Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Scratching an Itch!



I have been looking over my old floppy discs that hold hundreds of photos I took with my old digital camera, a Sony, Mavica. My lap top doesn't have a floppy disc drive, so I have been on my old, slow desk top, which is acting like it's ready to give up the ghost any minute, viewing all the old photographs. Can you believe old digital cameras stored the photos on floppy's? Hmm, I wonder if that old camera would be considered a collectible now? Probably not; it's just considered obsolete!


I remember how happy I was with it, my first digital camera, lugging it with me everywhere. And today, on this chilly winter day, I found my most favorite shot of a deer, and I emailed it from my desk top to my lap top. The one you see above, of a young buck in my field, taken about 5 years ago, that I call "Scratching an Itch!" Well, that's what he was doing, scratching an itch, when I aimed and shot the picture. It came out pretty good, don't you think?

The photo reminds me of that warm summer day, on this cold wintry day, and that's a good thing. I hope you like the picture.

I also hope it's warmer where you are. I know it's warmer where Merle is!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

53 comments:

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Loved the picture. Pretty neat that you caught one in the act of scratching.lol Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Laura,

Nice to see you! I kind of get a kick out of the picture. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a blessed day as well.

Renie

Nonna said...

What a cute picture!
Hope you have a nice, warm day!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, a nice warm day would be wonbderful! But I will settle for a colder day without snow. LOL. Thank you for visiting, Patti. I know you'll have a nice warm day. Hope it's a good one for you.

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I love the picture of the deer scratching his itch. It is so neat that you was able to catch something like this. "THANK YOU" for sharing it with us. I am going to be online. "PRAISE GOD" I was able to pay the Cable & Internet Bill late yesterday afternoon. "THANK YOU" for all of your prayers for us. I appreciate it very much. I was running late in posting this morning and when I saw the radar, it looked like you may have had some Wintry Mix in your area. It could be tho that it wasn't hitting the ground either. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

deborah wilson said...

Good pic, Renie!

Speaking of obselete, how about the polaroid cameras!

*Floppies or Flash Drives*

I also had a lot of pics on floppy disk and had to transfer them to cd. I still use floppy disk though, I think I'm going to keep it as long as I can. It's a good quick way to store documents and stuff that you might want to refer back to but not keep permanently. Plus, some of the computers at tech still use floppy disk as everyone can't afford a flash disk (the better choice!) to transport school work from classroom to home and then back to classroom. Floppies are much less expensive than flash disks/cd's. The only problem is that the info saved on floppies will eventually deteriorate.

But even so, most instructors are now geared toward flash disks. Reg Floppies only hold 1.44 mb's and flash disks now hold up to 2 gb's - and the price is going down!

A few years ago I paid $50 for my flash disk and it's only 512 mb's. Now a 2 gb flash disk can be bought for around $20 - $30.

Flash disks are small, about the size of a cigarette lighter and can be carried in your purse. all that's needed is a USB port on any computer - you can carry your info anywhere - to class, back home, to work, or to girlfriend's house. Most people now have several USB ports on their computer - the place where you connect your camera to download pics.

Flash disks are also called Flash Drives.

lol! I think my point in all of the above mumbo is that flash drives have taken over floppies and are a good investment for those who like/or have to move things.

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

I love this photo of the deer scratching an itch! What a great capture. Thank you for posting it.

I didn't realize that photos from the older digital cameras could be stored on floppies. Incredible. Technology in moving so fast, it's hard to keep up. It's ironic, the photos now are huge and yet the flash drives are small and hold tons of photos. The only problem is trying to keep up with the changes - floppies to CDs to flash drives - before each becomes obsolete. LOL

Again, I love the photo! Deer are wonderful creatures and such a joy to see. Thank you.

I hope you have a great day!
Hugs,
Tina

michele tune said...

What a neat pic, Renie! Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

I'm sure you were elated that beautiful day when you snapped this one!

I hope your other computer doesn't "give up the ghost" too soon so you can get your photos that's saved on there.

