Photography fail

For some reason best known to itself, my (not so) trusty iPhone switched itself off when it had 40% battery remaining, and refused to switch back on again until I plugged it in to some power. I was on my way out when it happened, taking Cowboy’s shoeing stand to him, and I had a bunch of other errands to run while I was out.

Of course, I then came across several moments where it was ideal for a little photographic capture, and I had no way of doing so. Bah.

Still! Just imagine the picture of my impromptu and delicious lunch that I snarfed down when I got home, of a spinach wrap filled with homemade houmous, grated carrot, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. It looked very beautiful. I wish I could have shown you. But I couldn’t wait for my phone to charge even a little bit. I just snarfed. I’m weak-willed where food is concerned.

Then I wanted to take some pictures of the horses when I went out to clean stalls, because the sun was out and they looked all golden and glowing out in the field, and Sunshine managed to only be muddy on one side of her body, but my phone was still in the house, charging… So you’ll just have to imagine how beautiful they were, too.

Imagine the thrilling picture I wanted to take of my new toys – a pastry cutter and one of those tapered rolling pins with no actual handles. Imagine the pictures of me putting them to use when I tried making homemade tortillas for supper. I used Pioneer Woman’s recipe, lard and all. She encourages some dogged determination in the face of disaster, and I will certainly need some more practice before I can say I have tortillas in my repertoire.

Delicious, though.

I did step outside the front door this morning to capture the sun coming up over the mountains, so no need to imagine this moment of glory.

Good morning! I didn't have to get up at 5am today, so this 7.30 sight was all the more glorious.

It was made all the more glorious by the fact that I didn’t have to get up at 5am to get to school at 9am today. Exams have their perks. Wish me luck!