Monday, July 21, 2014

Old Book

This is when dumpster diving pays off! I picked up a stack of very old books from the garbage.  They must not have been in there long, as they were still very near the top.

I gave an old medical book that was in the pile to a friend who is a nurse practitioner.  Another was a very early 1900s copy of House of the Seven Gables which still had a handwritten homework paper in it from the 1920's. Another was a youth's book from the 1870's. Some little kid wrote a letter to Roy Rogers inside of the cover which is quite a mystery as to why.

Finally, the book Old Christmas. I did a little research on it, and found it to be a first edition of the first American printing! And, while it does have value, I fell in love with the book, and it will go on my shelf.

I'll add that, when I saw the pile of old books, I just scooped them up and looked at them later in the day. As I love old books, when I see them being discarded, I just grab them, knowing what I don't want, friends and family will.

With this pile, it was none too soon, however, as not 5 minutes after I grabbed them, the skies let loose and it poured. Only a few minutes later, and these books would have been soaked and lost!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How Handsome

This big guy was at the fair with his herd of sheep in tow. When I went to take a picture, he came over and gave me a nice pose!

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Software

I downloaded some free software a while back, so that I can get creative with my photography. The subject here is a bunch of green coconuts.  (Yes...the coconuts are green before they are brown!)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RV Garden

Small, very basic garden in front of my parent's R V that I put in front of my parents camper. Tomatoes, garlic,  cucumber and okra.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun Farm Photo

I downloaded a new photography program and have been trying it out.

The base of this was a photo that I took at State Fair last year of ine of my favorite subjects....pigs and piglets. Turned out looking like a painting by the time I was through "playing".

Not Bad.......

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Fur Flies

Definitly is summer. The cats are shedding like crazy. (Sigh!)