Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Point, Click and Wheel

Filed under: General — by at 3:49 pm on Monday, May 2, 2011

My most upsetting moment on my recent trip to Austin wasn’t waiting four hours for a wheelchair taxi, getting on stage, or even missing my flight to San Diego.

My most upsetting moment was dropping and breaking my camera on Day 2 of South by Southwest (SxSW). I was lost without it. What is a blogger without a camera?

(Photo credit: Darrell Hyatt)

That devastating lost was soothed this weekend with a trip to Black’s and the purchase of the Olympus TG-310. Being waterproof and shockproof I can now drop it in a puddle without any ill effects. And, the red matches my scooter – colour is an important consideration when choosing a camera! 😉

Yesterday, during a brief spell of quasi spring weather, Darrell and I went on a photo wheel around our neighbourhood. Here are a few highlights:

These three trees are my favourite sign of spring in the neighbourhood. They will be loaded in pink blossoms in a few more days…

Trees on the verge of full bloom

Viewing the SkyTrain tracks from underneath is an interesting perspective, kind of artsy…

Our existing Whalley Library…

Small, old Whalley library

Our new library to open in the Fall. I can’t wait!

Large, modern Whalley library under construction

A brightly coloured touch of spring…

Red and yellow tulips

Darrell and I ended our pleasant photo wheel at Tim Horton’s, of course…

Tim Horton's coffee shop

Enjoying my mocha latte, I looked over at another table where a group of four had just sat down. My jaw dropped and my eyes popped out of my head. There on the table was a camera with, I swear, an 8-9 inch lens. I had instant camera envy! Sigh. One day…maybe… For now, I will enjoy my new red one.

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Comment by Lori-ann

May 2, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

It was a beautiful Spring yesterday! That was a great way to spend it and share a bit of scenery from your hometown. Lovely!

Comment by Sue

May 2, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

Lovely photos!! I love the pictures of the foliage, especially (and the tulips are gorgeous!).

I had to laugh… when I went on vacation to Maui a couple of years ago, a new camera was definitely needed. One of my main requirements? It had to be PINK!!! (Some people, like Char, see pink and immediately think of MEEEEEE!!!) Color, er, colour, is so very important in our techy gadgety accessories!!!! 🙂

Comment by Paul Merrill

May 16, 2011 @ 9:42 am

Congrats on the new camera!

A book I’d recommend is Vaynerchuk’s “Thank You Economy.” I haven’t read it yet, but a social media friend has & she loved it.

Comment by Glenda

May 17, 2011 @ 11:01 am

Thanks Paul. I’m also noting your recommendation for Enchantment by @GuyKawasaki.

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