Ok blogging world, I have to share a very exciting event with you! My two sons and I are what I commonly refer to as geeks because we love anything electronic. Our house is full of computers, iPods, iPads, digital cameras, and video gaming systems. However, we have always fondly referred to my husband, Mike, as “technologically challenged” because until quite recently he didn’t even know how to turn a computer on. However, bit by bit we have started to pull him over into the geek world. I won a Dell laptop in a contest and gave it to my husband hoping that he would show some interest. Not only does he now know how to turn it on, but he sits every night and plays his casino games that I bought him for Christmas, and he is learning how to use the internet and send emails. Then his company gave him a fancy new smartphone, and he is actually learning how to text!! We are still in shock!
When it came to Christmas this year, I didn’t have a clue what to get Mike. He has all his fishing equipment and pretty much all the tools he could want. So, what to do? Then, to my surprise, Mike suggested that I buy him a digital camera. HUH??? I couldn’t believe it! I, being the geek that I am, jumped at the idea, and took him camera shopping. We bought him a beautiful Canon point and shoot with a 14x zoom (he insisted on a lot of zoom), but since Christmas he really hasn’t even looked at it. I was starting to wonder if it had been a silly idea. Then this past weekend we had quite a bit of fresh snow, and on a whim I suggested that we go for a walk with our cameras through the winter wonderland behind our home. He agreed, I showed him how to choose the snow mode for his camera, and off we went. He did a great job for his first photo shoot, and to show how proud of him I am for moving up in the world of technology, I decided to post the very first picture he snapped. I think it is beautifully composed, and this is straight out of the camera – no editing. What do you think?