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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Crowded Centre


A couple of American friends came to stay this weekend. We gave them a whirlwind tour of Cambridge that started around 2 PM yesterday and only involved about five hours of sleep. We managed to visit several colleges, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard (house, church and gallery), went punting, ate cakes from Fitzbillies, walked by the river and had drinks in six different pubs. They brought artisanal chocolates from Borough Market and a bottle of 17 y.o. Hibiki to share. They're allowed to come back.

Our garden suffered from neglect during the Kenya holiday, but we planted a few things subsequently and are now reaping the rewards. I dug up my macro lens to try and capture a couple of them. It's probably my best piece of glass. I need to practise appreciating it more.

Lily
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-30 21:38 (UTC)
Please can you tell me which one you preferred?
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[User Picture]From: tylerwetrust
2010-08-29 23:56 (UTC)
Oh, that flower is gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-30 21:45 (UTC)
Cosmos are awesome - low-maintenance and so pretty. You can stick them in crappy soil and they'll bloom all summer and into autumn as long as you deadhead them.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-30 21:48 (UTC)
Your comment made me realize I've been unintentionally Mendelian with the sweet peas I grew this year. I tried all three varieties - the old-fashioned, the Spencer and the modern - and since I mixed them together when they were flowering, they were cross-pollinated. I've saved a bunch of seeds, so we'll see what I get out of them next year.
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[User Picture]From: sneakypeteiii
2010-08-30 16:00 (UTC)
Since the demise of my 35mm f/2, I have pretty much stopped taking photos. *sigh*

It was some very good gear. It was some very good gear I purchased on craigslist-y.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-30 21:58 (UTC)
Prime lenses are so nice. Of all the kit that got stolen when I was burgled in Highbury, the Olympus 50 mm f/2 is the one I miss the most. That was a really, really good lens - I did all the Disorder portraits with it. I have a cheapy Canon 50 mm f/1.8 but it's not nearly as nice.
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