MORNING FLOWER STOCKS We had battened down the hatches Sunday night in anticipation of a predicted storm rolling into the area during the night. Never happened & we had another beautiful morning on the go. Wind did pick up & blow my hat off a few times but we didn’t get any of the predicted rain. But, we’re battening them down again tonight. Sometimes on our morning walks Kelly has to carry the little Motormouse, not because the ground is covered with sharp rocks which hurt her paws, but because every time Kelly puts her down she attempts to eat every cow plop & pile of horse buns she can find!! I’M SEEING THESE HOLES IN THE GROUND WITH A WISPY SPIDER LIKE WEB OVER THE TOP…COULD THIS BE A TARANTULA’S LAIR?? Stopped on the way over to see RV SUE & HER CANINE CREW this morning & had us another look at the house for sale we had looked at last week that I tagged as not having the WOW factor. We’re pouring a little more serious thought into that & know we could WOW it up ourselves. Going to have a look at the inside Wednesday. TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT A HOUSE WE SAW FOR SALE LAST WEEK Took us a wee bit of looking through the cactus & mesquite but we did manage to finally locate Sue & the Crew tucked snugly away under a shady Mesquite tree. Fellow RV Blogger Gaelyn from GEOGYPSY was already there so we met another Blogger too. So nice to see Sue again & Pheebs was happy to be kibitzing with Spike & Bridget. Wind was howling pretty good so we all barreled inside Sue’s Casita. The Casita may be small compared to a big 40 foot diesel banger but we all had lots of room inside, including the 3 furry critters. We poured over a map discussing roads & routes in the area. GAELYN, PHEEBS, SUE & SPIKE It was a complete coincidence that Sue ended up camped only about 3 miles from where we are. Guess that just means great boon docking minds think alike sometimes. She’s got herself a nice cozy little spot & we’ll probably have us another chin wag before we depart the Valley sometime in March. Gaelyn spends her winters in Yarnell & summers at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon as an interpretive Ranger leading educational hikes & talks about the area. DAAAAAD,..... BRIDGET WON’T LET ME PAST We left Sue’s site about 11:45 & headed back to our rig to drop off the Pheebs & grab us some lunch. An hour later we were on the road again heading for NORTH RANCH. What a pleasure it was to meet Mike & Pat from MIKE & PAT'S TRAVELS. Mike & I have been reading & commenting on each other’s blogs for the past 3 or 4 years. Pat has been reading our blog regularly as well. Two truly nice people who Kelly & I felt very comfortable with. It was so nice to see their great southwest home in person after seeing Mike’s photos over the years. Pat invited us over for supper next week so I’m hoping she’s planning on a big mess of peanut butter sandwiches:))
Our winter travels are rapidly winding down for another year & I couldn’t help thinking today that a month from now we will probably be well on our way home or maybe even be there by now. Always a mixed bag of feelings for me every year. But, not to get ahead of myself. We have a month of travels left to look forward to so no point in projecting myself that far ahead…….. Some new Blog Followers to welcome tonight. DAYTON C, KATHY DETWEILER, LOU'S LIFELINES, & Gaelyn from GEOGYPSY. Thanks for dropping by folks. Always nice to have new people aboard:)) MIKE & PAT’SMS MEGABYTE 2 CRESCENT MOON AT TOP WITH PLANET JUPITER BELOW & PLANET VENUS LOWER RIGHT SIDE GROANER’S CORNER:(( A pastor went over to an elderly member's house to see how she was doing. Seated on the sofa and very hungry, he spotted on the coffee table a bowl of almonds. A little timid, he asked, "Do you mind if I have one?" The woman was quite reluctant but said, "No, go ahead." An hour later, he was in disbelief that he had finished off the whole bowl! "Oh I'm so sorry about all the almonds!" he said as he stood to leave. "Oh, don't worry about it. All I can do is suck the chocolate off since I lost all of my teeth."
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One of the most frequently asked questions readers have about my blog is what kind of a camera do I use. I actually have 3 Nikon DSLR's & 2 Canon point & shoot cameras. And I use them all.
Purchased my third Nikon DSLR on July 23rd 2013. A D3100 body only. Three weeks later I had to purchase a new 18-55mm lens to go with the D3100 because my older 18 to 35 lens did not get along well with the newer D3100. I will use this camera & lens for most of my landscapes now.
My DSLR Nikon D-90 sports a Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-6.6 lens. I use this camera for most of my candid people photos, birds, animals, bugs, & flowers. Before my D3100 this camera was my landscape camera.
My Nikon DSLR D-40 is now a back up camera & can handle any of my 4 Nikkor lenses. I'd sure like to hang a nice Nikkor MACRO lens on this one:))
My Canon Powershot SX210iS is the point & shoot camera I carry in a case on my belt everywhere I go.
My Canon Powershot A730iS point & shoot is the camera that sits close to my recliner for most of those doggy living room photos.
All of my Nikkor lenses are interchangable between the D3100, D-90, & the D-40.
Previous to my Nikon D-3100 & D-90, most of my photos were taken with my old faithful Nikon D-50 from about 2006 to early 2011 whereupon the D-50 suffered a rather gruesome fate when it fell off a table onto a cement porch in southeastern Arizona. The 70-300mm lens on the camera survived the fall but the D-50 did not:((
I also have a Stellarvue 80mm Refractor Nighthawk telescope which I have adapted to fit my Nikons giving me the equivelent of a 700mm lens. Only control I have over this lens is shutter speed. It is also manual focus.