BECAUSE OF AN ALL DAY RAIN THE ONLY PHOTOS I MANAGED TODAY WERE FROM OUR COVERED FRONT PORCH
With Kelly in Spencerport NY it was a slightly different routine at our house this morning. Coffee didn’t come to me so I had to go to it. I have a little 2 cup coffee maker that I sometimes use and will be using for the next couple weeks. I pre-set it at night with filter, coffee, and water so only have to flick the switch on in the morning. I only ever make 1 cup and it’s de-calf. Coffee out of the way I next whupped up my morning shake.
AND ANOTHER FRONT YARD FLOWERING PLANT I CAN’T REMEMBER THE NAME OF
OUR RED BUD TREE IS DROPPING IT’S BLOSSOMS AND TURNING OUR DRIVEWAY PINK
OUR SUNBURST LOCUST IS LEAFING OUT NICELY
RAINDROPS ON A BUDDING SUNBURST LOCUST BRANCH
Dodging between rain showers I took Pheebs for a walk around the Pine tree trail about 9 and an hour later had an early lunch when I fired up the stove and made us a 3 egg sausage and cheese omelet with some celery thrown in. And it was a mighty fine omelet too. Still drizzling rain so there was no point in scrambling the Jeep to go anywhere. As it turns out it rained for the whole day.
OUR NEIGHBOR MONICA GAVE US THOSE FLOWERS IN THAT CLOSEST HANGING PLANTER
Kelly opened the big box with all the camera equipment in it and took a few photos with her Blackberry. Yep I’m still pretty excited alright. In the donor’s email they said, “you could trade these lenses or camera away for other equipment you’d like (perhaps through the local camera shop”)….Well I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this and researching additional Nikon lens information. I will definitely keep the Nikon D7200 and Sony RX100 cameras. The 2 Nikkor lenses are close to what I already have so here’s what I am thinking about doing. For over 10 years now I have had to carry 2 bulky DSLR cameras and lenses around to cover the distance spectrum from 18mm to 300mm. One lens from 18 to 55mm and the other lens from 70-300 millimeters. For a long time I have always wanted a macro lens for extreme close-ups but they have always been way to pricey for me. While on-line looking at macro lenses I suddenly remembered Nikon makes a Nikkor 18 to 300 millimeter all in one lens with the bonus being it also has macro capabilities. Aha a light bulb snapped on. If I were to trade in or sell the two Nikkor lenses that have been given to me plus my 70 to 300 lens I already have I could get myself down to carrying only one camera and one lens. Less weight and less bulk. Wow how much easier and convenient would that be for me. The newer and lighter NIKKOR 18-300 lens is the way I am leaning at the moment. Also if I were to sell my Nikon D3100 camera that would still leave me with my D3400 and the bigger and better new to me D7200. Decisions, decisions……….
I CAN SEE THIS CAMERA GEAR IS VERY WELL PACKED AND I UNDERSTAND IT IS IN MINT CONDITION
For supper tonight we plan to grill us a Calimari with chimmicuri marinade, roasted garlic, fennel polen sea salt, moroccan olives, cherry tomato salsa, and topped with a lemon mayonaisse. Might have us side of roated apple chutney as well. For dessert we will do a Poached Pear Pot Au Creme.’ And a fine drink with this wondrous meal?? Well a big glass of cold skim milk of course. And if you believe any of this I’ve got a bridge for sale in Brooklyn for ya too:))
Okay for our real supper tonight I rustled us up a bowl of chicken soup laced with a few boiled potatoes I found in the fridge. Followed that with a roast beef sandwich and a big glass of cold skim milk. For dessert I thought I’d try something different for a change so had myself a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Yes indeed cooking is my specialty alright.
With the days non stop rain I did a lot of reading today, bonked around on the computer and watched a bit of TV. It was simply one of those days for staying in the house and I felt Okay about doing that. Spent a fair bit of time in my recliner dozing with Pheebs on my lap doing the same. I can tell she is missing Kelly because she has been following me around like a little lost shadow.
MORE BLOOMS IN OUR FRONT YARD THAT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEYARE
A nice story over at RV’s Sues camp near Twin Falls Idaho this week. Here’s the beginning of Sue’s story…… Reggie and Homeless Dog:
A FOOT PATH THROUGH OUR JUNGLE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A rich man was trying to find his daughter a birthday gift when he saw a poor man with a beautiful white horse. He told the man that he would give him $500 for the horse.
The poor man replied, "I don't know mister, it don't look so good," and walked away. The next day the rich man came back and offered the poor man $1000 for the horse. The poor man said, "I don't know mister, it don't look so good." On the third day the rich man offered the poor man $2000 for the horse, and said he wouldn't take no for an answer. The poor man agreed, and the rich man took the horse home. The rich man's daughter loved her present. She climbed onto the horse, then galloped right into a tree. The rich man rushed back over to the poor man's house, demanding an explanation for the horse's blindness. The poor man replied, "I told you. It don't look so good."
A truck driver was driving along on the freeway. A sign comes up that reads "low bridge ahead." Before he knows it the bridge is right ahead of him and he gets stuck under the bridge.
Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks around to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, "Got stuck, huh?" The truck driver says, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas."
Yup we had the all day rain too. Not too cold though so was ok. Glad to see you had some good food , the meet sounds excellent. Like the peanut butter too. Should be a bit nicer for the next while so we all will be good to go.ReplyDelete
That camera lens sounds like a dream come true.
Wonderful box of camera gear. I upgraded to a D7000 a couple years ago, after shooting a D70. The upgrade was super as the D7000 has a number of really neat features including camera RAW output and bracketing. I use those 2 features the most. Previously, I shot N70s, and long ago, Pentax. I switched from film to digital when I bought the D70.ReplyDelete
I am now shopping for a P&S camera, and what I want is rare. I want a P&S that is waterproof and saves photos in RAW. The only thing I have found so far is Olympus TG series.
I hope the quality of the 18-300 is good, I would like to slim down too.
I'd love to have a Redbud tree that actually bloomed. We have some but they never bloom. As for that camera equipment, you lucky guy! You were also sounding like a chef there for a minute too!ReplyDelete
I love your yard! Here in my part of Texas the months of hot weather rule out anything as beautiful as what you have.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to a couple rainy days on the Pacific Coast next week. Your yard is so lovely and refreshing. I just finished the very happy ending to the little story Sue has been sharing about the doggies. What a great story. You're going to be a full chef by the time Kelly returns - or at least you'll be able to write like one :-)))))ReplyDelete
Yep, the Cowboy's cooking skills rank right up there with yours!ReplyDelete
At first glance, I thought that picture was of a shoulder holster for a model 1911.ReplyDelete
Same here - lots of rain. Arrgh.ReplyDelete
This is one of the wettest Springs I can remember..and the pollen count is really high...I hate to see the size of the mosquitoes when they hatch out!! Dennis just dried off out chairs and started a campfire, so I think I will join him...and dry out.ReplyDelete