Second model boat – the Pinta. Planking the hull this week. A lotta close ups – so you can almost feel the wood – just reach out, and touch it. Tech note: Have to soak the planks for 24hrs, before they are pliant enough to wrap the lines of the hull, without breaking.
Winter fascinates. From the metallic dimpled icy plating laid over the back deck over night … to the newly minted deer paths (more like highways – some serious hoof work) in all that vast whiteness down there … Leaving a weak, waning sunset, colder, to complete the day …
Catching up, since last fall. The Minnows made it through the winter. They patrol the pond, and are busy breeding under the water lilies – you see ripples coming from the edges of the lily pads. Haven’t seen a blue gill yet – hmmmm. Of course, there are frogs, toads, etc. And flying birds. And snakes. And turtles. And fishing birds – Herons. The odd duck or two – they never stay. And beauty. So much so – I hadRead More
Photos of a pond. Our pond. Taken in still water – water as smooth as glass. In early Sept of this year. The water lilies are still robust. Water level is down about 18″ – was a dry summer, and we haven’t caught up yet. And it’s drop dead gorgeous. Reflections to boot.
Wanted to see what the minnows breeding under the water lilies saw. So, I stuck a GoPro onto the end of a long slender board (inside a waterproof case), started up the camera, turned on the video – and shoved it underwater. Just to see if there was anything worth filming. Had to shoot blind, as there was no feedback from the GoPro. This is the result – somewhat edited. In the first scene, there are two minnows, swimming underRead More