Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

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A Couple of Posers

by admin - 22:28 on 08 June 2010

I was lucky enough to get a lie-in this morning – it wasn't until 6am that Spider decided I'd had enough sleep. Mr Pheasant arrived shortly afterwards, just to make sure. Master Marten had been and gone.

Today was spent in the fun palace that is GNoME HQ, so the resident moggies had to pass their day without staff to service their every whim. Consequently, both were eager for food when I returned home and happy to eat within sight of each other without fuss.

By the time I'd refilled the bird feeders and laid out Master Marten's nightly repast (no ex-mouse this time) Spider had finished her tea and was keen to play, so it was some time before I had my own meal. I'm just a softie.

Marten 22

The weather in Shetland is glorious, a smug Matchgirl informs me. Here it's grey and moist, so just after 9pm when I caught sight of Master Marten for the first time in three days it was in dismal light – the Pentax had to be set at super-grainy ISO 3200 to capture anything.

But it's a great pose and proof that repositioning of the Pentax was a wise decision. All I need now is for him to eat in the sunshine – when I'll most likely complain about the glare off the glossy leaves around him.

Only one snap was worth keeping, although I did catch a great tit this morning. Here he is, posing on Master Marten's gate. Some birds like to live dangerously.

Great Tit 3

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