My Garden Oasis

Hi, I thought I would explain why I hadn’t been blogging recently.

A family member and someone I was very close to unfortunately had bone cancer (which is incurable) and passed away earlier this month; I have been doing a lot of thinking, especially about that person and thinking about a very close friend and someone I care about a lot that I haven’t been able to talk to since November 5th 2014.

My garden has become my little oasis and being an introvert this has helped me come to terms with the death of that family member and get back to my old self again. I am going to start blogging properly again when I have sorted out and edited some of the photograph’s I have taken while I’ve been away.

We have blue tits in our nesting box on the conservatory and this is a shot I managed to get (edited today).

I hope everyone is ok and in good health and enjoying the spring. πŸ˜‰

New Camera Lens

I have recently brought a new camera lens, which is why I haven’t really posted since before Christmas.

Getting used to this lens (especially as it’s quite an expensive one) has been a good learning curve as well as being able to get out and about in my local woods and park. πŸ™‚

Here’s a few of the shots I have taken.

This was on a very frosty morning; the lake had frozen in large parts and the birds were having trouble keeping their feet underneath them. This Black headed gull was trying stay upright and I just managed to capture it coming into land on the slippery surface of the lake.

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Getting Out and About Again

As most of you know who follow my blog I have now finished and passed my exams. πŸ™‚ Over the last 2 weeks or so this has enabled me to get back to my photography and going out and about with my camera (sorry this will be a bit of a photo blog). πŸ™‚

I have several pictures of Black headed gulls in our local park.

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Exams Update…

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

Well I have good news, I am now re-certified after passing all 3 of my exams and that means I have another 3 years until I do it all over again. πŸ™‚

I have had a week and a half of getting over them and re-energizing my batteries (reading new books and watching DVD’s) as well as taking my camera out over the last week – something I haven’t done since I wanted to focus on my studying.

I will leave you with a little teaser for a forthcoming blog! πŸ˜€

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A Little Update

I just thought I would let you know that I won’t be blogging for a while – until the end of November, early December.

There’s nothing wrong, I just have to update 2 of my I.T certifications as they run out in January and I have to retake the exams roughly every 3 years for this; I have chosen to do these exams slightly early and some study time is needed. These are quite important so I need to focus and not have a lot of distractions.

Hopefully I will be back blogging just after I take my exams which are already booked in for early December.

I will leave you with this sweet photograph I took earlier on in October of a very lovely deer that looked straight down my lens at me. πŸ™‚

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Hope you have a great month and see you soon. πŸ˜‰

That Autumn Feeling

I love Autumn, so many vibrant colours on the trees, crisp mornings and breathy air. πŸ™‚

Recently I have been dog sitting so I decided to take the dog (her names Magic and she’s on the elderly side) to one of the places that is lovely for walking and enjoying the Autumn air.

This was the start of our walk, we missed the first shower and what followed was a lovely illumination of the trees and a rainbow that appeared through the refraction of the sun’s light through the raindrops – beautiful! πŸ˜€

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