Category Archives: Animation and Movies

Two Green Frogs

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll … Continue reading

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I should be writing but, instead . . .

Warning: Ugly, old, white male ahead. These came about because a few days ago I got a few hummers to land on my finger . . . and I wanted a recording of it. Unfortunately, this time, they were not … Continue reading

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Two minutes of Hummingbirds and “N” stories voting

Life is busy, so another short post about Hummingbirds; something to watch before reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories. I mean, you don’t have to, but it sure would be swell — if you’ve not already done so — if … Continue reading

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More Hummingbirds for “N” stories voting

Yes, still using hummingbirds to promote the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories. It sure would be swell — if you’ve not already done so — if you would read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds for “N” stories voting

Hummingbirds are all aflutter about reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories. Some might argue hummingbirds can’t read but, to them, I say this: you really think a bird that can hover, fly forward and backward, do loops, and fly upsidedown … Continue reading

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Doe, Fawn, and “K” stories voting reminder and stuff

The “K” stories voting window will close sometime Tuesday (14 days window). You can wait until then, but to be safe and ensure your vote is counted, you should probably vote for your favorite “Alphabet Challenge K-Stories” HERE<<<This Is A … Continue reading

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Again hummingbird, and a reminder about “H” stories voting

Maybe one more voting day left (and I’ve yet to write anything) before the “H” stories voting closes and the “I” stories go live. If leaning toward it, please read the “H” Alphabet Challenge Stories. After, if receptive to the … Continue reading

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The Cicada Files — Sept. 2019

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll … Continue reading

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Still more dramatic sky and a third reminder to vote

My third reminder for readers  — if they are so inclined and have not already done so — to vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of … Continue reading

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More dramatic sky and another reminder to vote

My second reminder for readers  — if they are so inclined and have not already done so — to vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of … Continue reading

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Dramatic sky and a reminder to vote

Yes, another series of posts reminding readers to — if they are so inclined — vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of that post and we … Continue reading

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Playing with PlotaVerse

I subscribe to KelbyOne for Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials and tips and hints. Every year, they provide freebies to their members for the 12 Days of Christmas. This year, one of them was a year-long membership to PlotaVerse. For them … Continue reading

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Got me more hummers videos

hummingbirds are very distracting, I tell you what. Take, for instance, yesterday evening. I wanted to work on a few things but I kept hearing them . . . humming. . . . so I went out with my phone . . . I’m about two feet away. … Continue reading

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A litle of this and a little of that

On a recent update, Samsung added the capability for Super-slow Motion to the Note 8. Mind you, it’s very limited. By limited, I mean that you can only shoot a few seconds of video and end up with about 6 … Continue reading

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A quick video out my window

When we moved here, I was a bit concerned (but hopeful) about whether I’d be able to attract and see hummingbirds. This next video is of poor quality because it was shot out my office window . . . through … Continue reading

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