Friday, July 28, 2006
I finally got a hold of a digital camera. I have to thank my great friend Niki and her husband Ian for the loan. They're the best!
My first post has to be this picture of Niblet doing his best Cinnamon imitation, with extreme disapproval.
Well . . . he doesn't quite have it down, sad to say. Try as he might, he's just not that good at disapproving, especially when there's a carrot to be eaten.
Perhaps I should've snapped him while I'm brushing him or trying to pick him up--he hates that!
I also have a pic of my backyard--the view of the marsh from my driveway. You can see my garden to the left, and the adirondack chairs where we sit and watch birds and stuff. And yes, that's a still-working two-seater outhouse back there--what a perk that was when we were first looking at this property! Geniune curb appeal.
No bird pics yet, unfortunately--still waiting for some new lenses. But the eyepiece mount is pretty much ready to go; I just need that 8mm eyepiece set. Then I'll mount everything into my homemade scope and get busy! I'll be sure to post even my clumsiest first efforts here, to capture the magic.
This weekend we're going to New York City--my first real trip there. We drove through Times Square once on the way to Boston to see Fred Francis, and all I could think was, "there are people walking around, talking on cellphones at 3 a.m.? Who the heck are they talking to? If they called me, I'd hang up on them!"