Monthly Archives: August 2014

September 2014 Calendar – End of Summer

August is coming to a close. September is nearly upon us, and with it we’ll likely have our first snow (typically around the third or fourth week, but indications are for an early winter, so maybe earlier). Hard to imagine … Continue reading

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My First Guest Post

There are lots of new bloggers every day, day in, day out, weekdays, weekends, holidays . . . even on Sunday. Many are old hats at having an internet presence, but many are taking their first baby steps in the … Continue reading

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Fierce Hummingbird – 01Aug2014

Late in the evening, when hummers are wanting to top off before retiring, this guy was playing guard on all seven feeders in back.  You can see the result of one encounter with what it considered trespassers on more sugared … Continue reading

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Photography the Disperser Way – Color

My typical workflow when processing photographs is rather minimal; some cropping for them that needs it, a few presets adjusting contrast, saturation, brightness, sharpness, and maybe adding a frame. I have a couple of presets for Lightroom that will take … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

It’s nearly midnight, and the end of a beautiful day . . . low 70s, a nice breeze, clouds lazily drifting overhead, and pizza. I was sitting at the table, eating the last of the allotted slices when out of the … Continue reading

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Flowers and Flash

The world right now seems even more so the type of place I want to desperately leave.  Make it stop! Copyright 2014, E. J. D’Alise Chapter 1 Claire covered her ears. The words became indistinct, but she could still hear … Continue reading

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Grass Does as Grass Seeds

Over the past few weeks I’ve been collecting grass seeds specifically with the intent of recreating the success of my previous seed post. We’ve had a fairly wet Spring and Summer, and that means lots of grasses doing very well. … Continue reading

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Wow! . . . 986

This is my 986th blog post.  . . . crap, I was supposed to start with a photo! Hold on, let me find something . . . ah, yes, from days gone by. Amazing, isn’t it? That rebar going through … Continue reading

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The Museum of Flight – 2004 – Part 3

Angelica: Would you like to hear one of my poems? Joe Banks: Sure. Angelica: Long ago, the delicate tangles of his hair… covered the emptiness of my hand… Would you like to hear it again? Joe Banks: Ok. Angelica: Long … Continue reading

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The Museum of Flight – 2004 – Part 2

Chores done for the day, food eaten, sipping wine, and listening to ABBA, Jose Feliciano, Mocedades, Shriekback, Strange Advance,  Mungo Jerry, and Jennifer Rush, to mention just a few. . . . maybe I should share my 131 videos playlist . … Continue reading

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The Museum of Flight – 2004 – Part 1

In the Fall of 2004 we ventured out to Seattle (WA) with the intent of possibly find a place to relocate our belongings, and us with them. I’ve already done a number of posts about our two weeks there, and … Continue reading

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

In a rare personal excursion away from the safety of our home, we ventured out to our local Hollywood theater to see the non-3D version of Guardians of the Galaxy. I try not to read reviews and opinions before I … Continue reading

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Flowers and ‘Why?’

I’ve been staying away from discussions about god and religion. The two topics are not interchangeable because they can mean different things to different people. However, the two are linked in the minds of most. Occasionally, I get to the … Continue reading

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I should say something . . .

  I was not going to write anything about Robin Williams . . . but I’m bombarded by opinions, articles, and tributes in every media source I follow. I’m going to share thoughts people are likely not going to agree … Continue reading

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Mini-break clarification

A few people read my previous post to possibly mean something terrible had befallen me or mine. What else could keep me away from the blogosphere? I appreciate the concern, and . . .  . . . we are both fine. … Continue reading

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