Spider on the wall…

12/03/2013

I thought you might like to have a peek (eeek!) of a spider I met while tidying up my patio after the ravages of winter.  It was a bloody monster, and I was somewhat relieved when I discovered it was camera-shy and crept off soon after.

The camera I used was a Fujifilm S5700 bridge camera which boasts 7 megapixels!  I bought it in 2007, and it’s still giving me much enjoyment.  It’s my close-up camera, as its “super macro” mode lets it focus on objects that are very nearly touching the lens!  I don’t think I got quite that close to Itsy-Bitsy (I’m not arachnophobic but they do make me a little queasy… plus I didn’t recognise this particular species, for all I knew it might have been a poisonous one-bite-and-yer-brown-bread kind of beast).  Luckily I survived the encounter, and here is a (reduced in size) copy of its mugshot.

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Not being an arachnophile, I have no idea at all what this species is called.  If anyone reading this knows, please share your knowledge via Comments.  Inquiring Minds Need To Know!  🙂

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Shiny shiny shopping trolleys, all Gimped up in a row.

10/02/2013

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Shopping trolleys, Feb 2013

Had to do some Gimping to get rid of the locks and chains that keep our beautiful trolleys in captivity. Any comments on my work? Haven’t done much Gimping before, except for cropping, resizing and such.


Winterberry in the snow

06/02/2013

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Red berry, white snow

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Winterberries in spring

25/01/2013

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Berries on the winterberry tree, Spring 2012

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A pair of Swans

17/01/2013

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Adult Swan with Juvenile

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Hangin’ with the trombone…

14/01/2013

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“Sousaphone hanging with trombone”

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Pic #1: A bunch of swans

01/01/2013

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