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

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


The Snapathon Survives

by admin - 19:25 on 19 January 2013

Today's market netted me exactly three times as much as last week's, but still left me out of pocket. It looks like a slow financial start to the year.

This is unfortunate, for the Mac's monitor continues to be unreliable. This afternoon it fired up fine, and stayed so for a while, but then began flickering again so I pressed into service a temporary replacement Acer loaned by Squirrel James. Although it worked without a problem, the colours aren't right. Anyone out there got a Mac monitor they no longer need?

At least I was able to upload a few snaps to Flickr, and during a brief stroll with Matchgirl (but without feline company) I found today's Snapathon shot, leaving the chain unbroken (although admittedly weak in places).


Thursday's shot: not kittens, as previously described, but a daytime silhouette. Not the most exciting snap but it was a desperate day.

Willow 9

Friday's shot: Willow in her bonnet. The snap was taken indoors, without flash, with the ISO at 3200 – I wanted to see how much noise I could lose in Camera Raw. Quite a lot, it turned out. This could be very useful when martens come calling at dawn and dusk.


Today's shot: another abstract, of an iced-up puddle not far from The Rural Retreat. We've still had no snow, much to Matchgirl's disgust, but temperatures remain low.


And a bonus: two dopey kittens on Thursday, shortly after coming home. Both are recovering well and spending a quiet time in The Kittenry (out of their carriers).

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