The Ciel Show

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Blogging in the Wilds

It takes some work to learn navigation on Wordpress, but day by day I am finding my way around. The posts are plain, black print on white backgrounds, and that may change over time. I have to remember to add tags to each one, to get more readers. And I have to deal with trolls and mean-spirited types who will down-vote a post and declare the writing bad if they don't like what the words say. They do it by clicking a star, without comment or ownership of the opinion. I suppose that iota of petty... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday grey... cool... nice!

The dovelings grow apace... and the crescent moon was the show from my deck on July 4! I added another post over on Wordpress. It began as a copy/paste from here, from some weeks ago on my Blogit Loosely Speaking blog, but as writers who revise--I'm looking at you, Pat--I could not let it go public without a few additions and alterations. That will be true of most of what I take from here to share there, so if you visit there, you will be seeing... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fourth of July

Here it is, another lovely morning, bright and blue-skied. Pike's Peak outside my window is nearly free of white above the tree-line, and the clarity of the air is remarkable... and so I remark on it. Later, we are promised 90+ temperatures, but also thunderstorms which will knock at least 10 degrees off that. The doves are going about their family business, and yesterday I saw a pretty little humming bird tasting the purple flowers hanging by the other little bird house. That's the first one... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Magic and Mysteries!

Tuesday, temps ~80s, with thunderstorms cooling the afternoon hours, and a solar eclipse happening out of eye-range, but live-streamed by NASA and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, so that, too, between 1-2pm PDT... Since Saturday, I have been looking in vain for my computer glasses. I searched around the house, throughout the truck... nothing. I could order new ones, but they would not be here for a couple of weeks, and that doesn't work out with my plans. And then, this morning as we were... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

photos are up!

Feeding time... the chicks are quiet, not like jays for instance who squawk and holler for parents to drop tasty morsels into their gaping maws! Dove chicks are fed 'crop milk' which the parent produces, a blend of seeds, water, and whatever else doves eat. The chicks may not make a lot of noise, but they do get pushy and frantic, so getting focused shots of the feeding is not easy! I took over 80 shots, saved fewer than 20. One image here is not nicely focused, but you can see quite clearly... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday Sunshine

By the time predicted thunderstorms roll in, we'll be ready for the heat relief they bring, but right now it's pleasantly warm. Dove parent was off the nest, out and about, so I took some time to make better watering arrangements for the plants on the table below the nest. Hostas like the shade, but this hot dry weather dries out their feet pretty quickly, so I've put their pots in dishes. Parent has returned... sitting here with my view of the deck and nest, I have observed for the first time,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Outside 98, inside 78--Paris, 114 F.

Bless the landlord who comes bearing air conditioners! There were little white eggshell fragments on the driveway below the deck in the past few days, and the parent on duty is sitting higher and to the side. So... in a couple more weeks, there will be dovelings sitting on the edge, getting the nerve up to fly. I am trying out a new refurbished laptop. It isn't a lot different from the previous one, it is another HP and still gets a bit hot, but then, I'm told all laptops tend to run warm, so I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Finally had enough!

Enough of this laptop crashing randomly, of losing its volume control, of the on/off switch getting crankier and crankier... This morning I acquired a new old pc--another refurbished one, another HP, another one about the same size as this one but capable of faster processing, and I am hoping for better volume control, too. We'll see. I have 30 days to love it or return it. Loading my game onto it now, to make sure it has the capability of playing it properly. If so, then I will take this one... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Storms at sunset Storms every afternoon, just about. Sometimes the sky is crowded with them but tonight it was mostly clear... except to the south and over Cheyenne Mountain. Also, a bit of green stuff... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

One of the Sashay entries last night...

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