Amazing light at Piper's Lagoon this morning.

Amazing light at Piper’s Lagoon this morning.

Love the details and contrast of dried grass and ocean.

Love the details and contrast of dried grass and ocean.

I don’t know about you but I have the post Christmas Blah’s.

Much higher resolution leads to much better details on the cropped distance shots.  Love this brown squirrel.

Much higher resolution leads to much better details on the cropped distance shots. Love this brown squirrel.

There are too many left-over baked sweets, too much chocolate and too much of everything good!  For example my lunch today is open faced cheese on bread – broiled in the oven – pretty innocuous right?  The problem being that the cheese choices included left-over brie and Shropshire Blue from the Christmas Cheese board.  The Shropshire has been judiciously mixed with the extra old cheddar, also left-over.

Cormorants at Neck Point.

Cormorants at Neck Point.

"Mums the Word!"  My new tea-cozy.

“Mums the Word!” My new tea-cozy.

To combat the blah’s I have finished a couple of projects – my new tea-cozy is doing double duty as a new Spring Class for Mad About Ewe and as a cozy for my new teapot – “Mum’s the Word!” and the fingerless mittens for a little princess.  That has helped – now I am looking for other projects to finish and/or start.  There is no shortage of choices.

  • 2 painting projects – shawls – more that half done
  • 1 circular shawl – just started – but oh so pretty
  • 3 sweaters half started
  • another tea-cozy
  • slippers to finish
Enigma - by Hayfield.  At least 15 years  in the stash!

Enigma – by Hayfield. At least 15 years in the stash!

Or a new option – As I was cruising my stash last weekend I “found” this gorgeous Mohair, about 1000 metre’s it will knit up very quickly into a wonderful sweater!  Right beside it was a couple of balls of another yarn – a silk/wool blend – and don’t they look great together!  That is the wonderful thing about stash – yarns in it have a tendency to match-up!  This might be the project of choice.

The princess's new mittens are finished.

The princess’s new mittens are finished.

I got a new camera and lens for Christmas – well Christmas, Birthday (also December) and earnings combined.

The Canon EOS 60D creates pictures with higher resolution and does Video’s!  Something that I have been wanting to add to my blog – video how-to’s – but first I have to learn how to use that feature of the camera.  And after a couple of tries it appears that I might be a little slow on the uptake!  Time for some more studying.

Part of the Camera kit was a new lens – the EFS 18 to 200 – not sure about it – seems heavier and slower than my old zoom.  But I have managed to take a few really good shots this last week. Again it is that learning curve.

We walked at Neck Point on Thursday and at Pipers this morning – the pictures are from both places.

Happy Viewing

Lynette