Okay, it's a bad, cliche, Star Trek pun, but it aptly described most of my day yesterday. I had just zipped off an e-mail, had a few more that needed attention and WHAMMO! No electricity.....at least, not in the studio. I was frantically pulling circuit breakers and trying to figure out what the *H* was going on and called my electrician. Tom is a SAINT.....I'm freaking, sure the house is going to burn down and he calmly says "I'll be there is less than an hour...."
In the meantime......the remaining power goes out and I decide NOW is the time to call the local Electrical Co-Op and sure enough, they had issues. (and so did I because that meant, no pump, no shower, no toilet-flushing and two parakeets that were FURIOUS their radio had gone off.....yeah, don't mess with Da Boyz music!)
So now I get to call Tom back and tell him it is an REMC issue and he can charge me for bothering him if he wants...he just laughs. I told you, he is a SAINT!
Moving on, the birds became an issue, so in desperation to amuse them, I first tried DH's acoustic guitar (kept mashing my boob plus I cannot play guitar), then my bass (which I can play, but it is electric, so really, there was not much sound), and finally, a concertina which I CANNOT play, but it was fun noise so the birds were happy. I guess we were all Pirates for a while......
And speaking of Pirates, then DH calls and I got to take the property taxes into town and drain the booty bag to stay on the land another year!
Does this give you an idea of where my studio time went????
Thus, I am loading some cool pics from the Zumi for you to enjoy---and believe me, it is waaaaay better than me trying to play the concertina! HA!
I love what it does with photos that would otherwise be nothing.......
A kind of quirky take on the huge wisteria.....did not get the purple color
but love the halo effect!
A scarred trunk of a white pine that had considerable rosin showing...
My lilac...electrified! Make sure to click these to enlarge!
Otherwise you miss some of the great graininess and
Another of the Tulip Poplar....my gosh....it looks like magic...
....And a bee's eye view, looking up through the wisteria branches....
Just amazing, that little tiny plastic camera.
And now I am off to try and get a little caught up from yesterday's reverting to the dark ages. Or I am just *off*......take your pick!
And also, before I forget---which happens a lot around here, unfortunately---warm WELCOMES to new followers! I think one more and I will have hit 90! (who'd have thunk it....???)
I wish for all of you to have a glorious, bright, Zumi-surprise-full day!!!