ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

CARPE DIEM. (29/08/12)

_2011388_89_90_91_92_tonemapped_edited-1 A view over Coniston Water in the Southern Lake District.

No I haven’t moved. Yesterday was fine and sunny but I didn’t get any pictures. Today it is raining, really raining…..raining with a capital ‘P’ followed by ‘It Down’.

I have been here a week and not topped up the bird feeders. There are few visitors. Juvenile Great Tit, a Robin and a young Blue Tit. They have only just learnt to use the feeders themselves. I’ve had to tip food in the tray for them. The Robin is brave we came back from yesterdays wander to find it sitting on my bread board. Missed that picture as the dogs were all for a bit of sport. It’s fine, I caught it and it’s back bold as brass waiting for food. My food. I’m trying to get it to eat meal worms from my hand……I ought to get out more…..I really should shut the camper door when I go out.

Today I bit the bullet and ordered the Arduino. I can see me regretting this move. I have thought long and hard but decided to follow Horatus.

“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero”…..Pluck the day, put no trust in the future.

I don’t! I can see this little bit of kit defeating me. Horatus could speak Latin he lived a long time ago 65BC to 8BC. Apart from fighting the odd lion life was easier then.

This computer code is harder than Latin.

Wish me luck and have fun.

18 comments:

  1. That looks a smashing place to be staying Adrian.
    You'll have to make it easier for the Robin to get some food; he won't have to come and help himself then. Must have been a great sight. Cheeky chappies.
    Good luck with the Ardu thingy.

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    1. I'll tame it....I'll need more than lick.

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  2. Good luck with the new bit of kit Adrian, and the programming! Perhaps you could set it up to close the door when you leave the van! or, as an automatic breadboard mounted bird food dispenser, then the poor little Robin could help itself!!...[;o)

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    1. If I do the programming it will end up getting steak.

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  3. What a cute sight that must have been. Bold little thing. Good luck with your endeavor. That scene is just gorgeous.

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    1. They are brave and seem to like people.

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  4. Hi Adrian...Gorgeous scenery even with the rain!!
    Your tiny visitor thinks your van is large bird feeder..hope you can hand feed it, that would be a thrill!
    Good luck with your new chose! : }}
    Grace

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  5. A scenic backdrop to explore... LUCKY you!

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  6. Too bad you missed the robin pictures, but it's a great story. I wish you could send some of that rain over here. We'd welcome it.

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    1. It does stop but not four twenty four hours at a time.

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  7. Beautiful scenic photo. Looks like an interesting place.

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  8. That picture is beautiful, incredible light. The robin sounds quite bold, and a bit cheeky. Since the dogs thought this was a bit of a game the robin might think twice about feeding right off the bread board again.

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  9. I'm sure you'll do fine with the new purchase. Many of the basics are the same. You just get better equipment.

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  10. What beautiful views! Everytime we make um...expensive purchases....we tend to get a bit nervous or think..."Should I have?" Yes. You did it. And it's okay. No buyer's remorse:) And you'll figure it out when you get bored:)

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  11. Like your sense of humour, I am sure the sun will come tomorrow !

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  12. Hopefully as life unfolds over the next month of posts I'll find out how you and the Arduino got along.

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