This Fall my dear little 2008 Olympus camera gave up the ghost. I was much too cavalier with handling and dust had gotten into it's fixed lens. Lesson learned! It's replacement was a different brand. Although the newer camera has a better zoom distance, it is cumbersome and not nearly as reliable as my Olympus was. So I decided to buy a PEN E-LP9 from the Olympus website. Within a few days of ordering, it was here. I loved it's sporty look and convenient size. But surprise! -- no lens in the box. I re-read the online add which said 'brown body'. I took this to mean the body was brown. It really meant 'Brown. Body only.' Another lesson learned. So I ordered the lens which would have been included if I'd purchased the 'kit'.
|My stylish new Olympus PEN E-PL9|
Here are a few pictures I snapped on a walk to our bush lot. Considering the day was overcast and spitting rain, the little camera worked nicely. And yes, it is December but there is no snow on the ground here at the moment.
|Still some patches of green in the bush.|
|Mother Nature has thoughtfully provided convenient park benches.|
|Nice to see a few leaves still fluttering above ground.|
|A larder or shelter for furry little woodland folk?|
|An ice covered drainage ditch beside our woodlot.|
|Looking towards home from the far reaches of my bluebird trail.|
|My neighbour's cows at an overcast half mile away.|
On this rainy day, I'm so glad I followed Jocelyn's (Canadian Needle Nana) recommendations for Netflix viewing. I absolutely loved The Queen's Gambit. It's one of those rare movies that leaves one feeling uplifted and happy with humanity. And now I'm binge watching The Crown. I have to laugh at the parental guidance at the start of each episode. "SEX, NUDITY, LANGUAGE, SMOKING". I do admit that scenes of cigarette smoking makes me wince and gag. But what I definitely have to avert my eyes for is the use of hypodermic needles!!! Heebie-jeebies!!! We all have our own cringe factors. I'm loving the acting, settings, costumes, jewellery and the reminders of royal history. Incredible what a hold the church had in deciding personal matters.
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Ellie Mae has a new gentleman caller. At least I expect the gray tabby is a guy or she would certainly run it off. Instead she likes to spend her evenings outside if the visitor is around.
|Looks well fed, doesn't he?|
|Ellie Mae, keeping her thoughts to herself.|