Thank You All and Some First Photos

Thank you all so much for your kind words over the weekend. It was hard to loose Dino. We spent the weekend talking about our short time with him.  I really feel that things happen as their meant to. Sometimes situations come and go in ways that we never expect and  the outcomes can be amazing. I hope that our experience of taking care of Dino builds resilience and character in my kids. Michael and I feel that it’s important for them to experience all parts of life, not just the pleasant, easy ones.

The fun part of our weekend included a birthday for me. I’m not telling which one it was but there’s now one ending in “0” coming quickly.  Going into this birthday I really needed a new camera. My little point and shoot was so frustrating to use,  I could see the shot but the camera wasn’t capable of taking it. The people who love me pooled their resources and I’m now the owner of a very nice Canon Rebel DSLR.  Needless to say I have a lot to learn about how to use it but I thought I’d share my first  flower photos. This camera is so much fun!!

I’ll start with the bathroom clock. Doesn’t everyone test out their new camera by taking a picture of their bathroom clock?

Moving on, here’s a favorite print that my mom gave me a few years ago. This is hanging in our foyer. IMG_0146

And now– real flowers! Isn’t this sharp, clear and beautiful?IMG_0147

It’s not even set to macro, this is just the auto adjustment…IMG_0148 Puffy, white and perfect!IMG_0149 Good things are happening!


I’m going to watch a chapter of the dvd that came with the camera every day.  Then I’ll practice the skills that each chapter teaches. Then I’ll use the auto adjust button to take pictures.  Just kidding, I’m really going to learn how to use it!  😉

Spring is going to be fun here at the Salem Garden~

Thanks again and enjoy everything today!




  1. Susan Webber says:

    Happy Birthday Michele. Thank you for the photo of the bathroom clock. The wall clock in my home office has died, and the pretty clock you shared has inspired me to use my Kohl’s coupons and go shopping for a replacement this week.


    1. That’s great Susan! I hope you find a clock that you love!!


  2. Maryann Zujewski says:

    Have fun with your new camera! I read a blog about how to keep all those pictures you will be taking organized!

    Maybe it will be helpful to you! The flowers made me happy! 🙂


    1. thank you for that link! It’s just what I need! Glad you enjoyed the flowers 🙂


  3. Amy Stafford says:

    Happy Birthday Michele! I have the Cannon Rebel too, mine is very very old though. For Christmas I got a 55mm Macro lens, which has made taking pics of the food SO much easier. Enjoy! You flower pics are beautiful.


    1. Thank you for the birthday wish Amy! I have my eye on the macro and zoom lenses. Your photos are always beautiful, now I know why!


  4. nutsfortreasure says:

    You and I had birthday celebrations really close Happy Birthday! Mine was 5th

    Sorry for your loss 😦

    I want a new camera 🙂


Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s