|Gobo's for the Panto. Fuji F10|
Friday 31 January 2014
In preparation for the town panto this year, I have been etching gobo's to put in the spot light.
Having all the equipment to make circuit boards does mean that etching holes in brass plate is not difficult, but I have a feeling these will not be the last ones I make for this show... There may be a Tinkerbell needed and the pirate ship is decidedly fragile!
In keeping with a theme of light, a man came and put a new bulb in the street light at the bottom of the garden today :(
|Blossom. Fuji F10|
I thought the blossom was out early last year, but it is obviously a quirk of this particular tree.
It is rather nice to see some flowers in January though and quite reassuring that Winter may not take hold this year at all, although a little snow would be fun...
|Starry Night. Nikon D7000|
As it is not raining tonight, and also we have a nice dark garden due the street light at the end still being broken, I thought I would take some star pictures.
It was only after I took a few exposures that I realised the clouds were returning.
I quite liked the streaks these ones made however as they sped across the frame.
|Katie's Pizza. Nikon D7000|
There are some routines we have every week; Friday is Pizza night is one of them.
Today however we are having a slight change; Katie has made pizza at school. Bolognaise pizza is not a topping we usually have, but I must say, it is particularly delicious.
Well done Katie!
|Very full stream. Fuji F10|
In time for the kids going back to school, the rain has started. The stream at the bottom of the field is flowing well and very full; much to full for even Xena to contemplate paddling in it.
The ground could do with more hard frosts to firm it up as it is starting to turn to a quagmire.
|Fairy and lights. Fuji F10|
The Christmas Fairy is now looking happy that it does not have a tree rammed up its arse any more.
It seems to be looking forward to another 11 months in the loft. We made an investment this year though in some LED lights so hopefully I will not have the hassle of finding which bulb has blown come December!
|Needle fest. Fuji F10|
Although not 12th night yet, the tree has decided that the slightest touch will cause it to shed its load onto the carpet.
We decided that the tree was past its best and relegated it to the garden to dry out enough to burn on the fire.
It decided to get its own back!
The vacuum cleaner is looking very nervous right now.....
|The rise of the digital brain rotting tools. Fuji F10|
It seems like technology is advancing faster than the true passing of time these days.
I thought for the first day of the new year, I would post something that has captivated the family for much of the Christmas period; not a board game or a traditional jigsaw, but bits, bytes and lit up piXels.
I have a feeling the rest of the year will follow a similar pattern....
Happy New Year anyway!