Monday, September 24, 2007

Time to catch up on blogging

It's so weird...working Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues! My entire mental calendar is out of whack!

I got home on Sunday after a 10-hour shift and was completely wiped out, burnt, sore feet... but I made dinner, ate it like a ravenous rat, and promptly fell asleep.

The second 5:30 a.m. wakeup (this morning) was not as bad as Sunday's rude and much-too-early awakening.

All photographs copyright John Gillett, all rights reserved 2007

The sun was coming up as I left the house at 6:35 a.m. today and the air was, shall we say, chilly. And I was wearing sandals and capri pants.

About a dozen steps from my front door I thought, "Oh shit, it's kinda cold." Then I looked at the pristine, clear, pale-blue morning sky and decided I would live through the 17-minute walk to work. So I walked up the road, glancing right and left at the enormously thick mist hovering over the fields to the right and the golf course to the left. It was very beautiful and I wished my camera were not fuxored. I usually carry it everywhere, but not in the past 6 weeks or so, since it stopped working for no obvious reason.

I need to get it fixed.

No, I need a better camera that can take a big honking lens like the kind my cousin John uses.

I have posted one picture of his on the other blog, but he regularly sends out several beautiful photos via email, and so I will post a couple, because he said I could and I promised attribution and copyright info. Don't any of ya'll dare copy these pictures, because a member of our venerable family WILL hunt you down and kill you. Make no mistake.

My cousin is a family man and I doubt he has much time to pursue criminals, but I don't mind doing it.

(Lattegirl does Bounty hunting?)

Suffice it to say, my cousin John takes absolutely incredible photos.

I seem to have deleted some of them accidentally from my inbox without having saved them.

Send me more, John!


Mindy said...

Gorgeous humming bird! Love it.

lattégirl said...

Wait till you see some of his other bird pictures. They are drop-dead fantastic.