I went for a walk with my new camera yesterday. I’m still experimenting and there are lots of things the camera can do that I can’t do yet. LOL However, I’m pleased to be able to show you what I did yesterday without going to Walmart today! Technology is good, technology is good….
Robert also installed my new scanner so I will be able to scan and upload the last set of headstone photos that were on my film camera. I also scanned an amusing bank ad for him. It says “The lean dog of despair never follows a man with a bank account.” LOL It has a comical drawing and more information. It’s from 1919. I may have to post it on my Caddo blog.
I’ve been researching old Bryan County court cases by using Google Books (on the more tab). I can’t say enough good things about this feature of Google. If you haven’t used it, try it out today. Don’t think of it as a way to “look for books”, but rather as another source for information about anything. Take something you are interested in and enter it in the search box. This morning I tried “vegetable gardens”. Google listed 8,000 books about vegetable gardens! Look at the listings: newer ones will have a “limited preview” so you can see a few pages and gather information or simply see if the book looks interesting. Old books will say “full view”, meaning you can read the whole thing!! I found a book from 1914 that starts out with “In connection with gardens, learn to take things as they are, rather than to wait for things as they should be according to the opinions of many writers.” Priceless words of wisdom for much more than gardening! If you find a book you want, there are links on the right for “order from a bookstore” and “find in a library”.
So…I digress. Back to the walk. I also visited a dear friend yesterday and the tulip photo is from her yard. I don’t know why her tulips are so much earlier than mine- perhaps because they are older. When I walked down to the pond the neighbor’s donkeys had to see what I was doing, but being the stubborn things that they are, wouldn’t come close enough for a really good photo!