I need a new camera. I think I've about worn out my faithful Canon. Ben has given me a perfect suggestion, but there are other things on The List ahead of a new camera for me.
Christmas is coming. Hint, hint, my family, hint hint, wink wink.
My old, yet trusty camera helped me capture these shots just now, of life from my vantage point. Just a slight glimpse, of course. I like my secrets.
And I love October! Changes. Change can be strange, hard, unpleasant, lovely, frightening, and good. Seasonal changes are crucial for living things, and we are all creatures here on Earth. Little, fragile, hopeful creaturely creatures.
October in my neck of the woods means a few late tomatoes and other delicious harvest delights, leaves dressing up for their grand final farewell, blue skies, stormy skies, and soggy ground, beloved, best-friend sandals forlornly positioned back into the closet, wet muddy boots and shoes by the front door, piles of pumpkins and plastic bags of tiny candy-bars at the grocery stores, rapidly thumping then intermittent windshield wipers, fired-up furnaces and wood stoves, hot beverages gingerly handed to grateful loved ones during chilly evenings along with snuggly, fresh-scented blankets. Too-many catalogs in the mailbox each day, election noise and propaganda, a bit of lethargy in the in-between, and yet, a certain excitement brought on from gusts of wind, splattering rain, and the promise of something unknown about to happen...soon.