Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Cloisters

Spent a fascinating afternoon yesterday with Mum and Dad exploring The Cloisters.

Jackie and I have both driven past it tons of times but have never actually visited it. What a gem! We then came home and spent an equally fascinating time researching it's history and surroundings through the wonders of the interwebs :)

Monday, September 14, 2015


While I'm posting odd pictures (and I promise I'll get to the Vermont pictures soon!), here's a couple of shots of an awesome Praying Mantis Jackie found in the parking lot yesterday...

I'm assuming one this big is a female, I wonder how many mates she's eaten?


Crisp is taking a digital photography class at school this semester, and his first assignment was to take a picture with his name in it. I remembered the lightpainting I had done a while ago, and suggested that to him as an idea. He liked it, so this evening we went up into the parish hall with a camera, tripod and a flashlight, and after some basic explanation from me of the ISO/shutter speed/aperture triangle and some trial and error on his part, he took this-

Of course, being my son and 15, he then proceeded to take this ...

Oh well, I think he learned something :)

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Holly, Luke & Jake

Many thanks to some friends for the use of their backyard and pool today :)

Not sure if Holly was entertaining Luke and Jake, or the other way round...

Thursday, September 03, 2015

And another project...

Cleaning up and widening the entrance from the parking lot.

Parish hall floor... 2nd try

It looks much better this time, at least from a distance :)

Hopefully it looks this good from up close and we can add a couple more coats and call it done!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New boots...

... To break in. They're New Balance army boots I got on sale from Woot. Surprisingly comfortable, I think I've found my fall footwear :)

Desk Cat

Sometimes I think Sasha is just a little too comfortable in my office ;)