Thursday, December 07, 2006

December Sunset

A spectacular display of color yesterday evening!

Monday, November 06, 2006


My Mother gave me this cute Birthday card for my happy 58th :o) She knows how much I love dogs and birds so it was the perfect card for me. We went shopping and did lunch for my bday ..... nothing spectacular but we had fun! In two short years I will be 60 (gasp) .......... doesn't seem possible. Time really flies the older you get too :(

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Deer at the Lake

We saw these deer at Dolan's Lake last Sunday.

Feedster Top 500

Feedster has selected the Top 500 Weblogs.  Guess that would be their opinion ..... not mine.  Some of them I read on a daily basis but most of them are a waste of time.  Anyway, it is an interesting list of blogs!

DARN IT ..... my blog was not on the list!! bwaaaaaahahaha


Windows Live Writer (beta).  I don't think this thing is gonna work so well with Blogger.  If it doesn't upload images, I won't use it!

Well I just tried to upload an image with this post.  It says that Blogger doesn't accept images. ha  What a crock!  I should have known that anything produced by Micro$oft isn't going to play nice with a "GOOGLE" product :o)  Too bad ....

Barn Swallows

The baby Barn Swallows are almost ready to leave the nest! I have been watching them each day and I think today is the DAY!! Sure doesn't take them long to mature ..... they just had tiny tuffs of feathers 6 days ago. Now they are fully "feathered" and standing on the side of the nest anxious to fly!

Four days until my Flickr Pro account expires. Still haven't made up my mind about renewing the account. Supporting a site that openly displays porn on public pages is not my thing! Flickr ......... you should clean up your act or quit advertising your site as "family oriented". Shame on you, Flickr!!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Cedar Waxwing

I found a couple of these birds the last time I went to Dolan's Lake. I think they are one of the most beautiful birds in North America. I don't see them often though.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006


I just love driving down a country road and seeing these lovely SweetPeas blooming along the side.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

American Robin

FireFox Backup

Download of the Day: FEBE and CLEO - Lifehacker

Windows only: The Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) lets you backup all of your extensions, themes, bookmarks, preferences, and even cookies (you can pick and choose if you don't want to backup everything), while it's counterpart, CLEO (Compact Library Extension Organizer) bundles everything into a single .xpi file that you can install on any installation of Firefox.

Monday, June 12, 2006

The Creek "Deer"

There is a big field across from my place and a little creek runs through the middle of the field. I was standing outside the other evening, taking some shots of little rabbits playing in the field and eating the new little soybean plants, and I just happened to glance over towards the creek and there she stood! She knew I was watching her and she made an attempt to go back across the creek but she didn't. Too my surprise she walked on down the creek and then turned around and came back to this same spot. Of course she kept her eye on me the whole time. The sun was sinking fast and most of the photos didn't turn out like I would have hoped but this one is half way decent.

Friday, June 02, 2006

YaY ..... my new toy!

Totally cool camera! I ordered it on Tuesday and received it yesterday, Thursday. and FedEX are fast fast fast! Do I love it ...... of course I do! Lots of improvements over the original Digital Rebel. More bells and whistles! The larger LCD is wonderful. I can actually see the preview without putting on my glasses!

Will I be able to shoot better images ... NO Some people actually think that buying a new camera (DSLR + more megapixels + more bells & whistles) will enable them to produce beautiful photos. This is sooooooooo not true! I have seen beautiful images created with a P&S 2mp camera. It all depends on the person behind the camera and sometimes the glass in front of the camera! ha I don't have the best glass (no L's in my bag) in front of my Canon but my photos don't look all that shabby.

And, of course I haven't even had a chance to shoot anything with the new 30D yet because it is RAINING! It always happens to me .... buy a new camera or a new lens and it will rain for days! It does look like the rain may be ending later today tho. I certainly hope so .... my "shutter" finger is getting real "itchy" .... gotta try this new toy out. Who knows, maybe I won't like the 30D as much as I thought I would and send it back :o) NOT A CHANCE IN HELL of that happening!

