Questions Answered 6/17/17

I'm answering questions I've gotten lately...

Question: Mary wants to know if I use my camera in manual or automatic mode.
Answer: Automatic. Looks good enough for me. Easier than learning manual settings!

Question: Do I have pet insurance?
Answer: I tried to get it when the pupsters were pups, but was turned down. Abi had a heart condition and asthma, and Charlie had a few minor problems of his own. 

Question: Do I have dental insurance?
Answer: No.

Question: What kind of camera do I use?
Answer: It is a Canon EOS Digital camera that is about 8-9 years old now. 

Question: What kind of lens do I use on my camera?
Answer: I either use the one that came with the camera. Or, with outdoor photos like flowers and nature, I use a zoom lens.

Question: Why don't I quilt anymore?
Answer: I had a car accident in 1998. I gripped the steering wheel as hard as I could because I veered off the highway (a semi ran me off the road) at about 70 miles per hour onto very uneven ground that led to a lake. And because I was driving a SUV, I was trying not to roll.

I subsequently had to have various hand surgeries. One on each wrist, and what is called a Burton's sling on my right thumb. I also had to have my neck partially fused.

After that I had so much arthritis in my hand that I could no longer quilt. 


If you have any questions, leave a comment or email me and I'll do my best to answer.



  1. Question: do you shoot pics in manual or automatic?

    1. I added this to my post. But I'll also answer here. Automatic. I never learned manual settimgs and don't want to.

  2. Hi Brenda, I always enjoy reading your blog posts! You are a very eloquent writer and the photography is really well done. PS: also, our daughter & grandkids just got their first Yorkie, "Olive" 6 months, it is fun seeing yours growing up.....
    Nettie from Spanish Fork, UT

  3. Hi Brenda, I enjoy your blog so much!! I love making a cup of tea and sit and read all the questions and answers!!! :) I am a wildlife artist and I get much of photo material online ( and much I have to pay the royalty) to get high quality photos as references....I would really love to get a inexpensive camera to take my own photos...I love the 35mm looks on film. But I was suggested to use a digital....what are your thoughts on this? Also I am going to be downsizing from a huge 3000 sq ft house to 1000+ sq ft...and I still want to live big and enjoy all my things, but, alas' space :( I love a coastal living type decor' but hate clutter...but again I love warmth and cozy!!! I sound confused lol lol lol I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy!!! DEB :)

  4. I love the squirrel photo! I hope the new laptop is perfect! xoxo Su

  5. Sorry Brenda, I was away visiting my brother and family for a week so no posting. Love the squirrel picture you took. I didn't realize you had a neck fusion. My back is fused from L3-S1. And my dear sweet daughter refers to my incision as my butt zipper!


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