Monday, May 19, 2014

Ellie Sparkles

Just playing around with the features in my camera. 

Pretty cool!

I'm having fun learning new things about this camera. 

Please enjoy the star filter photos!

Hope all is well with everyone...

Ellie Sparkles!

 This is my favorite. Star filter combined with lens flare, makes it interesting. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day Nature Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all! 

I hope it was a wonderful day. 

Please enjoy the video I made today :-) 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

In my down time....

I had my surgery. Am supposed to keep off my feet as much as possible. 

Again, RV's make great recovery rooms! 

In my downtime, I've decided to learn more about my camera. 

A Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ70. It's a super zoom camera! You can shoot the moon with this camera. 

Shot at full digital zoom. 
 The blood moon
Note the craters!

I love this camera! I'm learning more & more about it. 

You know what? Maybe I already shared these moon pics? I don't recall. If so, please forgive me!

Today, I learned how to do One Point Color. It's fun! Need to take better photos of the flowers though. The winds were blowing them around. I'm also learning how to use my filters & lens hoods. This is so much fun!
(keeps me away from the potato chips too)

Yes, this is a custom hood on this truck. 

This is fun! Maybe once I'm better, I can do a bit of traveling & do some photos & cool videos of places!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. 
See, one can still find things to do while in down time too. :-)

As far as my healing goes. Had a bandage change last Wednesday. The doc shot my foot with a steroid to stunt the healing somewhat so we can try to prevent as much scar tissue as possible. Yep, that's been the problem. Scar tissue keeps forming, which keeps bringing the Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome back. 

Enough already huh?!

Oh & did I mention I also have a broken finger? 

Another 3 weeks in the finger splint - at least....
At least it's my little finger on my right hand. Sure, I make more typos now, but all in all, it's not that much of a problem. 

Thank goodness. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter & an update

Happy Easter everyone - I hope ya'll have had a wonderful day!

Weather has been gorgeous. I'm going to hate it when it heats up & I'll have to close the RV windows up to use the air conditioner for another season. It's been nice to sit on my sofa, by my big window, window open, breezes flowing through all day. 

I did have my surgery on Wednesday. 

The recovery in the recovery room was awful. My foot kept going into spasms, the really nice nurse kept hitting my IV with more morphine. It was so painful that tears came to my eyes. The nurse was great! In fact, the entire staff there were great. Nice people, everyone in smiles, everyone willing to answer questions & really listen to you. They ask a whole slew of questions before surgery. One of the questions was "Do you have dentures"? My answer, YES!! Wait, what in the hell am I saying??!!! I don't have dentures! The girl laughed & said people do that all the time. 

The ride home was a bit rough. As you can imagine, I had hallucinations the whole way home. I kept drifting in & out of consciousness, at one point, I could have sworn there were piles & piles of shoes at my feet on the floorboard of the car?? Each time I slipped away, I had hallucinations of piles of stuff! Piles of shoes, piles of clothes, piles of this & that each time. It was very weird. 

And my driver decided to run errands along the route back to my RV. I just wanted to get home....she should have done those errands on the way to pick me up. I was miserable. Foot could not be propped in her car, it was swelling & throbbing & I had to sit there at each place she stopped & endure it all. Was soooo glad to finally make it back to my RV & she ran my dogs for me when we got back. Was grateful for that. 

I still say RV's are the BEST recovery rooms!!! My friend was surprised & said my RV makes a good walker for me & it does. I grab this drawer, this door handle, the stove, etc to move around with. Could not put any weight on my foot the first couple of days & have to use a walker outside. I use a cane inside now. As long as I have the boot on, I can now walk around with the assistance of those devices. 

I want some easter candy or some chocolate, or some ice cream....boohoo. Have nothing like that in here outside a jar of Nutella & nothing to dip into it. Bummer. I need a trip to the store. Have been mostly eating cereal as I've not been able to eat much. I guess my craving for sweets means my appetite is coming back? 

Anyhow, again, I hope all is well with everyone & that ya'll have had a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Blood mOOn

Yep, I set my alarm for 1:30am & got out of my nice warm bed to stand outside in the cold. Wind chill factor of 36 & windy. Brrrrr. 

Camera on a tripod, tripod blowing a bit, but was still able to get something!

Then pain hit, so I had to call it quits & get back into my now cold not so warm bed. 

The price we pay for nature huh?

I have a broken finger, my little finger on my right hand. Soooo, it was screaming at me in pain. I ignored it as best as I could to get the footage though. Yes, I was a bad Mom to my little finger!

So, I'll insert some photos for those that .....uh oh, I can't. OK, I'll have to do that later as I want to get this post out. The photos are in my external harddrive, so again, will get them later. 

But I do have this video I slaved please enjoy!

PS, My Tarsal Tunnel is back, which is partly why I've been absent. I go to surgery tomorrow. I guess during my healing time will be a good time to catch up with ya'll. Have a wonderful evening everyone. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Funk - but great moon shots!

Hey everyone, I hope all is well with ya'll. 

Sorry I've not been around lately. I've just been in a funk since my trip to Port Aransas. 

Port A was great, when it wasn't bone chillin' cold & I got tons of great pics & vids from there. I'll share some of that within the next few days. I haven't even finished editing everything yet. 

So to update  - not much has really been going on with me these days. 

I did buy a really cool little washing machine for the RV, a portable washer. I'll share it in another post. 

I am still here on my spot in the driveway. Starting to really yearn for my own freedom now. 

Have been working on youtube videos to help fill my time, plus I like creating videos. 

The new camera is great! It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ70 with a 60x optical zoom. 

Soooo, I will share some moon shots taken 2 nights ago. Someone told me there will be a pink moon on 15th. I have never heard of a pink moon. Hope the skies will be clear! 

So here are a few of my moon shots.. 

Shot over Ellie & my van. You can even see the stars!

 Shot at 60x optical. 
 Shot at digital zoom. 
Shot at full digital zoom. 

Then I saw this & quit shooting!!

Catch ya'll later. Have a great day! I'll post more later. {{hugs}}

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hmmm....BLM land...something to think about.

Yes, I'm back from Port Aransas, although I really wish I could have stayed longer!

The group actually called me this evening & put on the speaker phone - how cool is that!!

I'll share some of Port A with ya'll once I get some time to do so.

But in the meantime, I found this video on You tube. Yes, it was lost! OK, not really, but I found it interesting & probably pretty true since they went through  the trouble to make the video!