Without leaves the spikes are exposed and they look mean. In a month or two the leaves will return as summer approaches and the spikes will all but disappear from sight.
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.
Megan has resumed her evening classes and I have resumed my walks around the park. I was lucky this evening. Camera never far away, I captured this image.
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.
If you are visiting Lyon and have limited time, visit parc de la tête d’or.
If you live here and want to escape the city without travelling too far, visit parc feyssine. While you are in the area, you can walk across one of the new bridges.