RDP Wednesday: Laughter

At the moment we are having voting for our local politicians and of course they all have posters showing their laughing faces. I saw this one today on the way into town (name and party obliterated by me). He is really having a good laugh. I hope that our bear next to his photo does not bring the axe down on him.

RDP Wednesday: Laughter

RDP Saturday: Union

4 years ago we were taken over by the work force of the builders. They renovated our apartment block from top to bottom. There were builders, carpenters, metal workers, plumbers and they all worked together on the job, each in his own area of work. Enjoying the outside did not come into the question and we were completely cut off from the outside world, having to manoever around building bricks and rubble. However, I developed my own way of life and discovered that there were many possibilities of photographs on a building site. The work force quite enjoyed seeing me with the camera in my hand, although the welder did tell me not to come to close as a flying spark might damage the camera lens.

One day my merry troop of workers decided on the idea of a group photo and here they are. I have never forgotten them. I wonder if they still remember me, the lady with the camera.

RDP Saturday: Union

RDP Friday: Gobsmacked

Since being more homebound and having to order most stuff online I am no longer able to transport flowers, particularly orchids, on my scooter. It is now a new season and I only managed to rescue four plants from last year. I took a chance and saw an advertisement on Facebook from Switzerland for orchids. Switzerland being a small country, there is no problem in ordering, although it was something I had never done with orchids. I placed the order two days ago and this afternoon they arrived by DHL delivery. They were well packed and I must say I was a little gobsmacked to see how nice they were. I unpacked them carefully, they were well wrapped. Afterwards I soaked them in water for a while adding liquid orchid fertiliser. They are now outside on the porch and are really looking good. The price for all three was really very reasonable. I am now on the mailing list for this company, so who knows what I might order in the future. How life changes over the years.

RDP Friday: Gobsmacked

RDP Wednesday: Scrupulous

I suppose I have to be a bit scrupulous to get action photos like this. I sit at the table in the kitchen facing the large window with a view out on the garden of the bird house with the food. I set my camera on zoom. The birds have to hover until they have an eating space. I sit with my camera ready and as soon as I notice one wants to fly off to the food I shoot away with the camera, one photo after the other. I never know what I am getting until I upload them on the computer. I am not a professional photographer so it is all more luck than judgement. If Sir David Attenborough happens to look on my Woodpress page I might become famous and become Bird Photographer of the Year.

RDP Wednesday: Scrupulous

RDP Tuesday: Random

When a bee sees an insect hotel he has to make a decision. He will not just occupy any random hotel room, it has to be in the right place: a view from the balcony and enough room to curl up and wait for whatever happens to a bee in his hotel room. Some of the rooms were already occupied and the doors closed, but he managed to find a nice room almost a penthouse suite – so what could be better.

RDP Tuesday: Random