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Judy G. Russell
March 11th, 2006, 11:37 AM
Okay so there's still a question as to whether the daffofils and tulips will survive the hot-now-and-cold-again-Wednesday weather, but looky! looky! I got crocuses! LOTS of 'em!!!!


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Dan in Saint Louis
March 11th, 2006, 11:41 AM
Oh, yeah! Maybe spring WILL come!

Judy G. Russell
March 11th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Oooh! I like that one, with the stripes! What's that kind of crocus called?

Dan in Saint Louis
March 11th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Oooh! I like that one, with the stripes! What's that kind of crocus called?
My better-educated spouse says "Pickwick". Her father used to raise them in Prague.

Judy G. Russell
March 11th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Google agrees -- Pickwick it is, and I'm gonna look for some of them this fall. I like 'em!

lensue
March 11th, 2006, 07:55 PM
>but looky! looky! I got crocuses<

Judy, just back from Costa Rica--checked out our garden on this beautiful warm sunny March day--only one crocus--nothing else. OTOH Costa Rica was superb! Regards, Len [g]

Judy G. Russell
March 11th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Costa Rica was superb!Gorgeous shots, Len! (Welcome back.)

lensue
March 11th, 2006, 09:53 PM
>Gorgeous shots<

Judy, thanks--here's another one that may not be what you think it is. Regards, Len

Judy G. Russell
March 11th, 2006, 10:17 PM
I'm not sure I want to know what that is!

lensue
March 12th, 2006, 06:50 AM
>I'm not sure I want to know what that is!<

Judy, well I'll tell you any way--you've heard of the chicken crossing the road--well this is the sloth crossing the road. Fortunately our tour bus and other cars stopped before he was run over and escorted him back to the forest. It was hard to get him to stop clinging to the road--his claws are incredible but finally he grabbed on to a large stick two strong men used to carry him to safety! Regards, Len

Judy G. Russell
March 12th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Hard to tell that sloth was still alive, in that position!

Mike Landi
March 12th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Croakers!!! <g>

I've got greens, but no flowers, yet.

(BTW, a friend let me use his digital EOS Rebel. 500mm zoom lens and all. <drool> However, he spent about $3000 on the kit. That tempers the desire...some.)

Judy G. Russell
March 12th, 2006, 06:57 PM
I've got greens, but no flowers, yet. I got lots and lots of greens, including lots of tulip and daffodil greens. I'm a little worried about the change in weather due this week -- it's supposed to be nice through Tuesday and then cold -- in the 30s again. And some of the other flowers are budding. My sister says I can protect them from the cold by putting plastic bags over them... Sigh... the work we go through to have pretty yards!

(BTW, a friend let me use his digital EOS Rebel. 500mm zoom lens and all. <drool> However, he spent about $3000 on the kit. That tempers the desire...some.)It's the lenses that will kill ya. The camera body itself is only $700 at B&H (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=371189&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation). But then you start adding lenses and YIKES!!!!!

Mike Landi
March 12th, 2006, 07:09 PM
My sister says I can protect them from the cold by putting plastic bags over them... Sigh... the work we go through to have pretty yards!


DO NOT do that! Not unless the temp is expected to go below 10 with wind. They will handle it. Remember where I live, I have the same bulbs and they are very hardy.

you start adding lenses and YIKES!!!!!
That's what I thought. The G series do a fine job for what I need and want.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love a Rebel. But the cost v. benefit ratio takes a huge drop. How much better are my family pictures going to be? The SpeedLite was a big plus, but that was $100. Do I want to spend over $1,000?

Now, if someone wants to trade my G3 for a new Rebel.....<evil grrin>

lensue
March 12th, 2006, 10:12 PM
>Hard to tell that sloth was still alive, in that position!<

Judy, yep, there definitely slow--or should I say SLOWTH! We had a wedding out in Long Island today and was that weather lousy--not like Costa Rica at all! Regards, Len [g]

davidh
March 12th, 2006, 11:26 PM
I got lots and lots of greens, including lots of tulip and daffodil greens.

Wait until the dandelions grow before you start eating greens. I'm not sure tulip and daffodil greens are healthy.

David H.

Lindsey
March 12th, 2006, 11:51 PM
Judy, well I'll tell you any way--you've heard of the chicken crossing the road--well this is the sloth crossing the road.
Aha! That's exactly what I thought it looked like when I saw the picture. Glad he didn't get run over!

