This past weekend, we decided to take the kids up to the mountains to walk where there are dinosaur prints and fossils. It was a nice walk and the prints and fossils were nice, but I have to say I was more enamored by the view. There were plants I had not seen before and some of the plants, while in decay – were just beautiful in their form.
I know, once again I look a bit foolish (I guess that’s just my thing). Everyone was trudging up to see the footprints and fossils and barely gave their surroundings a single glance. I was stopping all along the way, noticing the remainder of leaves, the stems of wildflowers, the tall grasses surrounding the area. Yes, there were stares, but what is life without them? Don’t worry – I was not alone. My two oldest daughters were trailing me around with their own cameras (oh, what have I started?!?) My husband and the two youngest just ran up to the top and waited. It was rather cool in the shade so they ran up to soak in what sun was left in the day. They were cold – I was distracted 🙂
So, I give you my beautiful view. Oh, and another thing – I am still learning about my camera. However, I take it out all the time with me, because I don’t have the time to read beyond helping the kids get through their school day. I guess you could say I am learning on the go. Needless to say, I found out *by accident* that I could change my camera’s settings to take black and white photographs. Seems I accidentally hit the button. I’ve still got a lot to learn – because from what I can tell, what to look for in black and white photographs is a bit different (at least in my view). I hope you don’t mind that I share my mistakes 🙂