Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmastime in Florida

Children who have lived their lives in the era of widespread digital cameras have a hard time grasping a time when we bought film and then paid to develop it.  When I was growing up, it was expensive to practice picture-taking. It was not easy to learn from your mistakes, because often weeks or even months went by before you could see your developed pictures.  I love that now we can take dozens of pictures, scroll through them deleting at will, and only develop or leave on computer the pictures that turn out well. And editting!  I edit pretty much every picture - red eye?  Click. - off center? Click. -washed out? Click. 

Earthgirl loves taking pictures.  She grabs the digital camera, takes dozens of pictures of the cats, dolls, stuffed animals, clouds, and I just smile benevolently, knowing we will delete most of them.  Lately, she has taken to photographing blossoms.





Gerbera diasy






Even way up north here in Central Florida, we have plenty of blooming flowers at Christmastime. Since we have usually had a cold snap followed by a warm spell, the azaleas decide spring was here last week and burst into full bloom.Freezing temperatures this week have nipped these buds, but they are now preserved digitally, along with Earthgirl's budding photography skills.










 

3 comments:

Mildred said...

What's funny about my childhood is for many years my family did not even own a camera - I have many good memories but few photos!
Earthgirl's flower pictures are beautiful. She seems to have a natural flair for capturing the beauty of the blooms. Hope your Christmas is merry and bright! TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I think you have a 'budding' photographer on your hands!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, may it be a wonderful time with family and friends. Blessings, Becky

Horlic said...

Lovely flower. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

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