May 26, 2012
Good morning. I'm looking out through my screen door, and I have to say it's another fabulous day. This weekend, everyone is celebrating Memorial Day and there will be family barbecues everywhere. Our grill is quite old, and doesn't look so healthy, so I may have to buy us a new one. For some reason, food tastes extra special when it is cooked outdoors on a grill.
My eyes are a bit bleary this morning. Last night, Tootsie and I stayed awake into the wee hours watching some favorite reruns on television. The only bad part of that is getting up bleery eyed and very tired. My coffee is having to work overtime to get my energy level up enough to just get dressed.
Not to worry though. I have a couple of those five hour energy drinks in my fridge, and I will be drinking one of those shortly. One of the lady dwarfs babysat with Tootsie yesterday afternoon so that I could take Joe food shopping at a brand new market. I promised to take her food shopping and to the bank this morning. This is how we do things - we help each other.
Let me tell you about that fabulous new food store, Market Basket. It just opened, and wowee was it ever mobbed! Joe and I got separated just inside the front door. I went looking for the frozen food departmemnt, and the crowds pushed Joe somewhere else. I was amazed at all the selections in the frozen food department and the reasonable prices. Yup! I stocked my freezer with all sorts of goodies.
Earlier in the afternoon, Tootsie and I went to the park to do some water photography, and to check on all the new goose families. As soon as I can crop some of the goose photos, I'll share them here. What I do have for today is the shots that I took for my photography class. We were supposed to be using slow a shutter speed in order to make the water look dreamy (soft and blurry). Here's one of my better shots.
While looking at this photo close up, I noticed a little doggie doodle in the water on the lower step. I really don't know where it came from and it only showed up in two photos out of forty. Hmmmm, very interesting. Check it out.
Isn't that something? Is this an omen of sorts? I wonder. Lately, everywhere I go in my car, I seem to be right behind, right in front of or right next to a white van. Moo drove a white van. Is this an omen? Is he maybe still watching over Tootsie and me because of all the extra traffic on the roads lately? It certainly makes you wonder, doesn't it?
I also have a photo of this same waterfall at a much faster shutter speed. The difference is really quite interesting.
Now I have one more class to do and I'll be caught up again. This next one is night photography. I need to find a place where I can use only the available lighting: streetlights, store lights, car lights, etc. I'm not crazy about going out alone at night to do this so maybe I can talk Eddie into going with me.
I'm feeling chatty this morning, but I really must get going here. It's almost time to take my lady dwarf shopping, and I still have to get dressed. Joe will watch Tootsie while we are gone. By the way, that chicken that Joe cooked up for supper last night was su-u-u-uperb! Tootsie feasted on a bowl full of it, and I saved some for her supper tonight.
See what I mean? Chatty!! As soon as I finished typing one sentence, the next one is ready to be typed. But I really do have to get going here. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.