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Sep. 10th, 2015 09:07 pm
lizziebelle: (artsy me)
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] puddleshark! Switching to a different browser did the trick. Here, have a lovely morning glory.

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Also, I had to change my Yahoo password, because I can never remember it when I have to sign in someplace new. This time, I wrote it down. Which I'll probably lose before I have to use it again.
lizziebelle: (artsy me)


We seem to be back to summer, after we had a tease of fall. 91* today. I figured if I didn't get out early, I wouldn't go out at all, so this morning I headed down to the river for a walk when it was still cool enough to do so. I saw a surprising amount of fungi, considering how little rain we've had recently. The river is pretty low, the lowest I've seen it this year.

Flickr is not behaving for me today. I can't get it to let me post a larger size; I had posted a thumbnail in a comment the other day, and now it won't let me scroll down to the larger sizes. The menu falls off the bottom of the page, and I can't scroll down anywhere. So frustrating. Why do they have to keep futzing with it? It worked just fine before!

Which is a long-winded way of saying, if you want to see the fungi (and other stuff), I guess you'll have to go to my Flickr page.

Also, grr.
lizziebelle: (selfie)
Cheshire

I spent the weekend out in the Berkshires with several friends at a lovely place in Cheshire. I took over 200 photos, only some of which Flickr is letting me see at the moment, and none of which it is letting me post. Why did they have to go and futz with it? Grr!

Anyhoo, my friend Jay, who some of you know, is on break from touring with Wicked, and he wanted to see a bunch of us, so he rented the place in Cheshire. I've never been to that part of Massachusetts, believe it or not. It's about 15 minutes north of Pittsfield, tucked in the hills which are bursting with fall color right now. Holy cow, is it gorgeous! The weather was lovely, with warm sunny days and cool nights perfect for sitting around the fire, which we did. It was wonderful to catch up with folks I hadn't seen in a while, and hang out someplace special with some I see often. We stayed in a converted barn, with nooks all around for sleeping, a central room with a couch and some chairs, a big table with benches, and a kitchen. It was cozy and welcoming. There are a couple of cabins down the hill, and a fire pit where we hung out at night, and down below that a lively stream with a small waterfall. It's a really great place. Next door there is a large cemetery with rolling hills and a terrific view of the surrounding countryside (the pic above was taken there).

Yesterday, we decided to take a field trip to Mount Greylock, which is the tallest point in Massachusetts and only about 20 minutes away. Six of us piled in the minivan and drove up there, where it turned out to be cloudy at the top! Not much of a view, but it was cool to go there, and we got some nice pictures at one of the scenic overlooks on the way back down.

Greylock

We had a nice communal meal last night, and then a concert from Esmerée, who is 14 and scarily mature (and who we've known since she was little). Watch for her, she's amazingly talented and I'm sure will make it big.

It was so nice to get away for a couple of days, and hang out with folks who are like family. Except we don't fight. *g*

signs

Mar. 30th, 2011 07:20 pm
lizziebelle: (Default)

hellebore, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Hmm, Flickr has a new way of posting to LJ. Let's see how this works!

On my evening walk, I came across this hellebore poking out of a pile of dead leaves. A nice sign of life, especially with snow in the forecast for Friday. Ugh. They still have no idea how much we're going to get, but it doesn't sound good. I'm not looking forward to Friday.

signs

Mar. 30th, 2011 07:20 pm
lizziebelle: (Default)

hellebore, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Hmm, Flickr has a new way of posting to LJ. Let's see how this works!

On my evening walk, I came across this hellebore poking out of a pile of dead leaves. A nice sign of life, especially with snow in the forecast for Friday. Ugh. They still have no idea how much we're going to get, but it doesn't sound good. I'm not looking forward to Friday.

lizziebelle: (Default)

Tinkerbelle, lost, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It was still (relatively) warm today, if cloudy, so I wandered around for a while. My foot seems to have developed a dislike for my boots, and I had a bit of a headache (probably due to falling pressure), so I didn't go as far as the past couple of days, but it was nice to be outside.

I started a set on Flickr of lost and abandoned items I've found in my wanderings, inspired by my friend Wren, who likes to take pictures of similar things. Today it was this Tinkerbelle thingy; I'm not sure what it is, because it's too small to be a hat, but it's not a mitten. Is it the opposite of fingerless mittens?

lizziebelle: (Default)

Tinkerbelle, lost, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It was still (relatively) warm today, if cloudy, so I wandered around for a while. My foot seems to have developed a dislike for my boots, and I had a bit of a headache (probably due to falling pressure), so I didn't go as far as the past couple of days, but it was nice to be outside.

