Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Few Photos Uploaded to Google+

A little more than one year ago, I began uploading photos onto Google Maps. I've made mention of these photos several times. Recently, I've been uploading additional photos to Google+, particularly to two different "communities" - Photography and Street Photographers.

A few of these photos have been +1'd more than once. Three of the more popular of my photos are a Drummer Boy, Bridge over the Okoy River and a Cyclist.

Further examples, I suppose, of how Google has taken over my spare time.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Piglets at 12 Weeks


The photos used in this post were taken last Friday when the piglets turned 12 weeks old.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we sold one of the piglets to my wife's sister and her husband. It has since been moved from the piggery. The remaining pink piglet has been moved to a pen by herself, while the two spotted piglets put into the second. The larger of the spotted piglets will be the next to go. Once it reaches a marketable size, we'll sell it.

The piglets' mama has been put into the larger pen. According to my wife's papa, the sow was bred on Sept. 16. If successful, she should give birth next Jan. 8.

As an aside, the sow managed to escape from the rope keeping her inside the pen. My wife's papa arrived at the property today to find her roaming around outside the piggery. Fortunately, she was unable to get outside the property fence.




Saturday, September 2, 2017

Grace is no longer Slick

It doesn't bother me that Grace Slick doesn't care for Donald Trump, Madonna, or Kim Kardashian. She's not a fan of the current "younger generation" either. I suppose that's ok because they're probably not fans of her.



No, what did bother me about the recent Variety.com article on Grace Slick is Variety's use of a photograph for the article that has to be at least fifty years old.


Grace Slick is a 'has-been' who hasn't been relevant musically for many, many years; not even as a nostalgia act. The only way Slick's opinion of the current POSTUS could be relevant to today's young radicals is for news about her to use her younger, more attractive, hipper photos.

Grace Slick will be 78 soon. Show her as she realy is.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Year on Google Maps


It was just a little more than a year ago that I first received an email from Google Maps letting me know that some photos I had uploaded of San Antonio de Padua parish church in Sibulan had been viewed more than 5,000 times.

At the time, I believed that to be quite an achievement. In the year since then, my photos of the church have topped over 12,000 views, but the number of views for all the photos I've uploaded to Google Maps have gone well over 2 million (+) views.

For quite some time now, my top two photos (by views) have been one of my photos of St. Joseph parish church on Pope John Paul II avenue in Cebu, and one of my photos of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Redemptorist church in Dumaguete.

 Earlier this month, I expressed surprise that my photo of the Star Oil gas station located near the airport had reached 4th place with more than 30,000 views. Now, I find the photo is my 3rd most viewed photo with more than 35,000 views, finally passing Manhattan Suites Inn by 2,000 views. That photo is only 4,000 views behind the 2nd placed photo, and could pass Our Mother of Perpetual Help church. It is 23,000 views behind the number one photo. I will be very shocked if a photo of a gas station overtakes first place.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Piglets at Nine Weeks


Our piglets were born June 23. This past Friday ( August 25 ) they were nine weeks old.

After taking these photos this morning, we sold one of the pink piglets to one of my wife's sisters and her husband. That piglet will be moved into one of the empty pens until the in-laws have a place ready on their property.

One less mouth to feed.