In which we welcome something familiar and there's a garden update
I am not gentle with cameras.
|the replacement camera (left), the old camera (right)|
I carry cameras in pockets, I dangle them from my wrist. I shove them in a pack with dirt and crumbs, and then carry them for hundreds of miles that way, pulling them out into the rain to snap a few shots before cramming them back in with the dirt and crumbs, and oh, maybe a moldy carrot or two.
The red camera survived almost 3 years of abuse before the lens cover got bent somehow (don't ask me, I'm sure it had nothing to do with my careful care and the pristine circumstances of my life).
I tried to "make do" without a camera. I have a relatively new phone, and it takes pretty good pictures. But the process of transferring photos from my phone to the blog is slow and clunky, and using the phone as a camera sucks up battery that I really should be saving for things like the GPS, and maybe even for emergency phone calls.
So, for about 2/3 the price I paid back in 2014, I bought a duplicate of the red camera. And finally, I have something easy to use again!
Of course, the cat always demands to be the first subject of photos for a new camera.
|"Paparazzi, they plague me."|
|"I know I told you to take my picture..."|
|"But don't take my picture."|
Next volunteers: dogs.
|We could brush Roo all day and never get to the end of all her Floof|
|Luna is, and always will be, our beauty queen|
|Every family has that one kid with the screwball grin. Foxie Loxie is ours.|
Since I'm out in the yard, I shoot a few garden plants.
|Purple bush beans|
|Yukon Gold potatoes, just starting to flower|
|Another week and we'll have plenty of blueberries for our breakfasts|
|Thimbleberries are usually a wild bush, but this one has set up shop next to the henhouse|
|Thimbleberry flowers. The bees love them|
|Leetle teeny grapes|
|Tomatoes, up against the barn wall|
|Rosemary plants under the plum tree|
|Strawberries just starting to ripen|
We're starting to pack up gear for the annual trip to Renegade Rendezvous ridecamp. I'm so glad I won't have to go without a camera!