I never would have believed I'd be searching out a virtual friend from the Internet. I'm from that generation that uses caution with people you don't know and would certainly never do something crazy like couchsurfing.com where you hook up with people for a place to stay. You know who you are!
|I love Pogo's stroller! I wonder if the kitties would ever go for a ride in something like this.|
I used to think my cousin, Jon, was crazy for traveling long distances to meet up with people he'd only known on the Internet. Doesn't he know how dangerous this might be? I still think he's crazy, but in a good way.
|Miss Edna meets Left Brain as well.|
Well, now I've gone and taken the step and have melded my virtual world and my reality. I guess I didn't need to be so hesitant of this meeting. I mean, she is older than me and she's shorter than I am! I guess I was pretty safe.
Of course she does have that ferocious dog of hers named Pogo. But then again he's only ankle height and has no teeth or jawbone. Yup...I think I'm okay with this team.
She even came bearing gifts! Flowers for me and a surprise bag for George and Gracie from Pogo. It ended up being the only treats so far that George will eat and they both loved their catnip toys with feathers...it's all about the feathers for my kids. And for the first time since living in an RV I have fresh cut flowers on my countertop.
After a picnic lunch we headed out for a different part of the park to do some photography.
|Brakes...don't fail me now!|
And the birds were in abundance! Whenever people brought food to toss to them they would swarm all around us. It was hard to know where to shoot next!
Miss Edna has an updated version of my camera and we use the same Tamron 18-270 lens so she was able to teach me a couple of things.
|Splish Splash...I was taking a bath....|
First thing she did was have me set it to continuous shooting. I can see the Divine Miss M rolling her eyes at this since she has done this forever and I'd always resisted her urging to try it. It feels like shooting a machine gun but does give more chances of catching the motion.
|And it's a perfect landing!|
We worked on panning with the camera to try to get shots of the birds in flight. Much easier said than done. I really prefer it when they pose nicely on a rock for me.
And she showed me how to do the video feature of the camera, something I'd not been able to figure out before. The videos I shot were awful and were deleted immediately, but now I know how to do it.
As I kept opening up the cover to see what my settings were she then showed me how to open, flip and return the screen so the display screen was on the outside. Duh!
I could use several more outings with her to fine tune my skills but alas we are on our way to Connecticut next and must be on our way. However, she does go to Florida for a couple of weeks each year, so perhaps there may be a second meeting for more photography yet.
Long Live the Queen of New Friends