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I started this blog in 2008. It started mainly as a way of tracking the evolution of my dry garden, and that led to an interest in photography and in the creatures that live in the garden. It's still about the garden and wildlife, but now my passion is thinking about how we humans can learn to co-exist with wild animals and plants, especially in urban areas.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

room with a view

I suppose you couldn't really call having major surgery in hospital a holiday. But I was near a window with a wonderful view of the sky, and at my request the curtains were never closed.

Day and night, night and day, in ever changing light conditions, I experimented with my compact Panasonic digital camera.  

Even when I couldn't get out of bed, or even sit up, I found I could still change the colour, the aspect ratio and the macro zoom so the same thing looked interestingly different.

It wasn't a holiday but I do have snaps to share.










14 comments:

  1. Welcome back. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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  2. Wow! Surgery is a bit extreme to get out of weeding the garden. Hope you are well, on the mend, happy. Love the light.

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  3. Some glorious clouds. Hope you are home and out and about again. Soon?

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  4. Lovely pictures, Catmint - the Epworth? I'm glad you didn't have to lie there staring at the ceiling, twiddling your thumbs!

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  5. Well it's good to see you back. It's fantastic that you found a positive in your hospital stay. The sky photos are wonderful. I would have insisted on the curtains being drawn back too. I would get claustrophobic is I couldn't see outside. I hope you're home soon and that your recovery is going well.

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  6. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. Good thing you have a camera and blog to keep you preoccupied. And thank goodness you could see the beautiful sky from where you are. Take good care of yourself Catmint!

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  7. Fantastic sky photos and so positive in spite of surgery! Hope you are back home soon completely recovered from your op.

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  8. I hope you are feeling MUCH better now. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  9. Welcome home, and good to see your sense of humour is intact.
    Speedy recovery
    Denis

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  10. thank you dear cyberfriends for your good wishes. I'm home now. So pleased you liked the sky pics.

    dear j&c, you're right! extreme and effective way to get out of the weeding! LOL

    dear Faisal, Cabrini.

    dear Denis, yep - that's why I photographed the sky, I was looking for the silver lining!

    cheers, cm

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  11. Hi CM wishing you a speedy recovery. From BS and the Family :-)

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  12. Glad to see you are home catmint. Take it easy and get well very soon. Great pictures, I also have a panasonic compact, cant get away from using automatic.

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  13. I am sorry you are laid up, but glad to know all is well. Obviously your trigger finger is still in fine shape, nice shots.

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  14. Dear Wendy, I so value that comment - I too feel we're on the same wavelength and it's very satisfying having this ongoing wonderful cyberfriendship.

    Dear BS, what a lovely surprise, you appearing in cyberspace all of a sudden! You and family's wishes seem to be working, I'm slowly getting better. Thanks.

    Hi Alastair, I think that topic, what kind of camera suits, will be a blog post for me soon. I find it really interesting that you too find the compact most comfortable to use.

    Thanks Jess, so good to hear from you.

    cheers, cm

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