Cardinals

Pictures: More Cardinals, I have a lot of Cardinal pictures and many of them have never been process. It is fun to dip in and pull one or two out now and then. Cardinal 20d_2477

Cardinal 20d_2366

Exercise: A little longer walk today but not much longer. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 3.21mi, time: 57:38, pace: 17:59min/mi, speed: 3.34mi/h.

Weather: I have not spoke much of the weather of late, but that is because it has been so dang good here, while most of the US is having really ugly weather. The days have been 80/85 which is prefect for t-shirt and shorts and the nights hit the low 50s which is prefect for sleeping, just downright prefect πŸ™‚

Night folks

That good solar love

Sunny and Cool : It is a beautiful day and just a little chilly for here, but far better than most other places I might could be. Today the sun is giving me the solar love that I so crave …… and it feels good 🌞

Exercise: Another short walk. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.06mi, time: 38:47, pace: 18:52min/mi, speed: 3.18mi/h.

Pictures: Red Crossbill
Crossbill Red photo RedCrossbill.jpg

Coot
Coot photo cootw.jpg

Night folks

New TV Antenna

Bird: I’ll start today with a Blue Jay. On this day the Jay had a lot of choices πŸ™‚

Jay, Blue photo STEALPN.jpg

Camera
Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length
300mm
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length
300mm
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length
300mm
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length
300mm
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length
300mm
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length
300mm
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200

Time to rest, after hiding all them peanuts πŸ™‚
Jay Blue photo BlueJayResting_6567_zps011cf7eb-1.jpg

Weather: So far today it has been just a beaut. Sunny, warm and beautiful, just the way I like them.

TV Antenna: I order a new antenna for my RV and today I receive it. On some days here my TV does poorly with signal and I’m going to wait till one of those days and then change it out (Maybe this evening). The antenna I got is the King Jack. There are a good many (good reviews) and a friend of my just got one and liked it very well. Here is a Link to her post about it.

Walking partner: I have lost yet another walking partner 😦 but hopefully she will revisit again (Come back soon Jeanne πŸ™‚ )

Night folks

Shorter Sunday Walk

Moving slow today …. Debating whether I will take a walk and if I do, how long it will be. My day always starts with a little breakfast, a shave and cleaning up, doing the dishes, and then from there i can go in any direction. By the time I eat breakfast I usually know what’s next, however not today though. Well as it turns out, looks like a bit of blogging is the first order of business, LOL! That’s okay, as good a way as any to start today.

Weather: Man oh man, it looks and feels like it is going to be a fine day weather wise πŸ™‚ , just as the weather person predicted. Okay, I’m going to get up and move a little, and see what happens next, I’ll let you know later.

Walk : I did walk but not as long as the last two Sundays. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 7.55mi, time: 02:53:09, pace: 22:56min/mi, speed: 2.62mi/h.
http://mapmywalk.com/workout/480705235 Still felt like a pretty good walk to me. I will not walk tomorrow. I think this week I will set my weekly walking gold to only 16 miles, that should be enough.

Being older : The evening it’s setting in now, and I feel the chill out mode coming on, oh wait, that is what I’ve felt all day, LOL. Being older does have some benefits πŸ™‚ . Maybe it is better to fuss over the few things you can’t do anymore vs fussing over the things you don’t want to do (you know, like go to work everyday). I guess it is good to see some things pass by. However, I try to be careful and not wish time away, when it is gone, you are gone!

This week bird of the week is Double-crested Cormorants with friends. Best I remember this was a very long shot.
Double-crested Cormorant photo TB1.jpg

Night folks

Apps and battery power

Either the weather is a tad warmer or I am getting use to the cooler weather, either way it feels better today πŸ™‚Β  It is warmer.

Tomorrow the host (Elaine) and I, have decided to take a walk and we are just going to wing it. It will more than likely be a nice long walk.

I hope that it is as nice tomorrow as today because I am loving the weather today. Haven’t even had to put on my sweater today. When I get back to Quartzsite I think I will pick up an extra propane tank, the weather is going to cool off far more than I like and I’ll be needing some heat 😦  Having an extra tank of propane on hand will be reassuring.

This area has many boon-docking opportunities, there is BLM land all around, not to mention the area I am in is nice too. I kind of like it here where I am best though, because the truck stop is handy to have around for little things and it gives me a place to go visitedΒ  and people watch now and then, just for something to do.

Today has been nice and sunny and I am glad to see it. My solar is purring alone just fine and the batteries are putting away the power for the evening. Just the way it should work out here in the wild west πŸ™‚ where there is lots of sunshine.

About battery power and apps on your device/devices …… If you use any app that measures battery consumption use of other apps, it will worry you some that your favorite apps are the power eaters, LOL. For me it is avast and Beautiful Widgets(which may be kind of dated) that are sucking down lots of my battery, about 30% total. Of course, also in the top 4 are android’s own system software, one the keyboard (I do a lot of swiping on it πŸ™‚Β  ) and two, is the system uiΒ  itself. I could take out both Beautiful Widgets and avast but I like them both whether I need them or not, and I get by with my battery good enough. It is interesting to know these things though. Anybody know of a weather/clock app that does well on power consumption?Β  I am sure there are tons of clock apps that don’t use much power but the weather apps may use more seeing as they got to check in more often. However I am looking. LOL, this is what I do when I get too much time on my hands.

Okay, night folks.

Settled in

We are all settled in at Blue Water State Park. I will update my location stuff later on, all of it is already in my past location link.

Today was like most of the days of late, sunny morning and cloudy afternoon.

Exercise was off for today and that is OK, l needed a days rest for the knees anyway. I will be back at it tomorrow with a good walk.

Later.

WordPress is slow loading

My website (blog) has always loaded very fast but over the last two weeks it has started to load really slow and I have not changed anything. Sometimes it loads fast and other times it will not load at all or very slow. I have not changed nothing on my end, so ……… WordPress what have you done? I will leave it as is, for a while and see if it clears up any, and if not I will look at moving it back to Google. It has been so good over the last few years, I don’t know what has happen. Is WordPress one of the sites that has gotten hacked? Making me nuts. I Google “why is WordPress slow loading” and got a bunch of hits so it is not just me. I will keep an eye on it.

Exercise; for today was a walk down to the Store (IGA/Jack in The Box)Β  and back, about 3 miles. A little stretch here in a while and I will be up to speed for today.

Weather; has been just beautiful so far today, sunny and warm and no wind to speak of. All good stuff.

Today I think I will defrost and clean my refrigerator, a much-needed to be done job 😯 ……….. I think I will do that now!

3:30 pm, Wow, I had a “Chore Spasm”! I got the generator out and run it long enough to defrost the refrigerator, vacuum the RV and to update my desktop computer. LOL, all in all, a good run. All I need to do now is to let the generator cool off, fuel it up for the next time and put it away. Oh I still need to get my hamstrings stretched. I think I will go do these things now.

Later.