I am realizing how photo-driven my posts are.
Sometimes I find it hard to get started writing without one.
When I wrote for the newspaper for 6 or 7 years, I was a Copy Queen. That means I could churn out copy, i.e. news stories, like crazy. It’s also why I got burned out, but that’s another story.
I also happened to be an excellent photo journalist. I could tell stories with my photos. Even years after leaving that job I would hear once in a while how that newspaper never had a better photographer.
I am hoping that talent for photography will one day transfer here. The trouble is…taking pics with cell phones and ipads. It’s just different than holding a real camera in your hands, harder to tell a story. I’ve put out vibes for a real, inexpensive, perhaps older, unwanted, in great condition, used digital camera with a lens. Do you think one exists? Of course the older cameras had a delay that used to drive me crazy. That seems a bit weeded out with the newer ones, at least on cell phones. A split second can make a big difference.
Here’s a little doodling I did using the ipad:
I am finding it really helpful to draw before stitching.
In other news, I told H the other night I wanted one of these:
I mean, really, who could resist? Yes, it’s a Great Pyrenees. Yes, it will be well over 100 lbs. Yes, I know we live in town and already have too many pets.
H nearly fainted.
Well, that’s overstating it a bit. He merely had a major panic attack. He’s barely gotten used to the idea of the ducks.
Speaking of…TG&Y have a new pond! Here’s the old pond on the right compared to the new pond on the left.
Check out Turtle’s (or is that Gyrtle’s) crazy underwater maneuver!
See how big they’ve gotten? They outgrew the blue pond in two days. Really, they are already sized for a baby pool, but that will require me moving them outdoors…and I’m not quite at that stage yet.
They LOVE being able to submerge themselves in water. I hadn’t realized that about ducks, that they loved swimming under water so much, as opposed to just paddling on top of it. My favorite is when there is grass in there and Yoyo goes under and comes up with leaves all over his head. It’s adorable.
Playing with the ducks is a lot of fun. Even Noodle wants in on the duck action.
This is the view I have of her at least a few times whenever I am in there. Noodle – the pesterer of all pesterers – is NOT allowed. But she tries, oh, how she tries.
It’s sunny and warm here finally. I’m headed outdoors to dig up unwanted saplings growing along the fence line. I hope you all are having a wonderful sunny day.