This morning I was walking around the pond looking for fresh sign of the Coypu thinking there are no fresh turds. I got to duck corner and behold.
Two juvenile coypu huddling against the cold.
I had gone back into the house to get the camera….obvs..
I got closer and they plopped into the water and turned to watch me.
I backed off and they got out of the water and shook themselves dry. Here is one of them.
you can just see the water….
I went into the house to call the wife to go see…
She did and they were still there.
I came back out to get a few more shots…
They are cute…I am about 4-5metres from them with a telephoto.
..but we had to call the hunters to visit…with guns.
Because of the current volcanic activity on Las Palmas I was reminded of this trip to Santorini.
The whole island blew out its middle to form a caldera and end the Minoan civilisation.
A lot of cruise ships came to see the blue and the scenery while we were there.
on the way across to the island in the middle of the caldera – blue within blue
black , lifeless and very hot. It makes you realise how tiny we are compared to natural phenomena…
the evening ritual…
my favourite beer…
it is rather photogenic
This is Ground Control to Major Tom You’ve really made the grade And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare
This is Major Tom to Ground Control I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different today
For here Am I sitting in a tin can Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles I’m feeling very still And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
..y ddraig aur
I am wearing that t-shirt now, as I type…
Am I a space-cadet, what do you reckon?
This is “Introduction to Teamworking” for Ph.D. students in 2007…Where are they now??
It has been raining and we have just chopped up ~9kg of apples from the orchard. It is a shame I can’t do smell-o-vision. Very appley. They are now on to brew. The trick is to chop them into water with some lemon juice in it to stop them oxidising and going brown.
There are two 12 litre buckets of apple and two 5 litre demijohns of pear at the back.
In the foreground are brews from April ready to bottle.
This apple and cranberry is crystal clear. The cranberries add a nice bit of tannin.
This red made from bog standard grape juice has a nice shine to it, too. It works out less than 1 one euro per bottle