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Maybe you recognize this photo from my old blog, PostcardsfromPaulie -- it was one of the "postcards" in the header. It is one of my favorite photos. In fact, it is the only dragonfly I caught with my camera. It was on a tree when I took my Kindergarten class out for recess. I lined them all back up and we went to the room to get my camera. The dragonfly didn't move an inch and I was able to capture it with my camera. The kids each got their picture taken with it for the memory books I made for each also.
I use it here today to represent MEMORIES being my blessing this week.
When I got the bad news that they couldn't get the parts anymore to fix my camera, I cried many tears. It had served me well and I missed my old/first digital camera even tho it was big and clunky. Friday was a long day for me after I got the bad news. That camera was my "baby." It went everywhere I did. It served me well and I can't dispose of it because it gives me many memories -- yes, the photos do that too. Maybe one day . . .
I bought myself another Olympus Friday night. I got it at a place where they don't give you a free class so I am learning how to use it by myself. It is really different and you don't even need a photo card for it if you don't want to use one. That means I can take photos on the camera and then transfer them to my computer later and if I need a little more room that day, I can insert the card and take more. I think I am going to like it. Maybe by this time next week, I will be comfortable using it and can use a new photo for my blessing. In the meantime, I thank God for giving me the joy of taking over 40,000 photos with my first Olympus but especially for this dragonfly. Ahhhhhhhh memories!