I started a set on Flickr of lost and abandoned items I've found in my wanderings, inspired by my friend Wren, who likes to take pictures of similar things. Today it was this Tinkerbelle thingy; I'm not sure what it is, because it's too small to be a hat, but it's not a mitten. Is it the opposite of fingerless mittens?

peectures

Mar. 17th, 2010 11:08 am
lizziebelle: (Default)

welcome, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The rest of yesterday's pix are up now at Flickr. Instead of bombarding you with a bunch more, you can just follow the link. :)

(This pic is of the snowdrops in Stanley Park, the same ones that I posted the shoots of last week)

peectures

Mar. 17th, 2010 11:08 am
lizziebelle: (Default)

welcome, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

The rest of yesterday's pix are up now at Flickr. Instead of bombarding you with a bunch more, you can just follow the link. :)

(This pic is of the snowdrops in Stanley Park, the same ones that I posted the shoots of last week)

lizziebelle: (Blue Butterfly)
The other day on the Flickr blog, they highlighted a new group called Your Best Shot 2009, which got me thinking: what *was* my best shot this year? I uploaded 4,864 photos (so far) this year. How can I choose just one as the best? Most of them are, admittedly, ordinary, but there are a few that I really like. I thought about it and thought about it, waffling between several shots, and came up with this one )

In other news, what the heck is up with the weather? Yesterday, I was scraping thick frost off my car windows. This morning, it was 60 degrees when I got up. Before sunrise. WTF? About ten seconds after I got into my car, it started to rain. About halfway to work, the sun came out, and I saw a gorgeous rainbow. When I got to work, it was sprinkling, so I decided to just go for it. Halfway to the door, the heavens opened up and I got drenched. That was fun. NOT. I had the windows open for most of the day, too. Kind of nice, but really strange for December. Maybe there's something to that global warming stuff, after all. O_o
lizziebelle: (Blue Butterfly)
The other day on the Flickr blog, they highlighted a new group called Your Best Shot 2009, which got me thinking: what *was* my best shot this year? I uploaded 4,864 photos (so far) this year. How can I choose just one as the best? Most of them are, admittedly, ordinary, but there are a few that I really like. I thought about it and thought about it, waffling between several shots, and came up with this one )

In other news, what the heck is up with the weather? Yesterday, I was scraping thick frost off my car windows. This morning, it was 60 degrees when I got up. Before sunrise. WTF? About ten seconds after I got into my car, it started to rain. About halfway to work, the sun came out, and I saw a gorgeous rainbow. When I got to work, it was sprinkling, so I decided to just go for it. Halfway to the door, the heavens opened up and I got drenched. That was fun. NOT. I had the windows open for most of the day, too. Kind of nice, but really strange for December. Maybe there's something to that global warming stuff, after all. O_o
lizziebelle: (Default)

hidden, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I had a nice trek through a local park with Rusty this morning, near her house in West Springfield. It's only about 15 minutes from my place, and it's about time I went there. We walked down to the river, where I'll bet it'll be very colorful in a couple of months, so we've made plans to go back then.

Rather than repeat myself, I'll just direct you to my photo blog where you can see my adventures. There's a link there to Rusty's Flickr stream, so you can see her perspective, too.

It was a nice way to spend a day off, and I still have plenty of time to get my laundry done now. *g*

lizziebelle: (Default)

hidden, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I had a nice trek through a local park with Rusty this morning, near her house in West Springfield. It's only about 15 minutes from my place, and it's about time I went there. We walked down to the river, where I'll bet it'll be very colorful in a couple of months, so we've made plans to go back then.

Rather than repeat myself, I'll just direct you to my photo blog where you can see my adventures. There's a link there to Rusty's Flickr stream, so you can see her perspective, too.

It was a nice way to spend a day off, and I still have plenty of time to get my laundry done now. *g*

10,000

Aug. 18th, 2009 06:45 pm
lizziebelle: (Default)

cheers, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It's not the most interesting photo I took over the weekend, but it's the 10,000th photo I've uploaded to Flickr. Appropriate, perhaps, that it's of another photographer ([livejournal.com profile] coyotegrrrl18).

