I’m shocked!! How dare they?? Read this article about the ingredients in Dannon yogurt.
So I checked the Internet for additional information and found this second source of information.
Pictures taken just prior to “more rain”; two days anticipated. It has been unseasonably wet and there has been tremendous damage in areas near by. My garden has suffered from “too much rain”; far fewer blooms. Today I was compelled to document the Mandevilla Vine climbing the closet organizer. The vine is growing from the white five-gallon pail. I couldn’t stop with three pictures!! #7 & 8 are Cypress Vine–successfully grown this season but a failure last year. My plants were specifically chosen to attract Hummingbirds. I’m rewarded with many!! (6:30 PM: Finally made progress transferring from Canon to blog. ~~ Challenges!!)
12 noon: Goody, goody, I had a visitor!! I’m delighted when someone is interested in my garden!! When Cynthia wanted pictures with her smart phone, it provided the opportunity for pictures with my camera. (When was the last time you saw a picture of me??)
It’s 12:30 noon as I start building this blog. I want comparisons between the old Samsung and new Canon. Also comparison images, between cameras, of Bluebird babies photographed from the new television set. True story: I spent the entire morning working with my two new electronics!! Had I studied the manual last night, I would have charged the battery. When I attempted to install information between Canon and my laptop computer, the battery needed to be installed and Canon turned on. It was a curious “wait” and “start” morning. Between applications, I read the manuals for the camera and new TV. Furthermore, I switched the antenna lead-in from older TV to new TV hoping to improve image quality of the Bluebird nest. It took over an hour while it automatically set up the channels. The picture looks good with my “going into retirement” Samsung camera. Next I’ll learn how to get images off the Canon and on the blog. Preliminary assessment: Poor picture quality from Hawk Eye Camera to new TV set. ~~ Stay tuned?! ~~
Good grief; this is as complicated as a Rubik’s Cube!! It’s 1:30 and I finally figured out how to get images off the Canon and available for this blog. 1:45 and I can’t find the downloaded images!! 2:00 PM: Lost is found (but I’m not sure how to retrace my steps). When I decided to name this blog “challenges,” I didn’t envision the depth of that statement. ~~ OK, Canon image is sharper!
We’ve had a brief rain storm the last hour. Current outdoor temperature is a pleasant 80 degrees. I’m not “sweating” my projects (big grin).
3:00 PM and a decision has been made. Sansui TV is going back to BJ’s. I just switched the Bluebird camera connection back to the Vizio TV and the image literally jumped off the screen at me. It’s that good!! ~~ Really hard rain at this moment!!
6:00 PM: I stumbled on a PBS program (at 5:30) that I thoroughly enjoyed!! The Wild Photo Adventures host was talking camera language I didn’t comprehend. I’m going to make a note (physically made a note) to follow that program. My new Canon has features I’ve never used–but would like to learn.
10:45 AM: For the first time, I saw four or five Hummingbirds circling the feeder. A male Ruby-throated Hummer was fiercely defending the area and others were forced away. (But the two on the feeder appear to be females?!)
My own three-ring-circus?!
Question: Do you recognize some of the bird feeders? They were “for sale” at my yard “yard sale”–but didn’t sell. They joined the other items in my cluttered backyard.
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“I heard such a clatter; I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter!!” Oh, it was a squirrel running away with the plastic container I use to scoop bird seed from bag to feeder. My backyard creatures are so entertaining!! Following their activities–and tending the gardens–occupies all my free time!! ~~ I hate to change the TV channel because I’m hoping to catch the birth of Bluebird baby number five. The world is watching for the birth of William and Kate’s baby!! ~~ “Tuesday Morning“ is one of my favorite stores!!
Next time perhaps, I should use a tripod so the pictures have perfect symmetry?! Hey, I’m just excited that I was able to see and photograph the event!! ~~ At one o’clock the nest looked exactly the same as it has for two weeks. 1:45-1:47 and I’m curious because one egg looks slightly different. 1:50 and a crack appears. ~~ I published the first batch of pictures at 3:20 while monitoring the TV and taking more pictures. It’s 4:00 as I publish additional pictures. Stay tuned; more to come. (You think these are repetitious? These are the best of one-hundred-plus shots!!) I’m curious about Mama’s absence from the nest. For days, and weeks, she has been on the nest every time I monitored it. This is extremely interesting to me!! Note the time stamps: All this in less than three hours.
7:40 PM ~~ Looked what I missed: Two more births!! I turned to the evening news, and America’s Funniest Videos. I was only away from this scene for two hours. In my humble opinion (and I’m a total novice), the two new babies made much faster recovery from hatching to heads-up and open mouth. They are so interesting!! The babies can’t hold their heads up very long but they can hold their mouths open. ~~ God did a remarkable job in creation!! (FYI: Infrared night vision from the Hawk Eye Nature Cam.)