Finishing up with my problems with IE, it’s dead and won’t even open at all to drop an error message on me. I don’t care. I am now using Firefox and Chrome and tickled to death with both. So IE, just keep to yourself and stay off my doorstep.
Fall is coming to an early close here. Due to the drought all summer, we had a very, very early changing of the leaves and just as fast, they are dropping. My favorite season, and all too short, I ran outside yesterday right before the grass was being cut and the leaves being bagged, and snapped just a few little last pictures of the back of my back yard. Click to enlarge.
Who spilled the paint bucket? The birds will have a heavy grocery cart of holly berries this year. My hollies are huge and loaded for them.
This is just to show how giant my Leland Cypress trees are. See them next to the double feeder? That’s the same feeder and tree that my olympic trampoline squirrel uses, and that feeder is very high. I have to stand on tip toes to reach the loop to bring them down to fill. I’m not a gnome but maybe close. I’m 5’3”.
Happy little birds getting ready to bathe. See that thing in the middle? That’s a Water Wiggler and vibrates so that the water is always moving. It keep mosquitoes from landing and hatching eggs, plus the birds are really drawn to it. Sometimes the entire birdbath is so covered with birds that you can’t see anything but the pedestal.
Let the baths begin. They aren’t squashed, they’re just flapping their wings in the water. I gave some thought to doing a little vid of them bathing, but….well, you know how bad my vids are, even worse than my photos!
Ok, next subject is BOOKS. Some of us have been talking about them for a few days, and I agree with Arlene that there’s nothing like holding a real book in your hands, however….now we have Kindles and all the clones. Really not bad at all. But check this out. This is a free Kindle for your desktop! Now if you don’t mind sitting at your desk and reading, or if you can pull up a comfortable chair, this is one nifty gadget, plus there are bunches of free kindle book sites where you do a quick download and then drag it into your new little kindle. I LOVE mine. On a lazy day I can sit at my desk and read my book while I’m blog walking or writing at the same time. That little gadget even folds a page for you so that you’ll never lose your place. Add to that, that you can customize the color of the pages and the fonts for your own relaxed experience. I took 4 pictures of what this looks like on your monitor. Remember, it’s free and the download is at Amazon under free desktop kindle. As usual, click to enlarge:
That is what the little icon looks like on your desktop
This is what it looks like when you have clicked to open it and it is initializing. Cute, huh?
Once opened, all the books you have downloaded will show. I am reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy at the moment. That is on the top row, 4th over. See the little blue dots below it? That shows how far I’ve gotten on the read (it’s a VERY long book). At the top are all the clickable spots to change the layout, colors, fonts, everything.
This is the page I’m on for Anna Karenina. See the bookmarked bent page top right? When you open the book, it automatically goes to where you left off and had clicked “bookmark”. To turn the page, or even go back pages, just click to the right or left of the page. If reading only forward, click anywhere and the page turns. I tell you, I just love my little desktop Kindle.
IF you decide to download one for yourself, Amazon also has free kindle books to load into it. Get them; get all of them as there is no limit. Once you do that, from time to time Amazon adds more free ones along with those for sale. Then, to get even more (and there are thousands), go to this site: http://www.feedbooks.com and you can browse through old classics, new books and independent authors. If you enlarged my shot of the books, you’ll see one called The Cyberotica Box. I know what it sounds like, but it’s not what you think. What a great story! (Penelope, it’s exactly your style!)You must download that from feedbooks!
So that’s my story for today along with a little review. Time for lunch and my favorite soap (I only watch one) and then out for errands. Gorgeous day out now with lots of sun, my clean cut yard, and a darn renegade squirrel trying to tear down the feeder. Time to bang on the window :D