Thursday, July 24, 2014


Just when I was getting back into blogging,
my little unborn grandson passed away
and I had to take a break.
The poor baby had problems which would have made
life outside his mother's womb very difficult
but it still broke our hearts
We hope he's in a good place now.
Kayden, you'll always be in our hearts
and we will always wonder what could have been.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Introducing a new blogger to visit!

Recently I reconnected with an old friend from elementary school, Lisa.
This is she and I at a Girl Guide Winter Camp.
We lost touch when I moved across the country when I was 12
but over the last few months I realized that she is a lot like me in many ways
and suggested that maybe she would like blogging.
She has started a new blog here:
and I urge you all to check her out and show some blog support.
I've met some great people blogging and I'm sure she will too.
I told her if she builds it you will come,
so here's to Lisa and her new blog. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Somewhat better

I took Rick's words to heart and printed out those 228 pages into a booklet form
and studied up about focusing.
I think I have the beginnings of knowledge of how to do it when the camera doesn't want to
(and no, camera, you can't "just say no")

So now what I need to do is practice, practice, practice until I can do it in my sleep and in my waking state without needing to look it up.
As I look at it now though I see that I was in a little too close and cut too much off the background.  I think that's what my friend Lisa's suggestion about wide angle meant as I read up on that,
seems it does not mean what I thought it meant.  I thought it just meant a wider picture, with more in the sides, but I think it has to do more with depth of the picture?  Correct me if I'm wrong please.
 I couldn't find it in the manual....I think the
index leaves a lot to be desired because I know I zacksidnetally saw it show up as an option as
I looked through the lens one has to be there somewhere.
That will be my next learning goal.
Thanks for the pointers and keep them coming.