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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