Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Rainy Day in the Northwest Doesn't Slow Us Down


“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
― Bill Watterson,

I took this photo one year at the Port Townsend Film Festival. This gentleman was waiting patiently in line to get into the theater to view a movie. If you live in the Pacific Northwest you don't let a little rain stop you from having fun. Today I'm enjoying being inside curled up on the couch with my dog, a cup of coffee, and a good book. 

Backyard Visitor


I was looking for a cute quote about a squirrel to go with my photo but then I found this thought-provoking quote.

"Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision." Unknown

Last Summer I found an odd piece of fur laying in the yard. I couldn't figure out what Hailey, my dog, may have caught. Days later I watched a squirrel nibbling on a pine cone and noticed it was missing a chunk of its tail. While editing this photo I realized this guy, has some tail fur missing. It may be tempting fate by continuing to visit the yard however I love watching them jump seemingly carelessly from tree to tree. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Checking Your Grammer Couldn't Be Easier


Did you know what you can do after you have made a FB post and catch a spelling error or want to edit your post? I often see people make a comment after they realize they have made a spelling error without realizing what tools are available if you click on the 3 dots to the right of your post. It took me forever to realize the power of the dots. 🙂 There is also a free tool with Grammarly that helps when writing and editing one's posts.

To edit a post you've shared on Facebook:

Go to your post.

Click in the top right of the post.

Click Edit post.

Make your changes.

Click Save.

If photos are included in your post, keep in mind:

In most cases, you can delete photos without deleting the entire post. Hover over any photos you'd like to delete and click in the top right of the photo.

To add more photos, or other items to your post, click Add to your post.

You can't delete photos from your post if you shared your post from a third-party app (example: Spotify, a news site) or a photo album.

You can't delete photos from your post if you shared your post from a third-party app (example: Spotify, a news site) or a photo album.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Lots of Changes

I'm so grateful to have this Blog so soon after I started my Photography business. Last night I sat down and read old posts all the way back to 2009. I stayed up well past midnight reminiscing about my early posts on this Google Blogger. I spent hours reading the description of all the cat and dog photos  I took at our local shelter and then posted them here. I volunteered weekly at our local shelter for 15 years but when Covid hit they limited the shelter to only staff and I took that as a sign as it may be the right time to stop and find another way to donate my time. Thanks to my Deja View Photography Blog many of those pet images were seen by people who ended up adopting a specific pet because they saw my post.

Going back to my first posts in 2009 is like opening and viewing a time capsule. I spent time rereading sad posts that go back to when I  lost my dogs, Ruby and Max and giggled at some of my early posts and photos. I'm a bit nervous about creating a backup that goes back to 2009 so I realize one day I may lose this little treasure here. 

I found as I reread my posts I actually missed keeping up a Blog. Covid changed so many things relating to my business, or lack of, during those early days. 2020 was an incredibly strange time and people just weren't risking having their photos taken in an enclosed space like my studio. Money was an issue as many people were unemployed. Port Townsend is a destination for many visitors during the summer, especially at Fort Worden State Park. But that didn't happen and I missed the opportunity to take family photos of visitors staying at the Fort.  
A hundred years from now Historians will still be studying how the World changed during the pandemic. I'm incredibly optimistic about what 2023 will bring.