Last week, I said goodbye to an old friend: my camera, George. I haven't been able to take pictures with him because my eyes just don't seem to focus right. My cousin, Carole Darby, has begun taking pictures and I thought she should have a good friend to encourage her so I sent her George. Today I got an email from her mom saying George had arrived safely. I am excited for Carole because she is about to discover a wonderful world. Somehow, you look at things differently thru a camera lens. You notice more. You find you want to tell a story with the camera. I have had a chance to tell many stories and I hope to tell some more but it isn't quite the same for me now. It is ok. I have lots of pictures to treasure and they bring forth lots of memories. The wolf is from the Philadelphia Zoo. My brother, Ross and his wife, Sharon and I went there because the Zoo was the oldest in the US. The bear is the Kodiak bear from the National Zoo in DC. I use to go there regularly before 8am and the animals got fed. The animals were more active. The frog was taken in Vancouver,BC when Carolyn Shoup and I were exploring the Chinese Gardens. The wild burros were taken from the highway on the way back to Las Vegas. Carolyn was driving(very fast) and we saw them and she put on the brakes. Thank God there was no one behind us.
Here's to your stories, Carole. May the memories begin.