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.

Photo Flashback

School is almost out, and I am looking forward to getting my camera out again. It's been so long since I had time for photos. Every week, when I drive to school in the early morning, I pass by so many beautiful pictures opportunities, but I must keep driving.

At the end of the month, I'm off to Saskatchewan. Here is a picture from west of Regina airport which I took in 2013.

Coming soon!

This is an example of what's coming to our house on Labour Day weekend. Yes, because we are gluttons for punishment, we are getting a companion for our Beagle, Luna.

This time, we're getting a male. The breeder said in her experience female dogs can be more dominant than male dogs, and adding a male puppy might be advisable. Our Beagle can definitely be domineering, as our cat (who three months ago wandered away, never to return) discovered when he attempted to get on the couch beside her.

This is only a prototype. Having purchased from this breeder before, I suspect his face will be blacker.

I am not sure if we'll regret this or not, but we have found our Luna, at only five years old, is beginning to get a little lazy and, thus, has gained weight. She needs someone to get her playing. She loves to be chased around the house, but that's not on my agenda. It's much more suitable for her to be chased by another dog.

This is what empty nesters do: buy dogs to fill the space.