Good Morning

Sunrise

If you do not know where to begin in the morning, then a sunrise is always a good thing because that is where the day begins. Our weather is now bordering on Spring. The mornings are a bit frosty, but during the day it warms up and you ask whether it is still necessary to wear a winter jacket.

I did not expect yesterday to be a good one, but I survived. I had to go with Mr. Swiss to the hospital an hour after lunch there was no time for a relaxing sleep of a couple of hours, but I managed to squeeze in half an hour. I stayed at home in the morning, postposing my week-end shopping to after lunch whilst Mr. Swiss was at the hospital. And so I was yet again refreshing my driving knowledge by driving to the hospital and afterwards through our town up the hill where the supermarket it. As I finished the shopping he called to say he was finished at the hospital, so another drive through town to pick him up. He is OK health-wise, just getting older and is no longer driving a car, so I am now the only mobile person in the family, although I am not sure how mobile.

What I do know is that I will have to rethink a bit. As I now have to do it all on my own, I realise that “me” time is dwindling. I have my various hobbies: writing, photography and relaxing with a book, but in between washing, ironing, cooking, shopping and household, I have to replan a little. Mr. Swiss helps me where he can, but is also no longer as fit as he was.

Nikon

One bright moment in the day was that my new camera and lens arrived, but coupled with the fact that I only had time to unpack it, the bright moment dimmed a little. Luckily I am acquainted with Nikon cameras, so know basically where what is. One new development is that you can now download an app and connect it to you electronic device, be it a iPad or Phone. I had a look, and found it not more complicated as other electronic stuff, but decided it would be no great advantage for me. I could download the photos direct from the camera onto my phone and name them and their location would be recognised. Flickr already has those options and I know where my photos are. From Flickr I also get the web address to upload the photos. I also noticed in the explanation that there were a few “ifs” and “buts” and so 100% foolproof in the result of the functions it is not, so I decided to leave it for the time being.

I have had absolutely no opportunity to take a wheelie lately and this afternoon I am again on a quick trip to the supermarket with a few bits and pieces I had forgot. I am not a keen visitor of a supermarket on Saturday afternoon.

Zopf

I did manage to finish baking my week-end bread this morning. I buy it half done, and all I have to do is to complete the process of getting nice and brown in the oven. The bread is fresher that way. I used to make them myself from scratch, but that is also a thing of the past. I am even now getting rid of various baking dishes I have as I realised it must be a matter of years since I last baked anything. I prefer baking on my computer.

And now to the next state of my life, preparing dinner. It will be a Hungarian goulasch, but once the meat is cooking I can forget it until lunch time.

So here is a mixture of marigolds and fuchsia to accompany you on your way through the week-end, which I hope will be a good one.

Special Flowers 02.07 (2)

18 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Thank you. I had not thought of getting the half baked bread … we need to try that here. Spring is also trying to burst forth here. The daffodils are up several inches. The forsythia are blooming in some places although not in our neighborhood. So maybe it will come early this year. On can only hope. Have a great day. It is supposed to snow much of the weekend here but not accumulate much though. So there is that. SLP

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  2. Enjoy your new camera, Pat. I have that WiFi function on my Olympus, too. I tried it, but as you have already discovered, it is more trouble than it is worth transferring photos to the phone. I have tried using my phone as a remote shutter. I’ve set up the camera focused on the hummingbird feeder and, from inside the house snapped the shutter, so as not to chase the birds away.

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    • I thought that might be more trouble than it’s worth with the WiFi which is why I left it. Inam happy with my new zoom lens. My next on the list is a wide angle lens

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  3. I feel like I should be saying, ‘good night’ as it is now 7:30pm and I am just getting online. We were out all day, so I am catching up now. So happy your new camera arrived. I have a few Nikons so the learning curve is pretty good when you get an upgrade. You know, I have a wide-angle lens and it is not my most-used lens. Mine is a 10-20mm. You take a lot of great scenery shots so you would probably get more use than I do. If we lived closer, I’d let you test drive mine first! Looking forward to your ‘newest’ photos.

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    • I only took a couple of photos yesterday as a test. I have a 300 lens, but not combined and always had to change. Now it is all in one one lens combined which is more comfortable. I take photos of everything. But I would love to have a wide angle lens and am thinking about it.

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  4. I have never used the wifi parts of any of my cameras, though it’s available. I just take the CD chip out and stick it in the computer, download the pictures and I’m done. I really don’t need to make it more complicated. My goal is to take better pictures, not see how difficult I can make the process. I don’t see where being able to “broadcast” signals from my camera to a computer will in any way improve the quality of my photography. If someone can show me why it would, I’m ready to listen.

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    • I upload my photos the same way and see no advantage of a WiFi connectiin. I can store them afterwards in my files and in Flickr. Flickr gives me the http code for uploading them into a blog.

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