We (as in Hubby and I) have always been behind the electronics power curve. We'd just assume wait until the models get better and the prices go down.
Plus we're kind of electronics wimps.
We didn't get our first VCR until 1991. It seems like everyone we knew had them already.
Answering machine — we didn't get one of those until 1998-ish. I couldn't stand to leave messages on them, so I didn't want one.
Now, people make fun of me for the length of messages I leave. I have no one to stop me from talking!
Our camera — film. Until recently. We loved our film camera and had a couple of extra lenses for it. We had purchased the girls small digital cameras that have been the source of the majority of my blog photos for the last couple of years. I borrowed their cameras a lot.
A few months ago (about one month before my breast cancer diagnosis) we purchased a very nice digital camera with an extra zoom lens. Hubby had been saving leftover money from his business trips to purchase it.
I've now become a heavy clicker. I take lots of pictures when I'm photographing the birds in our back yard to try and get the best ones. Because of course the beauty is that you can delete everything you don't want.
In being a heavy clicker, I've gotten some great, if not unusual, shots of some of the birds. Specifically, their tongues. Here is the male red-bellied woodpecker. The first two are tongue shots and the last two you can actually see spit.
These next two pictures are a female oriole the first day we saw her when she migrated in. She's licking her lips/beak in the first one. The second picture also has some orange hanging out.
These next two are the female red-bellied woodpecker. It's a little harder to see her tongue in the first one than it was of the male in the earlier pictures. Her tongue is dark. The second picture we got spit again.
The blue jays aren't really showing their tongues, but I thought they were some cool shots of the one bird feeding the other.
And just to mix things up, this molting cardinal is how I'm feeling about now. Or maybe I should say looking like.
How ironic that he just showed up.