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      Tuesday, November 04, 2014

the morning walk
08:35 AM - 11/04/2014

The topic: A special treat for those of you in the colder climes


Where you're already getting snow. It was in the 40s on our walk this morning, but it will be warming up for sure. Today, I took my new point and shoot camera, because you just never know what you'll see. My old Lumix started having problems and I can't have a camera that's frustrating. Sales have picked up somewhat and Brian told me I could get a new camera. I checked out the reviews on Amazon and ended up going with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20. There are newer models, but I liked that this one has a Leica lens. The reviews are pretty good for a camera this size and price and I jumped on it. It has a GPS system but that eats up the batteries so I won't be using that around town. It's a little bigger than my other one, a little heavier, but the photos are really good. The ones I took yesterday of Mario were taken with this camera. I also ordered a charger bundle that came with two additional batteries. The only other way to charge batteries is to connect the camera using the included cable to an outlet. And the camera cannot be operated when it's charging. Charging this way also takes quite a bit longer. And of course I needed new camera case since the other ones I have are too small. This will give the camera some protection in case I drop it or something furry happens to knock it onto the floor. You never know. We hit Walmart for those, but one was too big and the other too small. I have to take those back. I ended up getting a couple on Amazon. So, I'm set for a while.

And here are some photographs I took on our morning walk.

This camera has a much better zoom than my old Lumix. Clicking on a picture will take you to a bigger photo in my family album; clicking on that picture will open a larger photo.

Parrot on a wire

Another parrot with a small feather floating away

In the process of stripping a pecan tree.


The birds taking flight.

Birds flocking. 

And finally, some fall foliage. We don't see much of this around these parts. Trees changing color.

If you want to hear the birds, head on over to my YouTube channel. I have a video or two up with the parrots squawking.

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