Hi All! For my fellow Americans, happy Memorial Day. Hmm, “happy”, isn’t quite right, since it is a day of remembrance for our war dead, but I’m sure you know what I mean. Anyway, despite an ultra-busy work week, I had plenty to smile about. There was some time off (not including today), a good doctors report, friends and family, etc. And, something I use too often, time spent on Cape Cod.
I was able to do my long woods walk on Saturday and yesterday I got out for a long paddle on the kayak. I had kayaked a few times in March, but yesterday was the first time since then! Also, it was the first time I kayaked with my new camera lens (I talked about it here).
The new lens is “splash proof”, as is my camera, while my old telephoto lens isn’t. It is a little brighter than the old lens and a little “longer (400mm compared to 300mm). In other words, it should be a much better fit for wildlife photography from the kayak. The problem is, it is also a lot heavier! And bigger! I had no idea where to put it as it couldn’t just dangle from my neck as I paddled. I could put my legs together and it fit perfectly in my lap, but that gives my much less control of the boat (steering a kayak has more to do with weight distribution than what you do with paddles). There was also the issue of aiming the huge lens at 400mm at a flying bird as the wind moves the kayak and waves wash over the bow. Yep, 1st world problems. lol. I’m sure the more I use it the better it will get, and it was fun playing.
Those are my smiles for the week, enjoying Cape Cod including a long paddle, testing my new camera lens.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.