Friday I went to the first part of the course in nature photography at “Het Vinne”. It was an interesting theory course where I learned some new things. There was a fairly large group of participants and the group was very diverse in terms of age, number of men and women and also in terms of knowledge and experience with photography, the group was quite varied: from absolute beginners, more or less advanced hobbyists , upto someone who is currently exhibiting his photographs. At half past 10 pm I was back home and by then, Oli had removed the roof that was on top of our driveway gate. This had to be done because our garden is going to be “demolished” with a (small) excavator, and they wouldn’t be able to get the machine in our garden if we didn’t remove the roof over the gate.
Yesterday morning Oli and I stacked the trailer with stuff for the dump, and then I quickly cleaned the house. Our weekend plans had been slightly modified: Natascha and Peter came to our house to help us in the garden: Oli and Peter removed some heavy stones and removed foil and other stuff from the small pond (puddle) while Natascha and I replanted my herbs in flowerpots. At 3pm we could visit the puppies and Natascha and Pieter didn’t mind going along. The puppies are now staying in the puppy house and Monique said that they’re already going outside to go to the toilet; which is very good news for us when it comes to potty training!
At this point, we’re having doubts about the red and the yellow girls: both are tough girls who sat down and faced the pack of big leo’s when they were running around outside without any sign of fear or restraint. Those two also come to us spontaneously for a cuddle, to play or to give little kisses and they are the two heaviest girls. 🙂 At this moment, we think they would be the best match for Killian’s character: they won’t be impressed by him or afraid of him.
After visiting the puppies, we continued working in the garden and when we were finished, we had a drink outside in the sun. Natascha had prepared a delicious pasta dish which we enjoyed very much and the men took care of dessert.
This morning’s practice session of nature photography was ultimately cancelled because the weather forecast predicted heavy rainfall, but apparently the rain will be for this afternoon. Oh well… at least we got to sleep in this morning. The lesson is postponed to June 1.
In order to do something useful, I’m going give bunny Sazie a clean house, clean the henhouse and make sure Killian gets tired – even though he’s still tired of helping us out yesterday. In the late afternoon, we’re meeting up with friends for an evening of tapas and pizza followed by the show of Jacques Vermeiren in Hasselt. Hopefully it will be a fun evening! More about it in our next blog post!
Vrijdagavond ben ik naar het eerste deel van de cursus natuurfotografie geweest in Provinciaal Domein Het Vinne, een interessante theorieles waar ik toch weer enkele dingen van heb opgestoken. Het was een vrij grote groep en het leuke was dat de groep heel uiteenlopend was qua leeftijd, verdeling van mannen en vrouwen en ook qua kennis en ervaring met fotografie was de groep heel gevarieerd: het ging van echte beginners, over al dan niet vergevorderde hobbyisten, tot iemand die momenteel een tentoonstelling lopen heeft met zijn eigen fotomateriaal. Om half 11 ‘s avonds was ik terug thuis en ondertussen had Olivier het afdak weggehaald van de poort van onze oprit. Dat moest weg omdat onze tuin wordt omgegraven met een graafmachine, en die kan anders niet binnen.