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Well, … here we go.

365 days of photography.

My goal is to make photos more often in manual mode than in auto. This was a bit of a mix since I nearly forgot about it all together and it was 9:35 when I saw an fb reminder. So this one is auto white balance, auto ISO and manual shutter speed - 1/60. Overhead lights on at night in my apartment.

I’m really looking forward to looking back one year from today to see what transpires from this.

The first year I owned my Canon EOS Rebel T5i I took 5,000 plus photos (being in Europe for two months helped with inspiring things that I wanted to capture!) and I took my camera with me nearly every where.

That’s my goal this year - have it with me. You never know where or when that great photo will present itself!

Delightful Delilah

Delightful Delilah

Open Farms in the Ariege

Today we go to several "open farms" in the Ariege. 

Notice the log joinery; the sloped roof log stopped by the carved end of the lower log.

Notice the log joinery; the sloped roof log stopped by the carved end of the lower log.

Wonderful gardens. 

This farm raises sheep for the meat and milk. And cheese.

Above is a cheese making tour in progress. Notice the pipes. These are solar water pipes that heat water for the post-milking clean up.

Below is the cheese processing building. The bark insulates the cheese cave. What a lovely way to do it!!

We ate lunch here.

Lamb skewers and merguez sausages. Potatoes - which are better here, flavorful. Sheep’s milk yogurt and onion sauce.

Bread. Wine.

Finished off with a typical french dessert - a selection of cheeses. All wonderful!