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Monday, 5 January 2009

Dog portrait from photo, Patton

Did a bit more to Patton although the photo has a lot to answer for, I managed to get a shine on the graphite and no matter how many times I retook the shot it still appeared the same, so much for daylight bulbs it's not the same as real sunshine......
....and this was the scene of snow which greeted my geese this morning, it has been cold all day. It was my first day back at 'proper' work today and it was a real shock to the system to wake up to this. Living out in the sticks is great to avoid the madding crowd and not hear banging radios and racing cars revving up but it was a nightmare getting down the track this morning in the little Forestry Commission van. The drive proved a slippery challenge and took several attempts then the 'main road' (more like a forest walk) was thick with ice and then snow on top. Nevertheless I made it and then walked about in the cold all day, we did see a bit of sunshine but it was a bit chilly. Cannot make up my mind if tomorrow will be better, it's supposed to be colder over night, down to -8c in places but we should be slashing the bark from trees tomorrow which does warm us up a bit so it could be better, fingers crossed! Also went to the feed shop and bought some more doggie bits for Willow my new puppy who will be arriving on Saturday when bedlam will break out!

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2 comments:

Marvin said...

I can identify with your difficulty with the snow and ice. We are 3 miles (4.8 km)from pavement, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the main county road and the last .8 mile (1.2 km) only comes down to our place -- and it does come down meaning we must climb a hill to get out. Fortunately, neither of us has a "real" job so we can usually just wait for the melting of snow or ice.

I'm sure you'll have great fun with Willow's arrival on Saturday. Our most recent dog came from a rescue group and was about a year old. I think we are getting too old for puppy bedlam.

Karie said...

Gypsy my little terrier by the fire is a rescue, she was one of 42 left when a breeder died. She is just so happy to live with us! Glad to hear I'm not the only one out in the sticks then!

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