Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hot and Dry

Today actually wasn't so hot and dry. In fact, when I woke up this morning and looked outside it took me just a second or two to figure out what that stuff was--a little bit of misty rain. It stayed overcast all day, so we didn't get to 100, though more of triple digits is expected next week.

This Box Elder tree has just had its fill of the the hot and dry weather--it has turned colors and the leaves are all falling off. On the other hand, the Isabella tree to the left is doing well because Gary has been giving it a couple wheelbarrow's full of water each weekend.

I decided it was cool enough outside to resituate my bird feeders. I'm happy I keep seeing the juvenile painted bunting. The pair that have been here since spring have had at least one baby.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Photos--the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I got a new camera recently, and I'm not entirely happy with it, but I'm giving it an honest chance by actually reading the manual so that I know I'm using it to its fullest capacity. My main complaint is that normal photos seem too dark.

It might not take great regular photos, but iit does take "magic" photos. Rachel may quit speaking to me after she finds that I've posted these!

Speaking of photos, I got a new driver's license photo taken this morning. (So much for trying to do it online--I got a letter saying I had to appear in person anyway.) Wow, just looking at the photo makes me feel old and ugly!

On the other hand, didn't Sarah Forster do a great job with this photo?"

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I recommend Sarah if you need photos for any occasion. She's rather new at this, but she does a great job and she's a jewel to work with. Her prices are very reasonable, too. Her photo business is called Photography by Sarah , email address is, and it can be found on Facebook, too.