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Post 4221

minorvogonpoet

France was hot for several days, so we worked outside in the garden in the morning but needed to retreat at lunch time. Well, that was our excuse. smiley - zzz
When we first arrived, the plum blossom was just starting. It was lovely for a couple of days, covering the hillsides with lacy white lines. Then it was over. The long eared owl sat in one of our trees one afternoon, and we saw swallowtail and Cleopatra butterflies. The name of the latter is wrong really, because it's the male that is bright yellow with an orange flash on the wing - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonepteryx_cleopatra


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Post 4222

cactuscafe

Beautiful flutterby butterfly! Lovely description of your trip. I love your owl, and the description of the ephemeral plum blossom. Is that the right word, ephemeral? As in fleeting, transitory.

smiley - bluebutterfly

Still not home yet. smiley - rofl. My brother in law came down from Edinburgh to Brighton for a guitar workshop, and to see us, in that order, smiley - rofl, so been busy.

Been learning my new synth, playing it half the night. smiley - musicalnote I find it good for the brain, it soothes my synapses. Good to soothe the synapses. What is a synapse? Ahhhh I'm making the music now. It doesn't sound like a radio with a nervous breakdown any more. It sounds like a waterfall with purple sparkly bits.


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Post 4223

minorvogonpoet

That sounds good - music like a waterfall with purple sparkly bits.<smiley - musicalnote
I don't think I'd be any good with synths.smiley - erm My husband bought me a new camera for Christmas and it's got so many modes and functions I get in a tangle with it. I thought I'd deleted a whole load of pictures but they were still there.


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Post 4224

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

If you have pictures to share, send them to smiley - thepost MVP. We love pictures from reseachers.


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Post 4225

minorvogonpoet

My pictures aren't very good, Elektra.smiley - sadface


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Post 4226

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

OK, just keep practicing---at least with digital you don't have the expense of film and you can find free programs to make ho-hum pics look artistic.


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Post 4227

cactuscafe

Morning all! I know what you mean, mvp, about digital cameras. When I first got one, and it just a little basic one, it took me a week of sleepless nights to attempt to figure out the instruction booklet, let alone put it into practice. smiley - rofl. I gave up after that. I thought I would mysteriously develop a technical brain overnight, but it didn't happen.

So now I just press buttons and get lost in menus, smiley - rofl, and hope for the best. I spend my life lost in menus, I have my finest thoughts there.

In fact, my favourite photos tend to be born in lost-in-menu-land. smiley - rofl

I wonder if your photos are protected, that's why they didn't delete? There's a protect option on the menu somewhere, perhaps you pressed it by mistake.

Good to protect photos by mistake, better than losing them by mistake.

My husband took an amaaaaazing photo of the Brighton wheel the other day, with his little Kodak snapshot camera. smiley - rofl. (which he doesn't understand. smiley - rofl). I was going to send it to Mister D, but it got deleted, grrrrr. He does have a print though, so I might try to scan it when I get home.

smiley - coffee

I've just been in the synth shop in town having a laugh with the lads. I have no technical understanding of the synth whatsoever. It's good though, I can twiddle knobs at random, sending me on a sonic journey, from which I never return. The only way is forward. smiley - rofl.

Daphne Oram is my hero and guiding light. I've been on about her before.

I'm running a bit late with my next piccies for the post. smiley - thepost I haven't forgotten though, I've been a bit diverted recently, there might be a bit of a delay.


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Post 4228

cactuscafe

PS mvp, I'd love to see your photos of France, any that you want to publish, really I would. In fact I insist.


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Post 4229

minorvogonpoet

If I can find one that's any good, work out how to resize it, copy it to our desk top computer and email it.smiley - erm


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