Couple of Popular branch Photo
Photo fromkevin dooley
Our tree’s whispy branches dance in the breeze as I’m trying to capture them.
Zweige – Branches 4/365
Photo fromtrombone65 (PhotoArt Laatzen)
Das Bild zeigt einen Nobiliszweig den ich mit meinem "Weihnachtsgeschenk" einem Tamron 90 mm – Makroobjektiv eingefangen habe.
This photo from a Pinna nobilis branch was taken with my christmas present – a Tamron 90 mm macro lens.
Lister & Branch
A rusty but still-standing bike rack, testament to the skills of Lister & Branch however many decades ago this was put up. I could have scraped off the rust and carbon-dated it. Rly, I could. I will, too, if you insist. Go on, dare me.
This was hurly-burlied. And then? I added in even moar light.
Fuji GF670, Ektar 100
Photo fromROSS HONG KONG
Venice Beach, California
John 15 [Full Chapter][ The Vine and the Branches ] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
Photo fromIngrid Taylar
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) carrying a branch home for a new wave of nest building in Seattle. There’s been a frenzy of reconstruction due to eagle disruption of a nearby rookery. Here’s the explanation from our local group, Heron Habitat Helpers:
"Eagles have taken eggs and chicks from most (not all) of the heron nests …. An estimated 10-20 of the original 90+ nests appear to still be intact. Many herons have left the ravine and intense re-nesting activity is occurring …"
Photographed with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Lumix 100-300mm
I spent a good part of my day chatting with a bunch of divorce solicitors. Of course it is not my divorce, but it is my boss’ divorce and I am pretty much part of what they are bickering over. In fact both of them used to be working in the same office as I do. She was right down the hall and he was up the stairs one flight. The two of them had sort of a partnership, but it did different things. The problem for me is that I am involved in both parts and since I do the books everyone is trying to get me to say that they are in the right. Both of them are pretty much claiming that they invented the wheel, that nothing was ever done without them there to do it and that they should get all of it. That is absurd, but most of all they want to be sure that the other gets as little as possible.
In truth it is not difficult to see that the two of them are probably just as interested in getting back at the other as they are in doing what benefits them the most. The wise thing would be to sit down calmly and split things up as cleanly as possible. That is not ever going to happen, even though I have tried to get them to do it several times. I even threatened to quit one day when I got really mad at being caught in the middle of the nonsense. For a week I was not talking to either of them while they were acting so childishly. At any rate I will be glad when the judge decides what to do, even though I am sure it will not be a good choice.
It is not like I am some sort of TV and internet expert, but I have been trying to figure out how best to set up a really good entertainment center. I have decided that the cable company is out of the equation for a number of reasons, but primarily because they charge about twice what I think they should for cable TV and the broadband internet service that they have. In theory there is not much wrong with the service they provide, although it could obviously be a lot better and it should be a lot better for the prices that they are charging. I am thinking that I can problem get a better satellite package for about two thirds as much rather easily and then I just have to figure out what I need to do about the internet. That is a bit of a problem, but I have a couple of options. The best ones are not cheap, because I can probably get a fiber optic line, rather similar to U verse from what I can tell.
It is not cheap, but it is also not more expensive than what the cable company is charging me for the Internet that they give me. What they guarantee you is twice what you get from the cable company too. The likelihood is that most of the time you would get three times the bandwidth as the maximum that you get from cable. Of course with the cable system you have the problem of congestion during peak usage times. Basically that means that everyone gets home from work and there is a time when they are all active, around 9 PM at night is probably the middle of this period. All of those people are home doing stuff on the internet and it grinds to a standstill pretty much.
I need to find something to keep my kids busy today while I work outside in the front yard. I am trying to dig up the end of the driveway, so that we can pour concrete there and not track mud all over the place whenever it is raining. It is a lot of work and so I have been reading about airplane games 365 because I want to find some games to buy so that my kids can play them. I hope that if I get them a new game, that they will be too interested in it too keep bothering me. At least, that is my hope.
I am not sure if it will actually work out as smoothly as I have in mind, but either way, it should be better and easier to have them distracted at least part of the time with a game. They have a lot of games right now, but they have played them all so much that they do not hold their attention for long. So I can turn a game on for them, and go back outside to work. But it will not be more than 10 to 15 minutes later before one of them comes out of the front door to ask me a question, or to say that they are already bored.
It is pretty annoying, because it is going to take forever to get this work done if I keep having to deal with my kids every 10 to 15 minutes. It is not like I don’t want to spend time with my kids, but this is the only day of the week that I have off this week, and so I want to go ahead and try to get this work done today if I can. I will see if it works out.
I know there are a lot of people that get into electronic cigarettes in lieu of smoking. Some people do it to have something else besides using snuff and chewing tobacco without starting cigarettes since many public places do not go crazy if you use an electronic cigarette. I started using the disposable ones to help me quit smoking, but it wasn’t until I got one at an online e cigarette UK shop that I was satisfied. The disposable ones lacked the ability to take a heavy drag or draw on the cigarette, and that was how I smoked the real ones. The kit version e cigarette let me be able to take in heavy puffs.
They seem to atomize a lot more vapor quickly than the disposable e cigarettes. The one I have is rechargeable for its power pack and the flavor cartridges. I am more into the flavors that mimic tobacco than the fancy flavors the young crowd is into. Being able to vape in my car without leaving the odor of tobacco is also a nice bonus. I won’t smoke in my car, and that can make you nervous on a long commute if you do use nicotine.
I was not having any success with the nicotine patches, lozenges or gum. The vaping made it so I could stop using real cigarettes altogether. Then it was just about slowly backing off on the vaping. That seems easier for me to do than just quitting cigarettes. I heard you can buy flavor cartridges that can taper you off the amount of nicotine you are getting over time. I started out with the stronger stuff because I smoked a pack a day and sometimes more as a smoker. I don’t think you should buy one of these if you do not use nicotine, but they might be helpful to you if you are trying to quit or have an alternative to how you get your nicotine now.
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