Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 88, low 69)
Al has been busy all week doing his pest control accounts. We are looking for someone to buy the business and as soon as that’s done, he will be completely retired. That will make it much easier to travel without having to worry about getting back here to do his monthly accounts.
While he’s been working this week, I’ve been working around the house, cleaning, organizing, and learning how to use my new cameras. A really good learning video was included with the “big” camera (the Canon Rebel EOS T3i) and I’m slowly going through it to learn how to use all the features the camera has. There is a lot to learn.
The “little” camera (the Canon SX50 HS) has a crummy little manual that’s not the easiest thing to understand. I’m trying to learn a little more about how to use it and not just stay with my old tried and true settings.
We sat outside on our patio for a few hours last night. We haven’t seen the deer lately and so far we’ve not seen the foxes that live behind us.
The birds were active though, so I had something to photograph.
First things first. Al had to fill up the bird feeders to keep the birds happy.
Our rain this week sure did green up our back yard.
Our first visitor was a little Dove. They are supposed to be ground feeders and a friend of mine keeps telling me they won’t come to feeders.
Notice the seed in her beak?
She sat there for the longest time, but there was someone waiting in the wings.
We have two feeders. One is squirrel proof.
This one isn’t.
There were a lot of birds last night, including a family of Tufted Titmice.
I got a cute picture of a male Cardinal feeding a female youngster. Unfortunately, it was too blurry and I had to delete it.
The moon is almost full, so I had to take a few shots.
I took some moon shots with the Canon Rebel with the 250mm zoom and all I got was a little white blob in the sky. I really need my new lens!
We haven’t decided where to go for our anniversary. We’re debating between Kissimmee Prairie Preserve and Red Coconuts Rv park. One is right on the beach and the other is in the middle of 54,000 acres of prairie. Maybe we’ll do both? We hesitate to make any firm plans, because it seems that every time we do, something comes up.