Yesterday saw more planting and tidying in the garden.
Why is it that you feel like you have done more work than you actually have?
I filled a new trough with soil and compost which has been built for Gills herbs. I was sat comfortably on my tea break chair next to a reasonable sized mound of soil which I was riddling or sieving into the trough. After around half an hour, I knew it had been this long as I was beginning to suffer due to a lack of tea intake I looked at the pile, I was expecting to see that it was down to at least half its original size, nope I had barely dented it. This type of situation is definitely demoralising and requires deep contemplation for a few seconds.
After the few seconds a tough decision needed to be made, carry on or do something else for a while to get that feel good factor back. I, being a tough old cookie decided to carry on and struggle through, I even gave up all thoughts of a cuppa. What was I thinking, I must have been going mad or maybe I was suffering from exposure to the dizzying temperature of 11 degrees that we had yesterday.
Finally the pile disappeared, a full 10 minutes later. Before you ask, I have no idea how I shifted more in 10 minutes than I did in the previous half hour. Trying to be logical I have come up with an equation to explain this phenomenon;
Lack of tea + No thought of tea + Extreme 11 degree temperature = Temporary borderline madness and extreme digging.
Who said what do I mean by temporary? Huh, the cheek.
Todays upload is what I actually call a Happy Accident
. I was at Blyth with a friend to capture the sunrise. I set up my camera with my wireless remote for the shutter release. I hadn't however altered any of the cameras settings from my previous outing where I had used a 5 second exposure and ISO 1000.
My friend asked for my help, so I took a wander over. Whilst helping him I put the remote in my pocket and didn't realise I had pushed the button. The camera of course did as it was told and took the shot with the last settings used.
I finished helping my friend and returned to my camera, by which time the preview had disappeared from the screen so I was unaware that the shot had been taken. I only found it when I got home. I processed it and was really pleased with the finished image.
As I say a happy accident, if my friend had never called me over this wouldn't exist.
I hope you like it, all comments welcome. Thanks for looking.
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