Tuesday, October 25, 2011
GUMO ASKS…"ANY TARGET DATE YET FOR YOUR DEPARTURE?”
ALL OF TONIGHT’S PHOTO’S WERE TAKEN WITH MY EITHER MY NIKON D40 OR D90
Our day for the most part was cold, gray and wet. Needless to say, the Bayfield Bunch was confined to barracks. Kelly did have some work related errands to run but the 2 Muskeeters and I stayed in, stayed warm, and played ourselves a few games of Toys.
THE LITTLE MOTORMOUSE ISN’T FUSSY ON MORNING WALKS ANYMORE SO IT IS ALWAYS SO SPECIAL WHEN SHE COMES ALONG
JEAN AND SKIP encountered a pleasant, if not special experience near Sedona Arizona on Monday. Might want to check it out and see what they heard and saw atop a high rock. Clue….it was not a bird or an animal. Just one of those times of being in the right place at the right time. Having been to Sedona in December of 2007 I remember writing in my SEDONA POST that it was one of the prettiest towns I had ever seen.
GUMO asked in a comment question Monday.... “Any target date yet for your departure?” Unfortunately, as yet I do not have that answer. We are still waiting for Kelly's daughter to decide when she is coming to Ontario. Last phone call 4 days ago said maybe this week so I'm guessing we won't get out of here until sometime in mid November now:(( I am encouraged by an email from ED FREY which said, "Don't get discouraged about the chances of seeing the Four Corners area. The weather changes every few days so you only have to keep and eye on what is happening. IF you get photos of Monument Valley with a dusting of snow people will go WILD it is so beautiful that pictures do not do it justice." By the way, Ed just brought himself home his new best Pal, Patches:))
MILKWEED PODS >>>
RV SUE AND HER CANINE CREW recently visited a small ghost town which still has a few live folks left in it. Chloride New Mexico is in an area that Kelly and particularly liked back in March of 2008. Sue mentioned what a treasure the old general store there was and I agree. My post for that day is here at THE LITTLE WESTERN TOWN AT THE END OF THE ROAD and my photos of Chloride and especially the interior of that old General Store are HERE.
A SECTION OF OUR MORNING TRAIL WHERE MIGHTY OAK TREES ONCE STOOD
And yet another reason why I like most of the folks here in Blog Land. A comment on last night's post from WENDY USUALLY WONDERS regarding an earlier post of mine about a suspected wheat intolerance problem was particularly interesting. With her own related health issues and accomplishments Wendy sent along this link, WHEAT BELLY. Again, it shows the type of caring people we have here. Communication is information:))
SO WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE KELLY IS UP TO WAY OVER THERE??
WHAT THE HECK, HAS SHE STOPPED TO PUT SOME MAKE UP ON??
‘OH RIGHT’, TEXTING IN THE FOREST….. KELLY IS THE EVER VIGILANTE KEEPER OF THE DEER PARK LODGE PHONE:))
SAM has finally tracked down a pesky leak in his fifth wheel that apparently has been going on ever since the rig was originally built. The leak source was the result of poor workmanship and had a surprisingly simple source. Might want to double check your rigs for simple source leaks folks.
MANY RINGS IN THE STUMP OF THIS OLD OAK TREE THAT I ESTIMATE TO BE WELL OVER A HUNDRED YEARS OLD
And, a little photo tip......Most of last night's and a couple of tonight's leaf pictures were taken with the sunlight shining through the leaves and not on them. This is called, 'backlighting.' Any time you have a transparent subject like leaves, flowers, grasses, etc. try putting your subject between you and the light source. This is sometimes easier to do in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower on the horizon making your shooting angle easier and the lighting softer. With the sun shining 'through' the leaves instead of on the leaves it has a tendency to give the leaf a neon effect plus silhouetting some of the details within the leaf itself giving you nice vibrant colors. Look for a shadowy area behind the leaf to give you a dark background. I like to use a long telephoto lens if I can and shoot a lot of that stuff at 300mm. At that range the range the focus is very shallow therefore blurring backgrounds and foregrounds. This highlights the subject I am trying to bring out of the photo. And, once again, I have my camera’s set to slightly underexpose (make them darker) each photo and that helps with the punchy colors and extra detail.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Two campers are walking through the woods when a huge brown bear suddenly appears in the clearing about 50 feet in front of them. The bear sees the campers and begins to head toward them. The first guys drops his backpack, digs out a pair of sneakers, and frantically begins to put them on. The second guys says, "What are you doing? Sneakers won’t help you outrun that bear." "I don't need to outrun the bear," the first guy says. "I just need to outrun you."
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
-Until one has loved an Animal, their soul remains un-awakened.
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