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Whilst I am very happy with my Canon SX700 HS camera, I am becoming increasingly aware of its limitations. In particular I do miss my SLR film cameras with good quality zoom lenses. It was such a device that enabled me to fill the frames of the colour slides featured yesterday without poking a lens up the children’s noses and thus spoiling the spontaneity. This would also have captured our garden birds without their constantly taking flight. Who knows, I may also be able to catch them on the wing.
This morning I took the plunge, sought advice from my friend Alex Schneideman, and, following it, researched suppliers on the internet, and ordered on line a second-hand Canon EOS D5 Mark 2 DSLR with a couple of lenses from Camera Jungle. All I have to do upon its receipt is pluck up courage to try it out.
We have both been feeling a bit off colour for a few days. Jackie was able today to return to her weeding and planting
and set the sprinkler operating.
I spent some time deadheading and weeding. It was a dull day, which made work a little easier.
The front trellis now sports a couple of clematises, two pink roses, honeysuckle, solanum and nasturtiums;
while on the opposite corner of the entrance Marguerites blend with potentilla, hydrangea, and the rambling Félicité Perpétue rose. Nasturtiums and geraniums are also in the bed.
On the trellis covering the garage door, a clematis winds above lobelias and begonias in a hanging basket.
Other clematises, such as these over The Head Gardener’s Walk
and The Shady Path, now festoon the garden.
Star of India will soon wind around its obelisk in Margery’s Bed.
From the Kitchen Bed urn
there is a clear view of The Dragon Bed.
This evening we dined on pizza and salad. Jackie drank J.P.Muller Gewürztraminer 2014 and I drank Reserve des Tuguets Madiran 2012.