Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Hike to Buttermilk Falls

After the movie Leon and I went for a short hike at Buttermilk Falls up the road from our house.

One of the organizations I used to support when I had disposable income.  

I was actually surprised at how iced over the falls were, but it has been very cold this winter for a very long time.


  1. Hi Frank-
    Looks like it was a nice hike. I like being outdoors in the snow. (No camping, though!)

    I do have to admit that I'm getting tired of it by now and am ready to see bare ground. It's time that someone besides the cat is out digging in the garden.

  2. How cool, how pretty.

    What kind of video camera have you got that takes such clear, sharp pics? And what software do you use to upload to Blogger? I really, really want to know.

  3. Russ, you're asking ME for tech advice? I struggled with getting those pics and movies to line up without big gaps between them.

    I use a Canon Power Shot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH (whatever that is). The camera was rated well but has lots of features that I don't know how to use or forget are there. It is always on AUTO. And it is not on high resolution, more like medium-low. I only change the flash on/off or macro settings occasionally. Sometimes I want to reduce the size of a jpg file but I don't speak the language well, so get lost. And that goes double for HTML. I really would like to learn more, but it hasn't been a priority.

    I don't use any software to upload to blogger (I just upload the file as is, off my desktop or movie file). I have tried to edit movies with Canon's software but again, I don't have the patience.

    But I do have to reset my blogger settings to "Use old editor" because the new blog editor does not show the movie upload icon on my browser or my MacBook, not sure which is the problem (I'm using Mac's Snow Leopard OS).

    I've been wanting to ask you all how easy/difficult you find doing your layout. And if you have any technical helpful hints.

  4. A Canon, huh? Problem is, my little Kodak takes movies as .MOV files. Which will not upload to Blogger, and which Windows Movie Maker won't open.

    So I have to go all around the world, first downloading from my camera into the Kodak software; then opening the file in Quicktime; next exporting as an .AVI to a folder on my computer; opening in WMM; editing and synching there; then saving that as a .WMV; then uploading to Blogger.

    All of which really, really BITES. Grin.

    And takes six forevers. So I'm wanting to get a real video camera that I can quickly download and edit; but having researched all over, it seems there is no good system, everybody uses a different file type and nobody has a seamless interface for that kind of thing.

    Which you'd think by this point in time some company would have simplified the whole matter, but oh no. Just like with all the jillion different kinds of DVD's, you need a degree in electronics to know what works with what and when and where.

    As far as my own Blogger layout, it's a standard template; I don't know HTML either. You got some specific questions, email me and I'll try to help if I can, but I'm no expert. Just a "hmm-lemme-see-what-this-does" kind of blogger. Grin.



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