Sunday, November 11, 2012

New camera

today I went out and replaced my crappy RICOH R10 camera, that I have never been happy with, with a new OLYMPUS VR350
I used to love my old Olympus and I'm hoping I'll love this new one too.
Haven't fully charged the battery yet, or read the manual, hee hee but here is my first photo
taken out our front door, this is the Bougainvillea bush that was planted about 10 years ago to hide the ugly garage next door.  The garage has since been pulled down and a new extension to the house next door is being built right now.  This is an amazing plant, changing from bright lolly-pink to deepest orange in a matter of weeks.
Here is what Mr.Wilipedia has to say about the bougainvillea
Bougainvillea is a genus of flowering plants native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina.
They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1 to 12 metres (3 ft 3 in to 39 ft 4 in) tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.  The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate, 4–13 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colours associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow.

Now, back to learning about this new camera..... ..... .....

Friday, November 9, 2012

3 weeks later.... and then there were Two !

After I started on Chair Number One, and remembering I was going to cover the arms, stretcher bars etc. I was given another, very similar chair, covered in cream vinyl. So I decided that this one, old, torn, Granny Square Rug from an Op shop find ages ago could cover TWO chairs.
 and indeed it has ! I have polished the armrests and stretchers and decided each one has just enough colour.

My husband Vic has recently returned home from a long hospital stay, and has a few mobility problems. Both the OT and PT staff at Rehab. suggested he should always sit in a high back chair, with arms.  Such chairs provide the necessary support, and feeling the the arm of a chair before sitting, and when standing,  often avoids a fall.  These are just perfect for  Vic to use.

I just love the colours and could look at them all day!