Mid July Update

I need to start posting here more often. I have been considering posting a little something every day. In that way, ten years from now I can go back and see what I was doing back then.

Anyway, the first item of interest is the family of Red Foxes that have taken up residence in our neighborhood. Over the years there has been an occasional sighting of a fox but it has become much more common recently. Our new neighbors have been watching them and estimate that there are about seven foxes in the woods near our house. I have seen four of them at one time. They are very inquisitive and not very shy. I guess that have learned to tolerate humans now that we have encroached on their territory. I have captured them of video as well as photographed them. Teresa thinks they are cute with their black stockings. I have to admit that they are cute and quite dainty.

The other thing of note is that I bought a new camera. My old Panasonic Lumix has apparently gotten dust or dirt inside and it is showing up when I zoom in while taking photos. So even though I did not want to spend the money I ordered a new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150. With a 25x optical zoom, 12  megapixels, 12 fps burst mode, image stabilization, AVCHD progressive 1080p video and 3200 max iso, it is quite a step up from my old camera. It was also quite a bit more expensive.

The last item is that Teresa’s daughter is coming to stay with us for an undetermined amount of time. Oh joy! Anyway, I am moving my stuff downstairs from the FROG and re-arranging things in the living room to accommodate my computer and other things. Thunderstorms are rolling through the area so I had better finish up in case we lose power. See below for a photo of our neighborhood fox. That is all.