Tuesday 30th June 2015
Poor little boy is going stir crazy. At first we could hardly get him past the end of the drive, but now he wants to go out on walks. He’s still limping quite badly despite his strong painkillers, though, so a proper walk is out of the question. Yesterday I walked him very slowly around the small pond next to the house (the smaller of the two Creekmoor Ponds), and this morning I did the same thing, only this time taking the camera with me. It was a lovely sunny day, so lighting was difficult, but I was using it to practice what I have been learning about Exposure from an online course. Even so, this first shot, from the top of the pond, is a combination of 3 separate exposures.
We used to take Max swimming in this pond and so he wanted to join the ducks and swan.
I did let him in the shallow corner for a paddle, though. As you can see he’s looking at me imploringly, wanting me to throw something for him (which is out of the question now).
And here he is on the opposite corner, in a nice little leafy spot.
He did ok on his walk today, which was good. Perhaps we can let him go up to Delph Woods with Chris and Jez tomorrow as they don’t tend to walk very far.
Later on, evening to be precise, the sun looked very pretty going down behind the clouds. You can’t get a great shot from our garden, and I didn’t have time to run round to try a shot across the Ponds, so I just took this one.
That’s the dead branch on our oak tree you can see there. We are waiting for the planning permission to come through to have it and another removed and the crown taken down to try to help strengthen the tree.
A year ago today
The squirrels were busy knocking over the bird feeder at my Dad’s.