From my patio today:
This thing is blooming its head off for me. I love the colour.
It’s just a crape myrtle. Mine did this weird thing where the top branches from last year died (no idea…). I was going to crop this, but decided I kind of liked the look. What do you think? Leave me some comments and let me know.
I was going to go out and drive around and take some city pics, but not sure I have the energy this week. Plus, it’s cloudy—I love that clear blue sky with little white puffy clouds. Maybe next week.
I should be shot for even thinking about it, but this new lens was really just an experiment to see if I would pick up a camera again. I have. There’s nothing wrong with the lens –it’s a very nice Tamron- but now I not only want a new lens, I want a new camera. You’re only limited by your imagination and your budget. In my case, it’s budget. I could now get a D200, but that’s trading in one dinosaur for a slightly newer dinosaur. The D300 (which has been far surpassed) is better, but still pricey—especially when you consider I want the Nikkor 18-200 lens with Vibration Reduction. I played with one last week; it was –stellar- and I really, really want it.
Unfortunately, a nice USED set of equipment (I’ve decided, no more new cars, no more new camera equipment, it’s stupid to pay full price when you can get nice used for 1/2 or less. As an infamous tote-the-note car dealer from Rose City, Arkansas used to advertise: “…Because EVERYBODY drives a used car!”
Well, don't we all?