Running on Neptune (Ave)

Today was my second day of running after an eight month layoff  otherwise known as ‘being lazy’. I was still walking along Neptune, just not running behind my BOB stroller as I had been over the last two and a half years. As I came to a stop and started my cool down back to the house a couple were walking my way. I didn’t know their names just their faces as we casually said “Hello” over the years. They stopped to ask me how far I was running today and to tell me they see me running all the time. I told them the distance then we exchanged names and were off. As I turned to continue my cool down I thought how funny it was that I have not been running for eight months but to them they see me running all the time. Now if only my knees and hips will agree to get along with me I will be able to continue my runs on Neptune for many more years.

Sole Mates

Sole Mates


Big Bear Lake, January 2011

We recently spent the weekend at Big Bear Lake in a nice cabin on the lake. At the coldest it was 19 degrees and at its warmest 54 degrees. It was beautiful to see the lake frozen over along the shoreline every morning and in some cases lots of snow was still sitting on the ground. Big Bear Lake is amazing during the winter months. Looking forward to staying here again in the summer.

It was a Stone Steps morning

Today was a good day to practice photographing in the TV mode of my Canon. I set the shutter speed to 1/1000 and ISO 100 and let the camera decide the F/stop. Oh, and I also set the focus to AI Servo. This was the first time I have used the TV setting as I usually shoot Manual. I love the sharpness and knowledge that I would get sharper photos with a moving subject. Enjoy.

I wanted to work on my skills with photographing in TV mode with the Canon. I set the shutter speed to 1000 and ISO to 100. I let the camera do the rest with regards to Fstop. This works great for photographing young children since they love to run and are never steady.