At 12:30 I stopped, went inside and got cleaned up. I was going out for an afternoon of bridge hunting and playing with Donna's new camera. It is a Canon EOS Rebel XSI. We found one abandoned bridge and one that is still in use. I have not shot a digital SLR before yesterday, and although the same concept applies with shutter speed, aperture and speed of lenses, it is quite a bit different from using a 35mm SLR. I quickly loved the camera, you have so much more physical control over a photo than using a point and shoot digital camera. We walked a lot as well as climbing up and down banks getting to the bridges, all in all a great day for bridges and a pretty decent day of walking.
Upon leaving the first bridge, we ran across something that I have never seen before. A cattle rancher had obviously had it with coyotes attacking his cattle, well over 100 head in his his herd that we saw. In retaliation, he was hanging the coyotes on his fence after shooting them. To date 5 were hung on the fence. After checking into it, I found that Coyotes, after being killed, because the coyotes are killing the ranchers livestock, are hung on fences in order to deter or scare off other Coyotes. Don't really see this as working, but just thought I would pass it on.
My scorecard (x out of 10) for my days off this week would be as:
Working Out: 6
Working Around The House: 8
RA: 5 (moderate pain today)
Coyotes: 0 (guess it sucks to be a coyote in Oklahoma)