If you have read this blog with any regularity at all, you know that one of my great passions is photography. I have always loved taking pictures. I remember when I was eleven years old, I was so disappointed when I didn’t get a camera for Christmas. That is, until my dad came into the living room with a load of Christmas presents that he and my mom had hidden away!
I was so totally thrilled when I opened the yellow box with a Kodak Instamatic Camera with the neat little “cube” flash! I loved that camera and it really whet my appetite for photography. I only wish I would have pursued my love in spite of what my guidance counselor in junior high school told me. Why did I not stand up and prove her wrong? Why did I recoil like an injured animal and retreat with no “spunk”?
Well, I am now satisfying my passion via this blog. Here, I can take pictures and put them up for all to see! Even if they are bad, everyone is so polite, they tell me they are good! And, while I am at it, I can write to my heart’s content….another passion squelched by a misguided (or, misguiding) counselor. While I am at it, why did the junior high school have an elderly frustrated old maid working as a guidance counselor, shaping the future of youngsters, anyway? And, yes, I can say that now because this is my blog, my platform, and my party!!!
So, let the party begin!
This afternoon, Ben and I went out with our little inflatable kayaks. Yeah, that is probably another “funny-ism” people could laugh at aboout me. After all, how many women are out riding about on a little “blow-up” toy with their kids? Ha, ha! The joke is on them, because I am seeing things I only dreamed of seeing! And, because Mark has encouraged my photographic
addiction interest, I am now toting my little Panasonic Lumix very carefully with me on my outings. Such was the case today…
(trying SO hard to remain calm here…..)
Here are my offerings, and possibly one of my finest and BEST sets, EVER! Do remember that I am using a little point-and-shoot camera. The Nikon is too heavy, too expensive, just too “too” to carry out with me!
Please enjoy, and I would LOVE to hear your comments…….(I am so excited!!!) I will shut up now and won’t say another word until I see the comments! (I promise!)