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This Week

This week the sky has been a mix of gray and blue, with gray winning out more often than not. Last night we had another drenching rain, but since Smith planted onions yesterday, that's not a bad thing.


This week the robins have started their day at 5:30am. They're calling in spring and spring is listening. Surely, winter will have her way again before spring wins out, but for the foreseeable future, we're looking at 50-60 degree days and rain, if any precipitation at all. 


This week my first (of hundreds) crocus made its way through the detritus of winter, a failed winter, as the woodruff never disappeared or died back. Since March is looking warm, and both January and February were above normal, chances are winter doesn't have a chance. If you're buried in snow I'm not trying to brag, because we'd like more white stuff. 

This week Claudia sent me a challenge, her old Pentax camera. She's kindly giving me a chance to try out a more complicated camera. Last night I studied the manual in hopes some of the instructions would sink in. After trying to take a picture, and complaining to Smith the pictures were just black, he replied "maybe you should remove the lens cap". TRUE STORY! I felt a little like Lucille Ball (without the red hair). 

Um, perhaps, by Monday I'll have a picture or two to share. 



No wonder everyone uses smart phones for pix. Lots lighter and lots easier.

What a great challenge. I still have my old SLR and won't give it up for anything. Can't wait to see what you see through the lens!

I'm so jealous of your temps! It's going to be in the 40s here today and I'm all excited - anything above 20 right now is a big bonus. Your camera story made me laugh. You can do this and how thoughtful of Claudia to enable, errr, help you.

Carole called me an enabler! Ah, the truth hurts.

Ha! You CAN do it, and you've got to start somewhere. Believe me, beginner or not, EVERYONE makes goofy "true story" mistakes!

We are all positively giddy 'round here at the prospect of kissing 40F on Monday. It has been a long, long time!

Happy Weekend!!

It's fabulous that you can laugh at yourself. I have done that myself. No spring here yet, but I am hopeful. I am actually looking at the sun as I type this, and I am very glad to see an old absent friend! Have a great weekend.

That is a great story! Reading Claudia's blog has me considering getting my beloved SLR fixed! Happy weekend!

You're certainly not the first to have that lens cover problem. All of us over a certain age have probably done that.

Have fun with your new toy!

A challenge is always interesting, but I have to say the pictures you've posted with your current camera are really wonderful. Hooray for crocus, and I really love all the colors in the photo of your mountain. I'm wishing for some yarn that captured all those colors!

I think every photographer (from amateur to pro) that I've ever talked to has had that same lens cap experience. :D

Good luck with your wonderful new toy. It's so nice to realize you've left the cap on quickly. Not when you get a roll of film back with several black shots. Enjoy your spring. I'm very jealous.

Yeah for starting the planting! I hope you have fun with your new toy!

I can't tell you how many times I've done that, and I've been shooting for years...

I discovered yesterday that my shallots have mostly made it. With a couple of weeks of -14 and less, I was afraid that they would be mush - but they're not! I can't wait - I love using them in cooking. This means, however, that I have to build more raised beds because they're taking up half of the only real open bed. The other one has become the "Herb bed".

Love sweet woodruff - I should plant some!

I love it! Enjoy your new learning journey! xo

I remember when i got my big camera, my brain hurt! However reading a manual for me does nothing--I need to go out and play with the settings. Lovely spring photos :)

w00t! How exciting to have Claudia's camera, you are going to have fun!

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