Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Morning In The Garden

I woke up early and could not get back to sleep so I poured a coffee and went for a walk on the property. The eagles are busy on the beach again this morning. I walked down yesterday but could not see that caught their interest and of course there were no eagles there at the time. As I was watching this morning an adult circled the house and landed in the big tree behind the house. The light was good so I grabbed my new camera and got off a few shots. This was taken at 30X zoom and cropped just a little.

I talked to him for a while. Well, I talked and he listened. I thanked him for the feather he or one of his friends left us last year and told him he was welcome to nest on our property. He finally decided to fly off and join his friends on the beach. At least they could understand what he was saying.

Norma then called me over to see one of her Lilies that had just bloomed. Again, the light was good and Picasa allowed me to darken the background shadows without loosing the highlights on the flower. I really like this camera and should try it out with my tripod.

Now I have to tackle a more mundane task. The furnace filters need replacing but to do this I have to remove the two sliding doors in front of the furnace. These doors consist of two 3'X7' sheets of 1/4 inch plywood set in tracks at the top and bottom. When I built the system, the doors lifted up and popped out with little effort but over time something has changed shape and they have since become very difficult to get in and out. Not an east job but it is about four months overdue.


  1. Awesome detail on the eagle pic.

  2. That camera sure takes excellent pictures, gotta love it.

  3. did not you give me heck a few years ago for picking up an eagle feather????Cheeers les

  4. great pics and a great camera. I want one for my birthday!