Yes, yet another Hallmark Day has come and gone and I’m here to tell the tale! The kids outdid themselves… in some ways. In others, well same old same old. The eldest daughter bought me a clock… much as she did last year! Perhaps she thinks I have some sort of fetish? It’s a nice one of course as you can see, and it’s standing on my desk near last years… and the five others that are surrounding me. 🙂
This one is really different in that it’s a real *clockwork* clock! Those gears actually tick away, so as the time turns they do! I like it 🙂
The youngest in a surreal frame of mind, bought me a giant fly. No idea what was going through *her* head either but she said she thought I’d like it and I do… I love it!! I like weird 🙂
As you can see from it’s position on the outside table it’s really chunky. It can’t stay there unfortunately, it would probably tarnish really quickly. Hey… you can just about make out an image of yours truly in the reflection as I took the picture!
Talking of pictures, you might be interested to learn that they were taken with a Fuji FinePix S5800 which the wife told me I could buy myself for Fathers Day. There was no point her going out to get one for me – she knows from experience I’d just whinge about her getting the wrong one or something. Though new, the camera is actually an ‘obsolete’ model that I found at a reduced price. I’m not complaining of course, it will serve me well enough until we can afford a *really* good one! Ha!! Besides, as we all know as you walk out of the door with the brightest shiniest new model… they are unloading newer even shinier ones through the back door so you can’t win. This model last Xmas was twice the price I paid so I think I’ve done well.
The image quality is perfect for my limited ability with a camera and capable of producing more than adequate results. This for example is an image of a small rose I took on the way home after my morning ‘constitutional’ around 8:30 a.m.
We spent the day doing very little, which is how I like it. We went for a walk to take the wife’s dry cleaning in, and out to buy the eldest daughter some acrylic paint for a project she’s working on, and in the evening played Monopoly – I won! A quiet day yes, and probably boring to some. But I was happy enough. I like being home with the family. So all in all Fathers Day was good for me.
Right now though, I’m setting off, camera over the shoulder, to see what I can find worth capturing on ‘film’ – if anything. Yes there’s a lot happening out in the suburbs but people get *so* suspicious of you taking photographs of them or their property! 😀