31. March, 2006 - month end

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Tomorrow it’ll be April. Feels just about right this year. The rain this week has washed away all but the most stubborn snow, and the weather tomorrow is supposed to be sunny. Heck, I might even get outside and rake up some of the overwinter crud from the yard. Plus it’s time to reorganize things in the garage so I’ll have room to park my trike out there when I take it off the trainer. Not quite time for that yet, but it’s time to make room.

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Pictures? Well, it’s time to use up the last of the ones from the Conservatory so we can do Carousel ones next week. First it’s some kind of plant that collects a little pond of water in it. And bugs and larvae and stuff. I pumped up the colors a little bit, but not as much as you might think. It really was pretty bright, even in the gloomy light of last Saturday.

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Then some pretty flowers. The way the lone stalk hung over a wall, isolating the flowers from the rest of the greenery caught my eye. I don’t remember the exact shooting distance, but it was very near the half-metre minimum focusing distance on my lens, and if I remember correctly, I had to shut off the auto-focus because it was trying to make the background sharp. I think I’m going to need to read the autofocus section of the camera’s manual again so I have a better idea of how to convince it to do what I want. I don’t mind focusing manually, but there are times when it’s tough because I’m shooting from a funny angle.

And finally, one of the plaques on the light-posts outside the Conservatory. The place opened in 1915, so I’m not sure what the deal with these plaques are. They look like something from the WPA to me (for no good reason, probably), which is the 30s. They’re not present in the photos from the opening in 1915. Dunno. Maybe one of my readers has a clue?

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