PHEEBS WITH HER LITTLE PAL, FROGGY Well, I sure felt lost Friday night. No, not in the darkness of night where Pheebs & I were walking, but in the night sky above when we reached the clearing. Been awhile since I have spent any length of quality time under the stars so I have a lot of re-familiarizing to do. Oh, I recognized Scorpios, Libra, Cassiopeia, & the Big Dipper alright but it is all the lesser known constellations, stars, & star clusters I once knew that have slipped my aging mind. Going to have to blow some dust off my old star charts & sweep some of those accumulated cob webs out of my mind. Pheebs did fine & had fun scampering the croaking frogs into the pond:))
--- Pheebs & I started off the day by loading up a bunch of branches into the utility trailer & hauling them off to the Park’s recycle area. Then it was off to Home Hardware in Goderich looking for a coiled garden hose they have (but didn’t have any) on sale. Stuffing white, green or fluorescent pink garden hoses into RV bins has always been a complete PITA for as long as I can remember. They never fold or roll up the way you want them & on cold mornings they are like trying to bend iron pipes. And, they are real space gobblers as well. I figure those coiled hoses have to be the cat’s meow for sure. We’ll see. Rather than blowing by McDonald’s again we decided to roll through the drive thru just like the Motormouse & I used to do a year ago & pick ourselves up a couple Burritos. Well, it wasn’t long before we were tussling around in the front seat like a couple Seagulls fighting over a French Fry in a parking lot. Just like Motor, Pheebs does like Burritos. Me? Not so much. WE HAD SO MANY BRANCHES LOADED IN THE UTILITY TRAILER WE COULD HARDLY FIND THE JEEP Karen & Steve over at SMALL HOUSE...BIG BACK YARD just had a close call when the front driver's side tire blew out on their toad. Had they not had a tire monitoring system on the dash of the Motorhome that gave them an instant warning, things could very easily have ended badly. An all consuming fire is sometimes the devastating result. A couple years ago I was seriously thinking of a tire monitoring system for the rig & toad but we had just spent a lot of dollars on all new tires for the Motorhome & Jeep so we were feeling the financial crunch. After reading Karen's post I have it back on our list again. At least get our Jeep protected for starters. Scary stuff. --- Mike has a bit of a touchy topic going over at PHANNIE AND MAE that I am sure folks will find very interesting so you might want to slip on over & have a look…….:))
Did myself up a couple loads of laundry today & am happy to say all that yukky brown Hospital disinfectant stuff washed right out of my white & gray checked shirt. Of course I’m not one to sillify myself about separating colors & stuff so my nice white looking checkered shirt is now a nice overall Battleship Gray. Groovy:)) And I did forego the DEER PARK LODGE wedding on the beach today so no Saturday night wedding photos. Today’s wedding was the last one for the year.
Our Blog Roll in the right hand column of my blog has always been a bit of a concern for me. In an attempt to keep the number of Blogs to a manageable level I have occasionally been in the habit of adding some new Blogs & taking some away. My reasoning is that if I include every blog I come across or read, the list would be so long it would simply defeat the purpose of featuring & drawing attention to a few of our favorite Bloggers. So, I have always tried to keep the list respectfully short. But, here’s my dilemma……who goes & who stays & how do I decide. First & foremost, I always feel bad if & when I remove somebody from the role. Fault me if you will, but It’s just the way I am.
In the 5 years this Blog has been up & running I have only ever had to remove one fellow Blogger & that was simply because I lost respect for the Blogger’s personality. Other blogs I have removed for several other reasons, non of which were personality related. Some folks just don’t blog a whole lot so after awhile I took them off. There are a lot of nice folks I took off simply because we just didn’t have a whole lot of the same interests. If I am going to read a blog, I have to be ‘genuinely interested’ in what the blogger is blogging about. And, I must admit, I do not read all the blogs on our blog role on a daily basis anymore. Kind of defeats the purpose for having some of them on there doesn’t it…………………. NICE TO SEE OUR SUMMER LILIES IN BLOOM AGAIN
In closing, let me say I also have a tendency to concentrate more on folks who travel the same western areas of the United States we do. In the last while I have tried to include more RVers who are closer to the boondocking style of RVing we prefer too. But, no matter which way I slice it, I always feel bad about dropping a blog. I once tried two blog roles in an effort to somehow include everybody, but the idea really didn’t work. But I did try….………... AND, A LITTLE SMOOCH FOR FROGGY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Work vs. Prison
IN PRISON…You spend the majority of your time in an 8×10 cell. AT WORK….You spend most of your time in a 6×8 cubicle.
IN PRISON…You get three meals a day. AT WORK….You only get a break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it.
IN PRISON…You get time off for good behaviour. AT WORK….You get rewarded for good behaviour with more work.
IN PRISON…A guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you. AT WORK….You must carry around a security card and unlock and open all the doors yourself.
IN PRISON…You can watch TV and play games. AT WORK….You get fired for watching TV and playing games.
IN PRISON…You get your own toilet. AT WORK….You have to share.
IN PRISON…They allow your family and friends to visit. AT WORK….You cannot even speak to your family and friends.
IN PRISON…All expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required. AT WORK….You get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
IN PRISON…You spend most of your life looking through bars from the inside wanting to get out. AT WORK….You spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.
IN PRISON…There are wardens who are often sadistic. AT WORK….They are called supervisors.
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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.