Monthly Archives: January 2013

He’s a Lumberjack…

…and he’s disturbing poor Calla.  There was a pack of tree-trimmers hacking away at the trees in the front and side yards.  Some of those pine branches are falling down from the cutter above.  If you follow the rope to … Continue reading

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Mind over Matter

It’s a day for exercising the cat’s potential psychic power.  He’s trying to bend my mind to not notice the bit of greasy fur on his back and side. Meanwhile Calla is trying telekinesis on the catnip bag that is … Continue reading

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Book Lover

Calla continues to change her normal habits to hang out on the other side of the living room where the half emptied bag of catnip is.  Somehow it keeps migrating away from where the boys hang out and closer to … Continue reading

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Forgotten Title Post

I had to insult Gus’ dignity a little bit today by giving him another wipe bath.  It does seem to help with the fur, degreasing it somewhat and making it less clumpy.   He doesn’t like the process much, though. … Continue reading

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Personality of a Mackerel Tabby

I’m stuck for a topic tonight, so I grabbed this phrase that someone typed in and was somehow led to my site.  It has been a number of years since I actually had a mackerel tabby — Julie is a … Continue reading

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Sore Subject

Since it was the weekend again I broke out the SZ for some practice but the poor weather meant we had to stay inside.  So I got down in an odd corner of the room and used the zoom feature … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Calpurnia

So having played around for the last week with the larger SZ-12 camera I find I have to relearn the tricks to using the old Stylus.  Figures.  But it is clear that the flash is a lot easier to handle … Continue reading

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Wishing it was Over…

That’s what the cats would be saying if they could talk about day 2 of the experimentation with the SZ and high ISO.  Because today I was seeing how it did with the flash.  Well, one thing it did do … Continue reading

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No Squinting

I tried some experiments with the SZ camera today to see if I could do indoor photos better sans flash.  The first thing I tried was to adjust the ISO from whatever the camera’s brain decided to use. What is … Continue reading

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All the Trimmings

Remember the story about Gus and Calla getting pretty close in the morning on the bed?  Well there was a round two this morning.  Gus had just climbed up and was sitting by my shoulder when she came up behind, … Continue reading

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