Chez Nous

We have a much loved etching by the English artist Graham Clarke hanging in our dining room ... admire it every day. This is another of his works that pretty well sums up life for us these days - apart from the thatched roof. No complaints.

2021-07-14T12:42:08-04:00Wednesday, July 14, 2021|

Photographs – Your Thoughts Please

I wonder if I might solicit your comments please on some pairs of photographs ... well, actually on the software that edited them. This week, after a sadly lengthy wait while the slow boat arrived from China, I finally took delivery of a spiffy new computer (Apple MacBook with the new super-powerful M1 chip [...]

2021-01-30T15:05:40-05:00Friday, January 29, 2021|

Vintage Pictures

Pictures From a Different Age For reasons I won't bore you with I have been evaluating a couple of software packages for "digitally developing" RAW format photos from my cameras.  One of the test pictures I have been working with was taken in May of this year in England when, with friends, we [...]

2019-09-08T12:05:49-04:00Sunday, September 8, 2019|

Garden Sketches

Cartooning ... Seeking some illustrations for a project elsewhere I started sketching on my iPad using the Procreate app ... I tested some of these on Facebook and enough people were complementary that I thought this might amuse the followers of the journal on a hot, too hot, Sunday afternoon. It was fun [...]

2019-07-06T16:38:55-04:00Sunday, July 7, 2019|

Woodpecker eviction 

Nest-hole Renovations In the front garden there is a large, old and rather magnificent paper birch tree. In fact so magnificent it was a reason we chose to buy this house 20 years ago. The tree has three trunks, one of which has shown signs of rot for a while now and the top [...]

2018-09-16T11:52:50-04:00Friday, September 14, 2018|

A Grand Day Out

The sun shone today and we decided to have a cultural day downtown and visit the Montreal Musée des Beaux Arts (https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/)to see the wonderful exhibition currently showing there under the title of "Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism: From Spain to Morocco, Benjamin-Constant in His Time" ... and well worth the effort it was too. Click here [...]

2015-04-30T17:22:47-04:00Thursday, April 30, 2015|

Green cycling birders part 2

Having been "inspired" by the biking frogs I thought to try to bring the idea up to date a bit and ended up with this bit of home-grown artwork ... the 'Paper' app on my iPad is terrific for sketching:      

2013-07-12T21:02:59-04:00Friday, July 12, 2013|

Which image gallery layout do you prefer?

Help ... I am not totally happy with the image gallery option offered by the blog template (which in all other respects is very nice).  I had found a stunningly good system that worked so well I could not believe it ... until I discovered that anyone using internet explorer as their browser could not [...]

2013-02-12T18:17:56-05:00Tuesday, February 12, 2013|

Digital art

I was indirectly led to a very useful app for the iPad (imaginatively called 'paper') - thank you Marie-Anne - that is going to be a lot of fun.  Sketching, writing, water colouring etc with your fingers. Here is the original Green Birder

2012-12-30T14:43:05-05:00Sunday, December 30, 2012|
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