So nice to see our day dawn bright & clear. Past days of clouds & rain were now behind us as old Sol broke over a distant mountain range bringing with it warming rays to a slightly chilled Arizona desert night’s early morning air.
PULLED OUT THIS PACK RAT STUFF FROM UNDER THE PORCH WHERE I FOUND FROGGY
SUNNY MORNINGS ARE DEFINITELY BETTER THAN RAINY DAY MORNINGS
SEEINGS HOW IT WAS SUNDAY I ONLY DID HALF A LOAD OF LAUNDRY THIS MORNING
In a comment on a photo in my Saturday post Craig from Merikay's Dream said, “That picture looks like a bird head glued to a cactus. I'm sure you would never publish such a thing, but there's no trace of a hole in the cactus around its head! Sorry my visual imagination is so limited” :-) Craig is correct in saying, “I’m sure you would never publish such a thing”. My Picasa photo editing program doesn’t have that capability which is fine with me because I have no interest in altering photos like that. I did take a photo from the same angle this morning of the same Saguaro cactus in our front yard showing the same hole without a bird peeking out:))
THE NESTING HOLE WITHOUT THE BIRD IN IT:))
A HOUSE FINCH, A CARDINAL, A PYRRHULOXIA & I THINK THEY ARE ALL MALES
Enjoying their 3rd year of full timing Marti & Paul Dahl from R Sanity RV Travels in their latest post list some of the reasons they so much enjoy their traveling life on the road. I remember it just seemed like yesterday they were going through the whole process of selling their house.
Reading Paul & Marti’s post this morning I was reminded of my own reasons for enjoying the Snow Bird RV lifestyle we have been enjoying now since September of 2006. For me it has always been the scenery, the open road, the quiet out of the way places we have found over the years in various boon docking locations. Exploring around old ghost towns, sunrises & sunsets along with endless starry night skies here in the southwest. Finding quiet boondocking sites with no human influence within sight or sound has always been the best of the best for us. We are at our contented happiest when we are alone & enveloped by only Mother Nature herself………………
It was a good morning for getting a few small jobs done up on the roof. Piece of wood holding our internet antennae needed a little paint & using some roofing tar I patched & filled in some cracks in the old roofing tar around our fireplace chimney.
PAINTING A PIECE OF WOOD OUR INTERNET ANTENNA IS ATTACHED TO
CRACKS IN THE OLD ROOFING TAR & A NEW APPLICATION THIS MORNING
KELLY STEADIES THE LADDER BEFORE I COME DOWN
It is always important to me to have my photos look as natural as possible. Don’t want them looking like an oil painting or anything unnatural. Very rare for me to enhance colors unless the photo has been taken on a cloudy dull drab day. I always try to present my photos as I saw the scene & not necessarily how the camera saw the scene. The human eye is better at seeing light & dark as well as color than the camera is & I’m sure many folks have found that out for themselves. How many times have you seen a beautiful scene, taken a photo, then been disappointed by the results the camera produces. Too light, too dark, where did the colors go & why are they so dull? That’s not how I saw it. Happens a lot & this is why & where a photo editing program stands on it’s own merits. Every bit as important as the human eye & the camera. The photo editing program enables you to work with that disappointing photo & often allows you to bring back the scene as your eye originally saw it in the first place.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A diner was agitated that the waiter had brought him no spoon with his coffee. "This coffee," he said loud enough for most of the other patrons to hear, "is going to be pretty hot to stir with my fingers." The waiter reddened, made a hasty retreat to the kitchen and returned shortly with another cup of coffee.
"This one isn't so hot, sir," he beamed.