Widescreen programming

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‘Just curious… Can someone explain why for many years, we were told how a square screen TV actually cut off the sides of the program on TV, but widescreen provides the whole program. Thus, today’s rectangle-shaped TVs provide the entire screen image. Understood. The question is, now HD programming cuts off the sides and provides a squared image. How is that better? That HD logo and those bars on the sides of the screen are distracting. Sometimes, during a scene, people who were intended to be on camera are chopped out partially or entirely. Seems kinda redundant. Just wondering why and how is that better?
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Snow in…March!

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Yes, snow in March for northwest Alabama. ‘Made this photo just after midnight, with the Nikon™ set for snow scene. So incredible, isn’t it? About ten years ago, I was living in Mississippi and we actually got ice one March. So, the groundhog must have been correct- more winter weather. Just looking forward to the Spring equinox in about a week or so.

Lovely Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon in bloom ©DSG
This is a lovely Rose of Sharon, in bloom in our back yard. There are several species of Hibiscus syriacus, found in many areas of the world. These are deciduous shrubs, meaning they shed their leaves/blooms in the autumn. It is also during the autumn and the summer that the Rose of Sharon can be seen in bloom. The name can be confusing, as this shrub is actually not a species of rose. Isn’t the pink/lilac vivid and beautiful?