Happy Monday my friends. So. The reason I got my new camera is so I could zoom in closer to the moon and other things. I'm happy to say that we did get some clearing on Friday night so I was able to experiment photographing the moon. WELL. After reading the Owner's Manual from start to finish and changing settings to achieve the Extended Optical Zoom.. I got no further of a zoom than on my pocket camera. When I go to the settings, the setting for selecting the EX (extended zoom) is GRAYED OUT and I can't select it!!!!! I read everything 40 times and did change a setting on picture sizes with no avail. To say I'm frustrated is an understatement. I will keep trying, my friends. Wish me luck. But this is the moon shot I got. I had to crop it as it didn't zoom close enough. Racken fracken.
On Saturday I was up early, into the shower, coffee slurped down, throwing things into a bag and off for the 2.5 hour drive to Eugene to attend the Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. It's a 4 day event but I have cut back to only attending on the big day, Saturday and then home again. Here is a shot of the noon lunch meeting. We give a lot of awards to young people, history essay contests, good citizen ones, etc. It was great to see all the young people receiving awards and hearing their stories.
We DAR ladies wear a ribbon where our pins go.. down the left side is all of our ancestor bars - this woman has proven lineage to 23 patriots that fought or supported in some way in the Revolutionary War. My sister and I have proven to 4 patriots, on our father and mother's side, and we even have a woman patriot!!
The honor guard bringing in the flags for the dinner meeting.
Here I am with two of my DAR friends. LeAnn on the right has been a Page for years, helping the officers here and in Washington DC, Susan, on the right lives in Rome, Italy but is a member of our chapter, she flew all this way to join in.
Here is our chapter and associates photo with the state regent in the front center. We were looking at the professional photographer, I had a Page take this with my little Lumix. :-)