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It is not my primary camera. The current photo catalog (incomplete) has 400k images. There are about 3k iPhone shots – less than 1%. Dave uses it as his primary camera. I shot a few pics for rapid (instant) upload to family. I get an occasional selfie. Some pics are taken of me… occasionally. I put pictures on my phone to share. My point?! My last iPhone upgrade was the iPhone 7. We are up to the iPhone 13. I got the new SE to take advantage of the 5G network. The new SE looks exactly the same as the (good old/ancient) 7; the protective cases are exactly interchangeable. (The new box is smaller – ha ha.) Change comes slowly. If you want a better camera, get a better camera. My phone is not a camera. Oh! The cats (pics) are from my camera.

Ha ha! I am a confirmed “hoarder.” !!! Nuthin’ gets thrown away. ?? Will I ever need the box again? The last one (iPhone box) came out the closet from six years ago…. Nut! And, I shoot redundantly – to be sure I have at least one serviceable shot. Digital is free?! I’m tossin’ the boxes. (Cringe!!)

Party time

It’s been about six months. It’s been about six months since I posted a photo from the garden. The pic needs no image of the whole garden/plant for context. I live in zone 7. We had a mild winter. I made my first trip to my favorite nursery. We loaded the car with flowers. Instant garden! This is a blossom from a party color hibiscus. New this year. It looks like it’s gonna be a good year! I’m a better photographer than last summer …. and not as good as I’m gonna be.

Point of view

I’ve been taking flower photos all season. It’s like fish in the Red Sea. When I dove I would scour the reef for fish pictures. (What else!!) Every dive it was the same routine. See fish, take pictures, sort, and select the best shots. I have way too many good flower shots. Standout?! That’s a matter of taste and choice. They are simply too numerous to count. I get plenty of technically sound shots. Standouts? A few. Sometimes I feel like that blind squirrel that found a nut…


Turn! Turn! Turn!The Byrds

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep….

Count your blessing. In this time of corona, I am humbled by the beauty of nature. I am blessed to be in it and away from the utter chaos, horror, and sorrow in the world right now. Someone, somewhere decided, I have done my part. I am apart from this fray. I never walked away from danger in the past. … count my blessings. Turn…