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I guess blogging wasn’t fun

My wise old grandmother

One of my favorite sayings from my wise old grandmother is “Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the journey.” That means to have fun!

SeaWorld San DiegoI don’t have many problems having fun because I like so many things–real estate, music, photography, gardening, chess, travel, reading, history, people….

….and blogging!

Blogging allows me to enjoy real estate, music, photography, gardening, chess, travel, reading, history, people….

SeaWorld San DiegoEver since my WordPress problems got resolved towards the end of March, I have been going on blog camping trips each day. My Excel spreadsheet tells me that I have been camping in 36 to 180 blogs each day, averaging 85 each day.

Unfortunately, my Excel spreadsheet also tells me that of the 1,198 blogs I have visited in 14 days, a whopping 216 of them are inactive. I define “inactive” as publishing fewer than one blog per month. Some people haven’t published anything since September 2013, and in other cases, the blogs have been completely deleted. I guess blogging wasn’t fun for them.

Sea turtle at SeaWorld San DiegoGoing through the blogs of these people who have not visited my blog since last September and October allows me to cull my list, which is a good thing because it takes a lot of time and effort to visit people. It’s something I love to do, but I dislike very much waiting for a blog to load only to have Google tell me that the blog has been deleted, or to find that the blogger isn’t even blogging anymore. Blog camping is very difficult if bloggers don’t blog or blog only once every three months! On the other hand, a shorter list will mean that the time between camping trips to YOUR blog will be shorter!

Pictures taken at SeaWorld San Diego.

Note to the WordPress folks: With your recent upgrade you took away our ability to easily put borders around our pictures. Why?

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My new (and temporary, hopefully) blog camping protocol

I livew in my own little world

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Now that I have solved my WordPress problems, I can go blog camping again, a bog visiting tactic that I thoroughly enjoy and which, I do believe, I invented way back in 2008 on another blogging platform.

FireMy theory behind blog camping was that I wanted to visit lots of blogs, but I also wanted to get to know the person whose blog I was visiting, and I wanted that person to get to know me. I didn’t think that reading just one post in any blog would allow me to get to know the other blogger, and I didn’t think that leaving just one LIKE or one comment would let the other blogger get to know me.

Additionally, I knew from decades of experience that the 80/20 rule that my wise old grandmother taught me probably worked in the blogging world. It does. In a nutshell, if you do unto others what you would like others to do unto you, 80% of them will do unto you that which you did unto them. The other 20% won’t.

In blogging from July 2008 to January 2012, I proved that. If I left a LIKE, the other blogger would be by soon to leave a LIKE on my blog. If I left 10 LIKEs, I’d get 10 LIKEs in return. If I commented four times, I would get four comments in return. If I followed, I was followed. I quickly realized that one way to get a huge number of followers was to follow, LIKE, and comment on blogs. When I did that, 80% of those bloggers would follow, LIKE, and comment on my blog.

I have proved it again here on my WordPress blog, which I started on January 7, 2012. Before my WordPress problems began on January 2, 2014, I was visiting hundreds of blogs a day. My world record was on September 10, 2012, when I visited 401 blogs, leaving a total of 2,388 LIKEs along with 1,433 comments.

Yes, I really do keep track.

Here’s the portion of my Excel spreadsheet showing that world-record day:

Likes and comments

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The Evelyn Woods Speed Reading course, which I took in 1973, helps, as does Dragon Naturally Speaking, which I have been using since 2001.

Notice that those statistics are in columns I through M. Column H is blank. Wonder what’s in columns A through G? Those columns contain the links to the blogs I follow, the date the other blogger first visited my blog and last visited my blog, when I last visited that blogger’s blog, and how many comments and LIKEs I left on that blogger’s blog the last time I visited it.

Fire danger in East San Diego CountyThe only problem with blog camping is that each time I leave a LIKE or comment, YOU! get an email notification. My world record for the number of LIKEs and comments left in any one blog at any one time is 66 LIKEs and 24 comments. I did have one person ask that I never visit his blog again, but if I did, not to leave LIKEs and comments because he hated getting all of those email notifications at one time. Request granted. I don’t visit his blog anymore.

My problem today is that after not being able to go blog camping for the past three months, I’m now way behind. I kind of follow the tit for tat protocol, so if someone came by my blog and left two comments and four LIKEs, when I visit that blogger, I am going to leave at least two comments and four LIKEs.

