I think the very first camera I had was one my dad gave me, so from a young age I have taken photos. The Spare is turning 21 this year and he decided he would like a nice camera for his birthday, so I have watching and waiting for a good deal. Monday the perfect deal came along so while purchasing his gift I treated myself to a little something.
As luck would have it the Macro lens I have been wanting was on special. Of course by the time I got back home I just had to have a play. I love the world in close up, I love the detail and the colours.
Monday was a stunning day, and seriously warm. Days like that are best spent under a brolly in the garden.
On the weekend TOF mowed the lawn and we moved the garden box on the right so we have another little sitting area surrounded by garden. I was out watering the garden before 7am that morning as it has been very dry.
I had my book, my camera and a pot of tea, Monday was indeed perfect.
As much as I find flies incredibly annoying, I find them awesome to take photos of. Colourful annoying little buggers. I will still swat them!
The dogs took the garden with me and chilled out in their own way.
Yeah Monday was pretty good.
It was so hot in the afternoon that I took full advantage of the fact that we had installed our very own aquatic centre on the weekend. Our trusty little pool gets dragged out every summer for about a month or so and it is the best ever way to cool off. I even took an underwater photo with my little camera of myself - glamorous I know!!
I do not know how anyone can look this good under water, I couldn't even open my eyes let alone look sexy!
Oscar came for a quick dip but isn't convinced it is his thing.
Sheba loves water but the pool messes with her head as in she just cannot work out what it is. She is happy enough for water to be thrown on her from the pool. If I put her in it her hair clogs up the filter so no thanks it ain't a bath.
Monday evening the sky was beautiful.
On Tuesday I went to the Airport for work and had a selfie with this old dude, he was visiting from Hobbiton.
Another play with the Macro on some tiny miniature hand made things that live in my china cabinet. All made from Fimo (polymer clay) by a very talented lady.
Another dip in the pool took place with another attempt at an under water selfie, and FAIL! I can't keep my eyes open long enough but it is such fun having a go. Maybe tomorrow I will give it another whirl, at least you will all be getting a good laugh.
Today I found a ball for $1 in St Vinnies and someone was very happy when I got home with it. She always has to have one ball in her gob while she plays with another ball, soccer styles.
Today was MUGGY as could be so a long floaty skirt was the order of the day. I had a pair of my petticoat pants on under neath.
Russian brooch via trade me $5, Petticoat pants $2, and a kiwiana tea towel for $3, both from the op shops.
It is too hot to be concerned about arms, wings or not I am not wearing sleeves when it is this hot. There are better things to be worried about than wings in the breeze!
I was super excited to get this book in the post today that I had ordered. I love The Tree house Guy and watch his program on sky. This is the stuff of dreams, I mean, who wouldn't want to have their very own tree house, and these aren't just any old tree house.
FYI this is what the water on top of the pool looks like from the bottom of the pool!