Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gosling (119/365)

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“When all the world is young, lad,
And all the trees are green;
And every goose a swan, lad,
And every lass a queen;”

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), British poet. The Water Babies (l. 20-21). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.

TIME:  1:59 PM
PLACE:  Bellevue Park
SUBJECT:  Gosling

Forty-three.  I am forty-three years old today.  When my mother was 43, I was graduating from high school.  When her mother was 43, she was pregnant with my mother.  How’s that for perspective?
Anyway, I had a relaxed day.  I renewed my driver’s license (how exciting!), had lunch with Handsome Husband and with HH’s encouragement, bought myself a new camera – A Canon EOS Rebel XS with a 75-300mm lens.  Spiffy, huh?  This photo is the 28th one I took with my new camera and lens.  I hope I can justify my purchase with better photos.  Good gravy, why oh why can’t I just enjoy my new toy and not put so much pressure on myself to perform?  Because I’m whacko that’s why.


Mari said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! How exciting to get a new camera. You did a great job with tonight's shot!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Enjoy your new camera!

SaraG said...

a belated Happy Birthday!!! and what an awesome gift! You can never go wrong getting photography stuff and a new camera, WOW!!!
My hubby turned the big 50 yesterday and my 48th bday is next week!! FUN FUN
Take care.
I am exctied to see all the pictures you take with your new camera!

Monica said...

One of these days I'll upgrade my little $100 Sony Cybershot ... unless I continue to worry about the pressure to perform like you do!