Tuesday, April 07, 2015

WELL IT’S THAT BLOGGING TIME OF YEAR AGAIN……..

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OUR RESIDENT CANADA GEESE COUPLE ON THE PARK’S POND STILL WAITING FOR ICE TO MELT

Our rains did not materialize overnight nor did they come today as predicted.  Took advantage of that no rain factor, hooked up our utility trailer & with Pheebs help hauled 3 full loads of raked up pine needles to our Parks recycling area.  That took us till about noon & that was it for the day.  Time to rest my legs again.  Tonight as I post this we are  under a freezing rain watch for Wednesday morning.  Hey, maybe that won’t happen either.
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ME & MY PAL WORKING HARD THIS MORNING
Not what one would call a blazingly nice sunny day but temperatures remained above freezing meaning we ended up with a little more bare ground at the end of the day than we had at the beginning of the day & at this time of year that is always a good thing.

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AND TOTALLY FOR SURE I KNOW THIS TO BE A MALE ROBIN >>>

In my March 23rd post I had mentioned about something going on with the coloring in my photos.  Colors & densities were not appearing as I had edited them.  In a comment Kevin suggested a possible reason & a fix for that which I followed through on & it appears to have worked.  I had meant to share that fix for anybody with similar problems but had forgot.  Thinking about it today I was able to re-locate Kevin’s comment & here is what he had to say::   Your photos are being adjusted by Google+'s "auto enhance" program because most people have google+ and blogger linked together now.  Fortunately, you can turn off the auto enhance feature.  Go to your Blogger dashboard, and in the top right corner click on your little photo to find where it says "View Profile" or "Account Settings".  Then, on the left hand side where it says "Profile", click on that and scroll down to the "Settings" and click on that. Then, scroll down to "Pictures and Videos" and you'll see where you change the setting for "Auto Enhance" to Off.  Problem solved. :-)

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I’M GUESSING THIS FOOTPRINT IN THE SNOW IS THAT OF A WILD TURKEY OF WHICH WE HAD JUST SEEN 2
And hey ‘Kayak Attack’ thanks for all those JIF Peanut Butter cups.  I have them stashed under my pillow in case I have myself a midnight snack attack:))

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DARK EYED JUNCO

RVing like most anything else is a continuous unending learning experience whether your a Snow Bird or a Full-timer but I think the lessons learned come just a little harder & faster for Full-timers due simply to the fact that yes, they live in their rigs 24/7.  Case in point is this post by Jodee entitled: Some Things I Learned.

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Well it’s that time of year again & I am once more into my my annual blogging conundrum woes.  How can I possibly keep this blog interesting enough to hold readers attention when most of my days will be spent right here at home & the surrounding area for the next 6 months again.  Always fearful of the repetition trap it’s a real stretch after 9 years of blogging to come up with fresh new thoughts & ideas.  I started with Microsoft’s ‘My Space’ back in the Fall of 2006.  Some may suggest just blogging maybe once a week or a couple times a month but in reality that doesn’t work for me because of one very simple factor.  Memory.  If I don’t write my thoughts daily I have little chance of thinking back a couple days or a week to what I was doing or thinking & I have very little interest in fighting with myself trying to remember this & that.  It is today & tomorrow’s world my mind lives & writes in.  Anything that happened yesterday is old news & it’s hard for my mind to keep yesterday’s news current.  If I didn’t like writing & photography so much I likely would have given this up years ago.  I have thought long & hard at times trying to think of maybe a new blog format, a different writing style, new areas of thought, or maybe deeper issues. (no not religion or politics) 

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I have no serious intentions of giving up the blog but I do have my moments from time to time.  Besides, if I gave up my blog then just what the heck would I do with myself every night.  TV is not an option.  My blog is a creative outlet for me & to give it up would take away my incentive each day to get out in this big beautiful world & hunt down photos.  I love the hunt, that’s the best part for me.  Plus I enjoy communicating with readers through my daily writing as well.  It is the easiest & most comfortable way I know for me to stay in touch with folks nowadays.  I wasn’t always like this you know, there was a time when………….well, maybe that’s something for me to consider writing about sometime because I know there are others out here just like me.  I did once live a rather different life than I do now.  Not saying it was better…………..just saying it was different. 

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A BLACK CAP CHICKADEE PECKS AWAY AT A BRANCH

GROANER’S CORNER:(( When my husband and I showed up at a very popular restaurant, it was crowded.  I went up to the hostess and asked, "Will it be long?" The hostess, ignoring me, kept writing in her book.  I asked again, "How much of a wait?"  The woman looked up from her book and said, "About ten minutes."  A short time later, we heard an announcement over the loudspeaker: "Willette B. Long, your table is now ready."

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- 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.

14 comments:

  1. I, for one, hope you don't quit writing. It's interesting to me to see what you are doing.

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  2. I share your feeling that the blog serves to get you up and out each day, looking for photos, and a creative outlet for writing. It's become a remarkable part of my life - including checking out the others that I follow.

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  3. Although I haven't noticed any changes in my simple pictures, I clicked off the auto enhance function. Thanks for the information.
    You seem to enjoy history. What about blogging about historical things that interest you?

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  4. I enjoy you blog posts everyday, always great pics and a funny story.
    Was wondering about raking up straw, is it frozen to the ground in places?

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  5. I don't comment daily, but I look forward to your blog and read it each evening.

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  6. Yeah Kevin for the solution. You don't have to create a huge essay every day. Just to hear what Kelly created in the kitchen or a new bird shot or a new drive out to the country with the Pheebs is perfect. A tiny as in very small paragraph or a few sentences are sufficient. Go with the flow....

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  7. There is something addictive about blogging that keeps us at it. But like you said gives us a purpose to get up and out, and has to be done daily, for the same memory reason same as you.
    Even a short post is better than none.

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  8. Sometime life goes by so fast I don't have time to catch my breath and post a blog. Sometimes I am moving so slow there doesn't seem there is anything to post about. Some days I just don't feel like it. So in the long run I post when I want to. However, reading blogs is something I do every day unless we are somewhere with no Verizon connection. It is my morning News.

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  9. Al, I hear you completely. My blogs are a way to document what I've done and where I've gone. My horse one documents my horses and their training (or non-training!). Deep Canyon documents my adventures around the canyon. If I didn't have my blogs, I wouldn't remember what I did from one day to the next!
    Cheryl Ann

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  10. The Southwest got a late storm this week with even some snow - hopefully it stays south as it finds its way east. I so enjoy watching the transition from stark post-winter to the lushness of early fall that is captured in your blog this time of year. And certainly I want to see the "progress" of the wind turbine project! I bet if you write about cleaning the shower we'll still comment :-) Thanks again for the shout!!!

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  11. As you know, my blogging has been throttled back...mainly because my mood very sporadic. I had hoped my surgery to remove my faulty parathyroid gland would improve my "depression", but that surgery was unsuccessful. Don't quit blogging, please...I think you are somewhat like me, a frustrated writer in blogger's clothing..tehee.

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  12. Al, you may have noticed that I don't write every day any more. The reason for that is we are at home and there just isn't happening too much around here worth writing a posting about. I am quite happy with that and it works for me. And if you just can't remember details from day to day, just write them down somewhere and put them into your blog whenever there is enough for a posting.

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  13. Love your blog. Keep it just as it is. I love to hear what things are like in daily life somewhere else.

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  14. Thanks so much for the info on the unchecking of the auto enhancing box! I sure with they wouldnt automatically make us use these things as they roll them out. Its much better if they let us CHOOSE to use the option rather than make everyone use it without warning. Glad you found a way to let us opt out!
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