Here is a little story that happened to me last week while I was photographing beads in the garden to make the most of a nice sunny day.
I set up all my equipment in the garden (background, camera on my tripod...) and displayed my first set of beads to be photographed on the background, a lovely Achreamie sunset little set which I was very proud of.
I then had to go back inside the house for a couple of minutes, came back out just in time to see a big magpie standing on my background.
It looked at me!!!!
I looked at it!!!...... and then in a split second it grabbed my set of beads and flew to the top of a Rowan tree in our garden.
I chased it and started climbing the first few branches of the tree while the snide bird was having a laugh looking at me...so I gave up and the thief flew far, far away in another garden with my beads.
My children's wonderful teacher is retiring this year. I wanted to make something for her but she does not seem to be wearing very much jewellery...so I decided to make a suncatcher for her with some of my beads.
Below are a few pictures that I took yesterday (I did watch for the magpie!)