Monday, January 9, 2017

Lots of Snow Weekend!

We got quite a bit of snow this weekend, so we couldn't go out for any long drives. I was upset about my lens being sent back so we called back and explained to the company, which was actually a foreign service but at least he connected us with the manager of the store. It would be nice if they actually had a number you could call, but  you get an automated message only and no way to talk to an actual person.

The manager was nice and she said she would call back but after two hours, I got tired of waiting. The snow was starting to fall so we headed to the store before it got worse. At that point I was tired of going in circles, so I stated that I didn't like the fact that I would have to buy another lens and since the standard lens was junk, I would want a better one which was twice the price. It still came back to the statement that they already sent it back to the warehouse. No idea why they just didn't shelf it and sell it again and what happens when it goes to the warehouse, it disappears? Haha.

So, we came to an agreement, I get to keep the wide angle for free, so I came out ahead on that since it cost more than the other. Then she said I could have a discount on a new lens, so how could I resist. I decided to go with a better quality 55mm, so I have something for regular shots and it is also nice for portraits.

Of course I had to try out my new lenses, but even with the sun out, the roads were snow covered and slippery.

The first is with the Zoom. I usually shoot at 200, since the full 300 will come out blurry. I shot this from the porch and Bill and Bean are in the back yard. I was hiding under the umbrella, the boys didn't seem to care that it was near blizzard conditions.

This was a phone shot, Bean would stay out, till he turned into a popsicle.

Since we got a late start Sunday, we headed to the village. The first stop was the wharf. As usual the sun was in the wrong position but I caught this cute little guy, hiding in the pots, to keep warm. They like to eat the bugs and things that are on the seaweed that sticks to the cage.

On the other side, I noticed some sailboats, so had to go check it out. It was cold and windy, I would not want to be in a boat now.

In town is another wharf, where you can sit and enjoy the views. 

I was just about to take a photo of the seagull, sitting on the post, when he decided to fly off.

The last stop was at the town launch. It seems someone forgot to bring their boat in. I love the coves in the winter, but it is so cold, I had to give up and go home, to warm up. I hope you enjoyed seeing our town in the winter.


Kate said...

Those are hardy sailors, Debbie. It's nice that you did ok with the camera lens - funny how things work out sometimes. You got quite a bit of snow - dare I say I'm a little surprised. Bean looks so cute - our Abby used to love the snow, too. :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your photos but brr they sure look cold! The little bird shot is perfect!

Jennie in GA said...

Congrats on standing firm in your lens. Lovely pics, but so cold looking...Brrrrr!

acorn hollow said...

So glad you got your lens straightened out. We are cold cold cold and more crap coming in this evening.

Rugs and Pugs said...

So happy the lens issue was resolved to your benefit.
Great pictures. What kind of camera do you have, may I ask?
Stay warm,

Fiona said...

lovely pictures... I did laugh at the comment that Bean would happily stay out till he turned into a popsicle!

Saundra said...

Cold there, cold here brrrrrr. Glad it is about to warm up here at least a little above freezing. Perhaps the rain tonight will wash away the snow and ice and make walking and driving better.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm glad the camera saga came out with a positive result. Your pictures are beautiful ... but I am sitting in a warm room to view them.