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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Temperatures Are Winding Down A Bit

September 15, 2011

Good morning.  I guess this is the day when the "weather cool down" starts here in New England.  The sun is not out and it looks like it might rain soon.  Actually, they are saying that we will have showers off and on today.  The good thing is that it is raining in Texas.  Hopefully, it will be enough to help put out some of the fires.

Well, yesterday was an expensive, yet fruitful day.  Dee, Eddie and I went shopping to buy me a generator.  Now we just have to get it set up and figure out how to best run the electrical cord into the house.  Normally that's not a difficult job, but we have to make sure that the winter snow plowing won't cause any damage to the cord.  We'll have to work on that.

Folks, last night I  got so excited.  There was a beautiful moon, so I took my camera out to see if I could get any decent shots.  I did get one photo that I liked, but the surprise came when I put it in my computer and zoomed in on it.  Stars!  Lots of tiny little stars showed in my photo.  I cropped a portion of the photo to show the stars.  You have to look close to see them (tiny light spots on photo) because this is such a tiny photo here on the blog.  In the original photo, they are much easier to see.

My camera was set on "motion" (there was a breeze blowing)  with an ISO of 3200.  I did not use flash, and it is hand held.  I was in too much of a rush to set up the tripod.   Try clicking on the photo.   Usually it will get bigger, making it easier to see the little stars.

That's all I have time for this morning.  Tootsie and I have to be getting ready for her doctor appointment.  It's supposed to be only a check up, but they will probably be doing blood work too.  Not exactly one of Tootsie's favorite ways to spend a morning!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Nani said...

I can definitely see the stars in the second photo when I click to enlarge, but I just LOVE the tree silhouette in the foreground on the first one, GORGEOUS shot!

I’m glad that they’re finally getting some rain in Texas too! I was complaining to David that if we can pipe oil from Alaska, why can’t we pipe flood waters from the East to Texas? He says it’s all profit. At some point the “smart” people with all that money need to realize that money not lost is part of profit too!

It’s cooling way down here too. I wanted to just stay in my nice warm bed. It’s the time of year that DSP and I both share the thought of trying to avoid turning the heat on until October, but I think it’s no climate control weather and he calls it sleep with the windows open weather. I have two extra blankets on my side of the bed. I want to go electric! LOL

I hope it isn’t too awful for Tootsie if they do blood work. I don’t like needles either, but I can at least tell the doctor that before I get jabbed!

Hugs, Nani

Anonymous said...

WOW, The Moon Queen for sure!

smiekeltje said...

Yes, I could see tiny little spots on the second photo! But just as Nani, the 1st photo is wonderful, could be a great one for a Halloween paper!
Happy for you you have your generator, hope you will find a way to cover the cable for the snowplowers.

The Queen Jester said...

I loved the moon shot framed by the pine trees - stunning. The stars are cool - when I clicked on the photo as directed they showed up very nicely. I need to work on some night time photography.