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“Sing loud for the sunshine. Pray hard for the rain.”
― Led Zeppelin

The days are going by at remarkable speed now – which never usually happens when you’re counting them down to go on holiday – but in this case it is! My blogs are less wordy, and less photo focused, I am still taking photos everyday and sharing them with you – but less time is going into it simply because I’m getting organized and ploughing ahead with the work I need to get done before I can have five glorious days off!

The five days off will be worth it – especially photographically wise. I plan to drag my friends around all the fantastic sights to see on holiday, and take lots of pictures! Sea, Sea and more Sea! On the downside it will be five days without Buddy as a fall back should it rain. But the long range forecasts are prospective – so fingers crossed!

I was coming in the gate at the side of the house today, after work, and the sun was shining down on some very green leaves covered in raindrops. The shape of the leaves and the sparkle of the sun combined to make one thought – Summer Christmas Trees!

With a little bit of purple flower just to contribute two of my favourite colours to the blog! I’m still getting to grips with the new camera – I’m no longer shooting in RAW and despite applying the settings, it will only take JPEG. So there’s little room for manipulation after an image is taken – which is actually suiting me fine. I’m learning to accept my photos as they are – and wow the noise reduction definitely makes a huge difference.

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“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
― John Lennon

It rained some more today, and overnight the wind picked up – but only down on the coast. I had a lot of work to get on with and so the shots I managed were the result of paddling around in the garden in between responding to emails and typing up client notes. But hopefully they are a bit more colourful than the typical rainy shots I’ve been coming up with!

The garden has had a nice soaking throughout the day and night, the rain has barely stopped for more than quarter of an hour and so everything is just soggy and saturated. Which is hopeful for the continuation of Spring – our trees need some leaves on them pretty soon!

I’m hoping that the dose of water we’ve had thrown at us will have made the Bluebells grow. That’s where I will be headed this weekend – come rain, storms, hail or shine! (Which is highly unlikely). I love the patterns that raindrops make and the fact that they can (if photographed better than I have) reflect the world above them.

I do plan on using my tripod more one day – I promise! It’s just that the shots I see, especially today, were usually found when I was wandering around the house peering out the window at the rain. So they were very last minute!

Other than the continuation of the rain – today has been fairly quiet and uneventful. Lots of paperwork, a bit of tidying and some organizing of the photographs I’ve already taken this month – and that’s it!

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