After a couple of days with brilliant blue sky, today has been overcast and wet. A hailstorm rolled in this afternoon.
I stood watching the hail falling for a few moments before realising I could probably create a short film from the event. I rushed to my camera, captured some footage, then rushed again for my microphone. Better sound makes all the difference.
The hailstorm was uneventful but it was fun filming and putting together this film. All done within an hour – including the YouTube administration.
I first noticed selfie sticks during our trip to Brussels. I had heard of them before but never seen them in use.
A selfie stick is an extendable pole with a clamp on one end. The clamp holds your camera or phone. Using the stick you can take photos of yourself without needing anyone else’s help.
I presume the camera is triggered with a remote or through a timer.
Watching these sticks in use, I noticed the the owners rarely took the camera off the stick. It appeared to make taking normal photos difficult. I wonder if the mechanism to clamp on the camera was too fiddly to allow quick attaching and detaching.
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The first flowers are appearing in the park. Winter is nearly behind us and warmth is returning to the days.
We walked in parc feyssine yesterday. Compared to the refined and cultivated feel of parc de la tête d’or, feyssine feels less managed. The two parks almost touch and both are well looked after, but they seem designed for different audiences.
We are heading towards the in-between season for fresh fruits and vegetables. Those few months between when supplies of winter items dwindle, but before the summer delights begin.
These months can be difficult to shop for in our local market. The contents of the stalls become more erratic between our weekly visits.
As Megan was busy with one stall this morning, I stepped aside and took photos of the colourful dried fruit nearby. The colours and tempting sugary pieces contrasted with the largely green produce available next door.