This is a random and unplanned shot of Eliot sniffing some chocolate that didn't quite work! The camera was in my hand as he appeared ... it was too good a chance to miss!
The trouble is there's too much contrast between the white paper and the dark evening gloom under the table.
Picnik is a photo processing programme (free) so I had a little play with the picture to see if something could be done to "improve" it.
Not the best picture of the dog but one that is so characteristic of him as he has to investigate everything that is going on. Mostly he's then happy to go off to do his own thing ... but when it comes to chocolate ... my hand is about to restrain him for a very good reason! If only he'd eat "dog chocolate" it wouldn't be so bad ... he turns up his nose to that!
Meanwhile on the turtle front they still keep coming! A new one arrived yesterday as a gift from friends who'd been to Fuerteventura. It is the category of a non-turtle!
The shape is stamped out on a small bookmark and I think that it looks good against the dark background.
I guess the weather is one of those things over which we have no control ... I'm just thankful that there is central heating!
Maybe I should also have included a picture of today's lunch and the minutes before it arrived?
It is very convenient to have the Kindle in your handbag you're while waiting for a tasty piece of cod to be prepared. The book on it here is Sebastian Barry's "On Canaan's Side". The writing is superb and it is full of imaginative descriptions ... the sort of thing that you want to read slowly so that you can savour every word. Who ever thought of Hollandaise sauce as a "yellow prayer on a plump cod steak"? But I know what he means.