Yesterday, the girl I’m tutoring was restless and excited.
She had one day of school this week before a trip home.
We needed an absorbing subject.
We explored the rudiments of macro (closeup) photography.
The tulip is a universal icon of the close-focus mode.
Sure enough I found a tulip on our camera.
These pix are still not close enough to be considered macro.
It was fun
… to look at the back yard differently.
… to find strawberries that had been hiding
… to see fall colors yesterday which are blanketed with white snow today
… to learn something completely new
… to begin the learning process with my camera
(if I learn one new trick a week, I’ll know 18 tricks before Scotland)
Does your digital camera have a tiny tulip icon on it?
(Mine was on the LCD display, after I pressed a “focus” button.)
the fullness of life.
It turns what we
have into enough, and more.
denial into acceptance,
chaos to order,
confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a
vision for tomorrow.”
(thanks to my SIL Kathie for that quote
…and for the box of 25 (!) travel/guide books
which arrived yesterday. Woot!)