Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Aerie AM Report, March 10, 2010

Went to the photography club meting last night. It was supposed to be about what all the buttons on your camera are for but it turned into a discussion about white balance, f-stops and aperture since there are such a variety of cameras out there that trying to discuss each model and make would have been nearly impossible in the time allotted. There was a huge turn out with guests form the general public out numbering club members.

At the end of the meeting we had a critique session of a dozen or so photographs submitted by club members. These are usually helpful in learning what makes a good photo.

All in all it was a learning experience. Now all I have to do is spend lots of time with the manual and camera in hand to apply what I learned.


When I got back to the Aerie, I heard hundreds if not thousands of geese flying north and this morning I figured out why. The winds (what little there are at the moment) have shifted around and are blowing out of the south. The geese are taking advantage of these tail winds and heading to their nesting grounds. I imagine those I heard are probably up near Lake Ontario by now. Spring is definitely in the air--in more ways than one.


The over night temperature at the Aerie was again above freezing. That's two consecutive nights. If it doesn't get colder at night soon there's going to be a very short maple syrup season.

The strong sunlight also means things heat up quickly during the day. it jumped almost 10 degrees from 7 AM to 9 AM going from 36 to 45 degrees in just two hours. is saying it's only 34 degrees and AccuHunch says 31. Makes me wonder--yet again--where they are getting their data from. At least they both agree that the winds are from the ESE and very light; just 1-2 mph. AccuHunch is also calling for over an inch of rain beginning tomorrow night and going through Sunday morning. That should get rid of almost all the snow still clinging (bitterly) to the mountain. The valley is almost devoid of snow now.


The most recently pulled tooth turns out to be much less painful than the one pulled last week. Thank goodness. Still, Tylenol is my friend! Oh, and it'll be scrambled eggs, hash browns and soup on the menu today. Much less chewing than anything else.

1 comment:

Erica said...

I think I need to join one of these clubs. It is so much fun, and really quite rewarding and inspiring, to be with others who you can learn from, and with whom you can talk shop about. Thanks for the suggestion.