That's a picture I took last night of the hopefully-rooting hydrangeas in my hallway just to see what the camera can do. It was totally point and shoot, no lighting arranged, no editing of the photo. I think it is beautiful.
Everything finally got downloaded last night before I went to bed. Or is it uploaded? Hell if I know. August would know. He corrected me on that very subject last week. I think of how easily all of this technology will come to my grandkids and it astounds me. Like I told Nick Anthony yesterday at Verizon, we old people have had to come a long way- when we were young, transistor radios were the hottest new technology while his generation has just absorbed it all from the zeitgeist since birth. I think what I was really saying to him was to be patient with us old boomers, we have actually come a very long way. But oh- how easy they have made some things. After I got all my data on my new phone it was even paired with my air buds and my library audio book was right there, ready to listen to. Which, by the way, is Hannah Gadsby's book, "Ten Steps To Nanette." If you have never seen her comedy specials, you should. I wrote about the one called "Nanette" almost four years ago here if you want to hear what I said. The post also has some extremely darling baby pictures. The book is good. Gadsby is a fine writer and she has had a most interesting and also difficult life. I am fairly certain she wrote it herself.
Today was busy. I drove into town to take Hank to a doctor's appointment. Rachel has a new job and has to take the car and Hank has been having episodes of light-headedness which make him uncomfortable to drive anyway which is why he went to the doctor. Could be a medication he's on which they are taking him off of.
Anyway, after that I went to Publix and Costco and did my shopping. After I got home and had everything put away, I watered porch plants and checked on Darla who is still alive, still not moving. She drank a little water today which is good. She is so thin. I am wondering if going through a brooding period and raising those three chicks hasn't just worn her out. Poor, sweet little thing. Her kids are running the yard on their own now and seem to be fine. Violet's bebe is much larger than she is now.
Lord, Lord. What a world we live in.
hydrangea is gorgeous, hope it roots for you! And that that japanese glory bower is too! Hope Hank's appt. went well! This may be entirely inappropriate, but I will do it anyway (since I cannot for the life of me post comments for Mr Pudding EVER)......... I want to send my love and heartfelt condolences to Mr and Mrs Pudding and family for their loss of Simon.ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan! And I will direct Mr. P to read your message to him.Delete
The pictures are so brilliant and beautiful!ReplyDelete
I hope your little chicken momma is OK!
So hot 🥵 here in S. CO and at the moment a bit of thunder and quite a flash of lightning ⚡ a bit ago ... Just hoping for some good rain!!!
We are getting at least some rain every day and it is wonderful. It helps so much.Delete
quite a step up from the old motorola- the fact that now we can see billions of years into the past like it is five minutes ago blows my mind.ReplyDelete
Those pictures of light finally reaching our vision is
Whoa, mama!! Everything is illusion and we know nothing! Not hot here, as you know.
The heater came on this morning!
Be well Hank!
You are so right about those pictures. The incredible vastness of the universe which, even with pictures I am unable to fully comprehend, has always been a comfort to me and a reminder that really, we are so incredibly insignificant and it's all so mysterious that what I do or don't do really doesn't matter in the least.Delete
I am stunned at all those beans!. That's some work waiting for you. And get better wishes to Hank and to Darla.ReplyDelete
That truly was a LOT of beans! They're simmering now.Delete
Thanks for the wishes for Hank and Ms. Darla. Hank will be fine. Not sure about Darla though.
The part of my phone that I love the most is the camera. How old is Darla?ReplyDelete
I've been sleeping in the basement which is lovely and cool.
I am not sure how old Darla is. Perhaps four or five? Not that old.Delete
I'm glad you have a cool basement to sleep in!
I sometimes wonder if I will ever buy an i-phone. I'm happy enough with my android, so probably not. The cost is the biggest no-no for me. Hundreds of dollars for a lot of features I would never use? no thanks. I have my laptop, my camera, my kindle and my call-and-text phone and that's really all I need. I hope Darla recovers, perhaps the heat is bothering her after the strain of raising the babies.ReplyDelete
There is no reason to get an iPhone if you are happy with what you have. Sounds like you have the technology covered to me!Delete
How is Lukas?Delete
I can tell a big difference in your pictures. Gorgeous clarity.ReplyDelete
Even I, with my completely untrained and not reliable eyes, can see the difference. I am a little bit thrilled.Delete
It is crazy, the technology we have access to (and that we mostly take for granted). I never imagined a day when I could publish my own writing and have others read it in real time! Anyway, glad your phone is making you happy and the data transfer went well. That's no small thing.ReplyDelete
It figures you'd wind up with all roosters! What are the odds?!
You're right about taking technology for granted. I mean- these little things we carry in our pockets are far more sophisticated and powerful than the computers they used to get men on the moon! AND they take pictures!Delete
The odds around here of having about one hen per three roosters out of four seems to be 100%.
Love that photo of the dried up hydrangeas. Marc has suggested several times that I should get a new phone if only for the camera but I have resisted. Now, you have convinced me. Also I keep running out of storage space and have to delete stuff all the time.ReplyDelete
Tomatoes didn't do shit here either and not just me. Everybody in town was complaining. Got too hot and dry too fast. My rose isn't even blooming. Sometimes the colors are so intense and bright that the camera is just overwhelmed with light and can't see the edges of the petals.
I'm going to post a picture just for you tonight, Ellen. I, too, was deleting everything I possibly could on my old phone. And you would love this camera.Delete
Happy that you made it home to your nest. I had been expecting you to stay up in North Carolina a bit longer so I am a little surprised that you are back home already.ReplyDelete
We only stayed from Monday-Saturday but we took a day up and back extra for travel. We don't want to overstay our visit in NC because the kids really aren't there that long.Delete
How are you doing? I sure am thinking of you.
And if you haven't already, go look at Susan's comment (first one) as she left a message for you.
The photos of your home remind me of my grandmother and my elder sister. Attention to detail, slightly faded , sweet and classy xReplyDelete
Oh, John. Those are lovely words. I'm not sure that anyone would describe my home as "classy" though. Truthfully, pictures of your house often remind me of mine. We seem to have similar tastes in some things.Delete