Fire Mitigation TeamSince I am so far behind, I am going to change my protocol for at least the foreseeable future to try to get to as many people as possible of those who have been by to see me these past three months. When I come by to visit these next few months, I am going to leave only a total of three, i.e., three LIKEs, or three comments, or two LIKEs and one comment, or one LIKE and two comments.

I know everyone will understand, and as soon as I go through my list of people whom I follow at least one time, I’m pretty sure I will revert to my old way since I really, really enjoyed that.

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Since they are dead, they won’t mind

How I Did It

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Back in the 1960s when my wise old grandmother was helping me find my place in the world, she would often say, “Don’t re-invent the wheel.”

The first time she said that, she also had to explain it to me. After that first time, though, I was always looking for the wheel that someone else had invented. I never felt guilty about using someone else’s wheel when appropriate, legal, and ethical because, as my wise old grandmother told me, “There have been a few billion people on Earth before you. It’s highly likely that they invented something that you can use, and since they are dead, they won’t mind.”

Recently I found several wheels for Photoshop that someone else had invented and is selling for what I consider reasonable costs. Those wheels are called Actions, and the ones that I have fallen in love with are by PanosFX.com.

You might remember me mentioning them fairly recently when I tested their photo corner Action (see Ready? Set? Action!). I did wind up buying all of the Photoshop Actions that PanosFX.com offers.

Here are some of my favorites, demonstrated quite ably by Zoey the Cool Cat, of course.

FanZoey the Cool Cat fan

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WristwatchZoey the Cool Cat wristwatch

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WeaveZoey the Cool Cat weave

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BookZoey the Cool Cat book

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Light bulbZoey the Cool Cat light bulb

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Film stripZoey the Cool Cat film strip

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Wanted posterZoey the Cool Cat wanted poster

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Spiral-bound bookZoey the Cool Cat spiral bound book

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Magnifying glassZoey the Cool Cat under the magnifying glass

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And lastly for this post, a Zoey the Cool Cat cube which you can print, cut, and glue to get a real cube to set on your coffee table or bookshelf!

Zoey the Cool Cat cube

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Music on Mondays–I never promised you a rose garden

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

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Many decades ago, around 1968, my wise old grandmother had me dig out a huge plot of grass and create a rose garden. I was forever down on roses. Still am. If it had been my idea….

As I was looking for a good subject for today’s Music on Mondays post, I realized that I never got around to doing a Friday Flower Fiesta post last week.

So why don’t we combine this week’s Music on Mondays and with last week’s forgotten Friday Flower Fiesta and let you listen to Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden” while looking at some pictures of the beautiful roses that were blooming this past month, all made into Photographic Art.

Happy End-of-March day!

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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Photographic Art of a rose

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If you see an effect you like, I do custom work using YOUR photos and the cost is only $20.00. Email me at photoartsd@aol.com if you’d like some custom Photographic Art!

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Not wasted time

Did you know?

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As with most high school teenagers, when I was that age I also wanted to go out with my friends. Most of my friends had cars; I did not. I got my first car when I was 22.

My wise old grandmother, having adopted a juvenile delinquent named Russel, was leery of me having too much freedom, especially with other teenagers in the range of 16-18 years old. Thus, I rarely got to go out whenever I simply asked, “May I go out with Jim/Mark/Lynda/[insert name]?”

However, if I was going to study, I almost always got to go. So I learned that if I really, really wanted to go somewhere, all I had to do was say, “I’m going to the A&I library to study.” “What time will you be home?” was the response.

Sometimes, I actually went to the Texas A&I University library, and that’s when I discovered Bartlett’s Quotations. I was addicted to it . Still am.

One of the things I like to do with my pictures is dream up quotations to attach to them, such as this one:

Time wasted sleeping is not wasted time

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Please thank Zoey the Cool Cat for her invaluable help here. She’s sleeping, but I’ll pass your thanks along to her when she wakes up.

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Smelled me, licked me, ignored me

My wise old grandmother

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When I was growing up under the tutelage of my wise old grandmother, she taught me an appreciation for Mother and Father Nature.

