Saturday, 28 March 2015

March





















One post a month! At least it makes choose a title easy. I offer some images from March (incase you hadn't already guessed)...

I manage to glimpse some crocuses in bloom.

I picked some snowdrops to bring inside. The flowers don't last nearly as long as they do if left outside, however, it's nice to get a closer look at them and to appreciate their delicate scent.

Mother's day has been and gone, I was given a beautiful cupcake by A. She decorated it at her after-school club and was for once unable to claim it was for her to eat. My parents happened to be in the area on Mother's day and dropped in for a hastily arranged meal so much of the day was spent trying to get the house in some sort of order and making sure the parts beyond hope were well hidden.

I have a new camera. Another one. I just didn't like the photos I took with the previous one (it has already been claimed by A). I decided to spend a little more and have upgraded to a bridge camera. I still didn't splurge and have bought one towards the bottom end of the price range. It's a Fuji which is what my beloved compact was so I'm optimistic that we will get on. The sun was shining last weekend when I brought it home. Molly-the-cat was basking so she became my first subject. I now have a 40x zoom (as opposed to 5x) so expect lots of birds photos! I hoped to be able to get out and about this weekend to take some photos but it's raining and is set to continue to do so. So I made do with some woolly crochet shots. My sister in law sent me some bargain Noro yarn she found and I couldn't resist starting a project last night. Life seems to be returning a little to normal and I'm getting better at making a little more time for myself. I joined an orchestra a few weeks ago and it's good to be back playing my bass. The next thing I need to do is get back on the bike. But not in the cold and rain. Yet.

Anyway. I need to make a start on 29 pupil reports so I don't waste the holidays (two weeks off coming up very soon - fantastic!)

Have a great weekend, see you in April (I expect there will be far more than just a single post for April what with having new camera, time off work and the days being longer and brighter. All good!)

17 comments:

Coco Jayne said...

some beautiful photos here - I particularly like the cat sunbathing, the coloured glass and the robin :)

Sarah said...

Happy March! I love the various photos of your month. The ake is the best one! I have a bridge camera too-I wasn't sure I really understood SLR ones anyway. Mine is a canon and I love it. Hope you enjoy yours too! Good luck with the reports. I am looking forward to June this year as it won't, for the first time for 23 years, be ruined by having to write reports!

Christina said...

Beautiful photos, as always! I have a bridge camera and I do love it. I can't be bothered faffing with a DSLR. I hope you managed to finish your reports soon, reading the ones my children get I can understand how much work these must be for you.
The Noro wool is scrumptious. Have a great weekend. x

Primroses Attic said...

Beautiful pictures. Looking forward to seeing more taken with your new camera.
Rosezeeta.

Neighborhood Watch said...

Chimney pots?! Aren't those? So exotic. And that kind of little robin too. Lovely.

driftwood said...

Happy March! enjoy your new camera x

CJ said...

Beautiful photos, I hope you and your new camera are happy together. Have a wonderful holiday. CJ xx

Mereknits said...

March looks very beautiful from the photos you shared. Good luck with those reports and enjoy your two weeks off.
Hugs,
Meredith

Toffeeapple said...

Lovely images, as usual. Love the Corvids on the chimney pots and the smashing little Robin.

I look forward to more bird pictures from your new camera.

Sue said...

Lovely photos Anne, it's great having a new camera isn't it, makes you want to snap everything! Those bird shots are lovely and with that zoom I expect you'll get some brilliant shots. Enjoy your Easter break lets hope the weather turns a bit more Spring like!

Pat said...

I'm new to your beautiful blog, amazing photography, looking forward to April's post! Pat x

Linda said...

I was going to ask if you were happier with your camera, because I thought these shots looked different to your previous one, and now it's obvious why! Would you be able to share or email me which one you got - I'm on the lookout for a bridge camera with a good zoom. You can email me at the name of my blog (occasionalscotland) at yahoo dot co dot uk.
Both my children were away for Mothers Day, one at university and the other in Australia. The Australian one sent flowers, and I got a phone call from the other in the middle of her essay deadline week. Would still have been lovely if they'd been at home!

bidouille said...

I love your blog and your photo !

Faith said...

Great photos, they are so crisp and colourful, that sounds like I'm describing a salad, but I mean the clarity, which if there is an adjective, I don't know it! Im glad that you are finding more you-time its such a hard thing to do, I know I've taken on too much in the past six months or so, and am looking forward to when things calm down a bit in a couple of months.....until then its a whirlwind! Brilliant youve joined an orchestra again, i bet that makes your spirit soar. Ive always fancied Noro, the colours are amazing, despite having plenty of stash yarn, nothing is floating my boat at the moment, i need some wooly inspiration! See you in April, enjoy your timeoff school.x

Lyn said...

what a lovely colourful post, hope you like the new camera.
xxx

blueskyscotland said...

I like the ladybirds. Not seen any yet at all.

Laura S. said...

Nice photos! I've been enjoying your blog for quite some time, glad to see a post pop up! I've been on Ravelry a lot lately and it seems that a LOT of items I like are made with that Noro yarn. Never seen it where I am but I am definitely going to have to get my hands on some. It does make for lovely projects.

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