Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The shot above, taken from Aarons Beach, includes a sailboat skimming the bay way off in the distance.

Below is a closer shot.

Below, when I try to get closer, it appears that the water and the boat are headed clear out of the left side of the picture.  That's because my camera's excellent zoom really requires a tripod, which I've never purchased.  (I never purchased those photography lessons either, even though it was declared a New Year's Resolution back in 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012.) And sometimes I'm so focused on keeping the camera steady enough to use the zoom that I forget to pay attention to the overall shot itself.

This exciting commentary is brought to you courtesy of three days left before vacation! and way too much to get done before we leave.

I hope your week is moving along as smoothly as this sailboat.  Only without the slant in that last shot.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Birds II

Here are more shots of birds congregating on the pilings just off Aarons Beach.

After a busy weekend that included a beachside seafood and music festival and way too much fun, I'm headed into one of the busiest weeks at work, a week that will culminate in next Saturday's much-anticipated departure for my summer vacation in Avon, NC.

I'd love it if this week would fly by and next week would move at a snail's pace, but unfortunately I don't control such things.

There are a million things to get done around the house as well, not easy to accomplish during the busiest week at work.

I just have to keep focused on the good part--departing on Saturday morning.

Bring it on.