Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Picturesque Bike Ride, Part Three











This exercise in moderation was forced on me. As I created this post, I was blocked from adding more photos. I don't understand why since I was allowed to present several more on previous days. I reckon I'm not the only temperamental entity around these parts!

So unfortunately, my friends, I'm not done cramming photos down your throats yet. Part Four will soon follow. Permit me to say it for you: Sheesh, Shaddy!

Hey, Sheesh, Shaddy. That's catchy; a name for my book? What book? Who knows, maybe there will be a book in my future, more likely now that I've stumbled upon a name for it. That's how I make decisions. I stumble, hit my head and voila, an instant decision comes to me after I come to.

I bet you think I'm kidding about the stumbling thing. Trust me, I'm not. Two nights ago, I made my way to bed while I was rubbing my itchy eyes, both eyes at the same time as I was walking. Duh! I miscalculated a corner and I hit my head on the wall and now have a black eye.

I'll snap a photo of my bruised eye when I get a chance and I'll post it with Part Four of my bike ride series. My right eye isn't pretty, although the ever-changing colors are quite attractive, that is, if you like green, purple and yellow. Life for me after turning sixty is simply chock full of wonderful, and not so wonderful, surprises.

6 comments:

Linda Yezak said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love all the pics, Shaddy! Are you using a digital camera? I don't have one yet. I still have to take mine to get developed and put onto a disk--which is why I don't have many of my own pics at 777 Peppermint Place!

Shaddy said...

Linda: Yes, I took these with a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera, DSC-W120 Super Steady Shot and another interesting thing is that it's a dusty pink color. My husband bought it for me and he knows me well. He figured maybe the unusual color would prevent me from misplacing it or forgetting to take it with me. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I stowed it in the pocket of a carryall and missed that pocket in my frantic searches for it. I ended up replacing the camera and then of course eventually I found the original. Eeeeeek! If I had a brain, I'd be dangerous.

Gullible said...

Uh, Shaddy....pink would work for me, too. I now have three Nikon Cool Pix, plus one I used to have that took up residence in the seat-back pocket of a Qantas jet. One, my favorite, has its own proprietary battery, and I've had to have the LCD screen replaced twice. The other two take AA batteries, and are the best ones to take when traveling out of country. My most recent is a Nikon D-40 SLR with a telescopic lens. I have issues with the latest--focusing issues mostly.

Anyway, enjoyed your pix and the bike ride.

Shaddy said...

Gully: Lon has seen a camera on QVC that he wants me to get. It would allow me to zoom in closer than my present camera is capable of doing.

It was offered as "Today's Special Value" on QVC a few weeks ago and Lon wanted me to order it but I told him I didn't need it. Now I'm kicking myself because I do need it; I desperately need it. Now that I'm a world-renowned photographer, it's necessary that I have the proper equipment to allow my creative abilities to shine at their utmost. :)

Sarah said...

LOL Gully and Shaddy!

How do I keep missing posts?!? I am gonna start stomping my feet if this blogger thing doesn't quit it.

Oh yes, you were right my dear. I LOVE the old cars! I love the trees picture too. The lines in it are so eye catching! Bravo Shaddy!! I am loving the photo essays. Terrific job!!

If you got a Canon SLR, we could share lenses!! nikons are super awesome too...you'll love either one....in case Lon nudges again :) take him up on it!

Shaddy said...

Sarie: I ordered a Pentax SLR last night from QVC. I hope we won't regret it.

I liked the trees a lot too. I think I could get an even better picture of them. This one didn't turn out exactly the way I expected. Maybe next time.