Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dog Park Fun

Jennifer, Fundy, Paisley & I went to Popson for our usual Saturday dog park visit. John was off socializing today. It wasn't one of our best visits. It didn't start off well for Paisley, with a bossy Boston trying to jump into the car with her. That riled her up so that when Fundy arrived paisley was nuts. It took a while for her to settle down. After that things were OK, and we met the cutest little black lab pup, who took a real shine to Paisley. I think he recognized a kindred puppy spirit in her! There was also some weirdness going on down there, and the police came to check it out. I'm not sure what was going on.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the pups having fun. I need a better lens to get better shots. Maybe next Christmas John can get me one.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Big Cake

I made a pear ginger cake with whipped cream icing and rum caramel sauce for New Year's Eve. It was very big. Some people liked it, but I thought it was just OK. Not sure if was taking the gluten out or what, but I wasn't wowed. I think I'd have preferred a cream cheese icing instead. It was fine, it just wasn't spectacular. Except for the height, that is!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A Few More, Without Frost

It is such a beautiful day. It's clear and sunny, with very little wind for a change. These days we have to take advantage of that! We took pups for a walk along the top of the coulees this afternoon, and I brought my camera to try the lens again. I really like it. The only catch is I will have to switch lenses for close-ups versus non-close-ups. That's not really a problem, except I will need a bigger camera bag, and taking the time to change lenses may be nearly impossible with the little one!

New Lens

John got me a new lens for Christmas. I have been wanting a close-up lens, and Nikon came out with a great little micro lens that got great reviews, despite the low price. It's an ice-foggy morning today, so Paisley & I went out to see what the lens could do. So far I'm really happy with it. The biggest problem is focusing. Not because of the lens or the camera, but because I have a poodle pulling on my arm! Although I have to say, she enjoyed my stopping to take pictures because I was distracted. That meant even more deer poo for her since I wasn't paying attention to what she was doing.

Here are my first attempts with the lens.