--Lindsey

lensue
March 13th, 2006, 09:49 AM
>Wait until the dandelions grow <

David, one of my worst enemies in the garden--on the lawn I can just mow them down but in the flower beds they are the worst--a long tap root which you just can't easily pull up. Regards, Len [getting ready for spring]

lensue
March 13th, 2006, 09:55 AM
>Glad he didn't get run over!<

Lindsey, me too--it's amazing how three guys couldn't pull him away from the road--he just clung to the flat surface--finally they tempted him with a long stick--he reached up and held on for a ride back into the forest. what incredible wildlife and flowers we saw on this trip. Regards, Len

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 09:55 AM
Weather was lousy, yes, in the sense of rainy but at least it's not snow!!!

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 09:59 AM
DO NOT do that! Not unless the temp is expected to go below 10 with wind. They will handle it. Remember where I live, I have the same bulbs and they are very hardy.I'm not worried about the bulbs. I'm worried about the buds -- and this year's flowers. I'd hate to lose them here so close to blooming.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love a Rebel. But the cost v. benefit ratio takes a huge drop. How much better are my family pictures going to be? The SpeedLite was a big plus, but that was $100. Do I want to spend over $1,000?The real advantage to the Rebel is the ability to take action shots and play with the lenses. But then you're talking weight, and that's the reason I switched away from the SLRs years ago. I'm just not going to carry 50 lbs of camera equipment around again!!!

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Pffffft!! I ain't gonna EAT 'em! I wanna LOOK at 'em, and not as greens but rather as flowers!

Mike Landi
March 13th, 2006, 12:06 PM
I'm not worried about the bulbs. I'm worried about the buds -- and this year's flowers. I'd hate to lose them here so close to blooming.

I don't think you'll have any problems, as long as the temp does not get down to around 10.

The real advantage to the Rebel is the ability to take action shots and play with the lenses. But then you're talking weight, and that's the reason I switched away from the SLRs years ago. I'm just not going to carry 50 lbs of camera equipment around again!!!

It does do a great job of taking pictures quickly. Yes, it is big. My friend has a backback-sized case for carrying the thing around, plus a tripod and a monopod.

I would not want to carry that much stuff around just to take pictures. Still, fun to play with. <g>

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 12:30 PM
I don't think you'll have any problems, as long as the temp does not get down to around 10.But... but... but you better be right about this!! I have a whole front of the house in daffodils that are starting to bud and it's supposed to go back down into the 30s and possibly SNOW at the end of this week! Waaaaaaahhh!!!

It does do a great job of taking pictures quickly. Yes, it is big. My friend has a backback-sized case for carrying the thing around, plus a tripod and a monopod. I would not want to carry that much stuff around just to take pictures. Still, fun to play with. <g>Fun, yes. And I may eventually break down and get one for those situations where the grab-and-shoot just won't do what I want to do. But the grab-and-shoots are sooooooooo easy to carry around (and did I tell you I did get the S400 to toss in the briefcase?).

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Hey look!! I got that type too!!!

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Dan in Saint Louis
March 13th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Hey look!! I got that type too!!!
Good on ya', mate!

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 02:35 PM
I only have a couple of them, though, and they really are nice, so I guess (egads!) I'll be grubbin' in the dirt again this fall!

lensue
March 13th, 2006, 04:31 PM
>I got that type too<

Judy, about 15 crocus have suddenly emerged with this warmer weather--we planted alot more so we'll see what happens--trouble with crocus is that they are so small. Regards, Len

Lindsey
March 13th, 2006, 05:22 PM
what incredible wildlife and flowers we saw on this trip. Regards, Len
Yikes!! That middle picture is a SERIOUS bug!!!

--Lindsey

lensue
March 13th, 2006, 07:45 PM
>That middle picture is a SERIOUS bug!!!<

Lindsey, yep--the rhino beetle! And look at the smallest bat I've ever seen--and this spider!

Mike Landi
March 13th, 2006, 08:46 PM
But... but... but you better be right about this!! I have a whole front of the house in daffodils that are starting to bud and it's supposed to go back down into the 30s and possibly SNOW at the end of this week! Waaaaaaahhh!!!

That happens up here all the time. I doubt your flowers will care at all. <g>


Fun, yes. And I may eventually break down and get one for those situations where the grab-and-shoot just won't do what I want to do. But the grab-and-shoots are sooooooooo easy to carry around (and did I tell you I did get the S400 to toss in the briefcase?).

You mean the SD400, right? Good move! There are times when having the little camera is very handy.

I still like my little A310. It does a quite decent job for a knock-around camera.

