A few weeks back my camera and wallet were stolen from my friend, Jayme Hummer's car. It was a real drag. She drove to a truly lovely banquet celebration of 25 years of Storey Publishing at Jae's Inn in North Adams, MA. Storey will be publishing my first book soon - but that is another day's story.
At any rate. Without a real camera it has been hard to keep up with blog entries and the rest of what has become standard almost everyday needs for digital documentation. Long stor(e)y, but I did end up being reimbursed the value of the stolen items by Storey Publishing. (Ummm who has ever heard of THAT?!? - not my insurance company, not the establishment's insurance company and not even Storey's insurance company, but the host organization of the most lovely banquet ever, out of their kindness and high moral standing, sent me a check for the total value of the contents of my wallet and the camera taken.

Shortly there after I found JUST the camera I was looking for on CLEARANCE at Target - thanks to Chapin, my friend and frequent Target shopper!
So now I have really good quality imagery and a Canon Rebel camera to beat the band!

I am learning to use the camera. These are some of the first shots I took with it. There will be more to come.

That is Violet the little bathtub fairy, with Okemo keeping her company. Lily's leading the way to magic at Kennedy Park and the amazing color we were blessed with this fall. Oh my, it was the most amazing display of nature's magic I can remember.

Gone now, moving into cozy darkness.