This is Like a Little Cornucopia

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Lucy Through a Fish Eye Lens.

Hope everyone is having a great week, being productive, making memories, and easing into the warmer weather.  It was 32 with a freeze warning for two days, the next day it was 85 and today is up there warm-wise, too.  That's Spring in Ohio. This blog post is a little cornucopia of topics.

Well, I have been practicing a bit with the new camera, and my conclusion is, it must be me. The images are still blurry even with the stabilization setting on, and the macro is a little better, but not perfect.

The camera does have a touch screen option to take a photo, and that was the only way to get a picture of Lucy.  She's not one to pose, not for two seconds, not for 1.5 seconds.  The fish eye lens made some funny images, and poor Lucy is all nose in this one.  At the bottom of the page, you can see her in normal focus.  I mention  that for karma's sake.

I had to separate the sandwich to cut it.
I  found myself in IHop looking for a muffin or a piece of pie and a pot of tea, but they don't have anything like that (tea, yes.)  The last time I was in an IHop  it was a bad experience, so today I gave them another chance, and they passed.

Since I took the camera with me, I thought I'd snap a quick photo of my plate.   The lighting is a little dim,  I didn't use the flash, but there are some details showing up, like the moisture on the knife and the texture in the spinach.

This was artisan grilled sourdough bread (2 half, but large slices) with lots of tasty veggies cooked in scrambled egg with a variety of cheeses.  A little dish of fresh fruit- nice, was my side instead of potatoes.  Trying to limit my carbs, all in all a good meal for $4.99.  No, this is not a paid post; LOL.

I want to give a reminder about the Inspired by Four series.  Next Friday, May 24th, is the fourth Friday of the month and our second challenge with linkup.  Have you chosen a word yet?  I have and need to get the work finished.  Anyone who wants to join, please do.  Read the link above and you will be all set with info and links too.

Take good care my friends, have a great weekend.  I will be continuing to declutter the basement and upstairs.  The garage is half filled with things to donate or put in a yard sale.  It will take me a few months to declutter the whole house with my pace, but it will be done!

Any Yard Salers among the readers?  Tips?  Spill!


Christine Altmiller said...

That is a good lunch for $4.99! It looks delicious too. Live the Fish Eye Lucy...that photo is hysterical :-) Our weather is following the same trend as yours. Snow, hail, frost, followed by 80'. I hope to join the four letter word one of these months. AS for right now, I am overloaded, but when I catch my breath, I would really like to jump in! Have a great week Gloria! (no de-clutter tips...not my strong point. LOL)

Terry said...

Ooh, glad you reminded about the four letter word. It had slipped my mind,...now to pick a word. Hmmmmm. Happy weekend, good luck with the decluttering.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Say what you will, but Lucy looks adorable in that fish-eye photo! I haven't been to IHOP in years since there isn't one close to where we live.

I'm working on my four letter word.

Have a wonderful weekend! Doing lots of clean up projects here, too!

Magic Love Crow said...

I can't stop laughing at Lucy! LOL! Sorry Lucy ;o)
I don't think there is an IHop in Canada? I love what you ate! Something I would truly enjoy ;o)
I was just thinking about my 4 letter word today! Have to get my butt in gear, because it's suppose to rain for 3 days after monday. So, I only have this weekend to take pictures ;o)
Have fun with the yard sale! My advice, group like things and always have prices in your mind!! Put some music on and have fun!
Hugs ;o)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lucy's got one cute nose! and seems she's snoopervising you!! ha! what a sweetie. Have fun with that new camera, looks like it is taking some great shots! I need to get my act in gear and test drive a couple cameras so I can upgrade from taking pictures on my phone!

Ginger Zuck said...

Lucy is a doll!! I have not been to IHOP in years, but that sure looks good!! Good luck with the new camera, looks good to me! Have a wonderful weekend. :D

mail4rosey said...

Your Lucy is a beauty with or w/o the fish eye lens. :)

Linda said...

I hope that you have a lot of fun with your new camera. Soon the newness will wear off and you will be a pro. I have a newish camera wit a fish eye lens and it really is fun, and by the way...I to am still getting use to it.
As far as garage sales go, yes, put them is categories. It makes for better sales appeal. Buyers will not get confused. I am having one in mid summer. Good luck with yours.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the photo of Lucy! It is a riot! New cameras are confusing. Who wants to read a manual? The IHop meal looks delicious. It actually looks like something I would make at home. The weather has been nuts in MA too. Hopefully it will turn more predictable!

Linda Bouffard said...

Yea, we eased into the warm weather yesterday here in Connecticut with 90 degree temps!! That's not "easing". That's being thrown in. ha ha

Hope you are well. Linda