Through a Zoom Lens

| 8/21/2010 10:46:20 AM

Tags: farm life, horses,

Most of the time, when taking pictures for the blog, I use a zoom lens. Perhaps I give you a distorted view. In actuality, one of things I love about our farm is the vast, open space that surrounds us.

Here’s how the horses looked this morning, dots in the left hand corner.

Pasture with horses as dots.

But zoom in and they become visible.

Zoom in a little to see horses grazing.

Zoom in some more and there they are.

Mountain Woman
8/28/2010 6:18:33 AM

Hi Dave, It's good to see you!!! I enjoyed reading about your adventures visiting Grit. As to blogging, at the moment, I'm updating my RPM blog twice a week and I know you have been very kind to visit me there regularly. As to the future, who knows. I've learned from Mountain Man to always ask myself why I spend my time the way I spend it and to push forward with what works, add new interests that appeal to me and jettison that which does not work. I don't know how you handle your high humidity. Here, we had it for one week and I was ready to head further north. Our nights are in the 40s now and frost isn't far away. Part of me longs for fall and the other part knows just what a long stretch of winter we have once it settles in. Thanks as always for being such a great supporter of my blog. I really appreciate it. And I so enjoy reading about your adventures.

Nebraska Dave
8/27/2010 5:29:06 PM

@MW, I would greatly miss both you and Oz Girl if blogging would stop from you. I do understand about the rigors of writing on a regular basis and the time it takes to keep up with all the good bloggers out there. I’ve had to limit myself to a select few or I wouldn’t get anything else done. I did not get hooked on Farmville or any other Facebook unending game. I know of many friends that spend hours a day tending their farm. I’d rather be out tending my real garden. I just never was a computer gamer. It’s been a high humidity year here in Nebraska. It’s not uncommon to have 95 degree days but this year the humidity was extreme. It was hard to move around and get things accomplished outside even when it was in the 80s. We are finally getting into the fall cool down. Temperatures are getting into the middle fifties with temps still rising up to 90 during the day but with much less humidity. I’m not sure where the summer went but I am ready for fall and the delicious things that come out of the kitchen in the fall season. I’m probably not going to can much this year as I gave it all away. That’s really my goal so I guess things worked out just the way I planned. This week has been heavenly with temps in the 80s during the day and 60s at night and low humidity. It’s just great to sit outside and enjoy the season. Have a great transition season into Fall weather.

Mountain Woman
8/26/2010 6:51:51 AM

Shannon, Thanks! I think it's beautiful here too because I spent so many years surrounded by concrete. I never get tired of seeing wide open spaces with horses running. Sometimes for me, it is difficult to step away from focusing intently on one thing and putting it all into perspective. I'm trying though. Thanks for visiting me. OzGirl, Thanks for visiting me! I've cut back on the social networking stuff. No more tweeting for me which I see as pointless anyway and I've stopped playing games and such on FB. I still blog on my regular blog because I've made so many friends there but I've limited myself to twice a week. I'm trying to focus on clearing my mind enough to produce that book I'm always talking about and to do that the distractions have to go. Time is so precious and I've squandered it lately. You are right. Lots to think about as we all strive to live the fullest life possible.

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