Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rowan Barries
My Rowan ash has loads of berries this autumn. Lots of folk will say "We are going to have a severe winter. Nature always provides"
Rubbish, all it means is it was a good spring and the flowers set well. Nature does not provide nature is hard. 
However basing my prediction on an old country saying 
"A fog in October a snow in the winter" 
I reckon we will get 3 good fallls of snow this winter. There were quite a few misty mornings in October 3 of them quite thick.

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The last of the Virginia Creeper has now turned red. The part that faced East along the top fence was already turning in September.
It makes a really grand show. Now there will be nothing but stalks until next spring. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Taken in 1990 in Ettlingen
Came on some slides after I put the negatives away. Taken in Ettlingen in 1990. They have a series of amazing water features. I imagine they get the pressure by using the high hill range behind the town to provice the pressure. There is a good river that runs threough Ettlingen to carry the water away.
I will hunt through the files and scan the interesting ones.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pipe work on Yatton moor road
I reckon I have got about 20 or more scans of the gas main and also the oil pipe lines. Also quite a lot of drainage work and pipe laying with a plastic interlocking system.
Finally done scanning my box of negatives. Counting the odd slides that I found in page folders came to just over 2,000 scans. Main time taken was checking the negative strips to see what the pix were. I had to take them out of the envelopes to make sure what it was on them.
Now all I have to do is to sort out the history ones and burn them onto a DVD and copy them. 

Monday, October 07, 2013

Brings back memories

Started again on scanning negatives after posting off the holiday pix. I am getting to quite a lot of sailing pix. I can't scan all of them but many have been posted on Flickr and MorgueFile. Getting a good reception too.
The "Clevedon Chop" caught many dinghy sailors by surprise. Not rollers but short sharp choppy waves that combined with a wind from the right angle capsized some and foundered others. I can vaguely recall that all boats racing had to have inflatable 'sausages' packed in the structure to prevent them from sinking. However if the self-acting bailers were overcome thay couldn't keep the water out of the body of the dinghy.
Can't remember who this was but I did capture a shot of the Chairman of the Newport club who fell out and had to be picked up by his crew.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Sole at the Arnhem Friday market
Just finished editing the 600 pix that I took on the Arnhem Pilgrimage. Quite a few of the stall holders recognised me this year.
I gave a card to almost everyone I took a pic of. That way if they don't like the idea of appearing on MorgueFile and say so I can delete the pic. 
Dutch name for Sole is Tong. That is also the name for Tongue as well. Could be confusing but seems to work out OK.
All I have to do now is to copy over the DVD from the master I made, 24 or so times. Included the poems as a whole file this year. Marjolein is very positive about getting it 
It will be good if it happens, nice for a stir too.