Have a great day!

Smiles,
Michele

Mississippi Songbird said...

Love the picture.. It's so adorable.
Hoep you have a great day..

Patty said...

It's amazing they can get a hoof up that high don't you think? Nice photo.

Hope you're staying warm. Today it got up to 33. Have a great evening.

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Wow!
You took the pic at the correct second.
It's so wonderful =)

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen,

Glad to see you are still here! Sorry I missed you for coffee, but I guess you were a little later than usual, and I left fairly early. Just got home a bit ago.

I'm glad you enjoyed the picture. And I'm even gladder that you got your Internet/cable bill paid and will be still around. I'd miss you, if you weren't. So would a lot of other folks!

We have not had any wintry mix yet, and I don't thing we'll get any this week. But there is another chance for it Monday, I think. I shouldn't say this, but we rarely get snow. It's not impossible, but it is a rare occurrence. Now ice is another matter. Hush my mouth!

Thank you for your kind words. I'll be by to visit later this evening.

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Deborah,

Yes, I remember the Polaroid camera. I still have my old one somewhere, in a box.

Well, I have a bunch of floppy's, but my old camera no longer works because the big battery in it died. I will transfer all my pictures to CD's. Or at least the ones I want to save. I could get a floppy drive for my lap top, but won't bother. I think they were handy things. Have lots of stories stored on some of them as well. Not sure if they are still good or not. But I can look on old desk top. Flash disks are great. So much storage on a small object. It's amazing. Of course, my new digital has one of those, I think. The little thingie in there where all the pictures I take are stored, that's it, isn't it? I dunno...LOL.

You are so knowledgeable on the subject! I learned a lot from reading this great information you shared. Thanks a bunch!

Hope you have a great evening.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

I'm glad you enjoyed the photo. I hadn't seen it in a while, but I knew I had it on a floppy, and am glad I found it.

Yes, the old digitals stored the photos on floppy's. Hard to believe, I know. But like Deborah said, they can get corrupted and you can lose your pictures, or documents, for that matter. Have to work on transfering a lot of that stuff to CD's, soon.

Thank you for coming by. It's always a pleasure to see you here. Have a wonderful evening, my friend.

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele!

I'm glad you enjoyed my old, deer picture. I actually called that young buck, Bucky. Original, eh? LOL. He would eat out of my hand. I have a picture somewhere, that Greg took of my, handing Bucky a cookie. I must find it!

Thank you for coming by. Hope all is well with you. Have a great evening,

Hugs,

Renie

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Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Stephanie,

Nice to see you. Thank you for coming by, and the nice comment.

Take care!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

we got up to 41 today. But it was overcast and gloomy looking.

Yes, I was amazed to see him raise his hoof that high up, too, that's why I snapped the picture. I never saw a deer do that before, or since. It was just a lucky shot for me, I guess.

Thanks for coming by. Have a great evening!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Audrey!

Thank you kindly for the lovely comment. I hope all is well with you, my friend.

Blessings,

Renie

Pauline said...

Cold, cold here and getting colder so your wonderful photo of a warm day and a young deer was most welcome!

deborah wilson said...

Renie,

No, a flash disk is something entirely different. It is sold at the store as a stand alone gadget.

The next time that you are at a store like Best Buys or anywhere they sell computer accessories, ask the sales clerk to show you where they are located and check them out. They are very small and they come with a wire (like your camera) which will plug straight into your computer's USB port.

The flash disk works just like a floppy disk but it can hold a tremendous amount of files.

They are real easy to use.

Have a good evening, everyone here will most likely have a snow day tomorrow, already the schools are closing. haha

Mississippi Songbird said...

Renie,
The address for my daughter's school is
Falkner Elementary School
P. O. Box 146
Falkner, MS
38629

.. Thanks so much.

ancient one said...

Hey.. loved your deer picture. That is a good shot.

