Friday I set out with my camera and Noah to take pictures of ‘signs of spring’ to share with you guys. There has been so much rain around here that it reminds me of Oregon. This first picture is on the main road that we always walk on. I love the moss on the rail fence.
All the rest of the pictures are of the little stream that runs right behind the mailboxes at the end of my road. It’s a mile and a half from my house to the mail boxes, so when I talk about taking a three mile walk/run, this is where I’m headed. So a funny/tragic think happened on this walk. I was daydreaming about getting a new camera. And I even thought that I might email Lori to see if she thought my pictures weren’t as sharp as they used to be (or was it my eye sight that was getting worse? Or did I just want an excuse to get a new camera?)
Now somewhere on this walk, I dropped the camera. But it was a gentle drop, not more than a foot and a half from the ground, and I think I dropped it on dirt, not concrete. And it took pictures after that. But I think you might notice that these pictures are a little ‘off.’ Like the green is too green, or like they’ve been photo-shopped by someone who didn’t really know what they were doing.
Anyway, after taking the pictures at the mail boxes, I put the camera in my pocket and jogged back toward the waterfall/stream that I really love and have shared with you before. It is really full right now, and I wanted to get some pictures of it. When I got there and took the camera out of my pocket, the lens was stuck in the out position, but when I clicked to take a picture, it said ‘lens error.’ And with that, my camera was dead. So my ‘signs of spring’ photo essay is missing a lot. I was going to take some pictures of some of the flowering bulbs, and some of the gorgeous hills and countryside around here.
I have been investigating cameras, and asking everyone’s opinions. I think I’ve narrowed it down to the Nikon Coolpix or the Canon Sureshot. As you can see, its all about the color of the camera with me…I’m trying not to let that be my deciding factor. But even within these two cameras there a ton of options. Any opinions, anyone?
Okay. Today my day got a little discombobulated, but after church, and after working out at the gym, I set out to time myself on my Ten Minute Mile Challenge. I know it is only a mile, and Shelley was doing a 5K (I think) and Miz a Half-Marathon(!) but for me this is a challenge and a victory. I ran the whole way, and thought about Shelley and Miz when I wanted to stop and walk. And my time? Ten minutes and 35 seconds! I was really excited. That is 25 seconds less than my previous time of 11 minutes, on January 24 (oops.) It would have been nice to report that I made it under 10 minutes. But actually this way I still have a challenge to keep working towards!