Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer Lake with Chico

I had heard there may be some pumice along the shores of Summer Lake so tonight Chico and I set off in the drizzle to see for ourselves. We didn't find any pumice but there was this interesting metal ball in the water and a little bit of green is starting to show. Please observe a moment of silence for my old cheap camera - after three pictures tonight it breathed its last and I retired it for good. It was a faithful companion through two trips across North America, Alaska to Maine and back, and a year of Dutch Harbor picture taking in all kinds of weather. I definitely got my $100 out of it. I'll be using Goldfish's old camera from here on out - a Canon PowerShot S50 - quite a bit better than my old one but a bit harder to slip into my jeans pocket on the way out the door to walk the dog. She's moved on to a Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Elph, a fantastic camera if anyone is in the market for a very compact point and shoot. Someday I'll move up to a digital SLR - I just worry about the sea air, the weather, the sand - I don't want to spend my time outside worrying about fancy equipment.

We're pretty excited out here on the island; my sister is coming to visit in July and Goldfish's Mom is coming in August. A bit of company is just the thing to get me motivated on a few home improvement projects I've been pondering. . . . .

3 comments:

Mom said...

I am so looking forward to seeing you exciting home! Thanks for inviting me!

Mystic said...

What is that meatball thing? LOL
Glad you will be having lots of company this summer! Looking foward to the pictures from your new/borrowed camera!

Kym said...

When do you find time to do Home Improvement? Your work hours alone are enough to exhaust anyone else.