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Day #730

Day #730 Title: A … Is For Anticipation
Location: At home
Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
The Birthday Fairies™ delivered my present a couple of days early today. I’m being very good and not opening it until 1st January. But anticipation and excitement is definitely building, even though I already know what’s inside. I’m not giving any more away for the moment. But suffice it to say that I will be getting a lot of use out of the contents during 2010. Can’t wait!
One Year Ago:
Day #365

Day #719

Day #719 Title: Icy Stalactites
Location: Chelmer Park
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Originally, I had intended to stay at home snug and warm after my exertions yesterday, and I have another long hike planned for tomorrow. But when I looked outside first thing, the sun was shining. I couldn’t resist the lure of a few more pictures, so took a cautious walk on the icy pavements to a nearby park. I’m glad I did – some more wonderful images were to be had, and there was barely a soul to be seen at 10am – all the other folks were probably at home snug and warm like I should have been. But there’s the old adage:

There’s no such thing as the wrong sort of weather, just the wrong sort of clothing.

And since I had gone out well prepared, I wasn’t actually very cold at all. Having said that, I was glad of the cuppa when I got home an hour later!
One Year Ago:
Day #354

Day #717

Day #717 Title: Portion Control
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: This week’s 52Themes2009 subject is Food. Normally, I don’t have any problem with that! But I’ve been struggling to come up with anything remotely original for a picture, and today is the last day I can take it. So I decided a bit of lateral thinking was required. Around Christmas (it’s only next week, Yikes!), we can get a bit naughty with the amount we eat. So here is a nice, calorie-free meal for you – go on, you won’t put on a pound. Especially as these are not much bigger than a £1 coin 😉
One Year Ago: Day #352

Day #715

Day #715 Title: Fingers Of Frost
Location: Noak Bridge Nature Reserve, Basildon
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: We had a very heavy frost overnight, and in some places,  it hung around all day where the sun didn’t shine. I had to take the car for an MOT and service early this morning, and spent some time in Gloucester Park and Noak Bridge Nature Reserve in Basildon while I was waiting for it. These leaves were in a dim corner of the Nature Reserve and were still perfectly preserved with their icy coating.
One Year Ago: Day #350