Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Thanks to everyone for your kind words on the "loss" of my old camera. It served me well and I have a less expensive one -- still an Olympus -- now. I will learn to use it and then be blogging regularly again.

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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!

13 comments:

RuneE said...

Congratulation with you new camera! We'll all look forward to the first presentation.

Thank you for all those nice comments. As a hobby photographer one always appreciates it when someone besides oneself enjoys the photos one takes!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful tribute to your camera! I hope the new one is easy to get to know!

Love Bears All Things said...

Memories are a blessing!
I'm happy you've found another camera. I know you can't wait to try it out.

There is a wee gift on its way to you.
Mama Bear

Rohit Sharma said...

The changing life moves fast. We loose certain things to find new ones. Your Dragonfly Shot is awesome!

Cheers...

Sue said...

What a beautiful photo Paulie! I'm certain you will be taking many more wonderful photos with your new camera :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Y'know, I think I'm the worlds WORST at getting sentimental about old gadgets and "things"... I pretty much have a place in my heart for all my fave toys... for example, right now, when my little "Wind PC" goes, I will be devastated... because of all the work, help, and genuine joy it's given me.

Still, as you say, things will begin anew with new memories to be built!

Katney said...

I'm glad you got a replacement so quickly. You will likely find it has lots of features the old one didn't, even though it is not as expensive. The price on digitals has gone down so much over the last several years.

I'm also glad mine did its thing while still on warantee and that I have a back-up while it is being checked out.

How many megs is the internal memory? You may find you want to keep a card in it all the time. My internal memory will only do about five pictures on the one camera and even less on the newer one.

storyteller said...

Memories are precious ... and so the the 'things' that carry them for us, so your loss 'resonates' with the 'nostalgic' part of me. That said, I'm delighted you've found a new camera and that you're learning to use it. I'll look forward to you sharing old and new photos in the weeks and months ahead.
Hugs and blessings,

Jenny McB said...

It will all work out, it always does. Your dragonfly picture is amazing, it looks like a jewel!

Check out forums and Amazon review for your camera and you may learn some tricks that way. Good luck.

Kuanyin Moi said...

A camera is like a dear friend, and what a beautiful tribute you wrote. The dragonfly photo is lovely too!

Malyss said...

Hi, Paulie,
I'm glad you got a camera so quickly.Now a new blogger 's life is beginning for you!.. and for me, the new computer finally arrived;
Let's go!!

CyberCelt said...

We get in a comfort zone with items in our lives. But, change is good, too.

If you have the hard disk from your old computer and it is not corrupted, leave me a message on my blog. I will let you know how to recover the photographs.

RuneE said...

PS Me again - thank you on behalf of Hilde and Truls!

About Me

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WELCOME to my blog. I hope you will return often.

I am on my third digital camera, all Olympus. I enjoy using it and sharing my photos. I also enjoy writing. I hope to share a little of each on this blog. My main blog is Postcards From the Northwest.

Kerri and I will continue to add benches to "For the Love of Benches Continued . . . " blog also. It is good to continue to share with her!

Continuation of the Kiggins House Re-model photos were lost when my computer crashed.

The latest city project, TURTLE PLACE, will unfold here as I have time to add photos. It is complete and maybe I can find enough photos someday to show you the final results. Next project after the two I am working on now. . .

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