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  1. I have been thinking about this. Yes, I agree, I would not want to give Haku any kind of food dye. But, I think I have found an idea. Get eight different colours of the same type of fabric. Cut little squares and insert the same nuts or seeds in them. Haku loves Pine Nuts, so I would use those. His first option would be to smell them and try to reach the contents. But, what if the green one never had any nuts, but the smell was there. You could do something such as the red one has five Pine Nuts, the blue one always has only one nut, or something along those lines. And when you presented them, you always mixed up the way the colours were presented. You could see if he always went to the red one first and avoided the green one. Any thoughts on an experiment such as this?
  2. - Kat -, that is a perfect question for your teacher. He can give you several situations to make you think about how to increase your shutter speed when it comes out too slow. For the fireworks, I wanted to have my shutter open for at least three seconds to five seconds, but I did not want the image to become too bright. So, I decided that I would under-expose the image. If I had used an Neutral Density filter, then I would have had drastically different results. Of course, I was just trying to see what would happen. It was a very good learning experience. A group is a much stronger force to be reckoned with. Good luck on this. I just know you will succeed. I am shaking my head at doctors and getting someone in to see them when there is a real problem. It is good that your mother will be in there tomorrow. We are saying lots of prayers for your mother. The zoo... I have three images of a hippopotamus that was watching me watch him or her. It was pretty interesting. I will search for those images.
  3. Thank you for your kind words. I decided not to follow the myriad of advice that was offered on the internet, and went back to what I learnt in my old film days with a manual camera. For me, it was all about shutter speed. LOL!!! It will be fun to see what I come out with. Welcome to the corporate world. I am sorry that there is favouritism, but this is something that will happen no matter what corporation you work for. I hope that you can get this resolved for you and your fellow employees. Please keep us posted. I am so sorry to hear about your mother. It is very important that she see her doctor as soon as the offices open up. You are so right, this is so important. We will keep your mother in our prayers until you let us know that she is okay. We love it when you stop in. Please post some of your photographs. I am happy that you and your teacher will be getting together for the zoo trip. We will be waiting for your zoo photographs.
  4. - Kat -, we are very happy to see you!!! You are are number one pyrotechnic friend!!! I am sorry to hear that it rained, but at least you did have some time to send off some fireworks. We went to the city display and some of their fireworks started fires. At least it is the fire department that is conducting the fireworks, so we know that they have the ability to take care of the fires. I will post a couple of images after the post. Yes, animals do not understand the fireworks. I am happy that you are so kind to your pets and do not leave for long at this time. The booms are pretty scary. Ouch, I totally understand the situation at your workplace. It is quite frustrating. Everyone wants to take their time off during the summer. This means that almost the entire summer, the workplace is short-staffed. That is so difficult. Soon if will be fall again, and the employees will be back at work. Your work anniversary will be here soon. Only four months to go. You are racking up the years! I am happy the wait for your online game was worth it. Enjoy yourself! At the end of the week, I head to London for the airshow and it will be time to take lots and lots of photographs of airplanes. There will be an incredible amount of aircraft from all over the world at this airshow and I am really excited to see what this year will bring. Each year is better and better, so I am quite excited to attend. Are you still taking photographs? We would love to see some. Please stop in and visit more often. It is always terrific to see you and hear about what is happening in your life.
  5. That is a terrific question. I have no idea. I wonder if there is any method to test this. Haku loves peppers, perhaps I should attempt a red, green and orange pepper test. The problem is if they have a slightly different smell, then I will not be able to tell if it is the colour, or the smell. This will be a fun test.
  6. You have managed to work yourself into a much better position away from the register. Excellent!!! I am thrilled to know that you were able to make yourself happy in your job. What topic are you streaming on Twitch? It would be great to watch you. Would you please let me know how to find you there? MacKenzie is at such a great age. It always excites me to see the wonder of seeing and learning something new. You can just see the wonder in their little eyes. This is so nice to see. Treasure these moments as she will soon be a teenager. LOL!!! I remember those teenage years. How my parents ever lived through my teenage years, I will never know. Nothing exciting is happening. I am swimming laps every day and this is not as much fun as running, but it is definitely much easier on your body then running. The only other little drawback is that you always have the possibility of drowning. This is not the case with running. LOL!!! I guess that I am just going to have to adapt to being a fish and like it.
  7. WOW!!! MacKenzie, I love this drawing! Fantastic! Thank you for posting the image. MacKenzie is our favourite little girl? How is life treating you, Topazia? How is work? How is life? Not much to going on here. I have been out collecting rocks and having so much fun whilst doing it.
  8. Oh my goodness. MacKenzie on a tricycle! She is going to love the ability to move around at high speed! We must see a picture, please. Sean is losing more weight? WOW! I wish that I had that ability. Thank you for the comment on the photographs. I appreciate your input.
  9. LOL!!! Yes, it was festive. It was hard finding an only paper product. I wanted to make sure that there was no plastic of any kind in the bags. Haku, our new rescue, is living on plain brown. Today I found some green paper, so perhaps tomorrow, I will give him a little bit of green.
