Sunday Funnies, Snow, and Shadowshot Sunday

Three exciting topics this Sunday morning!  Lucky you! 

But, first, something even more exciting!  You can probably guess that I mean,

CONGRATULATIONS, U.S.A! 

Excitment #1.  Boo lost his rope ball.  I threw it and it disappeared.  After searching, both of us, I figured it must have gone over the fence.  Boo on the other hand decided it was caught in the pluot tree.  It was a rope ball with lose ends, so did catch on things.  

I search.  I climb up onto the concrete block edges.  I peer in the branches.  I shake the branches.  I break off nasty diseased branches.  No ball.  Every time I tried to tell him it wasn't there he insisted it was.  Here he is, "Looking right at it, Grandma!"

After many attempts to find it, a pretty noticeable pink rope ball, I ask Boo, "Boo, you say it's in a tree, but could it be in a different tree?"

I turn, and there it is, hanging in the nearly leafless peach tree, right behind us.  What a dummy of a Border collie.

It was cold Saturday afternoon.  I hadn't realized how cold the night had been until I noticed the snow.

Yes, this next is the same view.  It's taken with my iPhone, an old 5c.  I was comparing its distance photos to a camera.  Sure, it's an old camera now, but, when it was new, it was expensive.  For distance, it did a better job zooming in on the snowy mountain while keeping the pretty autumn trees in focus.  With the phone it all got a bit grainy.  The camera has a macro mode, but the phone's camera does a much better job close-up.  This little test is due to something another blogger wondered on Saturday, what camera to get for birds?  Ramblin' with AM

I haven't used the camera in years.  I got it out a few weeks ago to attempt to get a picture of the most beautiful moon and clouds I'd ever seen.  The battery was dead, and normal batteries don't have what it takes to power a camera.  So, no photos of the most beautiful moon and clouds I've ever seen.  I have another camera, a little Sony that's also older.  It had no batteries at all.  I don't keep cameras on me, so I think the phone will be what I use unless I take a special trip somewhere, which is extremely unlikely!  I do plan to get a newer phone before long.  Not newest, but newer than a 5c.

 Shadowshot Sunday

The chances of lounging on the deck in the sun are low now that the cold and rain have arrived.  I packed away the umbrella, the butterfly chairs, and their covers.  The deck was an interesting pattern of legs and shadow. 


 Thanks for dropping in.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


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  1. Nice picture especially the last one. Good graphic composition.

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  2. Unless you're a photographer, there's no reason to keep anything around besides a phone. It gets the job done.

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    1. You're probably right. I do need more space on my phone though, one of the reasons I need something newer.

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  3. Thank you for testing your phone and mentioning my blog - that is some bright fall foliage against the mountains and clouds. Definitely not the scenery one would find where I live (nor would you find peaches growing, although peaches can be grown along the Finger Lakes). I do have an old (over 10 years old) camera in the house somewhere, if it still works, but then I would have to remember to take it on walks. I may also be buying a new phone in the near future. Maybe.

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    1. I didn't know peaches couldn't grow everywhere! When I first got my phone I didn't think I'd be doing much with it, so got less space (whatever it's called!), and found out I was wrong! Now I have to delete things to make room for more photos sometimes, and have to take them off asap.

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