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Thu Jun 16, 2016, 03:32 PM

Purple Thistle

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Reply Purple Thistle (Original post)
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 OP
elleng Jun 2016 #1
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #2
mnhtnbb Jun 2016 #3
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #4
mnhtnbb Jun 2016 #5
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #6
mnhtnbb Jun 2016 #7
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #8
alfredo Jun 2016 #9
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #11
alfredo Jun 2016 #13
Mira Jun 2016 #10
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #12
alfredo Jun 2016 #14
Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #15
alfredo Jun 2016 #16

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 03:47 PM

1. LOVELY!

Thanks for the reminder.

I'm afraid my bud vase is long gone.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 04:47 PM

2. My backyard could use a bit of...weeding...

Time to go slash and burn around the grapevines.

My wife will want those cups.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 04:52 PM

3. I love purple and green together.

What a lovely photo!

How is the SIL doing?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 06:07 PM

4. He's up and down.

He waited way too long to be seen initially, and he has pretty severe damage to the heart as a result. Blood oxygen levels are an issue at this point, along with fluid retention, etc. . He really wants to go back to work, at least on light duty (he's a geriatric specialist for three elder care facilities) but it just isn't going to happen yet.

My wife was down there until a week ago, and we're both going back down next Friday. I'll probably stay in La Jolla for a couple of months.

Thanks for asking.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 09:38 PM

5. I'm going to be in Solana Beach for a family wedding in August.

Is he on a transplant list?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 10:18 PM

6. Not yet.

They won't list him until he gets worse and needs the heart asap. This amazes me, as he just about died, and is still very sick.

His dad, who had one 15 years ago, was so sick when they finally called to tell him they had a match that he doesn't even remember being taken to the hospital.

August is a great time to be at the beach in SoCal, as I know you know.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 10:29 PM

7. How incredibly stressful for everyone.

Sending you and your family a cyberhug.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 11:44 PM

8. Thanks for the hug.

It is incredibly stressful. My daughter is trying to balance care for a six-month old, a very needy husband (understandably), and manage a full panel of eye surgeries at work. She is beyond overwhelmed, and we're doing everything we can to help, as is his family. We are just so grateful she doesn't have to face this entirely on her own.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:02 AM

9. That is beautiful.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:08 AM

11. Thanks alfredo.

My vineyard (all 3 vines!) is pretty heavily overgrown.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:15 AM

13. I love vineyards.

My dad had some Concord grapes. I loved squeezing out the sweet pulp, in order to avoid the skin.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:02 AM

10. Win. Win. Win.

The layers, the clarity and the color. Totally gorgeous.
Thank you for that.

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Response to Mira (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:09 AM

12. Thanks, Mira.

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

I love that lens, and it was very inexpensive.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:16 AM

14. Everyone should have a nifty fifty. They are so versatile.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:21 AM

15. I agree.

The 50mm f/1.8 and the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 are the least expensive lenses in my kit (which isn't saying much as the most expensive lens I own is the 85mm f/1.8G) and yet they consistently produce nice images.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:29 AM

16. The closest I have to one is a 28mm 2.8.

With a 2X crop factor it is a 56mm. The lumix 20mm 1.7 gives me 40mm. That's a great little lens.

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