She probably went to the extreme in the minds of many people since she would capture spiders in a glass and return them to the outdoors. If a good ol’ Texas-sized rat got into the house, she’d simply open all the doors and guide the rat back to the exterior with her trusty brooms, mops, and boxes. It was so much fun to be part of.

I still have that appreciation and, yes, I will return spiders to the outdoors, too, the most recent recipient of my kindness being a huge Texas-sized daddy longlegs (Opilones).

With my 48 years of such appreciation, I’m pretty much not afraid of wildlife, although I suspect that if I were to encounter a grizzly bear, rattlesnake, or mountain lion out in their territory, it might be a different story.

At yesterday’s home inspection, the sellers had a dog. I told them that dogs typically like me but they warned me that he was pretty big. Well, yes, he was pretty big, but here’s what he did while I traipsed around his home poking and prodding:

Big dog

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Yep, he was pretty ferocious. During the first five minutes of our meeting, he smelled me and licked me. He spent the next three hours ignoring me.

Of course, such a great picture was begging for some Photographic Art magic:

Big dog

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Ready? Set? ACTION!

How I Did It

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Back in the days of film photography, my wise old grandmother would bring a bunch of photographs home from the drug store, sit down at the dining room table, and go to town identifying the photographs and placing them carefully in her many scrapbooks and photo albums using photo corners. I do believe she had the greatest collection of photo corners in the world. I know she had corners in clear, white, gold, and black.

If something new came along, she was the first to buy it and try it. I remember when she discovered rubber cement. All her packages of photo corners were sold at her next garage sale. (Smile if you used to have fun rummaging around at neighborhood garage sales instead of today’s monster flea markets and swap meets.)

Even with digital photography, though, some people (me for example) still like photo corners. Here’s Zoey the Cool Cat demonstrating the photo corners that I have been using over the past couple of years:

Cat & mouse

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You can get those photo corners via an Action in Photoshop. Takes all of one keyboard shortcut and about two seconds of time.

Recently I learned of some new photo corner Actions by PanosFX.com. The email they sent me, which was captured in my spam folder, showed some pretty cool photo corner Actions, so I went to their site to see if they had a free trial download, which they do. Unfortunately, the free trial software has only one photo corner Action whereas the full version has over 50 photo corner Actions. Here is Zoey the Cool Cat, again, demonstrating the one photo corner Action in the free version:

Zoey the Cool Cat

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I believe my wise old grandmother would have loved the world of digital photography and photoshopping.

The full version of these “photo slit” Actions by PanosFX.com costs 10.90 Euros. According to Google, 1 Euro equals 1.37 U.S. dollars, so 10.90 Euros equates to $14.97. I believe I can afford that.

PanosFX.com has a lot of other software, too, that allows you to make puzzles, cubes, and postage stamps complete with postmarks and envelopes. Hmmm. Postage stamps complete with postmarks and envelopes. Hmmm. Well, heck. I think I can afford that, too, since it’s only 7.90 Euros.

Long-time readers know that I love postage stamps. Here’s Zoey the Cool Cat (yet one more time) demonstrating my postage stamp frame:

Zoey the Cool Cat

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I was so proud of my postage stamp frame, but now that I know that someone has gone a step further and created postmarks and envelopes in addition to postage stamps, I’m sad and depressed.

Maybe I should just buy their whole bundle collection of 12 software collections for just 65.90 Euros. That’s $90.52. Hmmmm. I might have to wait until after today’s 12:00 noon home inspection before I can afford the complete bundle……………..lol

Anyway, go check out PanosFX.com to see all the wonderful stuff they have. You might find something you like for a price you can afford.

Ready?………………

Set?…………………..

ACTION!

PanosFX

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Friday Flower Fiesta (2-21-14)—Photographic Art featuring orchids

Friday Flower fiesta

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My wise old grandmotherMy wise old grandmother used to say, “Never throw pictures away.” That was back in 1966, but her words are even more relevant in today’s digital photographic world with Photoshop, Topaz, Photomatix, Photo-Paint, PaintShop Pro, Gimp, Picasa, ACDSee, Aperture, and more.

One of my favorite flowers is the orchid because there are so many of them and they come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. According to Wikipedia, the orchid family is one of the two largest plant families with somewhere between 21,950 and 26,049 accepted species. That’s quite a wide range! That doesn’t even include the over 100,000 hybrids and cultivars that horticulturists and plant geneticists have created for our enjoyment. Why leave it to Mother & Father Nature to create something in millions of years when we can do it in decades, right?

