|Worse than usual photo. |
You're intrigued now though,
Hopefully, with rather large coffee cup and camera instruction booklet in hand, the proper way to take a decent close-up photo will be revealed by day's end. At which time a proper post will be published. Hopefully.
... many hours later. This was how it was supposed to start:
The cleaning of the Gothic Mansion in preparation for holiday company has begun. There's nothing like the possible embarrassment of having one's guests discover cobwebs in the corners to provide the necessary incentive for a proper cleaning job. Everything in the Mansion, including things stored under glass domes, are given a good going over. And as the last three items in this particular collection have been sitting on the plant stand waiting to be added to their special dome for well over a year now, one felt that along with a good dusting of the dome, this might be an excellent time not only to hang the remaining items but to take a few pictures while they're out. Because if you think the insomniac's close-ups stink, you should see her attempts to take a photo of anything behind glass.
This particular collection is, of course, the insomniac's favourite, and has been in the works for around four or five years now. Because nothing is glued in place inside the dome, it is quite difficult to incorporate new items and totally justifies one's procrastination in adding those final three pieces. As soon as the glass dome is removed, tree branches, moss, bird's eggs and all the hanging taxidermy pieces have a tendency to project themselves clear across the room. The majority of the collection was purchased in Germany, and one believes they are worn on a chain across the front of lederhosen and has heard them referred to as Black Forest Hunting Relics.
|Back of Bird Head|
|Even More Teeth|
|Another Crow Claw|
|Hinged Jaw with Teeth on Bottom Left|
It opens and closes!
|Permanent Display with |
badger skull, horn handled knife,
spider & web, owl ornament, pipe.
Because the branches are close to full, the insomniac has declared this particular collection complete. Unless another fantastic hinged-jaw piece or a larger glass dome becomes available, in which case there's probably room for just a few more.
Until next time, the insomniac wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. Goodnight, my pretties.
PostScript: During proofreading, the spouse mentioned the pictures were very difficult to see, especially with all the tree branches, moss and bird's eggs in the way. Should you agree with him, you can always click the pictures once, and then once more, to get a better look.