Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice, large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a bit wet out there, but, besides an earlier quick passing shower, the rain hasn’t arrived – watching the radar it is somehow going around just my village, to the north and south, but I can’t see how the major storm will miss… Oh, were are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top and realize I am back in New Hampshire (NH).
I drove back to NH on Tuesday evening, so I had a little more time on Cape Cod since we last chatted. I kayaked, played/walked/swam on the beach, walked in the woods, walked the dogs, ran, exercised, mowed, etc. I had to work on Monday and Tuesday (mowed Monday), but still nice to be there. One thing is that it was very much summer when I left, not just in the feel of the air, but there were many more people out and about.
Since I’ve been in NH I have run, exercised, walked, walked the dogs, had massage, played music (keyboards) and other stuff like that. I do need to mow here, but will wait until next week.
I worked all week, and, as usual, that’s enough of that, though I will say that hopefully things will be a little more sane in July.
One thing on my agenda is photos. I took 800 photos during the two weeks I spent on Cape Cod and another 400 when I was there back in May. I have not even started to dig through those 1200 photos, but I do know I have a few that should be good, including osprey chicks being fed.
At the end of my time down there I discovered that my new method of carrying the camera with the much, much heavier lens puts my thumb on the wheel that changes the aperture. Last night I did a random sampling of exif data and saw how over time I slowly upped the number (decreased the size). I was at f18 before I discovered it! No wonder I was having such a hard time getting photos at 400mm! Well, now that I know, I will watch it. But, darn it, I think I missed a ton of good photos because of that issue.
Anyway, I am sure you all know that it is the 4th of July on Monday. Hmm, of course it is. What I should say is that most of you should know that the people of the US celebrate our independence on the 4th of July. We didn’t win that independence for a few years, and in ways you can say the country wasn’t really created until the Constitution was signed, but the founders of our country first formally declared that they wanted to split from Britain on July 4, 1776 when they signed the Declaration of Independence so that is the day that we celebrate – the day we told the world (and Britain) we were our own country, not a colony.
Besides 4th celebrations, being outside as much as possible and other typical things, I will try to spend the weekend working on photos and making music.
This was a longer coffee chat than usual, so I should go off and do my thing now. Thanks for stopping in and having a bit of caffeine and a chat with me! If you host a coffee chat I will try to stop in for a visit.