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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 141,738

Journal Archives

My First Successful Total Lunar Eclipse Photo, May 15, 2022.

Obviously, there are things that need to be fixed! But I did want to show all of you what I was able to accomplish (with AndyS' help!).

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon May 16, 2022, 01:07 AM (38 replies)

Two Days Before Full...

The same photo: Edited to show the true color and the color the camera saw.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 13, 2022, 11:40 PM (18 replies)

Selected photos from a farmer's market:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed May 11, 2022, 11:20 PM (16 replies)

A friend sent me this and I thought it deserved sharing! Enjoy. ♥

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon May 9, 2022, 12:48 AM (23 replies)

3 Photos of the flowers on the Jacaranda in my yard:

Here I'm showing just what using the Exposure Compensation wheel can do:

Photo right out of the camera; no edits at all.


Photo with small amount of exposure compensation done before the photo was taken:


Photo with more exposure compensation done before the photo was taken:


Which one do you like the best?

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu May 5, 2022, 12:18 AM (15 replies)

Tonight's waxing crescent moon--3 days post new moon @ 9.9%

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue May 3, 2022, 11:27 PM (5 replies)

From my recent trip: Food Porn!

Now and then, I would remember to record what we ate, whether AndyS cooked it, or when we were eating out. Following are some of those photos.



Bon Appetit!

A shrimp recipe (don't recall the name) plus salad and French Bread, at Andy's home:

A shrimp salad from a restaurant in Galveston:

More shrimp! Near the Rookery/High Island

Lunch at a local Dallas restaurant:

Dinner at Andy's: Shrimp stew with corn muffins and honey:

Healthy Dinner at Andy's: Chicken breast, asparagus and fresh cut corn:

Dessert at Andy's: Ice cream from the Blue Bell Creameries (so good!) with mint from his garden:

And just for fun: Local Sanitation Group at Work: Hey, they have to eat too!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 1, 2022, 04:29 PM (17 replies)

I was rummaging around in old flower photos from 2015...

And I came across these flowers that I took at the Wayfarer's Chapel up in Palos Verdes where it overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

I was happy to see these again, and I wanted to share them with all of you.

I was using my Nikon D3200. Everything was on auto! Hope you enjoy my little wandering down memory lane...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 1, 2022, 12:26 AM (11 replies)

I took many photos on my recent trip to Texas. Today, I've settled on these as some of the best.

Hope you enjoy!


Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret


American Alligator

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 28, 2022, 02:52 PM (58 replies)

Republicans crib from Putin's playbook--today's LA Times Op Ed.

By Kurt Bardella

The Republican Party has a clear vision for the future of the United States: one that’s white, Christian and fundamentally opposed to Western ideals of pluralism.

These goals certainly aren’t new. Since President Ronald Reagan tethered the Republican Party to the Christian right, the objectives have been obvious and the barriers to realizing them have slowly eroded. We’re currently standing at a precipice where the GOP, fully consumed by Trumpism, is closer than ever to codifying this vision.

And ironically, while Republicans have sought to alarm voters with ludicrous fears of Democrats wanting to enact “communism,” the America they want is much closer to that of Soviet and Putin’s Russia. In fact, the actions conservatives are embracing and what’s happening in Russia are so similar that comparisons cannot be considered hyperbole.

In both the USSR and modern Russia, homophobia is rampant and LGBTQ people are brutally punished for their existence. A common slur for gay men in Russian is the same word as that for “pedophile,” and Russian President Vladimir Putin has perpetuated the vile trope that gay people abuse children.


All of it at the link: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-04-28/republican-party-adopts-russia-authoritarian-playbook

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 28, 2022, 02:15 PM (5 replies)
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