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MORNING ROLL CALL 2024 JUNE

MORNING ROLL CALL JUNE 2024
Top of the morning to everyone on this 1st day of June 2024.
Happy Birthday to all of our June Birthday member.
 
 
 
 

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Thought about using over-exposed 220 films but, I had no problem seeing  my iPhone lite thru film. That Bill Nue guy is dangerous.

 

Telescope was a god  send

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey, Peeps, 

@DaveMcK @SummerIsTooHOT @MsStretch @Therapist4u @Frozenoem 

Did try to see the eclipse, but we had off and on clouds. I was in and out of the house trying to catch a glimpse. The glasses were good. I do remember in 1991 my husband and I were in Hawaii during a well-hyped total solar eclipse. We were on Kauai, and the best viewing was supposed to be on the big island of Hawaii, but they had clouds, so actually we saw it better than the folks who had planned the big expensive vacay on the big island expressly for the eclipse.

@Frozenoem ...At that time the glasses were not that available and so I had prepared the cardboard pinhole thing and it was fun looking at the crescent patterns on my husband's shirt LOL.

On Monday I enjoyed the 90% of what I could actually see. I wore my 33-year-old souvenir tee shirt from the Hawaiian eclipse.

Put one of the lenses over my phone and took a few photos.

This is the best one...you can kind of see the moon starting to come over the bottom of the sun....

 

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It's kind of blurry but had to enlarge it so I could see it and therefore the blur.

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Hi again @catwoman500

I chuckled at “I wore my 33-year-old souvenir tee shirt from the Hawaiian eclipse.”

I have more OLD clothes than new, some from the 70s...like my 1st tie-dyes, souvenirs from concerts (Jethro Tull, >>>>John Lennon & Paul McCartney, George Harrison & even Ringo>>>>(unfortunately... NOT together, but solo...still it was so wonderful & amazing to see them live!!!) Stones, Animals, Simon/Garfunkel, YES, ELO & ELP! ETC.)

 

Anyway, I think your ‘kind of blurry’ eclipse pic is still great, & wanted to ask what kind f lenses did you use? I know very little ...& I’ll defer to Froze, because I’ll bet he will jump in & expound upon more info, using his incredible wealth of knowledge...hope so....LOL!

Also.... thanks for all the kudos!

Hope you’re doing well!

As always... Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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@Therapist4u ...Allen, 

What I meant by "lens" was that I took a second pair of the cardboard glasses and folded the lens part around my phone camera lens. One of the news stations recommended that so your phone or regular camera wouldn't get screwed up. 

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Hi again @catwoman500

I’m glad I saw this post....

as I still don’t get messages from...

or about... y’all ...

The BEST PORCH PEEPS: YOU, @DaveMcK @MsStretch @LaDolceVita @Frozenoem& @SummerIsTooHOT

@LeeS4949  (& ‘OTHERS’)😉

not even when I'm 'tagged'!

anyhoot...

It can be hard to follow recent posts in this forum....as there's SO MANY🙂...& they are not necessarily ‘in order’ to me...like if you post  a reply to an older post it won’t be at the top of this page in the most recent date 1st...it will be on down by scrolling ‘a ways’ according to when the original post was made. But unless you know when that was....it’s ‘hidden’ until you ‘luck out’ like I did now...anyways...

enough of >>> ‘’ <<<< ‘these’ 🙃.... LOL!😄

 

As always... Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@LaDolceVita ...an arbor next to the pergola sounds lovely. Are you going to have something climbing on it? (and I don't mean critters!) LOL. I mean like clematis or climbing roses.

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@catwoman500    Trumpet vines have Janie.jpeg

been planted, just hope they come up.  Dogs were busy near the site because of the blood meal placed in the 2 holes.

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Hi again @LaDolceVita So...’Trumpet vines’

(I had to look up 1st...LOL!)

Trumpet vine is a native North American plant that produces stunning red, orange, or yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees.

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 And FWIW: I found this by Better Homes & Gardens

How to Plant and Grow Trumpet Vine

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/vine/trumpet-vine

I hope that when yours blooms...

BH&G... will want to put >>>> your pics <<<<

in this one's place... as a...

>>>shining example<<<<

of what the best of 'em should look like!! ...HAAAA 😃

 

Hope you’re doing well!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@LaDolceVita ...That will be really nice. It looks good. Good luck with the vines!

