Onset of winter

I went into the garden this afternoon with my new camera. I really must get the wireless set up. The USB downloading is much more fiddly than the other camera because you have to plug the USB into the computer one end and the camera charging ‘shoe’ in the other and then put the camera into the shoe. With the old camera I just had one end in the camera and the other in the computer. So the shoe has to be plugged in and stretched across the room too!!

I ought to be able to set this wireless thing up. DH got a new laptop earlier this week and I managed to link him up to the network all right. As well as installing AVG and Zone Alarm and all the other bits and pieces needed in this insecure cyber world, and uninstalling all the useless stuff which Dell decides to dump on it…

Anyway, back to the garden. Winter is setting in.

pear tree almost devoid of leaves

Some trees are nearly bare.

an orange leaf in the midst of a green bush

Some bushes are not quite there yet, though.

colourful leaves on grass

Lots of leaves on the grass too, looking colourful though a bit sodden and muddy…

fatsia leaf and flowers

We have a fatsia tree in our garden and I can’t remember noticing the flowers before, although I do remember the distinctive seedpods …

ivy flowers

What I did notice today, though, was how like the ivy flowers the fatsia ones were. I wonder if they’re related? They’ve got the same sort of thick, waxy leaves, and flying insects seem to like them.

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2 Responses to Onset of winter

  1. Dorothy November 16, 2006 at 10:35 am #

    Hi Liz,
    I don’t use the cable to load my pics onto the Pc. It is much quicker to use a card reader and just put the card into that….
    Love the pics BTW.

  2. Anne November 18, 2006 at 8:31 am #

    Liz, I can second Dorthy’s advice having used both methods, I wish I had bought the card reader years ago.