SOMETIMES IF I’M WALKING TOO SLOW OR TAKING TOO LONG WITH A PHOTO, PHEEBS WILL JUST STOP, LAY DOWN, & PATIENTLY WAIT FOR ME
Couldn't bring myself to either throw out or drop off to the Salvation Army a perfectly good working stereo system this morning so I re-set up the whole system in the storage area of our carport. Strung some speaker wire through the rafters, hooked up a couple small speakers & we now have sothing stereo sounds in the carport. Can play either cassette tapes or CD's as well as AM/FM. Now why didn't I think to do this year's ago instead of all that stuff sitting in my bedroom collecting dust for years. Tested out the sound with some Bachman-Turner Overdrive, then slid into some smooth as honey Jim Reeves. Finished up the project with a batch of swinging Big Band tunes. Groovy:))
OH HOW I LOVE THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF SIMPLE KNOBS & DIALS
SURPRISED MYSELF THIS MORNING BY HOOKING THIS ALL UP AGAIN WITH NO PROBLEM
Rv’ing neighbor’s of ours had a pair of nice brown leather recliners for sale that came with one of their RV’s a few years ago. We liked them & as of today we now have them in our sunroom. If we decided to switch out Winnie’s couch we may use these recliners in the rig. We’ll get a few short trips under our belt’s first before making any couch decisions though. (we did move the recliner by the window to a different spot later)
<<< A MOURNING DOVE FLARES IT’S WINGS IN WARNING TO A BLUE JAY WHICH JUST LANDED
All was quiet on the pond this afternoon as Pheebs & passed by on a walk. The Goose family was gone, no Ducks, & no sign of any Muskrats. Last week's many Goldfish were not seen & no Painted Turtles breaking the surface for a breath of air. Even the squawking Kingfisher was not in the air. And still no sign of any Blue Herons yet this year. The pond seemed kind of sad & lonely without all the hustle & bustle of the past month. Question was asked by a reader about Pheebs getting too close to the nest or chasing the Geese each day as we had walked by. We taught Pheebs to 'walk nice' so as we passed by the nest each time she stayed right by our side never bothering Mama Goose on the nest. Each morning & many afternoons we would walk by within 10 of the nest & Mama Goose just kept a wary eye on us as we passed by. She knew she could trust the Bayfield Bunch not to cause her any trouble.
SPLASH DOWN OF A MALE MALLARD DUCK
Dennis & Sandy from LIFE IS A JOURNEY - NOT A DESTINATION asked in a comment on Sunday night’s post what kind of camera & lens I use for my bird photos. All my camera info is on my side bar to the right towards the bottom but I can tell you about 95% of all my bird pics are taken with my older Nikon D40 DSLR using an AF-S NIKKOR 70-300 1: 4.5-5.6 lens. Almost all my photos are taken hand held & with the dark Pine forest we live in I have to use ISO numbers of 1000 & 1600 for my bird pictures. My photo editing program is Google’s free PICASA 3.9 & that photo program is every bit as important to me as my camera & lens.
YES I EVEN HAVE A NIGHT LIGHT IN OUR BIRD STATION FOR LATE COMERS:))
And be sure to keep an eye on IVAN'S exciting Spring start to Summer as the fire season gets an early beginning near him. As a fire look-out Ranger, Ivan has been helicoptered into sites & fire bases. What a great & exhilarating outdoors job he has for the summer & I'm sure many of us would have loved a job like that years ago. Suggest you bookmark Ivan's blog, grab your binoculars, tighten your seat belt, & travel with Ivan through the rugged back country of Alberta keeping a sharply trained eye out for the first wisps of smoke signalling the beginnings of yet another dangerous forest fire nearby. And remember to keep your hat on & your head down when you get out of the helicopter.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Mary and Jane are old friends. They have both been married to their husbands for a long time; Mary is upset because she thinks her husband doesn't find her attractive anymore. "As I get older he doesn't bother to look at me!" Mary cries. "I'm so sorry for you, as I get older my husband says I get more beautiful every day." replies Jane. "Yes, but your husband's an antique dealer!"
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.