Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Storm clouds gathering and at last we have rain a little thunder and rain not too heavy but something we have not had for over a month except a few spits.

I am having fun with camera settings and dodging showers. Oh what to do for tomorrow. Do I leave on automatic or choose SCN and landscape or then I could choose one for foliage. I have been snapping on all three and yes the foliage does bring out the green definition a little on medium depth but perhaps landscape as above will be better for show gardens. At least I found my Macro setting ok not like my last camera.

I have also been playing around with editing but such a long way to go yet. Oh what fun I do hope it doesn't rain tomorrow at Hampton Court. I hope our thunderstorm misses the show today.

Who would have believed so much fun could come from starting a blog.

Thank you those who have signed my guest book at the bottom it is nice meeting you all.


  1. Blogging is a BLAST!!! How else would I meet you!!! I am glad you are getting some rain! It is raining here all week!

  2. I'm still learning how to use my Canon. It's so much fun experimenting with all the different shots you can take. -Jackie

  3. We have had very heavy rain here. I hope Hampton Court has not turned into a mudbath like last year. I stopped taking pictures it was so wet!

  4. Yeah, well, I am learning to blog, use the camera and be more computer savvy. It is great entertainment. And I love meeting new people and seeing their gardens. Glad yall got some rain.

  5. Doesn't it always rain at Hampton Court:-)?
    We had a deluge yesterday and today. I was glad that I had protected my nicest plants just in time.
    Glad to hear that you are having fun with your new camera. Mine is now missing so many pixels that I am considering upgrading as well. You are getting so much detail in your photos, something mine never manages. Looking forward to your Hampton Court reportage.Don't go spending too much money now :-)

  6. Have a great day at Hampton court tomorrow, we go on Thursday and it's meant to be the hottest day, which means that the 'country living' marquis will be unbearably hot and i love it in there.

  7. Garden blogging is just a whole new wonderful world. I love all the friends I've made around the world. I've learned so much about gardening, photography and computers since I started.
    I hope you get enough rain to revive your plants and then it stops so you can enjoy the show. You're doing great with your new camera, it's a lot of fun trying out the different settings.

  8. Hi Joaane... for the size of garden, taking pictures on landscape is not a bad idea.., very refreshing. For my small garden..., things has to go through microscope!!... haha.

    ~ bangchik

  9. Hope that you are having a great day at Hampton Court Joanne and that you camera is behaving itself. I am sure that you will get some lovely photos. Look forward to hearing all about it :)

  10. DP Yes so many nice people too.
    Jackie Yes not much chanc me getting bored.
    Easy gardener I was lucky only a few showers today.
    Missy M yes a steep learning curve for me too.
    Joco I posted a photo of arbutus with berries on some way back but i think you were heavily into tennis. I have a lot to learn about my camera but interesting. You know I didn't spend at all at Hamptn Court. I am struggling to find room for what I have already but picked up a good tip about my sick Robinia so will check out tomorrow.
    Maureen Have a great day. You know I never even got into that marquee. Ah well can't do everything always another year.
    Catherine Thanks I am pleased with how many signed my guest book too, at the bottom of my blog.
    Bangchik I know you joke. Your garden is lovely.
    Anna Thanks Yes I did have a great day