It was Verity’s 21st Birthday last week. Happy Birthday.
I have been struggling since early September to get her a specific present, for whatever reason the lens I wanted to get her was not available anywhere in a Nikon fit - I could get the lens to fit a Canon or a Sony or any other camera but not a Nikon, how frustrating that was. I even looked at off shore imports from Hong Kong, I placed an order and two days later they mailed me to cancel it as they did not know when they would get stock.
This Friday I noted the firm I normally buy the photography gear from now says they have the lens - one short phone call later and it is on its way - late but at least what we wanted.
Anyway, we went to Cornwall for the weekend for her birthday and had fun. Eden was on the list for a day as was Tehidy. There follows the usual photographs, a few fungi, and a few other bits and bobs. Oh, and it was my 57th birthday as well that weekend so a double celebration.
First - Eden
|Fungi outside on a log fence|
|Hover fly on Castor Oil plant|
|more fungi in the tropical dome|
|there is always a gekko if you look hard enough|
|water droplets on a new leaf|
|a very small but agile and fast jumping spider|
|I got into trouble for this one !|
|Shaggy Inkcap they were used for ink in olden days|
|Yoke at the waterfall relaxing|
|checking out the label !|
|bird feeding by hand take 1|
|bird feeding by hand take 2|
|having a good shout at each other|
|arghh my head imploded|
|we like peanuts - oh yes we do|
|oy - he's nicked the peanuts !|
This image was spotted as we drove there on the approach road - a side gate into the fields. I had to double back and capture it - makes you want to know the story - or maybe not!
and finally a last fungi shot - these were all of 1.5cm from top to bottom - sweet