I took thirteen orchid pictures which Eric Cooper, a former employee, initially classified as throwaways. Problems included poor focus, over exposure, under exposure, and big splotches and dead spots on the flowers. Remembering my wise old grandmother’s words, I had Eric throw them (pun intended) into a folder labeled throwaway orchids.

Today I retrieved them and used Photoshop and Topaz to create Photographic Art postage stamps. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed creating them. Let me know which is your favorite—13¢ is mine.

Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art featuring orchis, by Russel Ray Photos of San Diego, California

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Photographic Art

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….right there by mama’s side!

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As much as I love going to SeaWorld, the Zoo, Safari Park, botanical gardens, and aquariums, there is a certain sadness connected to those places because many of the plants and animals they have there are endangered in the wild, usually because of human hunting or development.

Thus there’s always a certain king of joy when one sees plants and animals in their natural habitats.

Such was the case recently when I was way out in the boondocks where I saw many barrel cactus growing in the wild, specifically the fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni). Other common names include Arizona barrel cactus, candy barrel cactus, and Southwestern barrel cactus. It looks like these beauties:

Fishhook barrel cactus

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Fishhook barrel cactus

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That second one looks like it is growing out of solid rock!

Tradition says that the barrel cactus is a source of water for people lost in the desert, and there are records of Native Americans using it for that purpose. However, the water within the plant contains oxalic acid, which can cause diarrhea on an empty stomach. Great! If I’m lost in the desert without water, it’s highly likely that I probably don’t have any food, either!

Barrel cactus (Echinocactus sp. and Ferocactus sp.) are sometimes called “compass cactus” because they are great exhibitors of phototropism–growing towards the light–as shown by this golden barrel cactus:

Golden Barrel Cactus in Balboa Park, San Diego

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Look at the shadow from the rock and you can see that it is, indeed, facing the sun. Here in the United States, most of the sun comes from the south, so the barrel cactus commonly faces south. Ergo, “compass cactus.”

Phototropism is exhibited in houseplants, too, as they usually grow towards the light—smile if that makes you think of Poltergeist, “Come towards the light Carol Anne.” Unfortunately, phototropism can cause house plants to look rather ungainly, which is why my wise old grandmother always rotated her houseplants, to give both sides the opportunity to get some of the light.

As with most cactus, the barrel cactus needles are quite dangerous. In my home state of Texas, we called them “horse cripplers” because a horse accidentally stepping on one, even a rather small one, could cripple it.

Additionally, a barrel cactus puncture wound is considered a dirty wound. If the puncture is deep enough to draw blood, lots of antibiotics may be needed, as well as several months for the wound to heal properly.

Barrel cactus can get quite large and tall. The golden barrel cactus in the picture above is one of the largest I had ever seen. That one, and several others, are located in the Desert Garden in Balboa Park here in San Diego.

However, my trip to the boondocks in East San Diego County provided me the opportunity to see some fishhook barrel cactus that were as tall as me (6’3″), like this one:

Fishhook barrel cactus

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My favorite one, though, was this four-feet-tall gal with her three little ones clinging to her side:

Fishhook barrel cactus

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Even plant babies know that the best place to get love and food is right there by mama’s side!

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Happy (would have been) birthday #103 to my wise old grandmother

My wise old grandmother

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Many decades ago, specifically December 1965 to May 1973, I would often argue with my wise old grandmother about why I had to do specific chores around the house, like

  • washing the dishes,
  • drying the dishes,
  • washing AND drying the dishes,
  • hanging out the clothes (smile if you remember clothes lines in the back yard),
  • taking out the trash,
  • pulling the weeds,
  • mowing the lawn—twice a week during the summer, which is why I’ve never had grass on my properties; QUIT FERTILIZING THE DARN STUFF!
  • edging the sidewalk,
  • pruning the oleanders…..
  • oh, the list is endless.

Always—always I say—after about ten minutes of arguing, she would simply say,

JUST DO IT!

If you think you’ve heard “Just do it!” before, Nike the shoe company claims it as a trademarked slogan. I say they stole it from my wise old grandmother. Greedy, big corporations……………..

Happy (would have been) birthday #103 to my wise old grandmother!

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