Sunday, December 27, 2015

View From The Rear-

View Mirror

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Boxing Day Mount Shasta

Yesterday was a great day to take photos of snow covered volcanoes. Marg Miller and I took advantage of the clear St. Stephens Day weather, toting cameras to the Dam road and capturing the beautiful sights. (If you missed the Feast Of Saint Stephen, it also happens on January 6)

Centamundi boat ramp parking

People were out on the lake, testing their new Christmas trucks, boats and fishing gear.

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Lassen Volcanic Park panorama picture

I used an App called PhotoStitcher to make that panorama from 4 individual images.

Christmas Day;

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We Three Trees, left one is mine. Nan’s, then the Taylor’s. Oh, how they shine.

To give a sense of scale, the lights on my little tree are the same size as the ones on the other trees. It was nice to visit with friends on Christmas.

“A-1 sauce?”, Stu Taylor laughingly muses

Yes, it was the traditional prime rib Christmas dinner at the Taylor’s. Stuart provided a perfectly cooked roast while family and friends provided mouths to eat it.

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Long Night Full Cold Christmas Moon

I hope everybody found at least one reason to love each other this season of winter celebrations. (Backyard barbeques on the Atlantic coast in December and all.)

Here is another picture from yesterday, the 26th;

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Snow frosting on Mount Shasta

Today’s Video; Oscars Oasis

See The Light

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Rainy Day

It’s Nice To Have You Back Again

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Yesterday’s Sun Brings Out Birds

In Case You Missed The Republican Debate...

SNL provided an accurate synopsis;

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Flicker Enjoys Saturday Sunshine

Among the things I have been saving up for a rainy day are fix-it projects. So far, I have managed to repair a nose hair trimmer that didn’t work when I got it 5 years ago. Now I have 2 fully functional nose hair trimmers.

I feel a mild sense of accomplishment, and I can keep from having a “nosestach”.

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Saturday ‘day’ moon

Another fixit project was the trackpad on the MacBook. I really like that older laptop because it is still running Apple magic programs on the Mountain Lion operating system. It is way more fun than this bothersome El Capitan and associated poorly considered improvements to the basic Mac program sets.

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Saturday afternoon Redding view

The trackpad had become stiff and difficult to click, so I set about finding the trouble and fixing it.

The problem wasn’t the trackpad, but a swollen battery pack. It is a chance I take when purchasing third party replacement parts because the high cost of genuine Apple parts are usually more than I want to budget for.

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Lassen Park obscured

I have the original battery pack for my late 2008 MacBook that I could put in it until I get a new replacement, but it most likely won’t hold a charge. I would have to always plug in the MacBook to a power source.

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Dean took pictures of P&P last Monday

Just for fun, I plugged in the MacBook without a battery, (With no battery it weighs practically nothing). By golly it works and feels like a MacBook Air on my lap. Problem solved.

Today’s Video;

Rainy Day Diversions

Friday, December 18, 2015

This Weeks Pictures

Between The Rains

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Lassen between storms

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Only one red rose, and it is beautiful

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An elusive red finch

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Enchanted Lassen


Today’s Video;

Hair Like Lambswool (Revelation 1:14)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Retrieving My Thoughts

From Where I Lost My Train

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Wet rose - Panasonic Lumix FZ8

We had some rain yesterday and a pretty good storm last night. I used my FZ8 to take pictures in the rain because the FZ70 (my favorite) is not a camera that I want to get wet.

Today I took some new pix with the Lumix FZ70, but before I show you those, I thought you might enjoy Will Ferrell as George Bush from Saturday Night Live, last night. I saw this clip on Crooks and Liars today and thought you might enjoy a little comic relief;

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Fresh snow - FZ70

The hills and mountains got snow from the latest storms. I went out early this morning, 10 ish, and took a few pictures as the western skies cleared enough to see Shasta Bally.

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Perfect red rose

We still have a few roses and assorted flowers that are blooming. A good thing.

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Love the purple

The Treehouse lake even made an appearance…

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Reflections at the Treehouse

The weather forecast indicates a couple days of clear skies. I may head a few miles east, west, or north to photograph some snowy scenes while opportunity shines.

I hope you are enjoying this December so far, wherever, you may be. Here is…

Today’s Video;


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Comic Relief

We Really Need It Now

I hope you enjoy this Darth Trump character study, I know I did.

Well, that’s all the setup I’m going to do.

Today’s Video;

Happy Kwanzaa

Friday, December 4, 2015

Interesting Tid Bits

And Somethings I Read This Morning

Hedy Lamarr (Google Images)

The sex goddess of the silver screen and her partner songwriter, George Antheil discovered a method to prevent jamming of radio signals used to guide torpedos from nearby airplanes in 1940. Their work was patented in 1942 and given to the U.S. Navy for free, but the military did nothing with it until the 1960s.

We All Need This Prescription

Today’s Video;

Get Your Life Back - Turn Off The News