I have an obsolete digital camera too, probably two..LOL... the one I'm using now is kinda old, but small and fits in my purse and goes everywhere with me.

My first one was an old one that a cousin had and sold to me rather cheap when digitals were more expensive.

I sure wish we could get cable out here ... its all around us but not here yet...maybe soon! I'm still on dial up and it is sooo slow. Teaches me patience!!

Jeanette said...

Gday Renie, Just popped over from Merle's.
Lovely photo of the Deer scratching himself, its the closest ill ever get to seeing one.
thats the beauty of blogland you can travel the world without leaving the computer.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pauline,

We're to get arctic cold here beginning Friday night into Sunday night. I don't like winter very much. :-)

Thank you for the nice comment. Keep warm!

Renie






Deborah,

Thanks for explaining what a flash disc is. I'm gonna get me one of those. Oh, and it was snowing here for ten minutes. Big, beautiful snow flakes. But now it turned to rain.

I guess a little snow causes a big havoc in the South. LOL. Have a good evening as well.

Renie





Stephanie,

Thank you for the address. Have a nice evening.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hey Ann,

Thanks! It's kind of unusual, that's why I like it. I take lots of pictures of the deer, but that one is a little different. LOL.

And I don't have cable either. I'm still on dial-up, too. But will be getting DSL, not cable, soon. Cable isn't out here either. I have satellite for TV. I already signed the contract for the DSL. I can't wait. Dial-up is a pain in the tush! LOL. It usually makes me mad, not patient!

Thanks for coming by. Have a great evening.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Jeanette,

Welcome to my humble blog. I'm glad you came over from dear, Merle's. Yes, that's true about blogland. I see all the beautiful, unusual (for here) flowers at Merle's blog, that I would never see otherwise.

I'm glad you enjoyed the photo of the young buck. Hope you visit again. I will stop by and visit your blog soon.

Have a great evening, or day, depending on what corner of the world you're in.

Renie

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Love the photo of the deer scratching himself- most unusual
to get a picture like that. Jeanette
is a dear friend of mine and while I have an ordinary garden with a few nice things, she has a wonderful garden and fernery etc. Do have a look at some of her posts.
Thanks for your comments and glad you liked "I cannot remember" as we all did. And glad you got a few chuckles from the jokes. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

It's always a pleasure to have a visit from you. I think the photo is unusual as well, that is why I was happy to find it again.

I'm pleased your dear friend Jeanette came to visit here. I'm going over to visit with her a bit.

Have a lovely Friday, my friend.

Love,

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I see you came to visit while I was doing my post for today. LOL. That's okay, I'm glad you stopped by. Oh my goodness, you got a bit of Snow. Lucky you. We didn't get anything but rain and it was a cold rain also. I do believe if the temperatures had been a bit colder, it would have done something. I have a picture on my today's post that I took yesterday afternoon of the Sky around here. It did look snowy yesterday afternoon, but just wasn't cold enough. Colder weather is on the way for here too. I may have to get out in it on Saturday morning. I know I do Friday night, but not sure about Saturday yet. I won't know till Friday night after the game. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Morning, dear Karen,

Yes, I was just over by you, a bit ago. Will stop back to see your picture. Yes, we had some beautiful snow last night. Huge flakes coming down, and everything was white out there. But it was all gone by this morning. And yes, a few brrr days and nights coming by Friday night. It will be mighty cold Sunday morning, going to church.

Today, I am going to Lunch and Bingo. LOL. Then my son is coming tonight for a few days. He is such a blessing to me!

Thank you for coming by this morning. Have a wonderful day today, and God bless you!

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Dick said...

Jumping over from Becki's blog. I like the picture and you camera story. Nice blog.

Glo said...

Beautiful photo,great shot. I just love seeing pictures like these.
It's 19 degrees here today with snow on the ground.Sun is out making it look warmer.
Hope you have a great day and I'll be looking forward to seeing more of you photos.
God bless,
Glo

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Dick! Hope you visit again.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Glo,

Hope you're feeling much better, and the pain has eased considerably. Thank you for coming by and the nice comment.

