A voice from another location

Well, well, here I am at my mostly inactive photo blog. I’m coming from here this morning because my regular blog, “That I May Know,” formerly called “The Upward Call” seems to vanished into thin air. As I went to the blog page today to start a draft of something I was greeted with those scary words “WHOOPs!” Not a good sign.

Contacting Squarespace has not been easy. Contacting anyone for service these days is a myriad of pull down menus or voice menus.

After trying to figure out what was happening for about thirty minutes, it occurred to me that maybe my blog is gone. Forever. All of those words. Strangely enough, I wasn’t really all that sad about it. It’s not like I’m anyone important. In some ways it would be a relief.

But it still bothers me.

For all three blog readers out there, you will likely be told that no such blog exists until such time as something is uncovered.

It's Spring!

Finally, it is spring. Although this picture is cheating a little, because I took it two years ago. The flower, which decorates the border of my flower bed in the back yard has not bloomed yet. But it will. And when it does, it will look like this.

Drawn to the little things

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's such a beautiful little town, full of history. And it's full of beautiful views. On that afternoon, we walked by the water, and were able to see the Toronto skyline across the lake. There was a man set up to take pictures who had his camera attached to a telescope, which was set up on a tripod. Now, that's serious hardware. I only had an 80mm lens, so while I did get a fairly nice view, it was nothing to write home about.

As always, though, my eye is drawn to the close up. I love to see beautiful vistas, but my eye is inevitably drawn to the little things.

Overnight artistry

It has been a long time since I've taken many pictures. I miss it, but theological studies is my focus right now, and I will return to pictures when I can.

I bought an 80mm lens last fall and have not used it much. Since learning to take pictures, I've used a zoom lens which gives me more flexibility. Using an 80mm lens where I have only one focal range has its advantages, but it's been a learning process to know what kind of things the lens likes to photograph. This morning I saw this in my backyard.