Yearly archives: 2022

A bit more Solar

The only good thing to come out of this continuous bout of hot weather and a declared drought is that apparently it has been clear every night for over a week now. While that is fine for my fellow deep sky imager friends, it hasn’t been of any use to me as my own observatory has been decommissioned pending a possible rebuild next year. The only astronomy I’m doing at the moment is variable…


We have Swallows

I was wondering why our car was getting covered in bird poop and here is the reason. They must have started building the nest late in June and this is where they got to when this piccy was take on 7th of July. We checked it from time to time, but there didn’t seem to be any activity up until now in mid August. If you creep in quietly you can see a beak…


Plume of Feathers : Mitchell

We’ve eaten here a number of times and the food has always been good, but I wonder if they have found themselves a new chef as the dining out this week was exceptional. The main dining annex can get quite noisy when it’s full but we found ourselves in this little alcove, which only had four covers, so things didn’t get to the point where you have to shout at your dining partner in…


She’s arrived

Well she’s here. After a 6000 odd mile trip from Japan in less than a week, I now have my hands on my SQ-Ai body replacement. This SQ body is in mint condition. Not a scratch anywhere. Even with shipping and import duty, I have a body in better condition for less than I could have got one here in the UK. …


A bit of Solar

With all the really nice weather we have been having lately, this was a good opportunity to get out with the scope and do a little solar observing and drawing. Rather than just concentrate on one single highly detailed drawing, I wanted to try doing a simple sketch every day, for as many days as the weather would allow. I did try this a few years back and quite enjoyed the experience, so if…


Wales & West Photography Show

Wasn’t sure what to make of the Wales & West Photography Show when we first saw it announced, but as the tickets were free and we fancied a weekend away, we thought we would give it a punt. …


Ooops

Had a bit of a photo trundle to St Anthony’s head a few days ago. Still trying to get into the swing of things when it comes to using the Bronica. On the less Happy Bunny front, when it came to looking at the roll of the days shoot, I was greeted with this….


A little Trundle

Had a little trundle down to Boscawen Park in Truro. The Bronni batteries were playing up again, so I had to stuff a bit of dried leaf in the battery compartment to get the button cells to make contact with their respective connecting pins. (See my moan about this problem in a previous post) One thing is for sure, a gap of many years without being in proper ‘Film Camera’ mode really does make…


The Wheel Inn : Tresillain

While we had noticed that The Wheel Inn. had reopened recently after being closed for over two years, we thought we would give it a try for lunch….


First Silage Cut of the Year

It’s that time of year when in the late evenings all is quiet in the countryside except for the chirping of Crickets and the melodic drone of the cutter as farmers do their first silage cut of the year….