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Photos from my new camera

Friday, June 21, 2013

I have really been enjoying this new camera. It sure takes photos much clearer and nicer than my old one. So thought I would share some.

This is Fredrick VonBlackballs. (Freddy) My name here on SP is taken from his name but in a little nicer way.
He has always been so hard to take a picture of as he is in constant motion. He has huge ears and makes his small body look smaller. When the grass gets high all you can see when he runs is his antenna ears.


This is Freddy and his playmate Lulu. Lulu is a very loving dog and would love to be a house dog. She is so gritty and not scared of anything.


Gracie is our little princess house dog. Usually when I take photos of her the flash makes her eyes a spooky green. She is so spoiled.

All 3 of our dogs are rescue dogs. Gracie is a Chihuahua rat terrier mix and someone had her in a puppy mill. She has a cute docked tail (though I think docking tails is painful, she came to us this way). Freddy is a Chihuahua and was the runt of his liter and was given to 5 owners before we got him. Noone seemed to be able to house break him. He loves outside and has a heated dog house in winter so he loves his freedom here. Lulu is a multibreed or Heinz 57. She was destine to be put down. We have had our share of hybrid dog but love our rescues much more as we know we have saved their lives.

Now that I've bored you with my doggie babies I will wait and post more photos tomorrow.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 6/22/2013 6:26AM

    they are cute - thanks for sharing!

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/22/2013 5:09AM

    Aw they're so cute! I love Freddy's big ears : p

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NELLIEH1 6/21/2013 7:45PM

    Really good photos and even better...the encouragement about rescuing the hurting/rejected/lost!!

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BARB4HEALTH 6/21/2013 6:24PM

    Thank you for sharing! Cut pics!

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KIMPY225 6/21/2013 4:06PM

    Great pics! I love all the pups =)

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RENATA144 6/21/2013 2:31PM

  Too cuuuute !!!

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0309COOKIE 6/21/2013 12:43PM

    I loved hearing about your dogs! They are all so cute and look well taken care of and happy. The camera takes great pictures.

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ELLFIN3 6/21/2013 12:21PM

    Not boring at all!! They all look very happy! Your new camera takes great pictures!!! ((HUGS))

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GLUECIPHER 6/21/2013 11:53AM

    love the new camera!

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New Camera

Thursday, June 20, 2013


There is something about getting a new "play toy" that will really perk you up, especially after being so sick as I was. I had an old Canon camera that wasn't that expensive and it was small and just took basic digital photos. It was a very old camera as I think I got it about the time cameras went fully digital. Well a week ago it died and was mourned over tremendously. So yesterday while doing the monthly shopping in the city and having some extra money in the account I bought a new Canon. I had told DH that I wanted a really nice one with better zoom features..well there were 2 I liked when we went shopping. This was the more expensive one. I've never owned any camera this expensive and am totally in love with it. It works similar to my old one and has auto features and the zoom lens is 40X..couldn't be happier. I can now take photos without a flash in low lights and not worry about the zombie eyes the flash sometimes show. I have a lot to learn about this camera but am so so thrilled.

Back to the walking full time and back to eating the freggies from the garden and orchard. The plums are about gone as we didn't have many this year anyway and had to wage war on the squirrels and birds. Think it will be the same with any fruit this year. Seems we have an over abundance of both critters this year. Already picking a lot of the garden and have put up 2 gallon jugs of pickled beans. When others come off we will combine and then seal the smaller pints to make a 3 bean salad type mix. We will have to buy tomatoes in another week as we lost more than half our plants but we will have enough to eat fresh...just not enough to make salsa and this year was the year to make it.

But all in all I'm back on track.

  
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MAZACK 6/21/2013 10:05AM

    I really like the digital cameras. I have 2, one is a Canon and then a smaller Sony one. I use the smaller one most because I can easily take it with me for spur of the moment pictures. I like being able to take picture in low light without a flash.

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NELLIEH1 6/20/2013 7:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for being "back on track"! Have lots of fun with your new camera as you take walks! Good that you re into the freggies still, too!

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KIMPY225 6/20/2013 4:17PM

    Awesome! Have fun with it!

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ELLFIN3 6/20/2013 12:32PM

    I look forward to pic taken with Your new camera!! Sorry the critters are getting Your fresh veggies. Sounds like You are very busy! Enjoy!! ((HUGS))

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Good Life

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

  
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    Really appreciate the positives here!

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Sick

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Don't know what happened but have been really sick lately. Commode hugging sick. Hubby thinks it is food poisoning but I think it is due to too much stomach acid from trying to change from Prilosec to Zantac. But back on the Prilosec. Also could be a combination of all this plus all the fresh veggies and fruit we are enjoying from our garden and orchard. Didn't sleep a wink last night so hopefully with a good sleep tonight and stomach settling I will be back to myself tomorrow.

  
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BARB4HEALTH 6/19/2013 9:12AM

    Pray it isn't food poisoning! emoticon

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MAZACK 6/19/2013 5:55AM

    Hope you are feeling better today.

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NELLIEH1 6/19/2013 4:30AM

    So sorry you have been ill. it's no fun at all to get so sick. May you heal quickly!

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KIMPY225 6/18/2013 9:48PM

    Hopefully you feel better fast & get some rest!

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ELLFIN3 6/18/2013 7:42PM

    Thoughts and prayers Your way! I hope You feel better very soon! ((HUGS))

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    That really sucks! I certainly hope you will feel better tomorrow. Take care of yourself and rest well. emoticon

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Father's Day Reflections

Sunday, June 16, 2013



Memories of my dad are bitter sweet. I was probably closer to my dad than my mom but hew was a very quiet man. He grew up an only child and was small even in adult life. My mom was an inch taller than him. He was raised by a mom and dad who were the typical southern Victorian family where manners and values mattered. From before I was born, he worked out of the house so was home a lot. My parents waited 9 years before having children as my mother wanted to work. Once she had my older sister and then me, she became a full time mom and home maker. They both were together constantly and he would pick us up from school at noon and bring us home for lunch every day until we reached junior high school. He was always there for us. I rarely remember him dressed in anything other than a suit and tie (outside the home). He always wore a hat. All his ties were red. He was well known and well liked in the town we lived in. After my sister and I left home, he and mother grew even closer even though she had returned to work. When he got old enough to retire, he continued to work from the house and mother then retired to be with him. He was always somewhat frail and in his later years my mother wound up taking care of him. I am so thankful for the father I had and the impact he made on my life.

  
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BARB4HEALTH 6/18/2013 11:36AM

    What a wonderful Dad and a precious memory! emoticon

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    What a blessing for you to have had such parents!

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LIFE-FAITH 6/17/2013 10:42AM

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing. emoticon Jean

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DOROTHYBERO 6/17/2013 5:57AM

    A beautiful rememberance of your father!

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GEMLADYONE 6/16/2013 10:28PM

    It's a good day to remember our fathers, (for those of us who have lost them). Thanks for sharing your memories with us. emoticon

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