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December Day Trippin'

I bought a laptop! Now, it's getting used to a new-fangled keyboard, etc. Bud and I disconnected our cable altogether, and I'm now using a whole new way of connecting to the internet. After over 20 years of desktop computers, this will take time...like teaching an old dog new tricks. For one thing the 'ctrl' button is not in the same area as a desktop keyboard, and I have no mouse [which I don't want], and only the touchpad - - but I continue, for now, reaching for the mouse and it's not there. Not to mention the delete key is misplaced!! lol

Here are more photos from last week during the Christmas break:


Adult Llama

Llama calf

Erik at the Ponds

A flock of Sandhill Cranes at Chapman Ranch

Fungi

Horns cut!!  Sad...

Above the fence line...in front of the tree outcropping...Sandhill Cranes

...zooming in on the Cranes!

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  1. Nice! It's always hard to get used to newfangled things, isn't it? I got rid of my desktop awhile back, because I was always just using the laptop. It does it all for me. :-)

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    1. I'm sure it'll be the same here soon.

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  2. I just LOVE your owl images. :)

    Getting used to different gadgets does take some practice. We use multiple gadgets (desktop, tablets, smart phones) depending on where we are. I know what you mean about reaching for the mouse when using a laptop. I've solved the problem when using a (very portable) laptop for a long period of time (such as weeks when we were on board the ships) and I want to do intricate work on pictures and lots of typing for our shop and blog. I attach a mouse and standard keyboard to my laptop and am able to work on images with precision.

    Happy Winter!

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    1. I'm sure I'll like it after some time.

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  3. I have never seen horns cut before, why oh why would they do this? i do love longhorns, i love all cows and long horns are my favorite. stupid people i assume.
    the laptop is another who ball game. the delete button drives me nuts because i switch back and forth from desk top to lap top. i gave up on the touch pad and have a wireless mouse that travels with my laptop. i sit in the rocker with the mouse on the flat arm, the touch pad made me crazy. i have had 2 laptops, and used them for 5 years so time will not heal the touchpad thing. tell us how you are getting wireless to your laptop?

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  4. The cranes and the geese in flight are my favorites! One little guy is kind of breaking ranks! I LOVE my laptop and so will you. Now when I go to Phil's computer, I do not know what to do with his mouse! Plus you can compute on the couch with your feet up!

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    1. I will use a mouse when I'm at my desk to edit photos. Seems that's the difficult stage with the touch pad.

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  5. Hopefully you will learn quickly and then love your touch pad on your new computer. I would never go back to a mouse. I wish I could find a "mushroom tree!" That *fungus can be used for artwork by scratching and carving images on it. *Shelf or Artist's Conk. I have a few pieces.

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    1. I remember you sharing some of the mushroom art!!

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  6. Loving all your photos. I haven't used my laptop in a long time. It's either my desktop or my tablet. I liked the laptop though since I could take it in whichever room I wanted to and I wasn't stuck at my desk. Couldn't get used to the touch pad though I had to get a cordless mouse to use with it.

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    1. I am pretty sure I'll get a mouse also, since I do a lot of graphic work.

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  7. A new computer takes some getting used to. I have a mouse for my laptop, but most often don't use it.

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    1. It certainly is something to work on routine.

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  8. It's so hard to get used to something new! I can't handle not using a mouse.
    Great pictures! I really like the one of the fungus on the tree.

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    1. Ya, I am so set in my ways, it'll take me a long time!

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  9. I so missed getting to see Sandhill Cranes this fall...love seeing yours.

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    1. There's always another time. I do love hearing them.

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  10. Even the Fungi is pretty and I haven't told you but I love those white owls. Ranchers usually have a reason to cut horns. Sometime hurting other cows is a reason. One time one of John's Longhorns got her horns caught in a hay ring and there was no way to get her out except cut her horns to release her and that was dangerous for him and his daughter.

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    1. I can imagine the danger involved. An animal in distress & panicky can be quite scary.

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