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@SummerIsTooHOT , eclipses happen regularly, but it is all a matter of being in the right place at the right time.  The next eclipse to appear in the U.S. is in 2033, but will only be visible in NW Alaska.  For the lower 48, the next visible eclipse will be in 2044 and will only be seen from Montana, North Dakota and far northwest South Dakota. 

 

Read more info here.

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@Therapist4u , sorry, no pictures.  Didn't have the right filters for any of my cameras.  87% = a skinny banana.  It was pretty cool.  Probably be the last one I see in my lifetime.  As the moon was moving away from the sun, some clouds moved in which looked really eerie through the glasses and at one point, the clouds blotted out the sun.  And since you can only see the sun's light through those glasses, it was easy to imagine I was watched a total eclipse. 😁

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Hi again @MsStretch

It looks like several of us Porch Peeps had to deal with some cloud issues besides you & I,....including  @catwoman500

 

Glad you at least got to see >>>>> a skinny banana! 🍌 😄 LOL!!

AFA the 2044 eclipse: Ima gunna get my hotel reservations early, for the 2044 eclipse.....

but wait...let’s see...doing some math here....oh shoot....

prob ain’t agunna be here then....tho ya never know do ya? LOL!!

Hope you’re doing well!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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One picture from a Celestron at camp,

Was at Rangeley had to fly in

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Today I plan to be unconscious, and charging batteries,

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Eclipse day. 🌒 We will see 87% in my neck of the woods.  Broke out my old glasses from the eclipse in 2017.  I cannot believe it, but we actually have a clear day as in blue sky, no clouds, today.  Anybody else got eclipse fever?

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@MsStretch 
Not a cloud in the sky in Rangeley, and only saw 5 others on my lake. Luckily someone had a telescope and filters, I couldn’t find any filters from 2017.

 

Frankly I thought I wouldn’t get any shots of eclipse despite where it would be, only went up to clear roof.

Saw a former neighbor with outfitted telescope and got some nice shots. A lot easier than my first eclipse in 1963, when it was pinhole, aluminum foil, and sheet of paper - in cardboard box.

 

Pinhole camera - old school 

 

Enjoy

Froze

 

 

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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9 comments (Tuesday 4/9/24 6:46pm ET)

 

@Frozenoem , what time was it for you?  🤔

 

I guess I should TRY to see one before I die  🙄

 

@LaDolceVita and @catwoman500 did you see it in YOUR location?  🤔

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT   There were some brief moments when the skies were darker than usual, we were outside and knew that somewhere not too far the eclipse was happening.  A strange hushed sky like the last eclipse, without actually seeing the event itself.

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Where is everyone?  I kept looking for a new Morning Roll Call thread but alas there is not one!  Have you all been eclipsed?  OK, not funny. 

 

All is well with me and mine.  Have put up an arbor next to the pergola.  Will post picture after I take one.  

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Hi again @LaDolceVita I’m glad I saw this post (from the 26th) just now on the 30th....

As I mentioned to  @catwoman500 yesterday, I don’t understand why the most recent posts aren’t always at the top of this page followed by the next most newest post on down by the date posted, so we can tell when someone’s post is ‘new’(as the ‘topic’ is never ‘new’...just a continuation---except when @DaveMcK posts a new monthly ‘subtopic’ i.e. celebrating birthdays for the new month.....&/or a new ‘Morning Roll Call thread’  

 

AFA Where is everyone? I check every day or so & wondered the same thing....(until now, of course😀..LOL!)  ...WELL...

like yourself, a few of us are emerging one by one...like new flowers 🌱🌻 finally popping their heads up from the ground...& blooming🌹...LOL!🙃

 

AFA “Have you all been eclipsed?  OK, not funny”....IMHO...

that WAS FUNNY! 😊HAHAAAA 😄

 

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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@Therapist4u   Well I am happy that you liked my eclipse joke.  Did not realize that  the order of the posts were not in the order  I am accustomed to seeing.  Glad to see everyone's posts again.  Still  a few we have not heard from.

 

BTW trumpet vines have not come up yet and may not come up at all!  They were not cheap either.

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Hi again @LaDolceVita

So... AFA "Still a few we have not heard from."

