House photo day again today. Why am I
still doing this? It was originally to show the progress of the garden, but there hasn't
been much in the last 12 months. In any case, I've already stopped taking weekly photos of
some views, and today I decided that I'll drop most of them to fortnightly unless there are
obvious reasons not to do so.
To make up for that, tried some different approaches to the HDR images: one way is
to eliminate ghosting is to include the original component images in the choice. Tried that
and got some really poor gradation. I'll need to look at this more carefully.
Over with Chris Bahlo this afternoon to see Stewart in Tantaus Road, the one person I know
who wasn't affected by last night's power failure: he's off-grid, and that's why we went, since Chris is thinking of
doing so too. I've seen this before, but Stewart said one thing that interested me: it
seems that the power failure was due to burnt-out transformers, and that was due to dust
buildup over the summer and a little light rain last night. If proven, that's a clear case
of negligence on the part of Powercor. I
suppose we should investigate that.
Off with Chris Bahlo this morning to visit Sue Giddins, now living
in Haddon. Len is away for a
few weeks, but her mother was there.
One of the reasons we went was to show off Zhivago to Sue. She's looking for a quiet companion for her old dog, and she thought
a Borzoi might be the answer. Sue was
very happy with him, but mum wasn't—at the beginning. We left the two inside together while
we were looking at the horses, and by the time we got back, mum was rally taken with him.
I've seldom seen such a transformation.
It didn't occur to me until I was trying to reconcile the positions of the bedrooms that the
plans of the plans of the Adelphi I and Adelphi II are in fact quite different. But at least it
has given us further food for thought.
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