Friday, March 31, 2006

Chipping Sparrow

Two of these cute little "Chippers" appeared at my feeder yesterday and stayed all day. I haven't seen one of these in a long time! They haven't been here at all today :(

Monday, March 27, 2006

New DELL Inspiron E1505

What a cool laptop!! I finally received this last Friday after ordering it on March 12. Don't order brand new computers from DELL because the wait is too long :o) The other two computers I ordered from DELL were at my door 5 days after ordering!

The screen on this thing is "da bomb". Graphics look absolutely FANTASTIC! I got the 15.4" UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA Plus Display with TrueLife™, Windows® XP Media Center 2005, Intel® Core™ Duo processor and a 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive (didn't get DVD burner because I already have that in one of the desktops). Internal wireless 802.11g and all the other usual stuff .. haha The Core Duo Processor totally ROCKS! Now I wish I had this processor in my newest desktop :( The only thing I don't like is the Windows XP Media Center 2005 edition. When I reinstall the OS (which will be ASAP), I won't reinstall the Media Center. It is nothing but a hog on memory and resources and I have no use for it. Plus, DELL is always compelled to load up a new computer with tons of "bloatware". I have never seen so much crap preloaded before on a DELL. Oh well, it is all going bye-bye :o)

So far "I'M LOVIN IT"

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81

Oh No ... He was my all time favorite comedy actor from the old TV shows. The "pickle" episode always made me laugh no matter how many times I saw it!

LOS ANGELES Feb 25, 2006 (AP)— Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81.

Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs "The Andy Griffith Show," and another Knotts hit, "Three's Company."

Unspecified health problems had forced him to cancel an appearance in his native Morgantown in August 2005.

The West Virginia-born actor's half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmies.

The show ran from 1960-68, and was in the top 10 of the Nielsen ratings each season, including a No. 1 ranking its final year. It is one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top: The others are "I Love Lucy" and "Seinfeld." The 249 episodes have appeared frequently in reruns and have spawned a large, active network of fan clubs.

As the bug-eyed deputy to Griffith, Knotts carried in his shirt pocket the one bullet he was allowed after shooting himself in the foot. The constant fumbling, a recurring sight gag, was typical of his self-deprecating humor.

Knotts, whose shy, soft-spoken manner was unlike his high-strung characters, once said he was most proud of the Fife character and doesn't mind being remembered that way.

His favorite episodes, he said, were "The Pickle Story," where Aunt Bea makes pickles no one can eat, and "Barney and the Choir," where no one can stop him from singing.

"I can't sing. It makes me sad that I can't sing or dance well enough to be in a musical, but I'm just not talented in that way," he lamented. "It's one of my weaknesses.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ten Best Flickr Mashups

These are pretty cool if you enjoy Flickr. And, who doesn't enjoy Flickr these days. Has to be one of the hottest sites on the interent for image sharing.

So check it out here

Thursday, February 16, 2006

What's with Flickr today?

I have tried all morning to upload a photo to Flickr but with no luck. This has never happened before. Wonder what the problem is? I've tried using 3 different uploaders for Flickr and tried to upload from the site. EGADS I'm having Flickr withdrawls!! I suppose I'll just wait until tomorrow to upload my photo. Maybe they have banned me from Flickr :o)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

He's on a "Sugar High Flight"

He's on a "Sugar High Flight"
Originally uploaded by Digital Gurl.

It's gotta be a TOOTSIE ROLL :o)

Friday, January 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Mozart!

It's Mozart's 250th birthday today! One of the all time great composers of music!

It's a birthday bash being heard around the world. The cobblestoned and turreted city of Mozart's birth was the focal point for Friday's 250th anniversary celebrations - but the sound of the master's music was being heard around the globe.

Orchestras halls and opera houses worldwide planned performances of his works. Piano students scheduled Mozart marathons and puppeteers were planning jubilee performances as hundreds of cities across five continents toasted the musical genius.

For mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, Mozart is "a gift from God" and "the light I orient my life around."

Salzburg cabbie Andrea Gautsch put it more simply Friday: "For us, Mozart came with mother's milk."
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