 

Dave @DaveMcK is busy posting something nearly every day....I just replied to one of his yesterday too.... & he also kudoed one of my other posts recently! And I just replied to Lee @LeeS4949 an hour ago. So besides you, Lee & Dave...I’ve interacted lately with some of the other BEST PORCH PEEPS: @catwoman500 @MsStretch  

But haven’t heard from Froze! @Frozenoem

t was on April 9th....so I hope he sees this.... & decides to come out of hibernation...LOL!

 

AFA ‘Trumpet vines’....I’m sorry to hear they ain’t behaving like they supposed to...so I’z a wundrin....are you considering planting other things...like other pretty plants....some herbs or veggies,.... or even some bushes against the house there?  Also it looks like you have an excellent place for hanging plants from the upper slats...or ‘rafters’ I see.

Anyhoot....

Had to add some levity to this pic....

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 ”who is this?” (it’s hard for me to see but .....the black ‘thing’ under the windows ....it looks like a doggie lying down)....

and ....(the white thing) ....it looks like “it’s coming up nicely” LOL...

 

Hope you’re doing well!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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@Therapist4u  Still laughing here, but that is Janie and I have a really good picture I will be posting ofher & Tiggy as soon as I have a minute.  Garden on its way I hope, but we are still messing with baby chicks, 12 of them.  Forgot to post pics of them, but that is coming also.  BTW I hope the Frozen one is OK too.  

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Hi again @LaDolceVita

Happy Mother’s Day to you,

and your family as well!

Hope you’re doing good!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️ 🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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Hi again @LaDolceVita

Glad you got the humor of  ....(the white thing) ....it looks like “it’s coming up nicely”

....& Look forward to the pics of Tiggy....now I know what that “black ‘thing’ under the windows” is...LOL!!!

Hope you’re doing well!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@SummerIsTooHOT 

 

Sometime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm,, haven’t had a watch in few years..that’s was what was suggested on weather, went out when dark was coming.

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hi @MsStretch

Good to know you at least got an 87% view!

Did you take any pics..that could be shared??

 

That said...I wouldn’t say I had “eclipse fever”....more like the old commercial....WHERE’S THE BEEF?!!?! ... WHERE’S THE ECLIPSE?? LOL!!

As I mentioned to Dave @DaveMcK Our mostly cloudy day hindered all but a few moments to see it! ..& with short windows of partial clearing...while using a friends ‘eclipse glasses’ ...It was more like a ‘tease’...it was hard trying to share glasses!!...“there it is...no it’s gone...wait there it is again...”...& yet the few glimpses were incredible....

Anyway...as always take care!

☮️  🌄 ~Allen  🌈 🎨

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Allen,

 

Next time if you don’t have glasses or filters try a pinhole camera, I think Boy Scouts or ? Taught me that decades ago, had to look it up this year just in case.

 

It’s not a direct view so, no eye damage.👍

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey  Froze! @Frozenoem  Good to hear from you!

Thanks for replying...& trying to help!

Yes I had looked into making a box w/ pinhole...but it was at one point trying to rain & did a little....but the clouds were so thick that it seemed like another ‘bust’...LOL! And then I saw my neighbor & she said...hey Allen....come over here...& shared her glasses...& lo & behold...between cloud covers there were moments of enough clearing to see it for short moments..at least I can say I saw it! Ha!

In 2017 our whole condo complex was prepared & it was so cool!

I slipped out to go to a quiet place to be by myself! And shortly before total...& for a whole bunch of minutes...it was dead quiet...all the birds stopped flying around & nothing from the usual ‘chirpers’....they KNEW something was up!...& then when it got the darkest...there was an eerie atmosphere..hard to explain...but it was almost ‘creepy’...kind of pickin up on what early  man must have felt...of course for them ....before they mapped the stars & moon & made sundials etc...it must have been a WTF moment....of course they didn’t know that expression yet! HAHAAA!!

Anyway,

Stay safe....&... ‘WAHM’ LOL!!

Take care!

🏒☃️☮️~Allen 🌈 🎿 ❄️ 🏂

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2 comments (Monday 4/9/24 7:51pm ET)

 

@Therapist4u , do the birds stop flying each time or just the one in 2017?  🤔

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT , during a full eclipse, it turns to night which confuses birds and all wildlife, so yes, they generally stop their tweeting and chirping and flying.

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