Texas Short Timers

We are short timers here in Texas and and Storm is starting to display the itchy symptoms of someone anxious to get on the road.  When we first arrived here I begged Storm to pull in the slides whenever weather radar depicted a tornado twirling toward our RV.  At that time he adamantly refused to batten down the hatches stating, “Let her blow, that’s why we have insurance.” 

Now that we are planning to leave soon and will be dependent on our home leaving with us, Storm sucks in the slideouts like a turtle under assault when the weather guessers mention any type of storm in south Texas.  We have been lucky and the winds that pummel us daily also seem to blow most bad weather north toward Houston avoiding our blustery slice of paradise.  Because severe weather is supposedly headed our way today and Storm is on high alert, I find myself inside the slide retracted bus (a “bus” is exactly what it feels like with only a center aisle to move about in) squeezed up in a corner at the table. 

To entertain myself, I decide to play with new photo software one of the digital photography schools I follow lured me into buying at a heavily discounted price.  This software magically adds animation to still pictures and is relatively easy to figure out after a few tutorials.  I tried it on some old favorite photos of mine with sometimes interesting results (shown below).  If you want to try this on your special photos, check out the Plotagraph website.  If you save these as .gif files, they can be painlessly added to websites or sent to digital picture frames for a little variety in your display.


About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

6 Replies to “Texas Short Timers”

  1. WOW that photo thingy is great. One more tool for you to play with to entertain your followers, and we appreciate it. Weather is great here today, 65 light winds and lots of BLUE sky. Safe Travels. GOD BLESS


    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thanks! Glad to hear Spring has arrived there. Enjoy the blue skies. We have storms to work through tomorrow, then supposedly lovely spring weather all next week (can you tell I don’t completely trust the TV weather guessers here 🙂 – they change the forecast every few hours!).

  2. Nothing like a storm rolling over the plains!!

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Hahaha! That’s the truth!

  3. Ruth Morgan says: Reply

    The animated pictures are cool! Especially the clouds?. Be safe out there, those spring storms are no joke?.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You are right about that – we are trying now to plan a ride through them to get to Austin safely. Wish us luck!

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