My mom and sister decided I was having a difficult spring (I can't imagine why) so they surprised me yesterday with a lovely little digital camera to call my own (mine is the brown version: I couldn't make the link come up properly in brown, though, so click around to see the right one. I trust you guys can figure it out). I had hoped to invest in a big fancy camera this spring, but it turns out we needed our tax return to live on, given recent events (and our poor budgeting skills). I was making do with older digital cameras, and enjoying the 35 mm, but, you know how digital photography is just different, and instant, and satisfying, and silly? I've missed that. And this camera is especially fun because it has 12 mega pixels to work with. 12! Who needs that many? Me, apparently.
Normally I feel some pressure with a new gee-gaw: what should my first photos be? I mean, it's important! Something artistic and meaningful and emotionally resonant. But not this time. I just wanted to take pictures of anything, because I could. No pomp or circumstance: just us.
Thanks, family! It's fun to have a shiny new toy to distract me. And a shiny good family helps too. Languishing will have many more photos to share in the near future, methinks.