Thursday, September 15

why this tree cost me a new camera. . .


When I first started blogging last year I had a very basic and
rather elderly Kodak camera, which suited my very basic
and rather elderly camera needs. . .at the time!


Out walking in the fields near home one morning,
I noticed that ferns were growing in the moss and leaf mould
along the top of a branch on an old oak tree,
something really wonderful which I'd never seen happen before.

The Old Faithful didn't "do" distance pics and I really
wanted to share it with you, so I took the plunge and upgraded,
taught myself how to use the new beast. . .
only to find that over the summer the ferns had dried out and died off!


This evening after the wet weather I went to look once more
and found a fresh and quite surreal sprouting


and was also blessed when I turned the corner to find
a young deer happily grazing!


Thanks for being my reason to aquire a whole new set of skills
and a great deal of PLEASURE!
xx


21 comments:

Greenorchid said...

Wow, that is a first for me too... have never seen ferns growing on tree branches... well spotted!!
Just love your vintage mannequins... I'm still looking for mine to replace the two modern ones I have living with me currently...
Love reading your blog. Smiles Dolly x

Hesta Nesta said...

Lovely photographs Elaine. We have such beautiful countryside in this country.
Jo xx

Vintage Jane said...

Lovely photos. I really need to upgrade my camera too. Some of my photos are emarassingly bad and close ups are a complete no no unless I use Mr VJ's camera. Hmmm, guess what's going on my Christmas list! M x

Sherri B. said...

Congratulations on your new camera, how exciting! Looking forward to all of your photos. xo

sue15cat said...

Lovely to see ferns up a tree!

We have lots of deer here at the moment. The other day we came across a couple so we were calling the dogs back to give them space and one of them attacked our collie, Sophie.....she obviously had a young deer hidden in the grass to protect so we gave her lots of space, needless to say on our return walk she actually chased our collie for a few feet before running off herself.

You should have seen the look on Sophies face!!

Sue xx

Alix said...

Great photos! I love the fernery in the tree, and the deer, of course. It's great to have a decent camera that allows you to capture these special things and moments - I got a fairly simple but good quality digital one a few months back (previously I was struggling to use my husband's SLR) and it has revolutionised my life!
x

Rose H (UK) said...

Blogging has certainly sharpened my still far from perfect photography skills! Your photos are lovely Elaine, and finding the deer - perfect :o)
Happy new camera..

Sylvia said...

You've taken beautiful pictures, Elaine, really love the ones with the deer !
What you wrote about that lady at the Open Gardens, I found this very amusing, well ... some people ! :-)
Enjoy the weekend,
Sylvia

Mimi and Tilly said...

Beautiful photos! I love taking pictures for my blog. It was only when I started blogging that I go very interested in phtotography and now it's one of my favourite things. My camera goes everywhere with me! I'm back from my break and with computer access once again! Yay! Big hugs, Em xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Living in such a beautiful part of the world, your camera (and new skills!) are sure to be put to very good use. Love the little deer too... Lovely that you were able to capture that scene for ever.

Happy days with your camera!
Niki

haizi daizi said...

Lovely pictures that really capture the moment. How cute is that little deer too. I was driving through on the outskirts of Westbury yesterday and the scenery was stunning with the sun shining over the hills ~ it was magical ..... did I have my camera with me, unfortunately not. Lesson for the day, always carry my camera! Have a good weekend x

Elegancemaison said...

Beautiful and serene photographs. You live in a lovely place Elaine. I'm a city person but sometimes long for those rural scenes to ease an aching heart, as in one of my favourite John Masefield's poems, "The West Wind".

I'm getting my mojo back and am hoping all is well with you.Cx

Florawood said...

Hi Elaine, gorgeous pictures of the Dorset countryside, and a young deer too! its all beautiful:) Justine x

Fran said...

I want one for Christmas. A camera that is. Not a deer. Or a tree. Although either of those would be very nice, too.

My Spotty Pony said...

Great pictures Elaine. Not often you get the chance to get close for a picture of a deer... they move so quickly! I got a new camera but an hopeless at working out how to use it so am still taking pics with my old one! Love, Abby xx

Pomona said...

They are lovely photos! And I am just like you - blogging is prompting me to get a new camera, just not sure which yet - has to be a simple one, definitely!

Pomona x

Purrfect Haven said...

well that paid off! What beautiful shots and then to see the deer. It all was so clear and wonderful. Love Darcy and Bingley xx

BusyLizzie said...

great pix - lovely. well worth the investment then! Lizzie x

BusyLizzie said...

PS. Got distracted halfway through that comment! Thank you for yours.. that fabric might have to be a keeper for a while.....

Miss Mary Elliott said...

Isn't it wonderful to spot a deer :) I recently spotted a whole herd running across the fields in front of me. I really need to take my camera out with me!

Kayla coo said...

Hello,
Thanks so much for your good wishes.
Beautiful tree and setting, very inspiring.x

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