I was on the front porch this morning early removing coverings from the tomato plants, but it was some time before I remembered to step around the corner of the house and check the progress of the
It has recovered from digging around in autumn of 2011 to remove the rusted chicken wire support and install a neat trellis.
The heart of a white flower is so beautiful with hints of pale green and a creamy center.
A long-legged insect rests on a clematis blossom--I don't know its name.
I want to call it a mayfly but no idea if that is correct.
This photo is not as clear.
I was using the macro setting but was not at the correct angle to do justice to the opening blossom.
Edward the Cat was purring around my ankles, swishing his tail into camera range.
I tried to maneuver him out of the photo while holding the camera steady.
I could have taken dozens of photos.
It seems that the buds and blooms arrange themselves perfectly into lovely compositions.
Why must the most beautiful plants have such a short blooming season?
[A rhetorical question, of course.]
By next week the lavender/pink clematis on the larger trellis should be opening its dusky blooms.
Such fleeting joy--new each springtime.
I have dealt with the camera!
Which is not to say that I have explored a fraction of its capabilities!
After frustrating hours of attempting to deal with the fuji software I suspected that it was loading an app which was incompatable with other programs.
Programs and functions which I had opened immediately 'froze' putting me into a panic.
At 10:15 PM I un-installed the software and decided I must go to bed while some hint of sanity remained.
I knew that in the morning I would attempt to load my new photos using an existing program.
Picasa loaded them without a hitch and automatically duplicated them in "My Pictures."
I can edit, e-mail, print, upload to blogger, Face Book or craigslist.
What more do I need?
I feel grumpish toward Fuji for not providing user-friendly software, but I'm not going to waste more precious hours banging my head over it.
Instead I will concentrate on learning more about my clever camera and enjoy recording my emerging gardens and the antics of my cats.
Expect to see more!