WON’T BE LONG & THE LOCAL CRUISE NIGHTS & CAR SHOWS WILL BE IN FULL SWING
So happy our weather has improved to the point we can leave our patio door open once again during the day. Amazing how therapeutic the warming rays of sunshine can be. Have always noticed it’s all part of the feeling good Spring Tonic we folks in the northern latitudes look forward to so much each Spring. Now having said that, guess what it’s going to do tonight & tomorrow……yep, rain:((
Kelly reminded me Clinton Optical had phoned Tuesday saying my new eye glasses were in so I hauled myself off to the little burg of Clinton this morning. Glasses fit fine & with a quick glance in the mirror to make sure they still gave me my Nerd look, which they did, I was out the door with a much lighter wallet. Distant objects were a bit blurry for awhile but I knew it would take my eyes a few hours to adjust to the new prescription, & they did. My close up vision is much better now so I may not have to keep switching glasses at the computer anymore. And, that would be good. But I still look like a Nerd:(( PHEEBS PATIENTLY WAITS FOR MOM TO COME HOME, BUT WHOOOOPS….ZZZZZZZZZZ
Caught the tail end of a phone in radio talk show this morning on a.m. radio. Topic was the rapidly changing technology of our computer age. Seems computers as we know them are quickly going the way of the Dinosaur. With Apples phenomenally successful iPoop everything these days & the stampeding techno advances in Smart Phones it is only a matter of time before our PC’s as we know them will disappear forever. Desk tops are already on their way out followed closely by laptops. iPads are the rage it seems. Personally, I felt a little sad at all that news. 1956 FORD
I like my desk top, my lap top & my keyboard. I enjoy my big screen monitor & do not look at any of these things as lumbering dinosaurs. But, like many of we older folks know who were once on the edge of some mighty exciting break through computer stuff a decade ago, I am beginning to see the end of days approaching. Like they said on the program, once they have figured out a way to eliminate the keyboard, the computer is dead in the water. That probably doesn’t mean a thing to the new speedball knee jerk Twitterers & Texters but it sure impacts folks like myself who enjoy taking the time & making the effort to use our minds creatively & constructively with our Blogs. We are the one’s who will be most negatively impacted by the new technology. For speed warped Techno heads caught up in the latest trend frenzy it’s all about faster gidgets, smaller gadgets & speed, speed, speed. Oh ya, & who’s the coolest guy with the latest toys, right.
I’ve had both an iPad & a Smart Phone demonstrated to me & must say I was very impressed with what I saw & what they can do. All those Apps, all those really cool new graphics, etc. Yes, even I like gadgets….but to a point. I could easily see an iPad in our future, maybe even a Smart Phone somewhere down the line. But to give up my keyboard for this new technology, to give up my expressive creativity, my emotional outlet & my favored form of communication, is just not going to happen with this fellow. When it’s time to pull the techno plug on me, just give me an old typewriter, a piece of blank paper & just let me be, will ya. Oh, and maybe an old battery powered Sony portable radio to keep me company………………………………… OOOOHHH DAD, TELEVISION IS SOOOOOO BORING THESE DAYS Now, in reference to my Tuesday night post about a few blogging thoughts. Figured I'd include a comment from CHINLE tonight because she directed her comment to all Bloggers. Chinle says, "To my fellow bloggers:" “Thank you one and all. There have been times that your blogs are all I've had to keep my perspective on what the world is all about and not go nuts! There have been times when your blogs have pulled me out of some serious depression. There have been times that your blogs have comforted me that there really are good kind people on this planet. I know also that there are folks out there who are unable to get out and do things like you all do and your blogs are their only links to things of interest. Keep on blogging”! …………. Thank you Chinle. I occasionally lose site of my blog’s main purpose & occasionally get a little too caught up in myself. I sometimes need a good shake to get my attention back on track again. It’s what makes me human & not perfect. Again, I forgot to bring the bird feeders in last night so the Coon got em for the second night in a row. At least I have learned not to fill them right up anymore. Now, if I could just learn myself some more better memory techniques!! And yes, I did have to once again make some hasty repairs to the wooden feeder in the photo below. More duct tape & wire had it back up in the tree about an hour later. It’s future is hanging by a thread I might add. SAM P joined us Tuesday as our latest Blog Follower. Welcome aboard Sam. Always handy to have a Collision & Repair person along:)) BIG SNOOZY DOG ON MY BED AGAIN TODAY
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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.