Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fun Camera Accessory!

I mentioned in my blog post about my new camera that I had ordered a bright new camera strap from Etsy.

Well, here it is....

Not the greatest picture as I took it with my old Kodak camera. I somehow forgot to take a picture of it BEFORE I put it on my new camera. Now putting the strap on is not all that complicated, but it does take some time and I was not in the mood to take it off, just to take a nice picture of it.... Yes, lazy....

So there you have it. This will make it very easy for Emily and I to tell our cameras apart with just a glance. Her camera strap has greens and blues in it.

If you are in the market for a bright, colorful and fun camera strap, check out!


I absolutely LOVE lilacs! They are my very favorite flower!

The only lilac bush that we have that is very big, is up by the corrals and an old house that was here when we moved here. The bush is right outside the kitchen door of the old house. I often wonder if the ranch wife threw her dish water out each day on the lilac bush to water it?

Yesterday, we made a trip to La Junta to the chiropractor. Driving thru the little town of Cheraw on the way, I was amazed at all of the yards that had not only one, but five or six lilac bushes! I guess you don't really notice them if they are not in bloom. They were beautiful! Lots and lots of purple bushes and an occasional white bush. The beauty continued in the yards in La Junta!

Last year Tony planted several rows (yes I said rows!) of lilac bushes for wind breaks. They already grew quite a bit this last year, but I am looking forward to several years when they will be all grown up and making me happy each day that I look out my window at my very favorite flower of all!

Monday, April 9, 2012

My New Camera!

Last week on a trip to town with Tressie and Emily, I finally bought a new camera! Obviously, this picture was not taken with that camera! It's not a bad picture, but I hope to be posting better pictures in the future. My little point and shoot Kodak has served me well, but has also been failing in the good picture department for quite some time now. Won't feel so bad about letting Tony take it out to take pictures of cows, goats, pastures, etc.... (The Kodak, that is!)

I had been saving birthday and Christmas money for awhile to get a camera. Several weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised by a generous gift from my daughter and son-in-law for their appreciation of me taking care of my precious granddaughter while they are at work each day. I consider that the best payment any Grandma could every want! The privilege of spending time with her every day! Anyway, I appreciate the gift and was able to purchase the camera much sooner than I had anticipated! Thanks guys!

I by no means expect to become a professional photographer...But do hope to learn some skills and be able to use my camera some day on more than just the auto mode.

You will probably be seeing warnings on future blogs about picture overload!

Oh, and Emily and my niece, Kelsey, both have these cameras and have pretty little camera straps that they ordered from Etsy. Mine is on the way!