Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all you come.
~Christina Georgina Rossetti


Nikon Coolpix P4 cont.

This is the reservoir that Mike and I walk around. Isn't it beautiful?

This walk is quiet a walk it is also one of the most beautiful walks I've been on. Each morning there is something different to look at. The beauty of the reservoir with the wild flowers in bloom not to say all the critters we see along the way. One of these day's I'm hoping to get a picture of one of those eagles snatching a fish.

photograph by ranie patridis


Nikon Coolpix P4 cont.

As we continue our walk around the Reservoir the fog was really lifting fast. Once that Sun made it completely over the mountain in no time it was clearing off. Suddenly Mike says to me stop look over there, well, over there was clear across the reservoir low n behold I could see 2 specks sitting sided by side on a branch. Can you see them? Its way over there in that tall tree, well, there is 2 tall trees side by side.

Now I lighten this photo up hoping you could see the specks. Did you find those 2 specks side by side. My husband has good eyes I was amaze that he could see them. And, all I had with me was my little Nikon Coolpix P4 camera. Boy, was I wishing I had my larger camera with me, at least it had a better zoom on it. I focus real hard on those 2 trees thinking to myself this will never work. Once home I add the pictures into my computer then went into my photo program looking for those 2 specks ..*smile*.. I found them, crop them out may not be the best picture but you know what it is and there you have it folks!

Can you believe it tis Eagles!
Two sitting side by side two adult eagles.
Funny too we always thought there was just one!
Well there 2's folks
Beautiful Birds!

We finish walking around the reservoir keeping our eye's on these birds as soon as we were in distance of getting a good picture they flew off. ..giggle.. they have been watching us walk all around that reservoir. Next week I will share with you pictures from my Nikon Coolpix 8800 camera hopefully I'll get some better pictures of those eagles. Guess I'm going to have to court them ..giggle.. Tomorrow we will continue with the Coolpix P4 shots.


Nikon Coolpix P4 cont.

As you can see here the mist or fog is really beginning to lift now. You are beginning to be able to distinguish the water the reflection of the trees and brushes from fog to water. Still looks a tad eerie doesn't it?

The picture below as we walked around the bend you can really begin to see that the fog is lifting and start to see blue in the Sky and see the reservoir edge across the way.

Now your not going to believe what comes next that will be tomorrow!


Nikon Coolpix P4 cont.

As we walked around the reservoir I took this picture again using scene then in manual I clicked on scenery. I almost use the bright back grounds but decided against it. Wanted that shadow dark eerie look. In the background you still see the fog mostly on one side then see a batch of dark blue which is the water with the fog above it.

Doesn't that rotten tree look menace?

The trees in the back ground has that dark eerie look with the fog behind it. If you look very closely you can look across the water actually start seeing the shore line across the reservoir. Well onto the next photo, that will be tomorrow, see you then.

photograph by ranie patridis


Nikon Coolpix P4

Do you have a Coolpix P4? I just love this Nikon camera. I bought this camera last fall because I wanted a small camera to carry in my purse. It seems when ever I leave my Coolpix 8800 behind I there is a picture I need to take. My husband and I been walking around the Ewing Reservoir early in the morning around 6 a.m. Each day it seems there is something different to see and or course to take a picture of. I put my camera on scene then go into the manual to pick the view I want to shoot. On this one I just choose scenery. Each day this week I will share with the different views I have taken with this amazing little camera.

This first view is taken at sun rise the fog was thick you could barley see the water. As the sun was rising over the mountains this was one of the shots I got.

This last view below is taken a bit later not much as you can see the fog is lifting a tad the shadows of the tree's and the sun are being reflected in the water. This turn out to be a beautiful morning.

photograph by ranie patridis



Some times, well, we just do not always let our parents know how much we love them. We think that our actions show how much we care though at times as parents they wonder if it is so. As humans we love to hear 3 simple words "I Love You!" just 3 simple words that puts a smile on anyone face.

If you have a tender message,
Or a loving word to say,
do not wait till you forget it,
But whisper it today;
The tender word unspoken,
The letter never sent,
The long forgotten messages,
The wealth of love unspent-
For these some hearts are breaking,
For these some loved ones wait;
So show them that you care for them
before it is too late.
~Frank Herbert Sweet

I Love You!
Mike n Ranie