Went to bed with clouds and rain then woke up this morning sunny again. Air was cool sky was blue I wrote this poem just for you:))
FARMERS ARE BUSY BALING HAY
IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS PHOTO YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT CROPS PLANTED….HORIZONTALLY IN THE FOREGROUND ARE BEANS AND TOWARDS THE HORIZON VERTICALLY IS CORN
A COUPLE BEAN FIELDS ABOVE AND BELOW
FARMERS SOMETIMES BALE ALONG THE DITCHES AS WELL
Pheebs and I headed on over to the Hullett Marsh for a wee walk along one of the dykes. Big white fluffy clouds in the sky made for a picturesque morning. Set up my camera tripod and took a few long distance photos with my 70-300mm lens as well as my newer 18-300 lens for comparison. At a full 300mm they were comparatively close in sharpness which surprised me. I thought for sure the 70-300 lens would have been the sharper of the two.
PHEEBS ALWAYS GETS BORED IF I’M PLAYING WITH MY CAMERAS TOO MUCH
NICE OF THIS LITTLE SWALLOW TO POSE SO NICE FOR ME
FINALLY MANAGED TO CATCH ME A BELTED KINGFISHER IN FLIGHT
I’m inserting this short paragraph here just to break up the long line of photos:))
A DEER FLY ON THE INSIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD
I REMEMBER SEEING THESE TWO GUYS IN THIS SAME FIELD LAST FALL
A GREAT BLUE HERON WINGS LOW OVER THE MARSH WATERS
I’M THINKING THAT FELLER’S BURNING A BIT OF OIL
A FEW WET SPOTS IN SOME OF THE FARMER’S FIELDS YET
I think it’s pretty safe to say most of the photos you see in my posts from here on in now will be done with my new camera combination which will be the new to me Nikon D7200 coupled with the new Nikkor 18-300mm lens. They work well together and the convenience of having one camera and one lens is huge. I will keep my D3400 camera as a back-up as well as my 70-300 and 18-55 lenses. My D3100 camera I plan to trade in. The ‘selfie’ below was taken this morning with my Sony RX100 3.
IT’S FUNNY HOW I NEVER THINK OF MY EYE GLASSES AS BEING TINTED UNTIL I SEE A PICTURE OF MYSELF….I HAVEN’T HAD THE NEED TO WEAR REGULAR SUNGLASSES FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS SINCE SWITCHING TO PROGRESSIVE LENSES IN WICKENBURG ARIZONA
All was relaxingly quiet in the Marsh this morning but I did happen to notice another feller and he too was carrying some camera gear. We kinda steered clear of each other because I suspect he was out in the Marsh for the same reasons I was out here. No people!! Just a quiet walk alone with nature on a beautiful June morning.
THAT GUINEA HEN SURE GOT PHEEBS ATTENTION
IT SURE DID GIVE US GUYS A ‘BLAST’
Last winter while in the southwest we had talked a bit about maybe taking the Motorhome and heading off for a few days here and there around the area during the summer but I don’t think we’ll probably end up doing that. We both seem to be very content with staying where we are for the months we are home. Kelly hasn’t been feeling just the best some days so I think we’ll keep things low key. She has another Doctors appointment coming up Monday morning in Bayfield.
FIELDS OF WHEAT STRETCH TO THE HORIZON
WIND FLATTENED WHEAT
Next month at this time we will already be closing in on the month of August. We’ve been home from the southwest nearly three and a half months and I have to wonder where has the time gone. Seems like only yesterday we pulled into our driveway here. These Senior years are sure flying by………
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Deep within a forest, a little turtle began to climb a tree... After hours of effort, he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground. After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ground. The turtle tried again and again, while a couple of birds sitting on a branch watched his sad efforts. Finally, the female bird turned to her mate. "Dear," she chirped, "I think it's time to tell him he's adopted."
- Anyone who plays heavy metal at work is office rocker.
A boy was teaching a girl arithmetic, he said it was his mission. He kissed her once; he kissed her twice and said, "Now that's addition." In silent satisfaction, she sweetly gave the kisses back and said, "Now that's subtraction." Then he kissed her, she kissed him, without an explanation. And both together smiled and said, "That's multiplication." Then her Dad appeared upon the scene and made a quick decision. He shooed the boy three blocks away and said, "That's long division!"
Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, "My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, and they give him $50." The second boy says, "That's nothing. My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, and they give him $100." The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!"
Wendy come to take you away I won't stop them!