Monday, May 18, 2015

No ships in the slips or, into the brink & over the edge!


The weather in Perth has been wicked wild, the weather in my house has been wickeder and wilder :)
You may have noticed I've not been around much over the weekend, here's why! The decision was made (?) to upgrade my computer from a lap top to a desk top. OMG! As far as technology goes I do not like change, I get the hang of things and I like them to stay exactly as is and oh my lordy how things have changed :) From the keyboard layout, so excuse any typing errors, to the fact that I can't just slip my SD card into a slot to download my pics, now I need a connection.. pfffft! Bear with me, poor P how he's managed to stay sane with my overreactions to everything is a miracle, I will get used to it I think I'm sure. Do you lap top or desk top?


...and this is where the second part of the title comes in. To clear my head I braved the weather to take some shots of ... the weather! At times the gusts were so strong they almost picked me up and over the edge.. and not a ship in the slips, would have been crazy to head out to sea in a small boat in this weather. Hope you've had a much calmer weekend, inside and out, than I have. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe. p.s. big catch up today!


33 comments:

  1. That weather looks terribly fierce, Grace! I don't like change at all - if it's working, don't fool with it is my motto so I totally understand your mood. I use a desk top computer and hate even doing upgrades on it!

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  2. Desktop at work, laptop for fun--we'll, and for work also. :-)

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  3. Hello Grace, I'm a laptop now. Your comment about liking things to stay the same struck a resounding cord with me. I changed from desktop 5 years ago and it was painless, but last year I bought a new laptop which meant using windows 8, it was a nightmare, took me ages to get used to it, during which time the laptop came perilously close to being dropped from a great height. Last November I changed my mobile phone and omg that was a nightmare too, my grandson thinks its hilarious when I start swearing!! Your photos are brilliant, those skies look seriously ominous.

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  4. Those storm clouds are great! I'm a desk top boy (all in one, no box on the floor type) and a tablet for away from the office connection. It takes about a month to ensure that everything has transferred safely and to feel comfortable. It will come, trust me!

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  5. Amazing difference in the usual weather shots from Perth, Grace!! WOW! It does look stormy!! Great captures, but do stay safe and dry!! I've always used a desk top and I love it, but then I've never used a laptop and as an "old broad" I probably wouldn't do well with one!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  6. I hear you with the technology frustrations! I'm a laptop person. I just like the portableness of it. However, about 6 months ago, Apple sent and upgrade that I installed and suddenly, the way I normally size my photos for the blog didn't work any longer. For a while there I was in a panic until I finally figured out a work around.
    I love those "moody" weather shots. We had rain most of the day on Friday and then on Friday evening it stopped. So I walked to a restaurant to meet David for dinner. I thought it was done for the night but, no. It was pouring down rain when we finished at the restaurant and needless to say, I needed a ride home. But, all that rain on Friday made for some gorgeous skies on Saturday.

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  7. Dramatic clouds.
    Your "RAIN" image is nice. I like all the colours and that make it happier than just GREY.

    Happy new week!

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  8. Wonderfully atmospheric shots, Grace. Sounds like dark clouds over your house too. Hope you soon get the hang of things. I use desktop (or phone!) but Im sure I'd have the same problem if I tried a laptop.

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  9. #weather to look forward to. I use a desk top for blogging. I can type faster, do more with photos and do it more quickly. When last on holidays I gave up after the first attempt using a notebook and now with just a tablet to travel with, impossible. You can buy a card reader that plugs into a USB port. May as well get a multi one for different sized cards. I had to buy one to update the car sat nav. Less than $20, I think. I remember when Firefox changed its homepage dramatically and moved things around. I moaned and someone said, you'll get used to it, and I did.

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  10. Was that Aberdeen harbour by any chance....?

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  11. Quel temps, comme en Belgique ! J'ai un lap top :)

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  12. Oh my..what a coincidence with that first shot, spooky..Lovely pictures Grace, new computers always cause a little stress, I think you'll find the desktop much better for pictures :)

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  13. Wow Grace ... it does look wild and woolly out there. Love that second last shot. The cloud formation is tres dramatique. Good luck with the computer change over. You will have it all down pat in a jiffy.

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  14. Well you produced a very good post. I really feel that rain! Honey, just take it a day at a time and you will be a master again real soon. This Summer when Windows 10 comes out I may just upgrade my laptop... I know you will enjoy your new toy real soon <3




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  15. Change all around! The weather has been 'awesome', I won't need to water my friends garden for a while. As for computers, when my Dell died I moved over to this laptop. Haven't decided what to do next, another desktop? HP or Dell? Stand alone or with the large box thing that goes under the desk? Maybe get a (cheap?) notebook just for Family History? For now this laptop, although a bit heavy to cart around, is OK. It takes some time to get used to different things, we will get there in the end - lets hope it's sooner rather that later!!!

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  16. Desktop for me Grace, although when travelling I use my husband laptop, but have a hard time finding things without a mouse!
    We needed the rain, but it was a very watery weekend, almost non-stop rain! Very brave of you to go outside, I never even left home, stayed in my pyjamas the whole weekend!

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    1. I use a mouse on my laptop, too - without I´m kinda lost!

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  17. It has been dry, I'd love to see a nice rain. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  18. I have changed to a desktop from a laptop, my husband and son forced me to it, it was so much better in their opinions. But I am the same as you, hate changes in my electronical behavings. I am used to it now but, I wouldn't mind to return to my laptop, that is still connected to my big screen. That weather doesn't add some fun aswell :(

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  19. I very much prefer my "real" aka desk top PC to my laptop - way easier to work with for me. Two big monitors, all easy-going.
    Now whilst you gave me the pic of my spider hanging on for dear life I give you my pic of you in Mary Poppins-manner with a brolly in the sky :-)
    Beautiful, theatric pics!

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  20. I thank you for the visit
    Hug
    Morris

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  21. "Clearing your head" produced some wonderful harbor and shore shots. Wish I could clear my head, too; vertigo is still hanging around!

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  22. The weather does look wild!

    I went in the opposite direction--from a laptop to a netbook to a tablet....

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  23. I have always had a Mac desktop. Had to buy a cheap PC laptop for presentations and I detest it! I would never edit photos on a laptop. Move that screen a titch and the color etc all changes. I just moved to a newer version IMac and although the new smaller keyboard had me typing like a dork for about a week. All is good. Now to learn all the new stuff!

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  24. Even if the others are very beautiful, I love the first picture! That says it all !

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  25. I use a Mac desktop, Grace. I like using a larger screen. But as for change - EW! I remember having to convert from an IBM format to Apple at my job (a long time ago now). And now I can't work on a PC for anything. I'm Apple all the way.

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    1. Me too! Apple all the way with 27inch screen...

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  26. I love the sea in winter...Arianna

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  27. Gorgeous captures all!!

    By now you must have tamed the desktop and got it dancing at your fingertips!!

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  28. I like your stormy snaps.

    I have a desktop and laptop and I use the laptop most because I'm lazy and like my easy chair.

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