Monday, November 25, 2013

Clearing The Camera

Here are some recent photos I've taken that I wanted to share. Go here if you'd like to see more photo posts.

Guineas taking a rest on the fence.

This is how Gizmo likes to sit while looking out the window. So silly!

Brass mouthpieces from David's band room.

Playing games by candlelight during a power outage.

Visiting my neighbors across the street :)

Hope you've enjoyed a slice of our homestead!

~Tammy

PS - Just wanted to let everyone know that I have removed the option for anonymous comments because I have been receiving over 50 spam comments every day, many with offensive language. I have set it to comments from registered users only, so I hope that I don't exclude any of you from commenting. If you have any tips for me or if you aren't able to comment on my post, please email me at tdbarani@yahoo.com.

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52 comments:

  1. i've always used the 'registered users including open i.d.' and get very little spam if ever...

    love your camera dump. :)

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  2. Gorgeous photo! I love the picture of Gizmo! What a cutie!

    I had to switch to the Disqus commenting system for the same reason (you might want to explore that option so that you don't lose any of your commenting friends). It's very user friendly and easy to install. I actually love it so much I wish I had installed it earlier.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  3. Not many cats will sit like that. I had a pair once where one of them would only sleep on his stomach with his legs out in all directions, and the other would only sleep on her back, which was very strange but funny to see when they were side by side. How is little Emma? Did she ever hatch that egg?

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    1. In addition to using 'registered users including open i.d.' for comments, you can also set it to require a 'word verification' code to post the comment. That's what I do and I only have gotten 1 suspect message ever.

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    2. Just a small note about the word verification - many people who read on touch screen devices find it cumbersome to use these and so they end up not commenting, even though they'd like to. Depends on your own preferences.

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  4. Love your photos. My favorite of this weeks Clearing The Camera is - playing games by candlelight. So cool!
    Gizmo takes second...but then again they are all good. :-)
    Have a great week.

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  5. Hahaha - look at them just hanging out on the fence like it's no big deal ;)

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  6. I love the guineas in your first shot!
    I had to do the same think with anon. comments. Too much spam!
    The options of word verification was not something I wanted to use. I always find them frustrating when leaving comments for others.
    Nice photos :)

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  7. Love the shot of the guineas lined up on the fence! Yes, I changed the comment form to registered users a couple of years ago and have had no problems since. Too bad there are people out there that think they need to post offensive spam messages.

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  8. I love the guineas...we have guineas too. That is the cutest picture of Gizmo! Glad I found your blog. You have much more I look forward to reading.

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  9. Love your photos, Tammy.. The cat is so sweet.. I had to do the same with my comment form, too.. I have not had spam since.. xo

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  10. Gizmo's photo is my very favorite - adorable! Sorry to hear about all those spammers - I can't stand it either and I removed mine a while back too.

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  11. same thing happened to me with the spam......it's too bad. LOVE the photos as always and that Gizmo cracks me right up!

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  12. Oh my goodness.... I love the pic of Gizmo sitting like that...it is hilarious! All the pics are great.. I love the mouth pieces too.. Hey, our neighbors look a lot alike...lol... You always take such wonderful storytelling pics. Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings!

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  13. I love the guineas on the fence.
    That stinks about the spammers.

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  14. Love the one of gizmo! That is so cute.

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  15. Oh my gosh that photo of Gizmo is to cute! How funny he likes to sit like that. Ms Green Eyes was sleeping like that the other day... silly is right :) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  16. I had to take anonymous of mine for the same reason. I like the instruments.

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  17. What a cool picture of the brass mouthpieces!

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  18. Gizmo is Hilarious! Good luck with the change over, that's really too bad people have to be so cruel.

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  19. I love the photos. The guineas and Gizmo are my favorite. Even though I love that pic of Gizmo I still miss my Sylvester. :( I'm fine with commenting this way. Why people think it's ok to comment on anyone's blog with profanity or even bully them is beyond me. If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all. Don't even stop by!

