Beach walk day with Sharon checking out my new telephoto. I’m very far away past several volleyball courts and the gym equipment.
Birthday Season – Out and About.
It’s summer and my day with the girls is going to be pretty flex this year because of all our activities and theirs and my trips.
So this is a Thursday and I and the girls had our Welcome to Summer lunch at Kochi. We walked over there which is always my preference because we get to see things along the way, like these massive sunflowers, and I want some of those guys bad.
Marsha, in her first weeks of retirement, is sprucing up her house by having the popcorn off her ceilings, painting all the walls, and here she is Buying Furniture. She knows what she wants!
Except I made her buy dimmers. She didn’t believe that she wanted those but she does want them, she just doesn’t know it yet.
Done. Camera bought, put together, and tested. I went out after 6pm to snap a few in fading light and I’m ok with the outcome. Not enough light. All these are at pretty high iso because it’s dusk so I do have to try it again.
From the online manual: “When [Spot] is selected and [Focus Area] is set to either [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot] while [Spot Metering Point] is set to [Focus Point Link], the spot metering point can be coordinated with the focus area.”
June 17 afternoon
After Father’s Day breakfast with d and the fam I went to Merlyn and Hilda’s for a festive lunch at the Long Beach Art Museum, a sweet little exhibit of Matisse drawings, and then we went to Rancho Los Alamitos because none of us had been there.
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Garden, they have a house tour and everything.
I wanted to use the wood for something cool, but no, it’s just an inexpensive veneer. I wanted to make the ivory and ebony keyboard an ‘art piece’ but no, it all falls apart when you open it.
So it’s a mess now, worse than before. We had to stop trying to take it apart and I’m going to have to pay someone to haul it away!
…but this is my favorite of the welcome sign.
Muriel and I came down for a walk anyway, enjoyed sloshing through the breaks, and my foot got stuck in a serious glob of tar. I smell like a steaming parking lot.
We also enjoyed mutual birthday dinners at The Lobster, treating each other to a fine meal.