  10. Then just a few minutes later the sky looked like this. This was not edited in any way. This was the actual colour of the sky.
  11. This year, you need to bring your tripod and take fireworks photographs. We will be waiting! I am not a pyrotechnics person. So, you will have so many, many more fireworks to play with. Quiet is good. Would you please let us know how the game goes? Not much is happening here. Life is very calm and I am happy that there is no drama. We just had a thunderstorm at sunset. The rainbow was gorgeous, then the sky went dramatic orange.
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  13. Welcome back! I am so sorry to hear that work is extremely tough. With people taking off for a week, it makes things so difficult. I hope that you get some new hires or the return of some people soon. Yes, flowers are wonderful subjects. I am attempting to try and photograph flowers in a different view, or with different lighting, just to make people wonder, what is that. These flowers were really attracting my attention and I just had to try and take their pictures. Today I am heading out to photograph some cactus. There is this one cactus with an enormous amount of blooms. I am hoping that I can capture a good photograph of them. What else is happening with you? Are you getting ready for the Fourth of July pyrotechnics celebration?
  14. LOL!!! I will search for them.
  15. Congratulations to Sean. Losing weight is so very difficult. Getting in shape is a perfect way to prolong your life. Try to avoid running and swim or bicycle instead. You only have so much cartilage in your knees and hips. Swimming and bicycling have so much less of an impact on those two joints. Children can wear you out. They have endless energy and seem to have batteries installed. I love it that she is up early every single morning. LOL!!! That is my kind of girl. I am up by 04H00 every single morning. If I was to wake up after that, I would feel like I missed half of the day. I have no idea what it is like to sleep in. LOL!!! If you lived close, I would be your morning baby sitter so you could sleep. Not much is happening with me, I am busy taking courses. These are just for fun. I enjoy learning new things. When I am not studying, I am out taking photographs and attempting to learn how to take these images better.
  16. I know that it is tough, as money is tight, but you really need to have a little bit taken out of your paycheck towards your retirement. This is so very important. You will learn to live with a little bit less, but in the long run, you will have a very wonderful nest egg for your retirement years. Please promise me that you will sign up and take out something towards your future. Also, please promise me that you will never, ever touch it. As for other news, perhaps we should send you a five thousand piece Lego set for MacKenzie. LOL!!! Of course, we will need to send you a toy box for all those Lego pieces. I am so happy that you and Sean are having fun with MacKenzie. She seems to be such a happy and wonderful child. This is because of the terrific job you both as doing as parents. Music is something that you take with you for life. Once you have an appreciation for music, it never goes away. I could never live without music. Would you please keep us posted on our favourite little girl???
  17. You are so right. It is most definitely a yawn. The fox was pretty far away and I was using a long telephoto lens. Even though he was far away, he was still discreetly watching me. See the following image. You have to look closely to see his eyes.
  18. Topazia... wonderful work news. Better insurance options and bigger bonuses are a definite plus. I hope that you are taking something out of your already small paycheck, and putting it towards retirement. In the end, you will pay a little bit less in taxes. I have been looking for a one thousand colour crayon box. So far, I have not found one, but when I do, I am sending them to MacKenzie, along with a whole lot of drawing paper. LOL!!! Perhaps I should find a set of drums for her. LOL!!! Yes, growing, exploring and learning young people, can try the patience of their parents. You sound like you have an immense amount of patience. I applaud you for the great job you are doing as a mother. All of your hard work and patience will definitely pay off when she gets older. It comes when other parents tell you how wonderful your daughter is. Then you know what a fantastic job you did raising her.
  19. I just love your little girl. A term of endearment. MacKenzie seems to have her own mind and this is wonderful. It will be terrific to have more artwork by our favourite artist. How is your job? Are you getting away from the cash register enough for you? I hope so.
  20. LOL!!! Oh my goodness! Your "little monster"??? I love the image. You could have at least given her a few other colours to play with. I just love the artwork created by young children. The artwork is so much fun.
  21. HAPPY MAY DAY!!! This morning, we awoke to snow. Not much, but it was so cold outside. BRRRRRR! I am waiting for the sun to come out and melt the layer of snow. What a way to start the month of May.
  22. Topazia... wow, has time flown by that fast? MacKenzie is two and one half??? I can not believe that so much time has passed. I am so happy that she is active, rambunctious and loving. This has everything to do with you. I am certain that you have given one hundred hours per day to help her develop into the little person she is. Your manager must know that they will get the most out of you when you are doing more than just be stuck at the register. Great! As for Easter, I am sorry you had to work. Hopefully, the roof is complete on your parent's home. I love holiday traditions. But, due to my career, we never had the tradition on a set day. Usually, that was because we were always working and not even in the same state or country. Perhaps you can pick up the tradition and carry it forward. We have a new member, Scarlett. She appeared once and I am trying to get the boards to have her posts appear immediately. have attached our Easter egg photograph.
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