Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
It’s bitter cold today here in Bradford, fourteen degrees. A good day to stay inside. Sadie lays on top of the sofa looking out. Even she knows better than to beg me for a walk. The cat is sleeping and won’t even go near the door to ask to go outside. I don’t think they like the cold weather either.
The Nicest Present
Under the tree the gifts enthrall,
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.
To you, whom we're often thinking of,
We send our holiday joy and love.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It was traveling again for me today as Don took me down to St. Mary’s (a town about an hour south of here) to get my eyes measured for my cataract surgery that I will have after the holidays. The weather is about twenty degrees and snowy but the roads were clear.
All of a sudden I feel like there is too much to do and too little time. Tomorrow I’m working on wrapping presents and organizing what I have and seeing what more I need to buy. No obligations for the rest of the week so I should be able to catch up. Whoops, I just remembered the laundry in the basement…got to go.
Wherever you are please enjoy this evening. Is anyone watching Survivor this year? Don and I have watched every season and each time we say we won’t…but end up doing it anyway. I can’t wait till January for Downton Abbey to come back on.. and then there is American Idol. I love all the judges so it ought to be a good season. What do you like on tv?
Sorry I seem to be rambling on…it’s just that kind of day. I’m stopping for a cup of tea.>>LOL.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Santa came early at my house. I love photography and I’ve been using a point and shoot for many years. I started with a simple Polaroid then graduated to a pretty nifty Fuji with some nice bells and whistles. But when I looked at the pictures on other blogs I could see the advantage of having a DSLR. I had to wait till I was ready for the big step. Would it be too complicated for me? Would it be too heavy? Would I really use it? How much learning would be involved? Both my grandsons and my daughter-in-law had a Canon Rebel and so I ordered one. I was so excited when the box came. Could I really take my photos to the next level? I have a lot of learning to do but I wanted to compare. The top photo is with the Canon, the next my Fuji. Note the crisp detail in the first and the blurred background. The second set has the Canon on top and Fuji on the bottom. In these pictures I can see some subtle differences. I know as I get better at it there will be more. I still need to up the shutter speed and hold the camera steadier but I can see the Canon takes amazing pictures. I am really looking forward to really giving it a workout over Christmas.
Any of you out there who use Canon Rebels?