Thursday, March 13, 2014


ok, i know i've been spoiled rotten by summertime in australia.
but geesh!
snow and snow and cold and cold.
you should see the end of my driveway!
and the kitchen cold water is frozen.
and i still don't have a camera replacement.
i got one--too big--
i got a second--
too fancy--
and today i ordered one almost just like my old
plain old
the kicker?
it's cheaper! and RED!!!
 so here, trace, is my photo
taken by YOU!
which proves that i do not always break cameras and 
that my good friends put up with me
 as i look at the melbourne now exhibit.
i can say 
in all honesty
that australians are among
the finest, friendliest people i've met.
and the north country, dear place,
it's time to warm up
just a tiny bit.


Anonymous said...

Velma, you are magnificent where ever you are!

Velma Bolyard said...

linda, thanks, my dear!

Valerianna said...

I agree, I just had to buy another cord of wood cause it was just too close to be sure. Its now under a tarp in the driveway under a few inches of snow, and there's a glacier between the driveway and the wood shed. I won't be stacking it in there unless I borrow a dogsled to move it!

Lovely picture of you and I'm interested in what you're looking at. I love my powershot, too! Nothing fancy, but it works for me.

Trace Willans said...

Perhaps I should put up the photo of you taking a photo with your beloved camera? And for the new one, perhaps make a pouch and wear it around your neck, no more putting it in those pesky too small pockets.

neki desu said...

do not despair. it's 'round the corner

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, glaciers are everywhere…it looks like a snow drift and when you step into it huge ice shelves bite your foot. and the large amounts of firewood at the new place are hugely diminished, too.
trace, good idea. maybe i will learn!
neki, i know, i know…

Fiona Dempster said...

Good luck with your new happy red camera, love this shot and we're happy to welcome you!

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, can you believe conservative ol' me with a red camera, ha!

jude said...

velma and the red camera . sounds like a children's book.

Margaret said...

Ya gotta love those PowerShots! I've had 3 now, the latest is blue (no red available in the store that day or...) - everyone needs a PowerShot of RED in one's life from time to time. (grin) Hang in there; spring's coming.

Mo Crow said...

are those big wire dilly bags by Lorraine Connelly Velma? She gave the most fabulous talk at Object here in Sydney earlier this month.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, will you draw it?
margaret, mine was lovely and really quite good. this one is from the same series.
mc, not sure, but you're probably right. i was overloaded and didn't get the name.

Christine said...

What a sweet picture of you. Red is golden! Hope your new camera arrives soon and up to your liking.

Velma Bolyard said...

christine, agreed, trace took it. i am often an ogress in photos, so when they're good i rejoice.

Barry said...

V - and of course we agree - see you down this way again soon. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, indeed!

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