Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Another puzzle completed

And it was a 1000 piece beast; too many leaves and rocks.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Wednesday miscellany

Made a quick visit to McDowell Nature Reserve today. There were a few people fishing but I was the only walker. I enjoyed the fresh air; the water was muddy from recent storms so not very photogenic.

And the puzzle from hell:

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Keep Calm

I watched so many Star Wars movies yesterday that my mind is a little numb. Maybe I can't really blame Star Wars...

I'm currently sitting on the balcony, listening to ocean waves and it really is helping me to Calm down. 

Sunday, May 03, 2020

It's a puzzlement

Saturday night, wine and a puzzle. FTR, this was not a good puzzle choice... too many leaves!

The first puzzle:

My son Todd's new puppy, Dolly:
Her Dad, Henri, is the 2019 Cadbury bunny.
That's all the news. I'm bored but healthy, so far.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Day No. I have no idea

If this lockdown ever ends, I'm going to have to join AA and WW...

Meanwhile, I finally picked up a brush.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Sun Still Rises

I can't even begin to talk about what is happening worldwide. But I was around to see another sunrise.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

March Already

A few pics from new phone. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020



Evening Clouds

Dusted off the D700 to compare color, sharpness, etc. with the Fuji.

Nikon D700

Fuji X-T3

Fuji X-T3

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Keep the Camera Handy

Trying to get back into a 'photo-seeing' mode. You know what I mean... you notice common objects or things and think "There's a photo". For now, it's flowers and food.

Saturday, February 15, 2020


Roses are... Purple

Saturday Sunrise

Chocolate! My first made-from-scratch cake.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Ninety-nine percent

Winter comes and goes; cold and slightly snowy one day, warm and rainy the next. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A Good Day

A rare colorful sunrise; we've had so much rain/fog.

My first made-from-scratch cheesecake. I don't know why I've never made one, I think the process sounded intimidating to me. Or rather, the low success rate did. Anyway, it didn't look perfect (the top cracked, from over mixing apparently) but it's delicious and was not so difficult at all.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Fifth Floor View

This is actually an IR shot from a rainy Saturday.  Meh.

The weather was delightful on Sunday, 72° and sunny. This very cool trike? pulled up beneath my balcony. There were neon green lights inside the wheels. This guy wins the 'coolest toy' competition for the day.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Into the Woods

An excursion to McDowell Nature Preserve on a sunny winter's day. And I took the Sony-rigged-for-IR Camera as well. It really is on its last legs. It won't hold a charge for very long so I have to charge it right before I want to go out.

Added: I've ordered a new battery for the Sony; maybe that will help.

I also saw a squirrel in the woods! lol. I used to see tons of them in my yard in Georgia but hadn't seen nary a one since moving.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Two for Tuesday

That sliver of sunlight didn't last long, rain moved in for the day. 

Monday, January 06, 2020


The clouds caught my eye. They later passed over and brought strong winds along.

The tower in the lower left corner is (I think) a power plant.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Hello 2020

Ah, another new year. 
Feeling a little scattered today; in need of focus and intention. 
Working on it.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

2019 Finale

We returned to the Anne Springs Close Greenway and explored another area. I intended to visit the dairy barn, but ended up at Scoville Dock. Eventually, I will find the barn.

It was a sunny, winter day. Everything is brown and the lake muddy from the recent rains so not a great photo day. Oh well.