Out with the old!

After a harrowing, hot weekend, the power supply in my desktop was finally replaced late yesterday afternoon…HOORAH!

Thanks to “Kris at Quest” (located on the first floor of my building), everything is running smoothly and very quietly.

I was offered the old power supply and took it, merely to photograph, and shall recycle it promptly.

'Dead' Power Supply-Front

‘Dead’ Power Supply–Front


'Dead' Power Supply-Back

‘Dead’ Power Supply–Back

The black ‘thing’ at the top of the photos is another exhaust fan, which Kris also replaced, as that was what was causing a whining sound which worsened as time went on.

I urge everyone to clean the inside of your computers regularly, thoroughly and carefully by vacuuming out all vents and, if it’s a desktop model, take off the side or top, and carefully (again) clean out all the dust and dirt from the inside.

Your computer will thank you for that!

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First, I’d like to thank all of you for your patience, as it became too difficult and time-consuming to post anything on my poor old laptop, which, as I told you earlier, was prone to ‘falling asleep’…the blinking on and off became very irritating, so irritating that I couldn’t really get into my e-mail to even look at your posts and comment on your work.

I promise that will be accomplished over the next few (very HOT!  Low 90s F.–near mid-30s C.) days, as I sit drinking icy cold herbal teas with a huge fan blowing on me!

Here are some images I took late last week…boy, do I have a lot of catching up to do!

While walking a new route from the hardware store on Friday, the lighting was perfect for some truly ‘chiaroscuro’ shots.

Chiaroscuro on Ashland Avenue, the first

Chiaroscuro on Ashland Avenue, the first


Chiaroscuro on Ashland Avenue, the second

Chiaroscuro on Ashland Avenue, the second

Fallen Mulberries litter the walkway beside Leone Beach Park.


Mulberries and Shadows, the first

Mulberries and Shadows, the first


Mulberries and Shadows, the second

Mulberries and Shadows, the second

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For those of you in heat-devastated areas, please stay cool and drink lots of water…and for those of you where it’s Winter now, please keep warm and cozy!

While walking today…

…and contemplating life (and death), I came upon this.  I was going to pass, but turned back and quickly shot a few frames.

New vs. Old  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com




It is difficult these days,
To think in the past.

The future will not cease
To expand


As we decease,
It continues.


Copyright  2004  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com


Yesterday’s surprise!


On this next one, I did some retouch with “Clone”, as I did not care for the branches of another tree intruding on the beauty of these fragile new leaves.

All photos copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com


Just a block and a half west of Lake Michigan, I came upon these tiny, fresh maple leaves while walking home yesterday.

It has been said:  When the maple leaves bloom, there will be no more frost.

We’ll see…after all, this IS Chicago!