I finished using the memory card in my old camera taking some pictures of my garden and of a recent trip to Innis Gardens. I go there so often with my camera that I think I have quite a few views of different seasons from there. That is why it has its own label on this blog. One of these days I’m going to go somewhere different, not that I don’t try…but I get outvoted due to those places being further away with the ( you know it’s coming) high gas prices, etc. Plus, my husband is afraid the car will break down if we go more than twenty miles out of town in the other direction. I don’t think so, but what do I know?
Anyway, I will get some more pictures of my garden posted this week. I love June. It is always so pretty burgeoning with bloom as it is, and we have had the best weather this year, so it really is a joy to garden and walk around outdoors. The farmers did their second mowing of the hayfield this last week… we have cute hay bales dotting the field just like the most pastorally bucolic scene you can imagine. Maybe I can practice with my new camera to capture all this rural delight … the baby animals I see on the way to Curves in the mornings…. the herd of Jerseys before someone pastures them elsewhere… all the things that I drink into my memory, but never manage to remember to record with my camera. Partly, it is an attitude on my part, that I don’t want to be behind the lens so much that I don’t live fully in the moment. I’m very much about experiencing the real moments first hand. That works against the artistry of the photographers who grasp those moments with an editorial eye and an understanding of the feelings of human experience. I’m selfish that way, but I have so much appreciation for gifted photographers.
July is coming, however, How do I know? I had to really work at hoeing my tomato patch in hot weather that makes me sweat. Maybe like a hog, I don’t know… do hogs have perspiration?
Since writing this in draft I took a trip to the Park of Roses and used the new camera. Just uploaded those pictures to my computer and will get them ready ( reduce file size) for posting… so, yes, I have pictures!
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