Blessings,

Renie

Mary said...

Renie,

This photo is amazing. I love it. Imagine being close enough to take a photo of a deer scratching an itch. What a great caption.

Thanks so much for sharing. I'm glad you're enjoying the accounting of our trip. There's some amazing photos coming up.

Blessings,
Mary

Renie Burghardt said...

Mary,

I'm looking forward to your amazing photos! Thank you for your nice comment on my old photo. I was tickled to find it on one of the old floppy's. Take care and have a nice evening. Hope it's not too cold and snowy where you live.

Hugs,

Renie

imac said...

Reaaly nice photo, of the itch, groovy - love it.
You have an interesting blog here.

Thanks for your visit and your kind comments.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Imac. Appreciate the compliment. I really enjoy your photos.

Best wishes,

Renie

Mary said...

Renie,

I've tagged you for a meme. I do hope you will participate. It would be fun reading your answers.

Brandy said...

Hi Renie,
The soup is excellent!! You really need to try it out! I know exactly what you mean about slow desktops. My laptop went splat, so now I have to use the old desk top which only has a whole 9g of memory. Sometimes it can be a nightmare. I hope all is well and try to stay warm!
Bran

Pia said...

that was a good one, renie. you took the shot just at the right time. i couldn't even do an "action" shot correctly. sigh...

Renie Burghardt said...

Mary,

Since I have done a couple of meme's, I don't know if there is anything new to say about me. I'll have a busy weekend anyway, so I won't attempt it now. If I decide to do it, it will be next sometime week. Thank you for thinking of me. Enjoy the weekend.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Brandy,

We'll be in the deep freeze this weekend. A good time to try your delicious hot soup recipe.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pia!!

So nice to see you again. How are you? Well, I think I just got lucky with that shot. He was scratching and I was out there with my camera! LOL.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,

Renie

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Have a very meaningful and wonderful weekend with your son.
You're a very blessed mother and grandmother =)

Take care.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I can't hardly type because my fingers are just about frozen. LOL. It was 21 degrees when I first got up at 4:30a.m. and now it's down to 19 degrees. I had to start the truck up so it would be warm when I took the girls to School. It is cold outside right now for sure. I know it has to be colder up your way. Just thought I would drop by and have a cup of coffee with you on the very cold morning. It sure taste's extra good since it's this cold. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. Enjoy your time with your Son.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Audrey,

Thank you for the nice comment, and I plan to do just that. He will be up soon, and we'll be off shopping, and having lunch today, and he will be doing some tasks around here I can't do. I am very blessed to have such thoughtful, caring children.

Have a blessed weekend as well, my friend, and watch those water bottles! LOL.

Love,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Good morning, Karen,

Yes, it's a bit chilly out there this morning, isn't it? LOL. I think they said 15 around here, and I was already out feeding the birds. BRRRR! Coffee tastes mighty good after being out. But the sun is shining, so at least it's bright.

Have a wonderful day and weekend, my friend. I am looking forward to having one. Stay warm and God bless!

Hugs,

Renie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s wonderful photo, Renie!

My I suggest that you obtain a small, external floppy drive to attach to your laptop and transfer your old digital photos to CDs? I have done that and have been amazed what I’ve had stored on those hundreds of floppies.

Renie Burghardt said...

Mr. Nick, I think that's a great suggestion, and I will do just that. I do have hundreds of photos on the floppy's.

I hope you're doing better, and Alex is being a good boy.

Best wishes,

Renie

Grandy said...

That is a funny pic indeed. How fun to peruse old photos.

I'm sorry I've not been by in a while. I've had limited time to visit my blogging friends, but I wanted to stop in and say hi. :)

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Grandy,

I know your time is more limited. After all, you're still a working girl/lady/woman. Whichever term you prefer. LOL. I'm glad you stopped by today. It's so nice to see you here. Have a great week!

Renie