Apple butter is sputtering away on the stove, canner at the ready to take it all in and preserve it through a boiling water bath. The weather here in deep east Maine has been so beautiful, the roadsides washed in blazing colors- the likes I've never seen before. Wherever I go, in my lap rests my old rickety camera- as some misguided soul stole my new one on my last trip to Illinois. My zoom now is more like a sputter, my wide angle seems more like a key hole and there is no eye piece, which I really don't like. I have my heart set on a new Canon but am waiting for some matching funds to come through. I still take pictures and have even been trying my hand at videos. Luckily, the Big Fish and I have encountered three moose in the last week and have video taped with hilarious results. He grunts like a moose and I laugh...all caught on audio. I have shared one film with my friends and family, the others are damning...though when friends and family visit, maybe the shameful flicks will be just the ice breaker most needed to loosen things up a bit...hopefully, their curiosity getting them in gear to explore.
"See how foolish we are? And you can be too...C'mon, let's go for a drive!"
When my kids come to visit, even though what is going on outside is far more interesting than what's being played on the mind numb-er, they still spend too much time in front of the set and have made all the necessary adjustments to bring about the best programming and picture. I always have work for them to do on our communication devices- so, I can't complain too much.
"Can you change the ink in the printer?" "How do I upload this?" "Burn this CD for me...please?!"
Times up...the canner calls. Have a great weekend, may these pictures of "the season of fullness" inspire you to get out and wander.