Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Rain On White
Originally uploaded by boondockma
It's Monday once again and, after several days of appreciated sunshine, this morning, we awoke to rain.

I had so much fun this weekend, getting to know my new camera that the morning rain threatened to bring my mood down a bit. Then I thought why not take pictures of the rain?

To be honest, I didn't take pictures of the rain as it fell. Rather, I waited until it stopped raining for a bit, then I headed outside armed with my little camera, and started snapping away. Among other features, I've discovered the "macro" setting, and it didn't take long for me to realize that using features such as macro, and zoom, the batteries tend to wear out rather quickly! I'm now on my third set of batteries. Hmmm. Maybe we'll need to rethink the longer lasting, rechargeable batteries we'd decided we really didn't need ;-)

In the meantime, I'm managing quite well with the regular AAs, and I have added several new photos to my flickr collection. If this keeps up, I may find I need to upgrade my account there! LOL

I do hope you all had just as wonderful a day yesterday as I did! The kids and I spent most of the day roaming around the yard in search of photo ops. Pa treated me to a wonderful dinner. He fixed chicken out on the grill that he'd marinated in a combination of soy sauce and a fresh lime. He also prepared rice, which I enjoyed topped with sweet chili sauce, and then he steamed some asparagus. All this was further enhanced by the salad I made from the fresh organic greens our neighbors brought over. What a fantastic meal! I was still thinking about it as I fell asleep last night.

Saturday Night At The Movies

Since yesterday was Mother's Day, I opted to wait until today to post my weekly movie review. This week the kids chose to watch Superman with Christopher Reeve. It had been awhile since I'd seen this film and so had forgotten bits and pieces, which made it enjoyable for me to watch a second time. I must say, the larger digital TV we have now certainly adds another element to it! If you haven't seen this film, it's worth checking out, although there is a bit of violence so may be more appropriate for older children.

Hope you all are having a fun Monday! And remember...If life gives you rain...take pictures! :)


HDMac said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's day! I love the pic of the rain on the white flower! Very very lovely!!!

Rained here this morning but actually is partly sunny right now! lol Gotta love the Norhtwest!

toomanyhats said...

DO tell...what camera did you buy??? We buy the Costco packs of AA Batteries for the camera. We have this tendency to really go through that size of's and other kid stuff seem to use those. Great pic...can't wait to see more! Much to our surprise we have sunshine today...I'm off to finish planting the garden!

Kim said...

Ah Mom! Rockon! what kindof camera did you get? I would recommend getting the batteries that are rated for electronics - they last much longer!

bev said...

A new camera! what a fine bit of booty that is!!! Great pic. I am going to add you to my flikr favorites right now.
Happy Belated Mothers Day. Sounds like you had a really great one!

SonyaAnn said...

Wonderful pictures! You have a great eye.