Saturday, July 31, 2010

A new camera

Before I left on my trip to Calgary and Cranbrook this summer Jim decided he needed a new camera. Jim always enjoyed taking pictures and slides with his Nikon camera when film was still used. Once the change to digital occurred we bought a little point and shoot digital camera and just took touristy pictures when we traveled. Recently I was told that most of the old Nikon lenses that he had in his camera bag would still fit on the new digital Nikon cameras. So after much research - in true "Jim Style" he decided to buy a new Nikon D90. And I got to take it on holiday and play around with it.

It has a ton of cool features that I discovered while playing around with it taking pictures of the babies in Calgary.  I took lots of pictures and deleted lots of pictures!

Once I got to Cranbrook I did not take as many pictures but I did manage to take a few around the old family property.

Cranbrook has quite the deer problem and these are a couple of pictures of the deer right in my parents back yard.  There is a You tube video floating around out there of a deer in Cranbrook that had just given birth  and then attacked a dog that the doe thought was getting a little too close for comfort.  There are just hundreds of deer wandering the streets of Cranbrook -- every year I go there it seems there are more and more deer around.

This is a picture of the old barn out the back.  It was lovely and green this year and not too hot - which was nice.  Some summers I go there it is well in the 30's and just too darn  hot for me. 

Not super technical pictures but I am certainly enjoying the new camera.  Maybe now I will blog a bit more!!!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Grandbabies

I know I have not been around much lately.  I have been busy - and I actually have been doing a bit of quilting - but not much.

I just got back from a nice visit in Calgary with the Grandbabies!!

Phoenix is just a little dolly!!  I haven't seen her since Christmas and she was only 6 weeks old.  She is now 8 months and she is such a little girl.  She LOVES her brother and is starting to stick up for herself and grab the toys back that Hunter took from her.  She really looks like Jessica.

One of my favourite pictures of her. 

Sitting by the pool - she is such a cutie!

Hunter is just a joy.  He is fully of life - curious and determined and non stop action!

Looking more like a little boy than a baby these day.  He LOVES his sister!! 

It was a great visit - although the weather was terrible!!  Pouring rain and 8 degrees Celsius!!   I always say that whatever time of year it is --  if you go to Calgary you must pack for all 4 seasons!!

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