At the Sign of the Black Hound Art, History & Design

fireworks

Fireworks!

Last night we went to Movie Night in the local park followed by fireworks. It was small town Americana, and that is not a criticism. The movie was fun. It was the Lego movie and…

Mary_Anning_painting

Mary Anning

From Wikipedia: Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important findings she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, a county in Southwest…

Owls cardigan sweater

Knitting: Owls Cardigan Sweater

Finally finished this lovely pattern from Kate Davies. I converted it to a cardigan and decided to only provide ‘eyes’ to only one owl. Buttons came from the stash. Really nice knit. Went relatively…

Woodpecker Suet Feeder

Minolta 500mm Mirror

Manual focus. Fixed f8 aperture. Added an adapter to get it onto the A-mount Sony, It can only focus in a very narrow band. No infinity focus. The adapter changes the focal length and…