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    Fourth Generation Witness. My great-grandmother started studying in 1898 and was baptized in 1902. Total of 6 generations of loyal worshipers of Jehovah in the family.

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    Gardening, Video production.
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    Bible, Truth in Translation, Strong's Concordance, The Interlinear Bible-Hebrew & Greek, all Publications by WBTS.
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    "WE cannot incite if you're not in sight." Heb. 10:24,25

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  1. They don't call me a blooming idiot for nothing.
  2. They say you should break off all the buds so all the energy goes to the flower the first year but I never had the heart to do that. Our blooming season is end of April to end of October. There are roses in November and December but the rain usually ruins most of them. I usually do my fall pruning in Nov. as I am usually tired of caring for 200 bushes by then + I don't want to wait to clean up all the fallen leaves.
  3. Post some pics of your roses when they bloom. Two more months and our rose season will be all but over.
  4. I wonder how many of those 100,000 people will be changing their plans this AM because of the weather forecast. Partly Cloudy at 10 AM. I would really hate to spend $1000.00 a night for a Hotel/Motel and not see the eclipse. Makes for a very expensive party.
  5. Here is a crude example of "Focus Stacking." Three pics taken with a cell phone, handheld on top of a tripod. Each pic had a different focus point. Using Adobe Photoshop Elements + I used "Focus Stack" to combine the Focus of all three pics to make pick 4. With a proper camera used properly on a tripod, this can be done in 4K with outstanding results. Normally one would not need to crop this much but because the camera was handheld and the wind was blowing with bright sunlight bouncing off a wall this is what I get. All four pics were reduced in size to 25% of original.
  6. Rather old news but a good reminder as to who is really behind the ban, not that there was any doubt in the first place.
  7. I think the 35 miles of washboard road would take the, "wow! ain't that cool" right out of me and that's not even mentioning the 2 mile hike and steep descent on your bum. 30 years ago I would have said, when do we go, sounds like fun. I've hiked most of the National Parks in Utah, and it is all amazing to see. Well worth the sun burns, sore knees, blisters on feet, back ache, rattle snake startles and dehydration from not taking enough water.
  8. Panasonic FZ80 Lumix Camera Specs: the Lumix FZ82 or FZ85 (Canada, Europe) is the same camera as the FZ80 one sold in the US. The FZ72 is HD but not 4k. These are bridge cameras - a bridge between a point and shoot camera and a DCLR.
  9. A camera that can shoot 4k pics and 4k video with 60x optical zoom and picture stacking and all under $400 (US) is something to dream about anyway. Used ones for $200 - $300 (US) What is really cool about shooting a burst of pics is that with over 40 points of focus and each of those points captured separately one can compose & save multiple images of different focus with one shooting. Taking your pic above with the bug and yellow flowers for example. With one long click of the shutter, multiple choices can be saved, bug only in focus, all in focus, flowers only in focus or as your pic a combination of bug and some flowers in focus. You know how hard it is to get a perfect shot of a bee in a flower. Always moving. With a burst shot, no worries, pic the best of the burst and throw the rest away. I'll see when I get the camera if it is as easy as it all bragged up to be. Most of all I am looking forward to the zoom capabilities of the camera as I like taking pics of seabirds on offshore rocks called sea stacks or hay stacks. Digital zoom makes for a very grainy picture at 50x zoom.
  10. I was intrigued by this photo that turned out this way quite by accident. The camera was in motion when I snapped the shutter and only the helicopter is in focus. I started looking for a camera that I could afford that has up to 60x zoom and that I could select the focus point in post production. I am settling on the Panasonic FZ80 Lumix Camera though I don't as yet have it.
  11. It is a kindness to others to post a link to news stories when a new story is posted.
  12. Members with Limited Access do not have access to Forum Games, Riddles, Games, & Trivia and so he was advised he could post his Riddles here as a Temporary solution.
  13. Keep posting so we can get to know you better.
  14. The "Brother" you are referring to is an electronic goof up. It messes up every time and cannot be fixed at this time however I did fix the link.
  15. I can imagine that the " in one person's case, this number was as high as 120 times more." was when grandma's false teeth ended up in the top of the cake.