Getting Closer

Getting CloserThis arrived in the mail yesterday just as I was getting myself and Treacle ready to go catch the ferry. Needless to say it is not yet out of its box but  certainly am looking forward to trying it out. I know that it is a compromise but anything longer than this 200mm lens was too large an investment (translates as [i]way beyond my means, thank you[/i])

I was planning a test this morning and was going to set up the tripod at the gate and shoot Kettletoft Pier with my 24-70, then with the 200 mm and finally with the extender added. 

It’s way too windy for such shenanigans.

I had to leave Treacle in Kirkwall yesterday and hoped to go and collect him today but he stopping a further night. The vet is expecting to find heart troubles but can’t yet see his heart for the amount of fluid in his lungs. The aim is to reduce that fluid and get a picture of what is going on with the heart, which is pressing on Treacle’s windpipe and causing him to cough in a “furball” kind of a way. Long term prognosis is poor, whether it turns out to be a mass or an enlarged heart. However, after a change of medications and a night’s rest he is considerably perked and this is good news, as is the fact that he ate some breakfast.

Hopefully he’ll have a successful x-ray tomorrow morning and can then come home. However… I don’t care for the look of [url=http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gfw1j6jhr#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1425600000]the forecast[/url] with winds from the South gusting to the mid-fifties, that’s the kind of weather that stops the boat sailing. We shall have to see what happens.

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December Reflections 4: Red

December Reflections 4: Red

Nature is red in tooth and claw and nobody knows this better than a person that shares their life with cats… At 4 am today there was a thud, followed closely by another thud, and another. It sounded curiously like a rather fat cat pouncing on something. “Has Dusty brought some prey in?” The Crooked Man went to investigate. Dusty had indeed brought some prey in and when he saw his dad, he let goContinue readingDecember Reflections 4: Red

In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

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