A few minutes later

Today got off to a wobbly start. There was a sensational sunrise – of the “crack o’ doom” variety, really dramatic and fiery reds with purplish inky clouds and bright golden flashes peeking through the murk. Wonderful. Where was I? Was I out in the garden with camera and tripod? No, I was in the house and feeding the dogs. By the time that duty was done, the drama had passed and the sky was looking a little more mundane.

I took what I could but alas, I am absolutely useless at shooting dramatic skies.  My mission today is to find some tutorial material on the subject, in case of further drama tomorrow. What’s the betting that it all comes down to owning the right kit? I wish I could run to lenses and filters and all the goodies. Ah well, at least a few exposure tweaks should yield results.

The red sky this morning seems to augur disappointment for my hopes for fair weather today. I want to take my 365 shot outside and preferably in sunshine. I have a Plan, you see. Thankfully I also have a backup plan, though I am far less keen on the indoors-if-wet proposal.

The morning got worse, by the way – I had sour milk on my home-made Granola. Bleugh.

Very disappointed last night to see no aurora. I had the camera set up ready and waiting, with all the right exposure settings, a charged battery and an empty card. Every time that I woke during the night, I got out of bed and peeked through the curtains in hope and expectation… for a null result.

A light load today – my ToDo list is almost fully ticked and lunch is just oven-baked fish and chips. Finally, FINALLY, we have finished the Christmas gammon joint! The last of it went into a pasta bake with porcini and mascarpone yesterday. Very delicious, but I am glad to see the back of it and a little fish will provide some longed-for variety.

Stocks are looking bare and I need to plan a trip to town. We are in re-fit period though and what with the dodgy weather and all… well, it is difficult to find commitment to the idea.

Right – I must away and tend to my mushy peas!

Must catch up with my Future Learn courses later today.

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Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

One Comment

  1. spinninggill
    January 10, 2014

    There was a bit of a glow and a faint shaft when I was outside at about 11pm. Maybe we’ll have better luck tonight if there’s any left over. 🙂

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