Posts Tagged ‘cat’

Shattered

Look what happens when I try this:

Point made - we seem to have favourites in this house.

Videoing on my DSLR

I had a bit of a muck around trying to learn the ropes with my D90 DSLR using the video setting the other day. We have an older JVC video camera at home, and at work we have used Flip Cams, but my camera seems to be better quality.  It also has something to do with the lens you use (so I have been told).

I had my first go the other day filming our cat Panini.  It is a little tricky to manually focus on the object you are trying to film (moving cat) and work out the white balance and all that other camera lingo I am s.l.o.w.l.y learning. It is actually a pretty boring video and it took nearly 3 hours to upload to YouTube….

Yesterday I also created a movie of some students sharing what they love about our school and what their dream teacher is like.  I am presenting this movie during my staff devotion tomorrow morning so the teachers can feel a bit inspired and also see their job from the perspective of the students.  I wish I could post the video on here, but gotta watch the privacy and kids thing.

This weekend I am away with a girlfriend so will have more opportunities to practice!  I’m sure she won’t mind 🙂

Panini My Cat

My New Herb Garden

My selection of herbs

I have always wanted my very own herb garden.  I waste so many herbs when I buy a bunch from the supermarket for a recipe and then use a few sprigs and toss the rest.

Our cat Panini checking out the new herbage!

Warning Panini about my herbs - "Do Not Touch!"

Watering the soil. It was such a hot day that I set myself up in the shade and did my watering from there. I watered before I planted so that the soil compacted first.

Planting my baby herbs - can't wait to eat!

The herbs that I planted: baby spinach, cos lettuce, mix lettuce, chives, spring onion, basil, thyme, oregano, parsley.  I want to go and get some coriander and rosemary, but the shop had run out (apparently this weekend was the weekend for planting a herb garden).  In a separate tub I planted mint (which needs to be all on its own as it likes to spread), chillies and strawberries.

Read about how I protected my herb garden from my cats here.