There Was A Football Game, Too
I learned how to record from a mixer into the iPod.
At first, it was
frustrating at every turn. However, I had the good sense to set up the
mix using the MacBook so I would know that the signal was being
delivered to the little plug that goes into the headphone jack of the
iPod, (this is what one does to bypass the little built in microphone).
I just couldn’t get the iPod to work the way I wanted it to, so I took a break, went outside and took a few pictures to clear my mind.
I took the time
to look down at my feet to see what I was walking upon, and realized there
were a lot of little bitty flowers that I could take pictures of and
look at more closely later.
I even found a
new sunflower out on the east side of the property near the tool-shed.
As the other little sunflower fades, I’ll keep an eye on this one and see how it does.
two crows doing some acrobatic flying and making lots of happy noises,
so I took a bunch of pictures of them. One of the pictures, (the one
here), happened to have a airliner in the background. I like when stuff
like that naturally happens without me actually having to manipulate the
picture and put objects together for the sake of composition.
The little sunflower
I’ve been following is still managing to hang on, and it’s appropriate
and natural that the new sunflower kid on the block will be carrying on
the sunflower tradition.
two rosebuds remaining here at the Treehouse, and they are on the same
bush. I guess that whoever is cutting off all the rosebuds
can’t reach where these two are growing on the bush, near the patio.
Now that I think of it, there might actually be three roses associated with that same bush.
As I made
my way around toward the front of the office, I got to see this little
blue flower still growing in the planter along with the red flower and
The red flower is coming to the end of its cycle, but there’s some young replacements growing right next to it.
Well my walk
around the grounds helped settle my mind and I was prepared to go back
in and discover a recording solution with the iPod, with a clear mind.
As I was
going to go inside, just as if it were telling me all is well, the sun
made a little rainbow in a jet contrail which I will show you here.
to the recording difficulties I was having, had to do with the jack
that plugs into the iPod. It seems that the regular headphone jack plug
won’t accomplish the proper connections with just three separate contact
surfaces. I needed four separate contacts one of which I believe is the
microphone contact, (or in the case of running the sound from a mixer a
line input contact).
just the wire I needed, left over from my video cameras where they had a
wire for an output from the camera to the TV set with left-right sound
and video. The iPod uses left right sound and the third contact becomes a
It was a great relief to discover it was something simple.
While I was out
wandering around, I noticed that some of my neighbors were still
growing fresh tomatoes and strawberries. Who knows if winter will arrive
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