Lindsey
March 13th, 2006, 09:06 PM
And look at the smallest bat I've ever seen--and this spider!
I'm not gonna ask how big the spider is, but I know I don't want to know about bats the size of flies, that could sneak up on you unawares!

--Lindsey

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 10:27 PM
They are small -- the answer is to plant more of 'em! (I planted dozens and dozens, with the theory being that I have a black thumb -- I can kill ANYTHING!! Apparently Mother Nature had other ideas, and I literally have a carpet of crocuses.)

Judy G. Russell
March 13th, 2006, 10:29 PM
That happens up here all the time. I doubt your flowers will care at all. <g>
I sure hope you're right...

You mean the SD400, right? Good move! There are times when having the little camera is very handy. I still like my little A310. It does a quite decent job for a knock-around camera.Nope, this is an earlier camera, the S400. Uses CF cards, not SD media. I bought it used, from my cousin, who had just upgraded to a new SD.

Mike Landi
March 14th, 2006, 08:58 AM
this is an earlier camera, the S400. Uses CF cards, not SD media. I bought it used, from my cousin, who had just upgraded to a new SD.

Ahh... I see. Still, a very good camera. You done good! <g>

Judy G. Russell
March 14th, 2006, 09:10 AM
It's nice, and it sure is easy to carry around. I do need to buy a case for it though.

lensue
March 14th, 2006, 10:03 AM
>the answer is to plant more of 'em!<

Judy, you're absolutely right--we keep planting more and more--also we plant more and more grape hyacinths and small tete a tete daffodils--someday it ought to be very nice.

Talk about daffodils we have them in all the holes sharing space with the day lillies--we get 2 shows for the price of one and the day lillies hide the deteriorating daffodils leaves--I'm sure you know you can't cut them back---they have to wilt on their own. Regards, Len

lensue
March 14th, 2006, 10:05 AM
>I don't want to know about bats the size of flies, that could sneak up on you unawares!<

Lindsey, LOL! I agree with you! Regards, Len [g]

Judy G. Russell
March 14th, 2006, 12:12 PM
Hmmm... I hadn't thought about adding daylilies in the same holes...

Mike Landi
March 14th, 2006, 01:05 PM
It's nice, and it sure is easy to carry around. I do need to buy a case for it though.

I am so tempted to buy a used SD camera on ebay.


I hope I can resist spending $$$....

Maybe I should use the A310 more....

Judy G. Russell
March 14th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Have you seen the new SD? The A620 (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/a620.html)? (Not that you want to run right out and spend more money on cameras...)

Mike Landi
March 14th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Have you seen the new SD? The A620 (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/a620.html)? (Not that you want to run right out and spend more money on cameras...)

Boy, Canon is way ahead of everyone on cameras right now!

Judy G. Russell
March 14th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Ain't that the truth... Steve's Digicam says: "When I first saw the A620 and A610, it seemed like they were a cross between the consumer A95 and the prosumer G6 . After working with the A620, I can now confirm that this is the case. Its high-end features speak of "only the best", while its more affordable price says "I'm easy on the wallet"."

Oh my...

lensue
March 15th, 2006, 09:14 AM
>I hadn't thought about adding daylilies in the same holes...<

Judy, it really works--just make the holes larger--both the daffs and the day lillies are so hardy you'll really be rewarded! Well with this darn return to cold and the fierce wind I'm waiting for this reward from our garden--won't be until May though. Regards, Len

Mike Landi
March 15th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Its high-end features speak of "only the best", while its more affordable price says "I'm easy on the wallet"."

Oh my...


I've got to stop looking at the Canon cameras. There are just too many things out there to sink money into! <g> (Like new furniture.)

Judy G. Russell
March 15th, 2006, 08:02 PM
I've got to stop looking at the Canon cameras. There are just too many things out there to sink money into! <g> (Like new furniture.)My standard phrase (when I'm not drooling over cameras) is that a house is a bottomless pit into which you throw money.

Judy G. Russell
March 15th, 2006, 08:03 PM
That's very nice! Hmmm... I'll have to consider this.

Mike Landi
March 15th, 2006, 09:23 PM
My standard phrase (when I'm not drooling over cameras) is that a house is a bottomless pit into which you throw money.

House...and five year old minivans that needed some suspension work today! Another $200 gone....

Judy G. Russell
March 15th, 2006, 10:11 PM
Tell me about it... I love my Audi, simply adore it, and every time it needs servicing, it's $1000. Or more. I'm getting close to the point where it would be cheaper to buy a new one.