I made sure I took the camera with me
on our morning walk on Wednesday.
It's been wet and muddy here,
so the hounds have not had a run for a few days.
But we took a chance that it wasn't too muddy
and gave them a run.
I knew it would be a good opportunity
to take some pictures of the hounds running.
I set the camera to take multiple shots.
It tends to be a bit of a pot luck,
with plenty of blurriness
with unexpected focused bits .
In the afternoon,
as it started to get dark,
we took a trip into Bernkastel.
We had planned to do this before Christmas
and visit the Christmas Market.
But because of my cold,
It was my birthday
so it was a good reason to go out for a while.
The Christmas Market had finished,
but the market place was still decorated with Christmas lights.
We had a leisurely walk around,
looking in shops,
and taking photos.
I played about with some of the different settings on the camera.
This last photo was taken on a night setting with a longer exposure.
I deliberately moved the camera around to get a blurred effect.
I like it.
Something I'm not so pleased with is the countdown to my next birthday.
In a years time
I will be 60.
It seems such a monumental event to me,
something I will have to get used to.
I'm sure lots of people reading this will have celebrated a sixtieth birthday
and they are fine with it.
Maybe in a years time
I will have come to terms with it.
I am planning to mark the occasion by having a party.
That should help.