Monday, March 14, 2011

Amaryllis

It sits and lights up our kitchen table, this amaryllis. It's upbeat. It reminds us, daily, that Maine winters do come to an end. In some small way, it does take a bit of the sting away from a 'disastrous' event that unfolded at the entrance way of our kitchen last week. I dropped my best camera and destroyed a favorite lens. So stupid! It was just me, trying to carry too many things in from a trip of errands. It's usually tucked away in my backpack, but this time it was just in my hand... and well, I'll spare you any more gory details. I've got backup cameras, but this one's a favorite. Needless to say, I'm shopping for a new lens.

16 comments:

  1. So sorry about your camera! I have a Canon Powershot, but you can't attach anymore lenses...or I would end up in the same spot.

    Our Amaryllis is getting ready to pop too. Nice shot.

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  2. What a shame! A loss of a favorite lens is indeed a camera tragedy.

    I went out to several stores the other day to pick up a few bulbs. Felt like I had to see something of spring before I went off the deep end. The pots are sitting in pots in my living room, basking in the occasional sunlight!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your lens! This is a beautiful Amaryllis. I have quite of few of them in my flower beds and they are starting to come up.

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  4. Oh wow, that is too bad. I would be just sick. The day I bought my new macro lens, I slipped and fell while holding it. Everything turn out okay but, boy was I worried. Before I checked my infured knee, I was checking to the cameral and lens to make sure it was okay.
    Amaryllis is such a beautiful flower and this one is gorgeous.

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  5. I'm really sorry about your lens. I can imagine how bad you must feel! But this amaryllis is a lovely reminder of the beauty in life. Just think of the good things and leave the bad feelings behind! :)

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  6. I always worry that I will do the same thing one day. Great reminder you have there. The color could brighten anyones day.

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  7. That Amaryllis is stunning. . .and YUK about the lens. . .but maybe it will lead you to a better lens, mm? Or something different . . .

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  8. Sorry for your lens - hopefully the colour of that amaryllis will cheer you up!

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  9. The amaryllis is stunning. Sorry about the lens. I would be sick.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your camera. However, this is a lovely shot with a very fine texture on the flower.

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  11. Ow! It could certainly happen to me. Can we start a relief fund?

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  12. Lovely photo. Sad story about the lens. We do love our cameras and all of their parts, don't we?

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  13. I can sympathize. While taking photos on a bridge some years ago, I tripped hard, and to brace my fall, I had to let go of my camera on tripod, which went smashing to the pavement. All destroyed. Damn. Good luck with your shopping.

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  14. Not Blue but red Velvet. Awesome!
    Sorry about the lens...

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  15. BUUUTIFUL!

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