Scenes of Old Havana

Scenes from our “Tour of Five Plazas” – see Mapa Cultural. And our ride to dinner that night in the old cars. I loved the old city and would like to return to see it more leisurely. We had a guide who told us which architectual features were from which time period, but too much to remember – could take notes or take pictures, not … Continue reading Scenes of Old Havana

Tuesday Movie – Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Went to see a new movie today – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. This light version of a woman reporter (Tina Fey) going to a war zone on the spur of the moment is good. It is not a deep indictment of the futility of war, but does touch on the effect of the U.S. war against the Taliban in Afghanistan on does touch on the effect … Continue reading Tuesday Movie – Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Winter Birds

I’ve added a few feeders to the bird stations. We have been attracting lots of Pine Siskins – a close relative of the Goldfinch. Also, Woodpeckers, and squirrels. I’ve been using the hubby’s Panasonic G3 with an old Nikkor 105 – manual focus required – with very sharp optics. I had some trouble with the focus, but the photos in focus are great. Continue reading Winter Birds

Is it winter or is it spring, the birds want to know

Today it was 50°F outside. Night before last, it was 3°F. The birds and I are confused. At least the ice in my driveway is melting. I have some new bird feeding equipment. The round one with red top and bottom have two sizes of mesh. They have a mixture of sunflower and safflower hearts,whole sunflower seeds, and meal worms. The other station is a … Continue reading Is it winter or is it spring, the birds want to know