Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lagniappe at Pappadeaux's

In the bar area, of Pappadeaux's. And a bit of strolling.
Band leader, Chico Converse, is in India for a few weeks, and regular accordionist, Dick Franz, was missing, but the four regulars of Lagniappe: Yvan Verbesselt, John Mooter, Laura Sabo and Raif Faircloth, were joined by Sadie Faircloth on Accordion/Singer and Mike McIntire of Marmalade Brigade on guitar/singer. Great night of blues and other tunes.

Pappadeaux's was busy but the people that work there were all very nice and friendly. It was my first time there.

I accidentally left my zoom lens on the camera but did the best I could.  Will try to remember to switch next time. Zoom lens more fittin' for flowers, squirrels, birds and chipmunks! The lighting was dim on the band after dark and I had to resort to using the flash a couple times which I no longer am a fan of ...I'd rather get a slightly out of focus photo on some shots, and get the natural light.  This can result in a grainy photo due to higher ISO speeds but forces me to get creative.

Lagniappe returns on March 29th to Pappadeaux's in Springdale, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  See ya there!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snowy Day While Dogsitting

Ok, I have NEVER been away from home for 8 nights. But I am dog sitting for friends I really like and said I would do it.  But I am missing the creature comforts of my room and my cat kids, bird feeders and up close squirrels. 

I left my good Nikon camera at home and of course, we had a magical fairy tale looking snow last night. I have two old point and shoot cameras. One 10 yr old Olympus, the other a two yr old Olympus. The OLD one takes better pics then the new one but I digress. So I played around with them to amuse myself.

If you look closely in the last picture, you can see a sheltie running at me in the snow. It was before I fed them this morning so he was booking it to get back in.

This tree was gorgeous last night but today very weighed down.

Rocky running towards me in the distance