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22 February 2011 @ 09:54 pm
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I helped Chris make an update to his youtube today. He uploaded a video of his guitars and gear. It's posted on his journal HERE. So check it out. I haven't played at all today. After learning that song in one day and playing it over and over I think I used up my music powers. Those of you that have been here know I have a theory about our gifts being like powers that are limited and can go down like a health bar. Mine needs to refil. So I need to focus on my art. This month is running out on me and I still need to have two pics done by the 28th.

Speaking of pics. I took a pic of a cute robin this morning.



Click for full size. I'm so glad the robins are still down for the winter. I love robins and wish they'd stay longer, like year round. I'm a bit worried about my camera. The lens cap sometimes get stuck. And the other day when I was filming my guitar it was making a weird noise. I got my camera in July and I never got a warranty on it. Now I wish I had. I'm afraid whatever is wrong with it will only get worse. Unlike the Nikon that I hated I LOVE my camera and am attached to it. I don't want anything to happen to it and I'd like to have it fixed. I also really want a nice HD video camera. I realized after filming the helicopter ride that my camera sucks as a video camera. That's not what it's meant to do anyway. It's a picture camera nd I really do need my own video camera. I'd like to get a Sony so the files will interface well with my Sony editing software. I was trying to make a documentary about my chickens today and the zoom totally sucked. The mic also sucks.

We're getting over run with eggs again. We went to Tractor Supply and bought more cartons. Chris was sweet and bought me a pair of heavy duty pink rainboots. YAY! I've been needing some. Now I can throw out my old tennis shoes and keep them on the patio. I have to hose it down tomorrow so it will be nice to use them. I'll take pics before I get them all dirty.

EDIT: Simple netiquet reminder for LJ. Folks please remember if you have more than one pic (two small pics are fine) to put them behind a cut. I'm not talking to just one person. There are several guilty parties here. Some of you I have already requested this. Don't make my friend's page ten miles long by posting a bunch of pictures without a cut. Cuts save space and are thoughtful. Also if you have HUGE images don't post them on the front page even if it is only one. It screws up my tables and does horrible things to my friends page. Please stop it. Use common sense. If it's bigger than 640 it should go behind a cut. I go so far as to resize when I only have one HUGE picture I don't want to place behind a cut. Hence why you will many times see me write under the image "Click for full size" as is the case with this post.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Latiassilvolf on February 23rd, 2011 08:59 am (UTC)
I like that your robins are different to ours. I think ours are smaller, I'm not sure though.
Yay for rainboots! The ones I have smell really plasticy....they're in my bedroom at the moment and the smell is pretty strong lol.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on February 23rd, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Yes European robins Erithacus rebecula are from the flycatcher family. While American Robins Turdus migratorius are from the thrush family. They are definitely much bigger. They are related to our blue birds.

I'm sure some can have a strong rubber smell. Mine don't, but they do smell nice when you get close. It's morning now so once some good light comes I'll take pics.
earthmother45earthmother45 on February 23rd, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
Sorry you're having trouble with your camera.
Very nice robin picture! Not too many come to our yard, just that one time and only for a few days.
Des: Two White Homersthagirion on February 23rd, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
I rarely get warranties but know why they are good. Ususally by the time I can afford something that has a warranty I can't afford that extra amount.
Thanks. I'm glad they're still in Florida. My neighbor across the street has whole flocks in his yard all the time. And I always see them fly over my house in big loose flocks. It's nice when they land which is rare.
Cheezey: Duckcheezey on February 23rd, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Ah, so you still have robins down there? I haven't noticed any around here yet, but then I also haven't been outside as much as usual.

That sucks that your camera is acting up. I hope it's only a temporary glitch that resolves itself.
Des: Owen Concernedthagirion on February 23rd, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm so glad they're still around. These might be stragglers as I think they're probably on their migration back up north by now. There are so many signs of spring now that they shouldn't really be here anymore.

I hope so too, though I worry about the popping lense cap. I've also noticed the quality of my videos has gone down.
actipton80actipton80 on February 23rd, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
The robins don't like our yard because we have too many trees, so I really only see a lot of them when they migrate and clean out our dogwood berries. There are more of them in the next neighborhood over which doesn't have as many tall skinny pine trees in it.
Des: Gaus my budgiethagirion on February 23rd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
We have an open front yard. The neighbor has some trees, more shade trees than we do, but he always gets the robins. I wish they'd come over here. I'd love to have some pink dogwoods here. We're robinless.
actipton80actipton80 on February 23rd, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
We have an open front yard too, except for two little ornamental pear trees. All the pine trees and dogwoods are in the back yard and side yard. The dogwoods are the native white ones that grow everywhere here, and in the fall the robins love them because of all the berries. Dad planted a pink one for mom, but it is tiny and only has a few blooms on it each year.
Desthagirion on February 23rd, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I thought the pink dogwoods were a color mutation of the white? I think they are still the same species. They may not be as tough. I was lucky to find a baby tree and bought it one year. But it got a disease and died. I wanted it for the fall fruits for the birds.
kabuldurkabuldur on February 25th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
That's a lovely Robin picture!
Desthagirion on February 25th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I love Robins. I'm glad they're still around.