10,000. Wow.

10,000

Aug. 18th, 2009 06:45 pm
lizziebelle: (Default)

cheers, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It's not the most interesting photo I took over the weekend, but it's the 10,000th photo I've uploaded to Flickr. Appropriate, perhaps, that it's of another photographer ([livejournal.com profile] coyotegrrrl18).

10,000. Wow.

lizziebelle: (bored now)
It's still hard for my brain to accept that December is the slow season, after all those years in retail. Which makes me want to hibernate even more.

At least today was decent out, if not especially warm. I wandered down to the park at lunch, and watched the gulls sitting on the thin ice of the pond and occasionally breaking through. Check out the pix at my photo blog, or over at Flickr.

On the way in to work this morning, I was delighted by the silvery frost that was lit by the rising sun. I could have stopped every couple of minutes to take pictures, but I resisted, as being late for work would not be a good thing, especially since I'm the one who usually opens up the office. Must maintain my reputation for punctuality. *g*

I'm thinking it's a good night for chili.
lizziebelle: (bored now)
It's still hard for my brain to accept that December is the slow season, after all those years in retail. Which makes me want to hibernate even more.

At least today was decent out, if not especially warm. I wandered down to the park at lunch, and watched the gulls sitting on the thin ice of the pond and occasionally breaking through. Check out the pix at my photo blog, or over at Flickr.

On the way in to work this morning, I was delighted by the silvery frost that was lit by the rising sun. I could have stopped every couple of minutes to take pictures, but I resisted, as being late for work would not be a good thing, especially since I'm the one who usually opens up the office. Must maintain my reputation for punctuality. *g*

I'm thinking it's a good night for chili.

um... yeah

Nov. 17th, 2008 04:19 pm
lizziebelle: (beer good)

stepping on rocks
Originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.
Apparently there are a few people on Flickr who have a Reebok fetish. I know this because a few of my stepping pix (like this one) were taken when I was wearing my ratty, ugly old Reeboks, and suddenly there are these people with names like 'Reebklvr' favoriting them. One of them even sent me a Flickrmail, saying I was 'a beautiful woman' and 'I can't believe you're single' and 'I'm not a perv' and other things that just made me shudder. Um, first of all, how do you know I'm single just by my photos? And second, yeah, you are a perv. Reeboks are just plain ugly, and having a fetish about them is just bizarre.

Oh crap, it just occured to me that my profile says I'm single. *changing that now*

Why do I always attract the weirdos?

um... yeah

Nov. 17th, 2008 04:19 pm
lizziebelle: (beer good)

stepping on rocks
Originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.
Apparently there are a few people on Flickr who have a Reebok fetish. I know this because a few of my stepping pix (like this one) were taken when I was wearing my ratty, ugly old Reeboks, and suddenly there are these people with names like 'Reebklvr' favoriting them. One of them even sent me a Flickrmail, saying I was 'a beautiful woman' and 'I can't believe you're single' and 'I'm not a perv' and other things that just made me shudder. Um, first of all, how do you know I'm single just by my photos? And second, yeah, you are a perv. Reeboks are just plain ugly, and having a fetish about them is just bizarre.

Oh crap, it just occured to me that my profile says I'm single. *changing that now*

Why do I always attract the weirdos?

080808

Aug. 8th, 2008 03:53 pm
lizziebelle: (Default)

flexible
Originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.
I went down to Heritage Park at lunch to take some pictures for the Flickr 888 group, and the swans were right there by the edge of the pond, preening their feathers. I don't love any of the shots I got, though... the light was too bright ,so they contrast a bit too much with the murky water, and the shadows are too dark. There's not a lot I can do with my camera to compensate for these things! Ah well, perhaps the weather after work will cooperate, and I can get something nice this evening.

I like the pose in this one - he (she? it's hard to tell!) was rubbing his head all around, and I caught his neck in a nice reverse S. I also like that you can see the bottom of his bill. They, of course, ignored me completely as I snapped away. The geese and the ducks were a bit more on the shy side.

*****

Well, I made it through the week intact. This week was a bit better than last; I haven't forgotten anything vital (as far as I know!), not quite as many people have given me a hard time, and we had ice cream cake this afternoon for no particular reason except that it's Friday. The classifieds are all done, so all I have left to do is wait for a couple of ads, and of course update LJ. *g*

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