John, you musn't get too much excitement in one day.

  2. Now that sounds like a fun birthday bash! I'm sure your video was terrific. Hope you and Bobby have fully recovered. ;-)


  3. It looks a good party............I don't envy you editing all that video.

    I have no idea what the mystery is but will guess...Water Lily.

  4. Very true Roy. The blood pressure tablets can only do so much ;)

  5. It was Wilma. There were over 100 guests and for once I knew many of them. Yes fully recovered.

  6. It was great Adrian. It took about three hours to make the video and for once the software ran smoothly.

  7. I think a water lily too, like Adrian.

    The part looked good; and he looks a sprightly 80.

  8. He is Keith. Clinton has far more energy than I have!

  9. Yay! Thanks for the gold star ~ Water lily also came to my mind for this week's guess.

    The birthday bash looks like great fun. I bet the birthday fellow had a most memorable time, especially with his surprise guest! Kind of you to video the occasion.

  10. He did Glo. It was a lovely surprise and birthday present.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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