Michigan is good at tricking us, but with pussy willows in bloom and seeing the first robin of the year this morning, I do have a touch of Spring Fever. Indeed I’m anxious to get my new-to-me, lightly used Nikon D7000 out of the box and into the world taking photos. Right now I’m juggling my juggling such that I can hardly see straight. I am putting together a newsletter, workers are coming in and out to install kitchen counter tops and paint and such, I am taking three different classes, and more.
In a few days I’ll have the newsletter done and a couple other things behind me. Then I’ll carefully open the box and learn the new features of this camera that replaces my trusty Nikon D70. The D70–that captured thousands of images in amazing places like Paris and the south of France–now has a nice new home on the Gulf coast of Florida. I imagine that the D70 will soon be capturing white pelicans nesting in trees and alligators snoozing in sunlight in Sanibel Island’s marvelous Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Alas, I’ll have to be content to capture fuzzy gray pussy-willow blossoms and the next robin or two. Once I open that box, the photos on this site soon will be mine instead of by others such as Bruce Macqueen’s robin above.