The top picture is my Dad and Mom taken in front of their house in 1956 - 52 years ago. My Dad lives there still and today was his 76th birthday! He is still sharp as ever and can beat Goldfish arm wrestling. I miss him daily and as I've said before, he is my target audience when I blog. Happy Birthday Dad!
The bottom photo shows the Pentax K200 that Santa left for me. It is the only dust and weather-proof camera in its class and has gotten pretty great reviews so I'm very happy to start bringing it outside and seeing what it can do. I have to say, I'm a lot more hesitant to bring it out into the weather, especially with the last 4 days of on and off snow, but I'm sure it's up to the task. Santa apparently has something to do with Valentine's Day as well (Who knew? Is it because of the economy that Santa needs a second job??) and has promised me a nice long lens for wildlife photos.
Tomorrow are the New Year fireworks and a day of reflection on goals for next year - plus the usual 11 hours of work, of course . . . .