Tuesday 8 February 2011: Feelings not reasons
347/365: Dawn light through olive leaves.
This shot was taken first thing when I was in the sitting room, doing some editing of documentation (and working from home rather than office-bound - yay!), camera sat beside me (naturally!) and noticed the lovely sparkly morning light coming through the veranda onto the olive tree which is busy hiding from the cold weather. I loved the textural distortion of the light through the trees in the garden as it passed through the imperfect old glass. Despite also going for a short walk and taking some photos then, I preferred this shot - blown highlights and all... not least because I didn't need to do anything to it other than process the RAW file.
S'been a better day than yesterday today. Felix doesn't go to school on Tuesday so he was home as normal with Nick. Which meant that both Nick and I got to listen to Felix going 'is it time to get Amma yet?', 'is Amma ready now?', 'why isn't it time to get Amma?' all day since he was so excited about his little friend coming to play after school. He's funny. He's such a boy-ish boy and yet he plays with his sister all the time when he's home including games of fairies etc, and one of his best friends is a girl, Amma. And he loves Amma a LOT. Bless. :o)
Whilst she was here he was a boy-shaped whirlwind wanting to show her all his best toys and take her all around the house. The cat, however, did not want to be part of his games and has only just come in after spending most of the day of Felix frenzy in hiding. I've been hiding too using my headphones on to block out the noise but seemingly every time I put the headphones on, someone wants to talk to me. Why is that???
One of life's mysteries, I s'pose... along with the fact that you only realise you've run out of windscreen washing fluid when the visibility is just about as bad as it could be and not just a couple of drops of rain or anything. And the fact that if you're late for a bus, you can guarantee one will be already at the bus stop, ready to drive off just before you reach it. As well as the mystery surrounding the fact that if you have loads of things to do, you can always think of loads of things you'd rather be doing... but if you want to watch TV in an evening, there's never anything on and you end up wasting your free time doing nothing at all productive.
In case you're interested... Amma's just gone home. Quiet has descended. A couple of loaves have just come out of the oven. And there are baked potatoes just about cooked ready for dinner.
And it's calm.
PS And hope these headache tablets kick in soon too!
PPS Blips are like wedding dresses - you always choose the first one you took a fancy to