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Monday, 9 June 2008
Guess who has a new camera?

Sunset from the rear of our house

Look at that cute little face!

For ages I have been wanting a new camera and now I have one! It's a Canon EOS 400D and seems rather complicated to my Sony compact but, hopefully, I will soon learn how to use it properly. I am not a great photographer at the best of times, so I am looking for a local photography course to sign up for. 

I did no stitching at all yesterday. It was a beautiful day and I was reading in the garden. My current read is The Echelon Vendetta by David Stone - "a chilling suspenseful journey through the darkest alleys of international espionage" - at least that what it says on the back of the book! I got this, with others, from the local library. 

Today, again, the weather is lovely and now that I have finished my household chores, I am heading outside. I will finish the book and make a start on HOE Summer Quaker for - opps - nearly caught me out there!  

Many of you asked about my potato bags. I got them online - just google "patio potato bags" - there are quite a few on there but I cannot remember which company I used. You just plant the seedling potatoes and up they come! I planted each bag over three consecutive weeks so that they will be ready a week apart. I think that maybe I should have left a longer gap between planting but hey it's my first time and what do I know about gardening? The first bag is starting to flower and I think that, once they flower and the flowers die off, they are ready for eating. 

Still no flowers on the eggling but the buds are fairly big now so it shouldn't be too long. Am I boring you with my eggling? 

Thanks for visiting
Take care 

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  • On 9 June 2008 at 12:53, Blogger WendyJo

    Congrats on the new camera Carol and what a gorgeous sunset! We don't have turtles in our backyard...just LOTS of deer :)

  • On 9 June 2008 at 15:40, Blogger DaisyGirl

    Good luck with the new camera! I still haven't learned all the settings on mine. I've never heard of the potatoe in a bag, I'm gonna look it up! Can't wait to see your eggling!
    ps:the fires nice, but making sure you have enough wood is a pain sometimes. But it helps keep the heat bill down!

  • On 9 June 2008 at 15:42, Blogger Yuko

    It's me! lol
    But it's true, Carol!
    I also have got a new camera!!!
    What a coincidense!
    My husband bought me a digital single-lens reflex camera, as he knows that I'm enjoying taking photos a lot! :D
    It's nice to hear that you will have a class of photography!
    I would like to take a class if there were in my area...

  • On 9 June 2008 at 16:45, Blogger Michelle-ozark crafter

    Enjoy learning to use the camera dear! Yes, I think the little turtle is cute too!

  • On 9 June 2008 at 17:14, Blogger Kim B

    A new camera - what fun! There's nothing boring about your eggling!

  • On 9 June 2008 at 18:03, Blogger Karen

    have fun with your new camera

  • On 9 June 2008 at 21:26, Blogger Daffycat

    Egg-cuse me...but I'm so sad there isn't a new picture of the eggling.

    Congratulations on the new camera! I'm looking forward to lots of pictures!

  • On 9 June 2008 at 21:44, Blogger Meari

    The turtle is sooo cute!

    Being a photographer, I HAD to go look up what that camera was/looked like. :D I didn't recognize the name because you have the European version. The NA version is the Rebel XTi. My boss has one and I used it last year for a charity golf tournament. I have the Canon 40D. I love it!

  • On 10 June 2008 at 08:04, Blogger Rowyn

    That sure is a cute face!

    Congrats on the new camera. Hope you'll share lots of your photos with us :-)

    I've been buying a UK photo magazine lately called Practical Photography. Quite good for tips on taking photos, and playing around with them on your PC.

  • On 10 June 2008 at 22:49, Blogger Barbara

    I followed the link over from Edgar's blog - congratulations on the win - and I'm delighted to have "discovered" your lovely blog. :D

  • On 11 June 2008 at 09:25, Blogger tammie

    hiya congrats on the camera picts are really cool love the tortoise and the cheeky squirrel you will have to give him a name lol oh and thanks for the wonderful comments you have left for me

  • On 11 June 2008 at 13:33, Blogger Hazel

    Another new camera! Quite a few popping up. Great pics esp tortoise. xx

  • On 11 June 2008 at 17:03, Blogger Andrea

    Good luck with the new camera. I'd love a digital SLR - yeah dream on!

    Where has eggling gone? :)

  • On 11 June 2008 at 21:58, Blogger DaisyGirl

    Congrats on winning Edgar's contest! You lucky duck!

  • On 11 June 2008 at 23:13, Blogger Carolyn

    Love your photos..my youngest daughter love turtles and thought yours was awesome:)

    I got a new camera myself for Christmas and still have lots to learn about all the settings..have fun learning...

  • On 12 June 2008 at 05:57, Blogger Margaret

    Carol, congrats on winning Edgar's draw. look forward to seeing the prize in due course- photographed on the new camera. Hope you have as much fun with your new SLR as I am having with mine.
    Luv, Margaret S

  • On 20 June 2008 at 16:30, Blogger Janaina

    Great great shots, Carol! Well done! =D