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"Hey, Honey?  Ya know that list of potential retirement locations we've been working on?  Strike Kirkland, will ya?

Thanks, my darling!  You're the best!"

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Just now, Charlie Spencer said:

Switch peninsulas.  :classic_tongue:

I'll pass, I have to many reasons to stay where I am. 😊

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On 12/30/2018 at 11:19 AM, LauraC said:

I almost take photos from my parked car, exclusively, for the last 5 years due to mobility issues.  Guess what?  The easiest are bird photos taken from the driver's side window.  Learn how to maneuver your car to do this.  Go out alone and put all of your equipment on the passenger seat for easy access.  Push the side view mirror back and raise your driver's seat higher, if you can.  Go out on Sunday mornings.  Look for businesses/schools (not open on Sundays) with lots or roads that border woods where you can park parallel to the edge, driver's side closest.  One of my favorite spots is a community college (birds and wildlife used to seeing vehicles) not open on Sundays (so no students on campus) surrounded by woods.  If you go on vacation, look for wildlife refuges with an auto loop where you can pull up alongside ponds (you want to be parallel to the edge not shooting through the windshield) and roads through swampy and forested areas.  There is a National Wildlife Refuge brochure with a guide for every refuge in every state that says if they have an auto loop sometimes called a wildlife drive.  You will also learn that shooting from a seated position in a sedan, for example, gives you great flower and butterfly shots in warm weather.  Scout local lakes, State and County parks, too, to find out which ones are best for you to be taking photos from a vehicle.  Good luck with your health and your new camera.

 

I don't know how many I have from the driver's window.  And some of my favorites were taken that way

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True to form New Mexico has reverted to her old self.  It is 36 and raining.  The snow that has been on the ground for nearly a month is gone.  The mud is about 6 inches deep.  Asi es Nuevo Mexico.  And they call it The Land of Enchantment.  Good thing is the wind will kick up and have it dry in two days or so.  

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