Sunday, June 15, 2008
My Camera Went To Vietnam...without ME!
I will be without a digital camera in my life for the next ten days. It went to Tokyo, Bankok and then to Hanoi, Vietnam. When it gets back, I will post some photos of its journey.
I have the urge to run out and upgrade. I have a Canon Power Shot SD1000 ELPH. I would like to get a digital that could do a little more. Maybe one with a a bigger lens so I could get some action shots of the teenager's soccer games or diving competitions. I do like the pictures that I have seen at http://thesmittenimage.blogspot.com/ (ok, I wanted to do the thing where you put in a name of someone or something and it becomes a link - but I don't know how to do that). Hilary has such beautiful shots of wildlife and foliage. I would like to do more of that. With my current camera, I can't do the Macro thing when taking a picture of a flower without it getting all fuzzy. What's up with that?
The reality of the camera situation is is that I will have to wait to take digital pictures until it returns. As much I would like to buy another camera, it woud be excessive and there are many other things that I need to use my money for.
One of those things is PAINT. Tomorrow, I start painting the outside of my house (again). I started this chore in the summer of 2006. I was teaching then and had the summer off. I then got a year round job and didn't paint at all outside in the summer of 2007. I am now back to teaching and the summer of 2008 is a house painting summer. I HAVE to finish this year. In '06 I only finished the front porch. I still have 3 sides and the second story of the front of the house. When the camera comes back I'll show you what I am talking about.
I love the colors that I have chosen for the house. The main color is a sage/avocado green. I am accenting it with a red/orange and a maize yellow. Our house was built in 1878. It doesn't have a lot of decorative molding or artistry but it does have more than your 21st centruy cookie cutter house.