This morning, fortified with steaming stacks of The Historian's internationally known blueberry pancakes with warm blueberry 'compote', we ventured forth to purchase a few items - one of which was our first simple digital camera! At last! I am very pleased, but of course, there is a lot to learn. Since the children were producing only silly faces and goofy grins, I decided I would sneak in for a photo of The Historian. This was my 5th try, and already I have learned something new! A moving target is much harder to photograph than a still subject!
The one big drawback of not having cable or satelite t.v. is that college ball games are sometimes unavailable. We have a 5 inch (that is not a typo!) color t.v. with an attached antenna for the sole purpose of watching the local evening news and football games. The look on the historian's face when he realized that football had been pre-empted for golf was priceless! It reminded me of The Storyteller with a mouth full of brussels sprouts - a bit hard to swallow! Nevertheless, there is always radio, so The Historian took to his comfortable office to listen and to work on his 'history hobby project' on the laptop. I'm not sure of the outcome of the game, but I'm pretty sure his favorite team was winning - again!
I think I am going to like the digital camera. It wasn't expensive, I am not a great photographer and have no experiance with digital, so I'm sure my pictures will be pretty poor until I learn more, but it is fun to deleat the goofs and try again. This way I can share some pictures without waiting until the roll of film is complete, and I don't have to pay to print my mistakes.