Yesterday was a gorgeous, warm , sunny day. A perfect day to pay a visit at the stable where my sister keeps her horse. Also this summer there was a foal. So very cute. I shot a short video clip of the foal and the proud mom. It’s become tradition that we afterwards, all together, go for lunch. The cafeteria we usually have been to, recently opened an other one down by the sea. Thank you for a lovely day !
Uff, still upset I, last week, missed the opportunity to shoot close ups of the deer in my neighbor’s garden. But, I’m not giving up the dream to, one day, be able to meet an other one, eye to eye, and take my best ever close deer picture. On Tuesday there was one in the field not far away from us. I took a couple of pictures from, an about a 150 meter distance. He stood there like a statue but, when the two hares, closer to me, got frightened and ran away he too got scared and ran.
Some days ago, at about 10:50 pm our cat was staring at something into the neighbor’s garden. I went to look and asked him is there a mouse, a rat or a hedgehog. I looked up. Oh my gosh ! A deer. Only about 4 m away from us. To me it looked like a baby deer. I turned around, trying to move slowly not making any noise, went for my camera. Back with the camera the deer had left. Oh no, it was a beautiful night and not too dark yet. It would have been the perfect picture. Next evening at about the same time the deer was back. The same spot. Just about 4 m between us. Now I had my camera at hand and went very quietly and slowly towards him/her. Geeez ! I blew it ! The light was bad and the picture was way too blurry. Yesterday Canelo and me went for the evening walk. I looked into the neighboring garden. Yay ! The deer laying under a garden swing. I could see his/hers ears. I tied Canelo to an apple tree and sneaked closer little by little. Zoomed in and shot the picture. I went back to the sidewalk and to have a look at the picture. What ! ? Doesn’t look like a deer. Nope, it was a hare. A big one. So disappointed and also pretty jealous because my neighbor had been able to take gorgeous pictures of the Bambi.
The beginning of May has been unusually cold. I read it has not been this cold a spring in 60 years ! This week it was snowing Monday-Thursday. Cold or not ! It was time to take Canelo to a groomer. Good thing I did that because today was pretty warm.
Winter coat Summer coat
Jacky loves the warmth. The ground is dry and warm and so is the sun. He stayed out in the backyard almost all day. I went to take a couple of pictures of him. My husband shouted from the kitchen: why don’t you take a video clip. Thanks, good idea. I haven’t recorded anything yet with my new smart phone. Will be interesting to see how a video clip turns out to be. When I was recording a bird landed on a branch in the tree. My first thought was he might try to chase it. He didn’t move. He was watching with interest and said something. I think he said look mommy, look how close the bird is.
Although I have three digital cameras and in practice always have one or more with me wherever I go, it happens that sometimes I was using my phone camera. A couple of weeks ago I bought a new phone. This new phone has a better camera than the old one. I already have taken quite many photos to test and get used to the camera. Here are three photos I took of Jacky yesterday. He was sleeping but, of course woke. I was testing shooting without a flash in the evening when there is less light. Not bad, but I still need to learn more about settings and etc. I guess I will continue to carry one or more of my cameras with me practically all the time wherever I go 😉
Earlier in the spring there were many more swans here. I was able to spot several couples. Some staying on this side of the lake and others on the other side. These two are the only ones staying here now. All the others have moved northwards, I think.
On Thursday we visited my childhood friend. She told me she’s got liverleaf in white and asked me have I ever seen white ones. Yes, I said. Remember, we together found them in the woods. We probably were about 11 years old. Gosh, time flies, that was 60 years ago. I was happy to see them once again as I haven’t seen a single one since that first time. Before we left she gave me two plants. Thumbs up that they will like it here and multiply.