Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Seeing Red ....

.... with a bit of orange thrown in.

Starting the day
Sunrise DSCN9115c

Whilst planting some Ice Cream Tulip bulbs
a 7 spot ladybird
7 spot Ladybird DSCN9117c

In the garden

Chinese Lantern plant
Chinese Lantern Plant DSCN9150

Weeping Cotoneaster
Weeping Cotoneaster DSCN9123

Out and about

Berberis DSCN9146

Acer DSCN9121c

Sweet William
Sweet William DSCN9141c


CollageImage 1

To end the day
Sunset DSCN9164c

Monday, 12 November 2018

Monday Montage

Last Monday I posted this WidsMob Montage modified photo

Montage 48

Adrian, Ragged Robin, The Weaver of Grass, Wilma and Roy had no problem identifying


a tank.
This Chieftain tank resided at the entrance to Manby Showground for many years.

For this week's montage have a look at

Montage 51

What is going on here?

Want to have a guess?
Please leave it in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the original photo, next Monday.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

New Lamps For Old

Either side of the front doors I had a pair of traditional looking lanterns. Not for the amount of light they gave out but for their effect. Each contained an artificial candle illuminated by flickering LEDs. The batteries were solar charged. After surviving quite a few storms and torrential downpours they were becoming erratic in their performance.

A grotty video grab:

Recently I spotted a new type. A cylinder containing several LEDs which give a more realistic flickering flame effect. These are also solar charged and have more modern higher capacity batteries.

As one of my security cameras caught much of the action of me installing them I decided to make a video. That took more effort than I anticipated as there are 13 short video captures. Not too much of a problem except the camera is 16:9. When the videos were copied from the recorder they ended up the wrong shape and iMovie refused to recognise them. Eventually I found MovieMator Pro would not only load the files but also allowed me to restore them to 16:9 and adjust the speed to 10x. Each clip had to be altered individually.

The resulting movie file was saved and loaded in iMovie where I added a sound track and title.

Of course most of the time the four legged supervisor kept an eye on what I was doing.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Worm or Suet for Breakfast?

This Blue Tit was investigated a worm dropped by another bird


but decided on having a traditional breakfast of suet ball.


There were two Blue Tits visiting together.
Maybe a pair which might be interested in the camera nestbox.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Busy Bee

As the weather has turned a bit milder a few bees can be seen visiting late flowering plants.

This one has been slowed down to half speed.

It still amazes me how close I can get to things with the Nikon Coolpix S9050.
The font used for the title is AlphaBizzyBee

Monday, 5 November 2018

Monday Montage

A reminder of last week's Widsmob Montage modified photo

Montage 45

which Adrian, Alison Miller and Wilma all worked out was

cricket 2

a photo of cricket players.

This week's montage

Montage 48

was a photo of what?

Please leave any guesses in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the original photo, next Monday.
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