I took a little walk through our wet grass this morning to check the level in the rain gauge and to snap a few pictures of this and that. I'm still trying to conquer my new camera but got a few good shots and a few that saw the light of day only until I could hit the delete button. My Nikon D3000 doesn't perform quite the same as the old D50, but I'll keep snapping and trying to conquer its more sensitive settings. Might have to dust off the book that came with it. But I'm really a hands-on person but occasionally will consult the book on an issue or two. Really would like a mini class again like I had with the D50. In the meantime while striving for the elusive goal of perfection, I'll enjoy the journey.
It seems most of my grass seed around the patio remains in place although some will need to be swept back into the dirt on the up slope side. Surely another handful of seeds here and there will guarantee better coverage too. Best to wait until the rain is over though or I'll be sweeping and sowing again.
Last night I met two girlfriends from where I used to work for a leisurely dinner at Red Lobster. Sure was nice to get together with them - plus the food and service was excellent. We sat and chatted for over 3 hours!! Only good friends can spend that much time together. It was a bit hairy at times driving home after 9:30pm in the rain but thankfully few drivers were on the road. And it was comforting to pray for safety while at the same time packing my piece. Can't be too lax these days.
|Possibly the last hydrangea of this year|
|3.3 inches of rain in two days|
|An autumn bud|
|A bee waiting to warm up and dry off before he hits the flowers|
|Perky bloom after a rain|
|A porch tomato|