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Pretty Things

In Photography on August 23, 2006 by Queue

It’s time for something on the lighter side!

So, the S&S Gray 2.0 household has a new camera. Be warned, this means more pictures in upcoming posts, and probably posts solely for the purpose of posting pictures. Now, I firmly believe that it’s not the camera, it’s the operator that makes beautiful pictures . . . but there is a point when the limitations of a point-and-shoot camera limit the posibilities of a person’s skills. Thus the Canon Digital Rebel XT – our first fully functional SLR that can be completely manual. We are (obviously) excited. Tomorrow I’m headed to the eastern shore for a remote newscast “Your 3 On Tour” – I’m taking the camera, so expect one of those aforementioned pictures only posts in the near future.

Anyway, on the theme of pretty things, I was playing with the camera today. I didn’t wander much farther than the fire escape, but I found some fun stuff.

Now, those are all pictures of things that aren’t mine. On the gardening front, I planted a little New Zealand Spinach in one of the pots on the fire escape just to see how it did, and while it’s still small, it’s coming along nicely. I had good luck with some lettuce, but now that we’ve reached the dog days of august, lettuce gets very bitter (inedible, trust me). NZ spinach, on the other hand, doesn’t mind the heat.

Now, the gardening thing is not new news around here . . . most anyone who has been reading my ramblings knows I’ve been playing with green growing things this summer. But in an attempt to find a portable form of entertainment that I could take to work for when I had down time, or long meal breaks, I have turned to . . . Knitting! I’m sticking primarily to small projects that provide a little challenge – the first of which was a pair of socks. I think I’m hooked. My domestic adventures never end!

Now I’m working on socks for the boy (gray w/red heels and toes), and a bunch of possible christmas presents . . . pictures will come, but not until after they’re given to the folks they’re for.

So, that’s what’s up here, at least for now.

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