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  20. Your cat is so funny! Lovely shots.

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  21. Wonderful pictures. All are relaxing in different ways...

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  22. Tammy, your guineas lined up on the fence are pretty. And Gizmo just looks too cute! Sorry about the spam, I wish it wasn't so! Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  23. Your photos have me smiling this morning. Lots of great shots my friend.. And that kitty is adorable.

    I had to change my setting a while back. And it did the trick.

    Hugs~

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  24. Hey my friend. I LOVE that Cat and how GIZMO sits.. How cute is that . I love that you guys even played cards in the candle light. Your pics just touched my heart my friend and you even have beautiful neighbors xoxoox HUGS

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  25. So many wonderful photos Tammy. Gizmo is so adorable! What a position.. is that comfortable?? Lol! The first pic is a good one too. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! xxleslie

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  26. What great photos!! You take great care with your photography and it shows :) Thanks so much for sharing and I hope your spam issue is resolved :)

    Erin
    http://yellowbirchhobbyfarm.blogspot.com

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  27. Gizmo is such a character! Perfect name for him. And, I had never seen white Guineas until yours. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

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  28. Gizmo looks entirely comfy in his new home, ahahhaha, I love that picture. :)

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  29. Oh my goodness...that Gizmo picture!

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  30. Now that cat is so cute. Remind me of garfied. Lol. Great pictures

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  31. Sorry to hear about your SPAM issues. Ugh...

    Love that cute kitty! And playing games by candlelight sounds like so much fun! I hope hot cocoa was involved. ;0D
    Thanks for sharing on the HOP today.

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  32. What lovely photos! I love the one playing games by candlelight. There's some sort of magic that is unveiled when we are able to completely "unplug"... even if it's against our will!

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  33. I just love all these pictures! The guineas look like little vultures sitting there and how fun to have game night by candle light! :)

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  34. Love your photos! I wish I had neighbors like yours!

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  35. That photo of Gizmo cracks me up. :-D I went the route of no anonymous comments a while ago and now very few spam mails slip through. It was worth it.

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  36. Always enjoy your photo dumps!

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  37. LMAO!! That Gizmo is a hoot! Love your guineas...looking at them, I can't imagine them getting into trees at night! I adore the brass mouthpieces and candle light game night. Sure wish I had your neighbors! Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

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  38. my dear tammy, good morning!

    hehe your kitty made smile! he's definitely a hoot!

    here's wishing you a happy and family filled thanksgiving!!

    xoxo

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  39. Oh Gizmo!! What a cutie pie, that photo made me laugh.

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  40. i really loved these! that gizmo! have a happy thanksgiving!!

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  41. Love all the pics, especially fond of the "playing games by candle light", makes you want to turn the lights off on purpose just to spend the quiet, peaceful time together.

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  42. Your pictures are great, I really like the pictures of the guineas onthe fence. I have never raised guineas but would like to give it a try sometime.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  43. Tammy, I had to do the same thing with comments a few months or more ago. After blogging about 7 years without comment moderation, I was bummed.. but I was getting some very disturbing spam, too. As soon as I switched to moderating comments, it stopped. It took me a solid week to get used to using comment moderation, but I don't mind it anymore!

    Your guineas remind me that today, over Thanksgiving dinner, my niece filled me in on her newly acquired EMU!!! It had been abandoned by it's owners, and it has taken to her.. whe's a bit of a Dr. Doolittle. :)
    Love the card game by candle light - reminds me of our time far north at our

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    1. oops.. at our cabin in northern Ontario. We don't use electricity when we're there in the summer, and I love it! We play cribbage & cards by candlelight.

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  44. Gizmo is so funny!! Great pictures :)

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  45. Love how chill Gizmo is - surprised that doesn't hurt his tail though. As for the moutpiece shot, that looks like one of those "artsy photo of the day" posts. :)

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