Canyon Towhee

Pictures: Here is a couple of shots of a Canyon Towhee.



AC: I got the AC started early today and it is doing a great job, I am cool but don’t like being stuck inside.

Exercise: Not really, I put a new tube in the bicycle tire today and took it out for a little test ride only 3 miles not really enough to count. May the morning will bring a bike ride.

Night Folks


“What is That?”

Pictures: This Canyon Towhee came by one day and was checking out the peanuts, it would pick one up and then drop it and it did this a few times. In between times it would eat seeds. I don’t think it ever did eat a peanut or carry one away.



Exercise: Bike riding report today, this morning a little over 6 miles ……The Afternoon, I added another 4, 10 total! Now I will be off for a couple of days.

Night Folks

Gold Finch and Canyon Towhee

Pictures: Here is a shot of a pair of Lesser Goldfinches that stopped in for a drink and a Canyon Towhee that came by for a few seeds.



Exercise: I started with a little over 7 miles this morning on the bike. I rode a couple more miles this afternoon with the bike and ended up with 9.4 miles total.


Ad Blockers : Yesterday I had a problem with my browser not showing photos on my blog so the first thing I do when something like that happens is to start disabling my add-ons to see if one of them is causing the problems. Anyways, I did this yesterday and I was kind of surprised at how aggressive the ads where on my blog. The ads pretty much overshadowed my blog post. When looking at the upgrades for WordPress I see “Personal MX$45.00 per month, billed yearly” and about all this upgrade does that I would need is to stop ads. I simply can’t afford that much. I know that WordPress needs to make money to have this site available to us free users but do they all need a new yacht!?!? Really!

I would be happy to pay somewhere under a $100.00 a year to stop my readers from being bombarded with very aggressive ads but not over $500.00 a year. So, folks if the ads make you nuts add a AdBlocker to your Browser. I hate to feel that I need to recommend that when WordPress gives me a free site for my blog but when ads overshadow ones post …… If ads don’t bother you, by all means use the ads you see and support WordPress!

Okay, in summary and to be fair …… I do fully understand that when using a free product I am “their product” and I have the option of not being “their product”. Luckily, for now users have a way to control things if they feel they need to, so I guess we’ll call it a deal.

With the aggressiveness of web sites use of ads, I don’t see how anyone uses the internet without an Ad-blocker. If a Web site used 10% or less of their page for a couple of ads I would support ads but when a web site has 10- 30 ads or uses 50% or more of the page for ads than I support Ad-blockers far more. By the way I recommend AdBlocker Ultimate.

Okay, end of rant!!!

As it turned out I had to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it to fix my problem of my photos not showing.

Night Folks


Pictures: Hi fellow bloggers, I need your help. I have notice that when I use my WordPress Reader to look at my blog, my pictures and a few other folks’s pictures look really bad …. but on the web site/sites they look great. I don’t upload my pictures to WordPress, I link them from Flickr where they also look fine ( I do this because I want to save space on my blog). 99% of pictures I see in the WordPress Reader look just fine, but not my and a few others.
So what is the reason that my pictures look so bad in the WordPress Reader while others look good on both their site and the reader, what am I missing???? This has had me puzzled now for a couple of years, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Today shots are Canyon Towhees.

Exercise: I walked two miles this morning.

Night Folks

Enjoyed my day off

Pictures : Still not many different birds coming to the feeders.

The Canyon Towhee.
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Scrub Jay.
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Rooting : Today I decided to root my Samsung Galaxy tablet. I got tired of waiting for the Lollipop update, Samsung you are too slow!

Day off: I have enjoyed my day off and the campground has not been as busy this week, so a bit more relaxing.

Night folks


Pictures : Couple birds.

Scrub Jay, visiting for some seeds. Maybe tomorrow when I do my shopping I’ll buy some peanuts for the Jays.
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A wet Canyon Towhee, after a nice bath in the birdbath.
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Weather: It is starting to get warm, but I like warm much better than cold. July and Aug will be the hot ones but I’ll get use to it.

Exercise : I have been walking a lot lately but I’ve not kept track of it. Lee who is staying here now is a great walker so he has kept me motivated. (Thanks Lee 🙂 )

Night folks