Sunday, July 19, 2009

What do you mean I can't eat this? It SMELLS like food!

photo 4.jpg, originally uploaded by Rosemary Grace.

I had a bit of fun with the camera on my iPhone yesterday, being able to snap a photo and email it right to Flickr is such a handy feature. The camera is surprisingly good, especially in low light. Now I'll probably keep my Ravelry projects more regularly photographed, since it's so much less of a fag to *snap, send* than *snap, find cable, connect to server, save photo, upload*.

Of course, after a couple of shots of lonely skeins on the block by the window, I recruited Tali to make the photos more interesting. He was surprisingly well behaved, no chewing on the sheepy goodness or trying to run off with a ball of mohair. In this photo he had just nuzzled the lampshade at me. Sometimes the cats must find us as quirky as we find them. What's more odd, me photographing coloured string, or Tali carrying around the occasional dirty sock?

The summer is zooming along. I've registered for my lone remaining class, the rest will be research and field work credits. I've produced a (very) rough draft of the lit review, and am currently avoiding work on a draft of the introduction, due tomorrow evening. I've been going to belly dance at least once a week since I got back from Scotland, and I'm really enjoying it, I can feel how much work for my legs and core it is, and it's liberating to be learning a dance form designed for my body shape. Though the best thing with belly dance is EVERY shape looks good doing it, but having extra jiggle makes it much easier to get a good Turkish Shimmy going. I had planned to just take it over the summer, but I want to carry on once term starts again, and add a weekend yoga class at the gym. We've already paid for the membership, and the dancing makes my hamstrings and lower back veryveryvery tight.


K said...

Awww, Tali looks so very very fluffy! (How appropriate for this blog...)

I was never very good at finding cables, either. Our current camera uses a memory-card reader - at least the card stays inside the camera the rest of the time. I have occasionally attempted to take a photo without the card in, though.

Rosemary Riveter said...

That's his summer coat too, in winter his fluffiness is almost as wide as that errant tuft in front of the yarn. I hope you get to meet him someday, he's such a personality.

I love our camera dearly, but my mac won't read the card without the drivers (which I lost), so I have to use Matt's PC, which he's often using, or has re-installed as an unfamiliar linux system that won't talk to me or the camera.

Isabelle said...

I love that cat!

Laurie Toby Edison said...

Like the cat picture. As a belly dance teacher who needed to do a lot of yoga for her hamstrings and lower back, the yoga class is a really good idea. And I agree that's its easier to learn if you have a larger body.