I am shattered. What a busy few weeks we have had, ever since my eldest son announced he was moving out. We had to get his room packed and then sort out the property he was moving to with his fiance. Then of course they had to move in. This involved two vehicles, two Dads and most of the day. We found we were arriving at roughly the same time with each load, which was quite funny as I was coming from my house and he was coming from his.
With it finally done we returned home to relax and leave them to unpack. Relax! that would have been nice. Out came the cleaning gear, the sleeves got rolled up and the now vacant room was given a good clean. I then proceeded to remove the wallpaper, as it's blown vinyl I basically took the top layer off leaving the backing paper on the wall to be removed later. Good job I did as I found to my peril that the plaster is no longer attached to the brickwork, the only thing holding it together is the paper. There's a job that someone else can do, I am absolutely useless at plastering, a little bit of filling is not a problem, but the whole room! it would end up as smooth as the north face of the Eiger.
Onto another topic which has become the bane of my life, the floppy eared cousins of Bugs Bunny that have been munching their way through my garden.
You will be glad to hear I captured one and relocated it to a nice wide open space, I think it was the doe.
I was talking to someone who is into catching rabbits to eat and he told me that if I remove the doe from the area the buck would just leave as there would be nothing for him to stay for. I have to say that since capturing the rabbit I have only seen the other one once and that was on the same day as the capture. The trap has been reset and baited with fruit and carrots, but nothing has been touched, the plants have no extra damage to them either.
Perhaps the guy I was talking to was right and the other one has packed its bags and left. I do hope so, the trap will remain for now.
Todays upload is of the Paperwhites I got after Christmas. They are sadly dead now, but did provide an opportunity for some macro photography when they were at their best.
Thanks for looking and for any comments.
|Camera:||Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||105.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||20 Jan 2013 - 2:36 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.8|
|Flash:||On, Return detected|