Saturday, March 16, 2013
It's Here! — Six Word Saturday —
my Six Words:
The new camera is another Sony pocket camera, this time a Sony DSC-WX50, a 2012 model. Being a 2012 model means reduced price. It was listed at $199.99 but I doubt many were sold at that price. My price was $107.95 from an Amazon.com associate supplier, Roberts LP. Not being from Amazon itself eliminated $6.80. T e x a s . sales tax.
Mrs. Jim and Katrin here are scrounging in the refrigerator for us some leftovers for lunch. Mrs. Jim did well with these left over from our Tuesday evening domino group dinner.
Next comes a back yard picture followed by two side yard pictures. The golf course is dried grass mostly yet due to a late heavy frost.
You can click on any picture to make it larger.
The side yard pictures below are of the back porch and the greenery on the property line. The right hand picture shows the red bud tree pretty good.
Here is a front yard picture. The ornamental pear trees in front are starting to bloom.
The holly tree in front here has its berries starting to fade. They soon will drop and the birds will pick them up for us.
Below is a before and after picture of Katrin. She had a trip to the groomer today. I can get three haircuts for the price of one for Katrin. But then mine last three times longer so we come out about even.
She gets pretty shaggy between her cuttings. Mrs Jim will trim some in between times, especially around her eyes. While Katrin was getting her cut Mrs. Jim and I played a round of golf. Neither of us were up to our usual so so game as each of us for differing reasons had not played for a couple of weeks.
Here are a couple of trial pictures. At left is my twilight shot of the moon. The Moon is not any of the round items as it was a sliver moon. It is the small dot, second from the top of the slanting upward four above and right of the tree. My drowned camera would not take pictures of the moon.
At left is a trial of the zoom function. I was sitting beside Mrs. Jim, top picture here, and the chair was thirty feet away in the living room. I think it did pretty good. This camera zooms five times with the lens and five more digitally after the lens is fully extended.
The green on Katrin's head is a St. Patrick's Day
ribbon that the groomers put on her.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
(be sure to wear green tomorrow
so that you don't get pinched.)
Sony DSC-WX50 Camera (link)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
16.2 MP Digital Camera
with 5x Optical Zoom and
2.7-inch LCD (Black)
Friday, March 15, 2013
Feline Friday -- Cats are here and then they're gone
For more Feline Friday cat pictures, you can to Sandee's blog here to Actually SEE some of the ones with cats (and not missing cat pictures, just this one). Next time I will find the missing cat, I promise. Well, not this one, she lives in London and we are back home now (picture taken October 22, 2012).
Also, "March 15th celebrates Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, a day that we realize we are not always right. It is a day that maybe we want to avoid making decisions. Today is also a day that we do not want to start out our conversation with the words…. ” I think”. Read more, here (you'll have to scroll down to the second article, it's another national day today also).
Yesterday was National Pi Day. I had a little poem on my other blog (link to Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place) in commeration of 3.14 (March 14).
Thursday, March 14, 2013
— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "Q" / Thursday Two Questions —
"I've been up to London to visit the Queen."
"Pussycat pussycat, what did you there?"
"I frightened a little mouse under her chair"
[BTW, my new camera did come yesterday. I've charged the battery but haven't read the book or turned it on yesterday. The shipping was lousy (an Amazon dot Com supplier. It rattled all the way from Lexington, KY, to our house in a box large enough to hold three cameras with NO PACKING paper or peanuts, etc. We will see. Amazon will hear. I will give poor rating (or return it).]
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My last post last week was about an "P" word, Player. It referred to my golfing handicap and about my playing golf.
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.
1. What royalty or governmental leaders have you been up close with and what were the happenings for you then?
I was fortunate to have shaken hands with President Johnson when when he visited the Control Center at the Johnson Space Center (NASA) in Houston. I worked in the Control Center in my third career which lasted seventeen years.
Later in my 4th career, Business Professor at San Jacinto College, it almost happened again. I did get to touch the 'hem of his gown' as President Clinton walked by after a presentation to some (a ticket affair, I had the luck of the draw) there with some of the students and faculty.
2. Tell if and why or why not you think that our country (U.S.A.) or yours needs a king or other royalty?
I think it would be nice and might give more prestige to our national leaders. As of late our presidents have become the but of nasty criticism regardless of what party might be in power. I think the worst probably started at the Viet Nam War period and has continued since.
If I were king I would hope to rule and not be a figure head. Do you know that the Queen of England is the Commander-in-chief of the Britsh Armed Forces? .
1. What is your favorite "Q" word?
==> My Questions here are for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity. Please visit her there for here questions and links to other partakers of her fun blogging idea.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tough Luck Jack -- Succinctly Yours
Jack was wondering why he was always on the bottom, never was he partaking of the party at the top.
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Picture prompt furnished by GMa
Optional, Word of the Week: partake -- Succinctly Yours Week 103
Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words.