They are still flowering, but definitely past their best. A Polaroid SX-70 photo, retaining the original format, even though it doesn’t suit this image. As you can see, my patio is much in need of cleaning.
I noticed the other day that there were a lot of buds on the rhododendrons, but I wasn’t expecting any to flower until next year, but one of the buds has actually opened.
Wonderful, the new Covid app can’t run on an iPhone 6. Those most at risk of Covid are older people, and they are the most likely not to have the latest phone! I don’t feel inclined to buy a new phone at considerable expense just in order to be able to run the app.
It may look like a lot of ‘film’, but actually it’s only 40 exposures, and there is a substantial discount for buying 5 packs. And the exposure control on the SX70 is not good, so about 50% of the images are usually unusable. It’s really not at all environmentally friendly I’m afraid.
The picture below shows an experiment I was trying, something I’d never tried before. Very time consuming, and I found it extremely difficult to get it flat, and as soon as I tried to lift it out of the water it folded up again. It is now quite battered, and I’m leaving it in shallow water which I hope will eventually evaporate, but aside from the damage there are still folds in it.
I got the naturewatch camera out for this photo, which is one of the reasons for the low quality. The way it operates is also quite limited for the squirrels – as the squirrel first arrives on the feeder it takes a photo (so usually moving, back turned etc), but then ignores it until it makes a large movement, which is typically when it leaves, so this is also no good. There is no way to fire it when you see the squirrel posing nicely.