Had to dig deep into my sometimes elusive bag of interests, ideas, & writing topics today. Not always an easy feat for me on cool cloudy rainy days. Our intermittent rains began about 7:30 this morning & continued for most of the day.
<<< WE ALREADY HAVE SPARROWS WORKING ON NESTS IN OUR FRONT YARD SAGUAROS
How do you feel about your photos appearing on the internet without your express permission? Thought about this a couple days ago when I read Cheryl Ann’s post over at DEEP CANYON. The permission thing kind of bugged me at first but after pouring more thought into it after recently finding a lot of my Bayfield Bunch photos on GOOGLE IMAGES I have adjusted my thinking. Not being a professional photographer earning a living with my photography I am not opposed to my photos being used in a format such as Google Images. They are in fact using some of my photos for the same reason I post them in my blog in the first place. One of the main reasons I take my photos is to share them with others through my blog. If Google decides to re-share them with the public on their Google Image site then that’s fine with me. Typing ‘Kofa Mountains’ into Google Images I actually found a bunch of my photos & even 3 from just a couple days ago when Ivan & I were hiking around the ‘Horse Tank’ area. I also found photos of mine on the PANORAMIO program which is fine with me as well because in our first few years of RVing I would often pin-point the location of my travel photos & submit them to Panoramio to be used on Google Maps. I kinda got out of the habit of doing that when we ran into so many internet connection problems & bandwidth limits for uploading photos to Panoramio. Also while browsing through Google Image photos I saw a couple that could be mine but when I clicked on them they actually belonged to RV SUE. And I did see some photos taken by Joe over at the RVING BEACH BUMS as well. The Beach Bums are actually on our sidebar. I do wonder how Google Images choses their photos though. Is it actually a person or persons or does a search Bot just pick them off the web randomly.
THIS IS ONE OF MY KOFA MOUNTAIN PHOTOS I FOUND ON ‘GOOGLE IMAGES’ SHOWING OUR WINNEBAGO LAST DECEMBER
Kelly was off to Wickenburg this morning but it was a browsing/shopping expedition & I didn’t have any interest in sitting around in parking lots while Kelly browsed her favorite shops. Pheebs & I held down the fort & kept the TV busy. Basically the only times I went out was to feed the birds & bring the garbage can back in from the road. She did say when she returned there was a big difference in Wickenburg’s weather from Congress. No rain there & it was warmer. We never got out of the low 40’s:(( Oh, & in the back of the Jeep was a huge used brown recliner to replace her recliner which she has never liked much anyway.
GINGERLY TOUCHING DOWN ON ONE OF 3 PRICKLY SAGUARO CACTUS IN OUR FRONT YARD
THESE THORNY OCOTILLO BARBS DON’T SEEM TO POSE A CONCERN TO THIS LITTLE FELLOW
A good day to clean some camera gear including the sensor in my Nikon D40. Second time I’ve had to do that in the past 3 years. Using the swab method from a company called VISIBLE DUST I again had success on cleaning that sensor. When one cleans the sensor it is not the sensor itself which is cleaned but actually the low pass filter covering it. The sensor is hermetically sealed.
<<< HEY COULD YOU GUYS TONE IT DOWN UP THERE
Posting the blog early because the CORNER GAS movie is on CTV tonight at 6 o’clock Arizona time & I don’t want to miss it. And hey Ivan, Monday on CTV they are having a Corner Gas marathon with episodes playing back to back all day long starting at 6 a.m in the morning Ontario time & culminating with the Corner Gas movie Monday night again.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( "Cold" is a relative term. Use the handy list below to overcome the confusion. Degrees in F.
-*65 Hawaiians declare a two-blanket night
-* 60 Californians put on sweaters (if they can find one)
-* 50 Miami residents turn on the heat
-* 45 Vermont residents go to outdoor concerts
-* 40 You can see your breath
-* Californians shiver uncontrollably
-* Minnesotans go swimming
-* 35 Italian cars don't start
-* 32 Water freezes
-* 30 You plan your vacation to Australia
-* 25 Ohio water freezes. Californians weep pitiably. Minnesotans eat ice cream. Canadians go swimming.
-* 20 Politicians begin to talk about the homeless. New York City water freezes. Miami residents plan vacation further South.
-* 15 French cars don't start. Cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you
-* 10 You need jumper cables to get the car going
-* 5 American cars don't start
-* 0 Alaskans put on T-shirts
-* 10 German cars don't start. Eyes freeze shut when you blink
*- 15 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo. Arkansans stick tongue on metal objects. Miami residents cease to exist.
*- 20 Cat insists on sleeping in pajamas with you. Politicians actually do something about the homeless. Minnesotans shovel snow off roof. Japanese cars don't start.
*- 25 Too cold to think. You need jumper cables to get the driver going
*- 30 You plan a two week hot bath
*- 40 Californians disappear. Minnesotans button top button. Canadians put on sweaters. Your car helps you plan your trip South.
*- 50 Congressional hot air freezes. Alaskans close the bathroom window.
*- 80 Hell freezes over. Polar bears move South. Viking Fans order hot cocoa at the game.
*- 90 Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets.