Archive for July, 2007

My new darling

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’

This big beautiful orchid was at the Blossoming Orchid Nursery stall at the Mountain View Farmer’s Market today will a “smell me” tag taped to a leaf. So i did, and, despite my congestion a wonderful vanilla scent greeted my nose. I spent some more time looking at the wonderful selection, but returned to this specimen. It’s a large plant, overflowing it’s small pot with one spike in bloom, one with buds, and one just starting up. The grower and i talked for a while about the plant. He doesn’t recommending dividing it because it needs to be big to bloom, he suggests that it needs to be repotted. Apparently the hybrid needs six years to get to blooming size, so they don’t sell many. The black spots on the leaves are due to the temperature changes in the green house, not a disease. I should fertilize it weekly.

Doodle Collage

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Doodle Collage

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

First, there’s sitting down on the floor with the box of big crayons and going through and picking a palette. So many reds! Then drawing on the great big sheets of paper, wondering if it can be filled, detail dots, scribble scribble fill. Capture to share! Too big for a scanner, snap. Snap snap snap snap. And then a game in photoshop, reassemble but not perfectly, but keeping the whole.

Sea Walk Reflection

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Sea Walk Reflection

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

I’ve made a little progress organizing the source images from the Vancouver trip and purging some of the high res images that were out of focus or boring. I’m imagining that I’ll make a slide show/video to share. I’ve played with iMovie a bit but have never really completed a project. Maybe this time will be it!

This image is one i particularly liked, along with the horizontal version. The sea walk along the north side of the West End with the high rise apartments reflecting in Coal Harbor.

Cedar Waxwing

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Cedar Waxwing

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

I finally had Roll2007.06 developed. And picked up. And read the CD to my computer. It’s a very birdy roll with gold finch, sparrow and Florida ospreys. The osprey photos are neat, and i note that had i had the telephoto to zoom in on the nest, i would never have caught the images in flight. There appears to be a great deal of grain in these photos. I don’t know if i could do better scanning in the images myself.

GoldfinchHouse SparrowOsprey on Honeymoon Island, FL

Photo management thoughts
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