December 10, 2016

Why is my screen shaking?

Most days, there is no reason to watch comedy on TV. All I have to do is be myself. Just today, I put a new plugin extension (is that redundant?) in Firefox that I thought would be pretty helpful since we live in an area where we have earthquakes. It’s called eQuakeAlert!! and it resides down at the bottom of the screen. What I didn’t know about it was that it has some ‘other’ features. Not only does it show me the latest quake information such as location, magnitude and does it every five minutes when there are quakes, but it also has a “shake” feature that I wasn’t aware of. This is where the humor comes in…

1964 quake in Alaska

As I was looking at a web page a couple hours ago, and trying to scroll down the page, all of a sudden the page was like vibrating before my eyes.:roll: I thought I was just a crappy scroller, but it was the plugin telling me there was an earthquake just posted to the USGS feed! Not only that, but the quake was pretty close….like about 20 miles away from me, over on the Olympic Peninsula I don’t know why I didn’t feel it in real time, but for once, I didn’t.

The funny part of this was too, that just this evening as we were discussing the day’s events, I said to my husband that there had been quite a few quakes today, and named the locations. Then, I told him, “Don’t be surprised if we don’t have one here!”. Boy, am I good, or what? What can I say? I pick up on these things.

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Red Maple collage

We planted this tree last fall, and it has been babied throughout the year. I did a montage of it through the seasons and it really turned out well, I think. I just took another picture of it a couple days ago, in all its autumn glory. We seem to be having an early fall this year, and the tree was turning red earlier than it did last year. The sun was shining through it and “lit it up” just a bit for this shot.

No where near as good of a photo as the ones you will see on Autofocused, but then Chris has a shiny new ‘toy” to play with…:roll:

 

Maple tree Oct. 2007

 

 

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When I was in Idaho this summer it was during the time of a meteor shower and my friend and I were looking out her front windows to see if we could spot one that way (outside was where the wild animals lurk), and we did! One went streaking across the sky and even had a tail…We were thrilled! I wonder if she will feel the same way after she sees this video? :shock:

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