iMovie Basics

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 by Jean

iLifeTurning your photos into movies is easy with iMovie, part of the iLife software package. I’ve heard the PC software equivalent to iMovie is Sony Vegas.
 
Here is a step-by-step instructional video I put together. I’m looking forward to seeing your projects! Let me know if you have additional questions.
 


 
• iLife, available at Apple Store, retails for $79.00.
• iPhone iMovie app, downloadable through iTunes, is available for $4.99.
• Sony Vegas, available at Sony Creative Software, priced at $44.95 and up.

Baby Burros

Posted on October 3rd, 2009 by Jean

Oatman @ the turn of the century and today.

In the early 1900’s Oatman Arizona was a gold mining town. The mines have closed and miners are long gone, but their burros remain. Oatman is now a tourist attraction drawing in visitors from around the world to visit this ghost town off of Historic Route 66.

Although the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently requested that the public stop feeding the burros, I noticed visitors with bags of carrots and hay cubes. One exuberant guest shared a few of her cubes with my daughters who fed the friendly animals. Baby burros (who were still nursing) wore stickers bearing the universal sign for, “Don’t Feed Me Carrots”.

We popped into a few of the shops which line Main Street and admired the assorted souvenirs. There were polished rocks, hot salsas, desert-themed ornaments, Route 66 t-shirts, roadrunner statues, scorpion and tarantula paperweights to name a few. We bought a canned soda and continued our stroll. Cowboys with rifles caught our attention, and I knew a loud gun battle would ensue. Throughout the day there are staged bank robberies and gun fights. Normally I would stick around to enjoy the show, but my daughters’ are sensitive to loud noises, so I herded them back to the car. We had a great day and a nice excursion.

• What attractions draw tourists to your area?
• Do you like burros and staged gun fights?
• What sticker should be on your forehead?




Picture of the Day ~ Week 3

Posted on June 19th, 2009 by Jean

Continuing on my quest to take at least one picture daily, may I present…

Picture of the Day ~ Week 3 

Glider Ride


Overlooking the Colorado River. ~ June 13, 2009

What a way to start! Saturday was my 44th birthday, and Tom surprised me with a glider ride.

Rabbit Chase


Pearl chases a cottontail. ~ June 14, 2009

George


Our 17 year old cat. ~ June 15, 2009

Our sweet cat became ill 2 weeks ago with an abscess on his left cheek. I’m sorry to report he isn’t doing very well.
Quail


On our rock wall. ~ June 16, 2009

Tom ran out of the house in his stocking feet to capture this photo.
Scarecrow Lady


At the corner of Valencia & Hwy 95. ~ June 17, 2009

She has been in this position for over 11 years, and has a different outfit to compliment each holiday, season, or special local event.
Cookie Reflection


Pearl admires the bakery’s thumbprint cookies. ~ June 18, 2009

LOL! How many of these do you think I bought?
Gecko


Mediterranean Gecko on our back porch. ~ June 18, 2009

We have a pair that hunt insects nightly. Doesn’t his tail look new?

Desert Tortoise


Look who came out to eat this morning? ~ June 19, 2009
Mmmmm…. wilted lettuce and fresh broccoli.
What’s the craziest birthday surprise you’ve ever gotten?
How would you dress the scarecrow lady?
How many cookies DID I have to buy for Pearl?

Thanks for reading!

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