My coworker and I pick on each other with that phrase: Run, Forest, Run!
My oh my, life is busy! My job has changed dramatically of late. I am very happy to always be learning new things and to continue to work for a great institution until retirement. I love clothes, so choosing outfits for work each day is a joy to me. On the other hand, it’s hard to adjust to change. Suffice it to say that “Ms. Ellie” and I are on the road a lot each week.
Meanwhile, life while off the clock is full of fun, beautiful things!
Today has been a day of just working outside and planning a few days of outings since I have some time off.
Which way shall I turn? A window plant? A cat? A walk in the park? Working in my garden spot at Jason’s? I think I need spring, the earth, plants, and a good soaking water of newly planted flowers, the kind that leaves the air smelling like dirt and promise. That is what I need. I need spring!
Here are some photos of recent activity. On Monday I took the day off work to celebrate my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! Jason took me out to eat. On Tuesday night we went to see The Steve Miller band. Let me tell you, Steve Miller hasn’t lost a thing! He was great! Even today, Jason is preparing the yard so that I can get there and play in the flowers on my time off. I am so needing spring. More than ever in my life. Here’s to spring!
I had the chance to visit my sweet mama on Sunday. I love her so! Jason and I decided last minute to ride out to see my mom and poppy, and we took the DJI Phantom 4 drone. It was such fun. Of course, my mom keeps her yard looking like a state park, so the pictures were awesome. I know it will be even more beautiful come springtime. She wanted it to be so we could see everything in bloom. Our recent cold has killed many of the blooms that were out early. It was still very, very beautiful at my sweet mama’s house.
You all might remember how I always loved the creatures (as I called them) in the Little Wild Garden. The insects! The butterflies, the moths, the wasps and bees! The beetles! The spiders! Last night Jason was showing me some of the new filters in one of his photo apps. I used it to take a selfie. I did not think much else of it until he sent back to me today the edited selfie. Love. I look like one of my creatures! Don’t you think?
I think it’s one of my favorite pictures ever! Well, for the moment. He is always editing something and texting it to me. In that same vein, he has been taking and editing some awesome photos of Sidetracked. I wrote a post awhile back on the Breeze drone that I got him for Christmas. That was our first drone. We were really enjoying learning about it. Actually, he did the reading and learning. I was really on the sidelines just enjoying the actual experience. We found out, however, that our Breeze drone would go only so high before losing signal. Then our hands were tied as far as taking anymore pictures. It would land automatically after one minute of losing signal. So we did not have a problem with crashes, but losing signal regularly. I will try to go back very soon and add an update to that original post. We ended up going back to the store with the Breeze and trading up for a DJI Phantom 4. So far we have been BEYOND pleased. It flies like a dream and takes amazing photos!
Here you can see my little caboose from a bird’s eye view! It has been artfully edited. 😉
And here is the complex where my shop is. We have flown the drone nearly two miles away from where we started and it is stunning to see photos of our locale, taken from high in the sky! We have lots more to learn, but this is such an inspiring technology. Already, seeing the photos of the woods around where I live, I want to go hiking and see what’s out there!
I am soon off to tackle my evening errands. Time for an oil change. I need to clean out Ms. Ellie (my Element). I need to stop by the shop. Thank you for all your recent comments! You make my day!