My husband and I talked this morning about how we’re numb from the routine of life, day in and day out, every day the same since the pandemic began: same meals, same surroundings, same walk around the neighborhood. Today we decided to break routine and go for a hike at the Cascades, a waterfall nearby … Continue reading Wildflower hike at Cascades waterfall
I’m still not great with my new camera. At least it’s warm outside now so that my hands don’t freeze while I fumble with the settings. I finally ordered the lens I’ve been saving for; it should arrive this week. I am eager for a fixed focal length and to be able to open the … Continue reading Periwinkle
In the before times, I would swim laps at 5:30 am while my daughter was at swim practice. I’d get my exercise and shower in before the work day began. Then, like the rest of the world, the aquatic center closed its doors. When swim practice tiptoed back into our lives, practice times changed to … Continue reading I can walk in the evenings again
FINALLY. The first day of spring has arrived! Daffodils pop all over town, forsythia canes begin to bloom, and I even saw a dogwood show some white blossoms in our neighborhood. Chartreuse leaf buds fatten on trees and shrubs, and bright green goldenrod leaves shoot up through the leaf litter. I have awaited this day … Continue reading Happy first day of spring!
I bought a used Fujifilm X-T30 a couple of weeks ago. It will take some time for me to learn a new setup after 15 years with my previous camera. A friend advised me to put it in full manual mode to get used to the settings, light meter, and the shape and weight of … Continue reading Firsts with my new camera
Another Saturday, another winter storm. “Storm” is a bit of an overstatement, really. Especially compared to the snow others are getting right now. We’ve just got freezing rain, sleet, and ice. No wind, no snow. Definitely no thunder snow. It’s super gross outside. But at least the ice is pretty. I took my 15 year … Continue reading More winter. This time, ice.