Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hello again

Do you miss me when I’m away this long? I wonder sometimes but I think a lot of us are busy in the summertime and my poor blog here seems to have gone by the wayside.

But I’m still here. Still working every day. And I’m still taking photos to share with you.

Here are several ~


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Sunday, early morning light.


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Miss Blackie came out to the garden with me while I shot some photos.


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The garden entrance.

This is my husband’s garden and I don’t often venture in. It’s way too crowded for me but we’re enjoying zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The peas were finished a month ago, and the lettuce has been finished for even longer than that. Everything has been delicious this year.



I posted this to Instagram on Sunday but the pictures I take with the big camera are so much better. I do know that some people use their big camera to post on Instagram but I’m more of a purist when it comes to that. To me, Instagram means “using your camera phone” so that’s what I do. Sometimes the photos I see there simply blow me away, but then I realize that people are using their big DSLR, so of course they’re going to be gorgeous.


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So I wouldn’t be posting say . . . this . . . to Instagram.

Because I took it with the DSLR and the macro lens.


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Or this.

For the same reason.


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Or this sweet little morning glory.

So my question to you – to those of you who use Instagram – are you strictly using your phone pictures? Or what? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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In other news ~

Today is someone’s birthday.


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George is five years old today and he’d like to thank all of you who left birthday wishes this morning on his Facebook Page.

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I have off from work tomorrow and am heading to the Jersey Shore (of all places). We are visiting our good friends who are up with their family from MS and staying in a cool Victorian house owned by an old high school friend.

And then Friday after work, I’m heading to the Big City for dinner with friends and a Farewell to one of them who will be moving to TN soon.

I’ll be sure to take pictures ~

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Uh-oh. I’m late for birthday dinner. My husband is cooking! I’m hoping there will be cake and ice cream, too. Ha!


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Country Gal said...

No matter what you use your photos are always beautiful ! Happy Birthday George from us at the Cove and especially Miggy ! SHHH ! dont tell her I told you , she thinks your cute ! I hope you have a great time this weekend on your trip .

Donna said...

Love seeing your IG work!

For me, IG is for phone pics. I've posted just a few pics from my D7000, but made sure I tagged them appropriately. Folks who post mostly DSLR pics, tagged or not, are unfollowed.

Happy Birthday, George! *scritchies*

BB said...

Happy Birthday George!!! Of course we miss you Kate... but to be honest I like when people DON't post every day as then I don't feel so guilty when I don't! Never tried Instagram - cannot afford another time-sucking device/app in my life! Looks fun though.

BB said...

Happy Birthday George!!! Of course we miss you Kate... but to be honest I like when people DON't post every day as then I don't feel so guilty when I don't! Never tried Instagram - cannot afford another time-sucking device/app in my life! Looks fun though.

Sheila said...

I am a cat person, so I love to see pictures of Miss Blackie. I enjoy all of your images, thanks so much for sharing them with us. And last but not least Happy Birthday George!

Anonymous said...

Seems we both have July fur babies.. Rowdy the 5th, Izzy the 10th and George the 11th.

Happy Birthday George! You are a fabulous July fur baby.

jgrimsley said...

Happy Birthday George! I hope that birthday dinner is a tasty one!
As far as IG goes, I'm one of those purists, too. I only use photos I take on my phone.

beth said...

happy birthday george !!
i hope your night is filled with balloons and confetti :)

and i'm a purist like yourself when it comes to instagram.....and always will be !!

have the best weekend....the fun ahead of you sounds fabulous !!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Happy birthday to George. Gorgeous photos.

p.s. I have no idea what instagram is.

Hilary said...

Love the first picture.
Happy Birthday to that sweet pup.

Kerri Farley said...

"SMOOCH". That was a Happy Birthday kiss for George!
Love your pics!
Instagram - only my iPhone photos.

wayne15575 said...

too often, the bright spot of my day is your blog. So, yes, you were missed. Enjoy your summer when ever possible. See you tomorrow.

Low Tide High Style said...

Happy Birthday sweet, sweet George! And I hope you have a wonderful trip!


Gillian Olson said...

Happy birthday to George, such a sweet looking pooch. Miss Blackie is really cute too, love the flowers.

Caroline said...

Hey hey! I have been off lines for weeks and just posted for the first time in what feels like forever!!! Give George a big B-day kiss from me and enjoy the shore! :) xoxo

Hilary said...

I'm still not even entirely certain what Instagram is much less use it. :)

Your photos, as always are lovely though.

Happy Birthday to that sweet poochie of yours.

Daryl said...

I use both the Instagram app camera and the Hipstamatic app camera and occasionally I use the ProCamera app, I dont believe I've ever used a photo shot with the BIG camera ... see you tomorrow .. are you going straight to Robert or stopping to pick me up?

WPgirl said...

Happy Belated Birthday George!! Hope you had a wonderful day!

The JR said...

Happy late b'day George.

my poor blog, i posted yesterday....1st time in 1 1/2 months

great pictures

Carolynn Anctil said...

Happy Birthday, George!

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos expressing your day.What sort of camera do you use?

salon supplies said...

Wonderful photos. I'm planning to buy a DSLR camera. Can you give some tips in buying one? What brand and model do you think I should buy?

Unknown said...

Happy birthday George!
I only post pictures taken with my phone on IG, and iI find it very irritating when people use their Big camera.
I'm finding IG to be very addicting (that's what happens when you have addiction in your blood), but it's so Fun!!
Have a great time these next few days.

Bluebird49 said...

Wow--I can't believe I missed this post--Happy Birthday, George, you beautiful boy! I haven't gotten the IG app yet....I'm so forgetful! The pictures you take are just too beautiful to be IG'd!

thecatalanway said...

Guess what? George's birthday is the day after Blue! She would have been 16 on the 10th and of course I was thinking of her and of course I wore blue!
No sadness - it is life's mysterious way and on the journey back to the UK I often thought how much she would have hated the travelling.
But now I will never forget Georges birthday. How wonderful that he is only 5 and such a young boy.
forgive my not leaving many comments on my travels. Wifi has been patchy and time rather limited. But yesterday I saw a white feather and thought of hope and you

Kate x

mrs mediocrity said...

Happy Birthday to George!

I use instagram mainly for fun... occasionally I use the pictures on blog posts, but for all my main photography I still use my camera. I think I have the same one as you.

Sometimes, you just have to have the right equipment for the job!

Lili said...

And was there cake and ice cream? Oh sweet George, I really really hope I get to meet you this year. xo ~Lili